The story hasn’t changed for 47-year-old hurler Bartolo Colon. Though he hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2018, he desires to return and finish his career with the Mets, tweets MLB Insider Héctor Gómez. Colon felt the same way last May, however. It’s hard to imagine that his chances of suiting up again in New York have increased since then. A veteran of 21 seasons, the hugely-popular Colon turns 48-years-old in May. “Big Sexy” last appeared in the Majors with 146 1/3 innings for the Rangers in 2018. He posted a 5.78 ERA/5.47 FIP with 5.0 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 that season. With that, let’s check on the latest updates from minor league baseball…
- The Fresno Grizzlies are facing a tough decision: accept relegation from Triple-A to Single-A, or leave the Major League system entirely, according to J.J. Cooper of Baseball America. News of MLB’s ultimatum to the Grizzlies first came from Brianna Calix of the Fresno Bee, who obtained a letter emailed from deputy commissioner and chief legal officer for MLB Daniel R. Halem to high-ranking government officials in Fresno. In the letter, per Calix, Halem writes: “Because communications with the (Fresno) Grizzlies and City of Fresno have indicated they have no interest in operating a Single-A affiliate, we do not currently intend to offer any affiliation to the Grizzlies or Fresno.”
- The Grizzlies remain committed in their stance to stay in Triple-A. The difference in league amounts to more home games, a higher profile, and likely more revenue. Fresno Mayor Lee Brand and Mayor-elect Jerry Dyer issued a statement in response to MLB, posted here on Twitter by Marek Warszawski of the Fresno Bee. It’s certainly easy to understand their desire to remain in Triple-A, but for MLB’s part, they’re trying to execute a restructuring plan that they think will bring more revenue to the game overall.
- For a reminder on how the Grizzlies and other clubs got to this point, Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper walks through the timeline of negotiations between MLB and MiLB from December of 2018 to the present day. Cooper includes the latest development from last week when he reported on the changing dynamics for clubhouse managers.
I mean, how much worse can Colon be than Matz, Gsellmen and Wacha were last year?
Excellent point ! Also, Sandy is waxing nostalgic, keeping Tebow, why not sign him ? Colon throws a game or two and is great, yay ! If he’s not, pull and Ichiro and have him retire to a packed Citi house. It would be the classy thing to do. It also an honor, Colon has pitched for 100 teams, but wants to retire a Met.
Far Beyond Driven
Amen brotha. I’d take big sexy as our #5 over any of those 3. Matz and Gsellman need minor league stints, they’ve completely lost it.
could the MiLB do what they used to do and have unaffiliated teams playing against affiliated teams within the same minors level? i dont know if that offers any benefit to the MLB, but i find it a neat idea.
dave frost nhlpa
There’s not enough cash flow for that at this time.
Colon for dh
Queens needs some Big Sexy in their lives. I think Mets’ fans would love Cohen even more if he was bringing sexy back. Make it happen! LGM
Why not? As Sandy recently said, baseball is entertainment and Bartolo was a great entertainer.
Moans and groans for Big Sexy
The ballpark in Fresno is really nice. It’s a AAA facility.
Sucks to see minor league baseball, which cultivates so many fans, getting decimated.
Some say decimated some say redesigned. A little early to say. I live 20 miles from an independent league team that now has a working agreement with MLB and I’m anxious to see what that means for them. Also Fresno is in one of the worst states to do business in. If MLB is looking at reducing operating costs it only figures that teams are avoiding travel and taxation costs. Some of the lower level minor league cities will be converted to Summer Collegiate wood bat leagues that should be entertaining.
The term “decimated” comes from Romans killing one in every 10 men in a town they took over. MLB appears to be killing off more than 10% of MILB franchises but you’re right it is early.
I just know what nights at A ball games with my family meant to me, and mean to so many other fans. Even in the business hell of CA.
Cool to hear your local squad is moving up.
I heard from my nephew that the Angels let go of a few dozen players this year. He’s going to have to impress quickly in spring training or start looking elsewhere. I feel like foreign leagues might start swallowing up American players if it will help them make money. We’ll have to see how this plays out.
it seems as if mlb execs are drunk on their power to do whatever they want to do. without realising that they are pushing away fans that pay them.
Viz – the owners are guilt of the cardinal sin of marketing…. they do not understand their customers!!!!
Why should anyone force a team to put a team in Fresno?
Reading comprehension is not your strong suit. They already have a team. They are being downgraded.
Smarts aren’t your forte obviously… bc I’m asking why a team should be forced to put their AAA team there like the city of Fresno seems to believe?. Now go away little twit
No team is being forced into a AAA Affiliation with the Grizzlies. MLB is forcing them to lose their AAA affiliation. A lot of cities are going to lose their Minor league teams due to MLB restructuring. Fresno has supported AAA teams for about 3 decades now.
For the last few years of the player development contract that just ran out… yes teams were forced. Do you really think the Nats wanted to be in Fresno? God you’re stupid
The National choose to have Fresno as their AAA affiliate. The League, until now, did not make those decisions. Team’s minor league affiliates are not determined by geographic location. MLB is forcing the Nationals to end this Affiliation.
Absolutely false. There was a couple changes made at the AAA level and washington was left without a AAA team and Fresno was the only team left without a team. They never wanted to be in Fresno. That’s why when the previous contract ran out and MLB teams were able to look for affiliates from cities that are currently not AAA teams… the Nats dumped Fresno fast as they could . Dont be stupid and look some of this stuff up before you just try and argue stuff you have no clue about
Here you go Howie.. educate yourself
“Welcome to Fresno: How the Nats Triple-A team ended up in California’s farmland | WTOP” https://wtop.com/washington-nationals/2019/04/welcome-to-fresno-how-the-nats-triple-a-team-ended-up-in-californias-farmland/
You didn’t even read the article. Reading comprehension is not one of your strong points. Why did the Nationals lose their previous AAA affiliate? It is kinda mis-management that they wound up in Fresno. A lot teams have minor league affiliates across the country. Major league teams decide who there affiliates are, not the League offices.
Again absolutely false… the previous pdc clearly stated you couldn’t go out and get a AAA team in a city without one. So when the game of musical chairs ended every offseason… there was teams stuck with whoever was left. The year the Nats Got stuck in Fresno, it was them and Milwaukee at the end with only Fresno and San Antonio as cities they could pick from. Milwaukee signed on with SA before the Nats could get anything done. The Nats had zero choice but to take Fresno on. If you read that link… you know this already. Jesus you’re like a brick wall. You’re absolutely wrong and too stupid to admit it
Well since you didn’t read the link Howie… they lost their previous AAA team in Syracuse bc the Mets bought the team in Syracuse to get away from having their AAA all the way in Vegas. That was in the article as well .
Wow you figured that out. Minor league teams and affiliations change all the time. The Nationals could easily have signed an AAA with Nashville, when they knew the A’s were moving to Las Vegas. They had 2 years to figure out that their NL East rival owned AAA team would kick them out. Why are criticizing Fresno?
False again. Texas took Nashville the same year. Nashville signed with Texas as one of the first teams. God you’re stupid
No criticism of Fresno except no wants them as a AAA team.
I still don’t understand why you don’t understand this. The New York Mets bought the team in Syracuse. The Nationals AAA team played 2 seasons on a team owned by the New York Mets. If Nationals had thought about it, they could have relocated there AAA team to Nashville. Do you realize where there AAA is moving to? It is a tenth size of Fresno. Fresno has suburbs larger than where the National are moving there team to.
Seriously dude. They supported AAA baseball for 30 years. Fresno is a media market larger then most that host major league teams. MLB is screwing up on this.
Do you not uh understand that the reason the Nats played in Syracuse after the purchase is that they were under a contract? The Mets knew when they bought Syracuse there was a going to be a period of time before they could use the team themselves. Those contracts under the old PDC were unbreakable. The Nats tried to land in Nashville and San Antonio. Things did not work out in their favor in either of those markets bc they dont just pick a spot. That city has to agree to a PDC contract. And when the Nats were left alone with Fresno… they were forced there because of the language of the PDC. They were not allowed at that point to look at other cities that didn’t currently have a AAA team. Do you really think MLB teams care about the size of the market where their minor league teams are, especially at AAA? That’s just plain stupid. They want those teams conveniently located so as to make it simple to have access to those players be it for call ups or access to them while at AAA.
How am I wrong. Why won’t you recognize that the Mets owned the Nationals AAA for 2 years before they decided to make them there AAA team. I know you still believe it was an MLB decision and Fresno is selfish.
I keep having to explain things to you. Syracuse is in the International League. Fresno is in the Pacific Coast League. If the Nats wanted a Regional team, they should not have jumped leagues. The Pacific Coast League has been around for 100 years. If the Nationals wanted a Regional AAA team, they have had 50 years to do it. It is clear Fresno is getting screwed.
How is Fresno getting screwed? No team should be forced to go there just cus they’ve had a team for however many years. I feel for them in the fact they’re losing their AAA team…but if no team wants to go there…they need to be realistic and either be willing to go to a level where they can have a team or move to an indy league.
Again for the 40th time or so… the Nats didn’t decide to jump leagues… they were forced into Fresno by circumstances and made it abundantly clear from day one… thst they would leave first change they got
What part of the English language are you struggling with? Please explain how the International League and Pacific Coast League are the same league. They are not. Why are you insisting that they are? Washington was not forced to move their AAA affiliate from Syracuse to Fresno. They had 2, two, years notice that the Mets were going to leave Las Vegas. They could have worked with the A’s and moved to Nashville. The Nationals chose to move their Affiliation to Fresno. Nobody forced Fresno on them.
God you’re an idiot… try and follow along. They couldn’t leave Syracuse until after the 2018 season. Nashville and the Rangers agreed to a contract. So nashville was never an option for the Nats. Oakland went to Vegas. That took Vegas off the table for the Nats. Houston took Texas’s spot in Round Rock, eliminating that spot. This leaves San Antonio and Fresno. Milwaukee snagged San Antonio…. now follow along here ok stupid? That leaves the Nats as the only team without a AAA team and Fresno as the only AAA city without a MLB team.
Actually, the Mayor of Nashville personally tried to lure the Nationals before the Sounds signed an agreement with the Rangers. A little slow there Sparky. The Twins still don’t have a AAA affiliate. So, there is no need to relegate Fresno to Single-A.
Except the mayor has zero pull. Its the Nats and the Sounds ownership and they signed with Twxas well before the Nats got stuck in Fresno. So wrong again bucko
But, the Nationals had the opportunity to go to Nashville. They knew well in advance that had to find a new affiliate. They had plenty of time to find a team closer to DC. It doesn’t change the fact that the League is forcing the Grizzlies to become a Single-A team. The Twins still don’t have a Triple-A team.
The Twins are actually finalizing their deal with St Paul. You should get you a subscription to BA. Youd probably learn some stuff and not be wrong all the time.
About Nashville… they were the 2nd domino to fall after the Mets taking Syracuse sobwhile you can say the Nats technically had a chance… they really didn’t. Bc Nashville wanted the Rangera from the get go
So wrong again… but you should be used to that by now
Skippy. Get over it. You were the one that kept saying that the League offices decides on the affiliates for each team. You finally figured out that that was wrong.
Under the old PDC skippy … Cities could not be demoted or teams taken away at the AAA level. You’re trying take some pieces from the old PDC and combine it with the new procedures. Not how things work bucko. We’re entering into a brand new era where teams can affiliate where they want now. Prior minor league cities have no recourse if teams want new minor league teams. Hence no one being willing to put their AAA team in Fresno. MLB is actually trying to do them a favor for all the years in AAA by letting them keep a team in the California league. MLB could just easily have not offered it to them and said “bye Felicia”
So you’re wrong again kiddo
.. better luck next bs post.
Btw please stop misquoting me. I said under the old PDC the leagues, MiLB and MLB together… controlled things especially at the AAA level. If you dont believe me look up the PCL and IL on wikipedia and see how few changes there has been since the American association folded in 97? 5 new teams in the PCL since the 1998 season when they added teams from the American Association. 3 changes in the IL in that same time frame. 8 cities changed in 23 years. 2 of those changes were also because of the 1998 MLB expansion. So really 6 changes in 23 years. That should be enough proof that it’s not easy to replace an existing AAA franchise… because it was controlled by the 2 leadership bodies… MLB and MiLB. I feel for you that you’re not getting this bc it’s not that hard to understand. I’ve not once said that is still the case… but you insist on misquoting me as saying that is current policy. The fact that there will be at least 2 new AAA teams… Sugarland and St Paul shows things are totally different now that MLB has refused to extend the previous PDC and taken control over the minor leagues finally.
Which btw is great thing for minor league players. They will not have to play and train in substandard facilities, travel as much and will be closer to their big league cities or spring training sites which means more access to better development coaches and rehab options. I feel bad for cities losing teams… not really Fresno bc they’ve been given ways to keep their team, but cities like Chattanooga tn. They’ve been home to the AA southern league since 1930 and are losing their team altogether.
Teams have always been able to change their affiliates. MLB has never dictated team’s affiliates. Where do you get that idea.
Under the previous PDC it was not easy to change a AAA affiliate. The proof is available all over the internet… look how many times since the 1998 season affiliations change … but the actual cities with AAA teams have only changed 6 times in 23 years. Are you so dense you cant see it?
Since you won’t read anything I’m sure… I’ll post the changes
Durham comes up from AA when the Rays became a team
Ottawa lynx sold their team and they became the Lehigh valley iron pigs.
Atlanta braves bought the Richmond braves to move them to Gwinnett GA
Pacific coast league
Round rock express. Nolan Ryan purchased the Edmonton Trappers who were going to fold due to travel costs of being the only Canadian team left in the PCL
Colorado sky sox folded due to not getting a publically funded new stadium and sold their team to new owners who owned the San Antonio Missions. The Missions then Moved to AAA
Wichita wind Surge. The ownership of the New Orleans babycakes were offered a brand new stadium at no cost to ownership to move.
Reno aces. replaced the Dbacks original AAA in El Paso when previous ownership did not want to foot the cost of a AAA stadium.
El Paso would eventually rejoin the PCL under new ownership after the City of Portland voted to demolish the baseball stadium instead of building a new one. They want to build a new MLB caliber stadium and hope to be in the next round of expansion
Albuquerque Isotopes. Team moved from Calgary Canada because of not making money and not being supported by the community.
Sacramento Railcats. Ownership of the Vancouver Canadians was purchased and the team moved bc Vancouver wanted less travel and cut their financial losses when they were offered a spot in the rookie Northwest league.
These are every change to AAA in 23 years. The only single change initiated by a MLB team was the Braves buying their AAA team and moving it.
Yet there are countless affiliation changes in the same exact time frame.
Can you really not see that short of buying a team, which not all MLB teams do… there is no control they had for picking a new city and move a team there like what’s happening this winter with Sugsrland and St Paul.
MLB is getting rid of the Rookie leagues. The Northwest league is Short Season A ball. It’s the Sacramento River Cats. They used to be affiliated with Oakland before they decided to end that 5 years. And now the A’s are on their 3rd Triple A Affiliation in less than a decade. And who switched their affiliation to Sacramento as soon as that happened, San Francisco. They did that the day after Oakland left.
What are you even talking about? You refuse to address the proof I just presented you. MLB teams over the last 23 years only once engineered a AAA team moving to a new city. They could change affiliations every two to four years but short of buying a minor league team couldn’t pick a new city not already in AAA. You keep mixing pre and post PDC. You just can’t do that because as of Sept 2020 things are totally different now. MLB finally has all the control
Do you even have any knowledge of baseball prior to the last 5 to 10 years? Bc you dont act like it at all.
I guess didn’t read any of my posts. Did you come across the word, ‘Affiliation’? Most MLB teams don’t own their affiliates. They are generally owned by local interests. They move all the time. MLB is reducing the number of Minor League teams. That is why I said they are eliminating the Rookie leagues. There is more than one Minor league level.
We’ve not been discussing anything besides Fresno and AAA for most of two days…
But now you wanna change your tune bc I’ve proved my point repeatedly to you
Since you’re just gonna change your story mid discussion… I’m not doing this anymore. Anyone reading this knows you lost so bye felicia
Fresno is getting relegated to Single-A because MLB is restructuring the Minor Leagues. That is what the article is about.
…And yet you keep responding…They’ve been talking about this restructuring for the past two seasons.
Grew up going to watch the Grizzlies when the Giants were there. Sad to see this. It’s a great ballpark. Gladly I no longer live near there or in the state of California. Most farmers had to relocate due to poor policies and politicians caring more about fish then giving water to farmers so we can grow.
80% of the State’s water goes to farmers. The land is sinking due to poor management of water. The 9th used to be in the SJ Valley. Now it all goes to Farmers. Get a grip.
I don’t know how old you are but I’m from the valley, and I’m from multiple different generations of farmers that have picked up and left. 80% of California’s water didn’t go to us farmers. The droughts along with tree hugging environmentalists that felt habitat was more important then farmers is what caused many farms to pack up and leave. Nearly all cotton, almond tree growers are all but gone. Idaho, Colorado, Iowa is where you can look to find us now. Get a brain before you speak Howie415. The only reason why they are giving out water NOW is because of how many have left kid.
If you still travel down highway 99 you can still see signs from farmers calling for more water. It’s a dust bowl. 80% of half the water we needed might be what you’re talking about. Just love having to waste my time talking to want a be know it all’s that don’t have a clue. SMH
What?? I live in Fresno and am very familiar with the Central Valley and it’s issues. This is absolutely NOT true. Droughts have caused a large portion of farmers to struggle. Large portions of Lange in the valley are just dead.
during the last drought last year cen. cal farmers drained out water from aqufer illegally. but when storm came with heavy rain they did nothing to refill. they blame the cal government for everything but it is they who create water shortage for everyone in the stste. move to alabama where they can have all the water they want!
I can’t speak for what the farmers did with water in last years drought. But maybe they wouldn’t have to do all that drilling if politics would stay out of farmers businesses. Oh I forgot, you can go to Lowe’s but you can’t go to church right? California is a joke. It’s sad to see what’s happening to a once great state.
So, all the farms I saw driving up to Roseville, from SF, don’t exist. I doubt you have ever been to California…You can go to churches in Ca. You people in Iowa don’t know much about Ca.
good riddance! take all the farmers with you to where ever there is plenty of water! where tornados and hurricanes will wipe out the crop. it’s just that california has the perfect weather to grow crops!
Don’t you just love it when people get and talk more about Politics, than Baseball…I’m not a fan of Fresno. But, they have supported their team over the years. I think they are getting screwed.
California isn’t perfect to grow crops, haven’t you heard a thing? No one can grow crops with that government! My comment was about baseball and how sad it is to see once a great state be turned into a homeless, drug infected war zone along with Oregon and Washington.
Doubt I ever have been to California? Hahaha! Lived there for 40 years! From Roseville to San Francisco? I’m from Merced. That isn’t the Valley where corn, cotton, almonds etc are at? And all the same! Look at the words of old governor Brown stated in time magazine, agriculture took the brunt of the drought and it killed off billions in agriculture in 2014 alone! Grapes, alfalfa that’s used for feed for cattle, maybe some oranges up in the Madera region may still be farming. So yeah, your delusional
Tornadoes and hurricanes!? Hahaha! In idaho!? Damn man, you’re clueless! What are all the illegals gonna do now without all the farmers? Haha. Get out of here!
What does a drought have to do with politics? Rain clouds don’t care about politics. Sacramento is in the Central Valley. Ever hear of the Sacramento Valley. I go to Modesto, Stockton, and Salinas all the time. I see acres and acres of farm land. It sounds like you have alzheimers, or some form of dementia.
Fresno fans can continue to support their team.
lowe’s has stuff to help people, church doesn’t.
remind me again, which place has caused tons of outbreaks of covid?
oh that’s right, churches (sorry you’re mad the dude who’s everywhere according to you types can’t have his little cult building open)..
this is your brain on jesus, folks.
Savannah Ga lost the Sand Gnats to Columbia SC a few years ago. An independent summer college team stepped in. Savannah fans don’t care it’s not a professional team. They love their Savannah Bananas.
The writing should’ve been on the wall for Fresno. They’d only hung on to a AAA team this long bc of the contract that just expired. All the west coast teams are happy with their AAA teams and MLB shouldnt have to force another team to have their AAA team all the way across the country
Huh? The A’s used to have their AAA team in Sacramento. They moved it to Nashville. The Dodgers AAA team is in Oklahoma City.
Oakland is in Vegas. Dodgers minority owner owns OKC .
Ok…They were in Nashville in 2018. The Dodgers AAA team is in OKC. It is barely the Pacific Coast League anymore.
Not really a new thing. Thst changed when they absorbed the American Association a while ago. But they are discussing moving some teams to the International league. Like Memphis, iowa and when its announced as the Twins new AAA, St Paul.
Okc will probably try and stay in the PCL bc they will continue on as a Dodgers team.
The league wants things to begin to make more geographical sense to make travel for players and teams easier. One of the many reasons this reorganization makes sense and will be good for all sides.
Dude get over it. The American Association is not an acknowledged AAA league. You are trying to re-imagine something that never worked. It is not going to happen.
The Americsn association, not the independent league but the former 3rd AAA league disbanded in 1997. You obviously dont know a thing about baseball history
I realize simple people like yourself would be confused when I mentioned St Paul but they are joining affiliated ball just like Sugar Land and Somerset.
At least give him a non-roster invite to camp (along with Tebow). At worst, it becomes a money making side show.
That is all Colon would be at this point….a side show….at 48 he does not have the stuff to compete at the mlb level, but neither did Clemens or even Nolan Ryan…..
Towards the end of his career, Steve Carlton played a couple of seasons longer than he should have and got hammered in outing after outing until he was finally forced to retire. Years later, he admitted that he did it strictly for the money.
He got ripped off by an advisor.
Thats a clown comment bro.
What? You cant compare Colon with Ryan. Ryan was pitching lights out up until what was going to be his very last start against Seattle when he was injured.
Neither Ryan nor Clemens pitched at age 48 so your point is moot.
And if clemens did, he would have had “help” pitching too
Poolerh – That is my point
If Tebow is still with the organization out of goodwill, I’d say let Big Sexy train with the team in ST. If it doesn’t likely work out, give him a contract for a day and pitch to one batter and retire.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis For MVP
Obviously this depends on what happens with attendance, but they could definitely build a promotional night around bringing Colon back for one game.
Kirk – a one night promotion sounds nice, but I would only want to bring him in if they were trailing by a lot. Better yet, I hope he plays for someone else’s team…..(all 30 teams making that saying that).
Kirk Nieuwenhuis For MVP
Oh no, I definitely don’t think he should be brought back to pitch meaningful baseball. What I’m thinking is along the lines of what lowereastsider said.
Cohen says he’s open to bringing back Old Timers’ Day so Colon should be in uniform there at least. If not in ’21 then ’22.
That’s a pretty good idea, Mariners did something like that with Griffey no?
I love Colon. He’s one of my favorite players in the game. He’s also older than I am, which allows me to cling to the illusion that maybe someone somewhere will give me a shot.
Hope you’ve been working on your knuckleball.
If I tried to throw my slider today I’d probably break my arm.
Bring Colon in for Spring Training and see what’s left. In this baseball financial climate the Mets have little or nothing to lose.
Though many are upset, I can only see the “reimagining” of MiLB as a potential boon for independent league baseball of which many teams are based in the far, large suburbs of metro areas who’s residents would love to see quality baseball at a cheaper price without traversing an hour to what many times are unsafe environs.
I follow EVERY game from my favorite MLB team, but I would rather GO to AAA games as the drive is far closer, the cost is far less, and I enjoy seeing many future mlb players.
Big Sloppi really misses that locker room spread…
They should give him an invite. Who knows? Could be an inning eater.
Now that I’ve gotten my Bartolo Colon news, it’s all downhill from here today.
Let every team carry Colon as the 26th man on the roster and let him make one start for each team
Ducky Buckin Fent
One of the only true unifying ideas on MLBTR: we all frickin love some Bartolo, man. (remember his behind the back throw to first?)
C’mon Mets. Don’t get cheap. Sign the dude.
My dog is named after the guy so I might be partial, but at least invite Bartolo to spring training.
Sad and ridiculous! The Fresno Grizzlies have one of the nicest AAA stadiums out there with amazing views and truly deserving of a AAA team. The whole minor league system setup where teams change venues so often isn’t fair to fans or cities and then the fact that cities can build nice, expensive stadiums and the league just decides no one will call it home just screws cities.
The problem doesnt lay at the feet of MLB or MiLB. Teams dont want to affiliate with Fresno. The west coast teams have long standing agreements in place already… and why should a team on the other side of the country be forced to put a team in Fresno?
“hugely-popular” and “48-years-old” don’t need to be hyphenated in their respective contexts in the article.
It’s crazy to think that Las Vegas would of absolutely been the first on the list to lose AAA affiliation if they didn’t build Las Vegas ballpark because Cashman Field which was built in 1983 was an absolute dump.
It would be great if the Dodgers vacated Oklahoma City and Tulsa and moved their Triple A team to Fresno and their Double A team to Bakersfield, and then kept them in place for good. Much, much closer to Los Angeles, plus the Frisco fans would hate the Fresno team being affiliated with the Dodgers. It’s a win-win!
Besides, us rotten Californians need to look out more for ourselves like so many other states seem to do. After all, we only provide the Federal Government with many more millions of tax dollars each year than do those other nice states, you know, the ones with residents who like to try to tear us down at every opportunity…
don’t try using logic with the trumpturds here, they still think they bail out you guys (and that covid isn’t killing them off at a rate of 20-1 over godless liberals).
At least now we know mfm really stands for motherf#$&ing moron…
no baseball pun intended here, but this was out of left field.
Except one of the minority owners of the Dodgers owns OKC so definitely not gonna happen
The rest of the country is blessed to have you
Huh? I guess by Frisco; you mean San Francisco. Why would the Giants care? They left Fresno years ago. Fresno not exactly an exciting place. It is more Southern California anyway.
I’m confident that Colon would fare better than Matz, Wacha or Porcello. Let him eat innings. Keep him on a short leash. He’s been the most beloved player since Wright. At least let him retire a Met. Make a night of it. Hardly anyone wants to retire a Met anymore.
it has to say something about the Mets that Colon wants to retire with them. he played with several other teams prior, yet it’s the Mets he wants to retire with. had to have had a good experience to want to retire with a team he played for for a few years in the middle of his career.
Keeps him centrally located between his main family and side family…
Colon is the last (semi)active remnant of the Montreal Expos. The franchise officially dies when he retires so lets let him have one more run
Oh boy, Colon and runs, there goes my breakfast…