Monday, November 5, 2012

A's Sign Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon
USAToday.com
The A's resigned RHP Bartolo Colon to a 1-year deal worth three million dollars with incentives to push the deal up to five million dollars. After signing a minor league deal with New York in 2011 and providing 164.1 innings of 4.00 ERA ball, Colon's recovery from his arm troubles (tendons, ligaments, rotator cuff, etc.) were thought to be because of stem cell implementation. He signed a one year pact one year ago with the A's, and finished the year 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA before his season was ended when he was busted for PED's. The bust cost him a chance to be in the playoffs. The former CY Young award winner will look to rebuild his shattered reputation in Oakland. The A's have a surplus of young pitchers who (hopefully) aren't taking PED's and aren't named Bartolo Colon, but Colon provides some depth and a decent fifth starter. To be honest, I wouldn't have offered Colon a major league deal to begin with, as his actual abilities are unknown to the club at this point. At least he didn't create a fake website to sell supplements containing steroids... (See Cabrera, Melky).

Bartolo Colon:
Year Age Tm W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP HR BB SO
2011 38 NYY 8 10 4.00 29 26 1 1 0 164.1 21 40 135
2012 39 OAK 10 9 3.43 24 24 0 0 0 152.1 17 23 91
15 Yrs 171 122 4.05 381 375 32 9 0 2393.1 294 773 1833

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