Bartolo Colon Newsbeat
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Manfred told ESPN he was merely discussing the pros and cons of a possible change and did not mean to create the impression that NL clubs want to adopt the DH. He compared the reaction to his comments to the fallout a year ago when he discussed the possibility of eliminating defensive shifts as a hypothetical change that MLB might consider.
“When I talked about the defensive shifts, I let myself get into a situation where I speculated about a change I wasn’t serious about,” Manfred said. “I made the same mistake this time when I went back and forth on the pros and cons of the DH issue rather than saying what I’ve said all along—that I think we’re status quo on the DH, because it is the single most important feature that defines the differences between the two leagues.”
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
On Tuesday, the former Cy Young award winner and three-time All-Star took to the streets of his native Dominican Republic for an intense morning workout, putting his physical gifts on display for some locals.
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Sunday, December 27, 2015
Noah is happy to have Big Sexy back.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Is this the most awesome contract clause in the history of the game?
Bartolo Colon’s delightful at-bats have become must-see moments in Met games recently and now he’s got a nifty incentive to continue his recent improvement at the plate.
Colon, according to Jon Heyman of cbssports.com, has a $50,000 bonus clause in his new Met contract related to hitting – he collects the cash if he wins the National League Silver Slugger award for pitchers.
Preposterous, you say, based on some of the highlight-reel swings you’ve seen, where Colon takes a cut, misses and his helmet flies off? Well, the 42-year-old pitcher worked hard on his hitting last year and it showed, whether he carried his bat on the way down the first-base line or not.
After going 2-for-62 (.032) in 2014, Colon made a point of improving his swing. Last year, he had a career-high eight hits in 58 at-bats (.138) and knocked in a career-best four runs. He even trimmed his strikeouts from 33 to 24.
There is serious competition in the NL for the award though – San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner has won the last two. Last year, Bumgarner blasted five home runs while batting .247 (19-for-77).
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Colon and the Mets have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $7.25 million, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Colon is a great fit for the Mets, who need someone to fill the rotation until Zack Wheeler returns midseason from Tommy John surgery.
Bartolo knows the Mets well, and vice versa, making it a perfect marriage. So much so, that Colon reportedly accepted less money to stay in New York, where he’s pitched the previous two seasons of his 18-year career, going 29-26 with a 4.13 ERA.
The Mets part of this is really secondary, unless you’re a 7-train riding, David Wright-worshipping fan. For the general baseball fan, the main point is this: We get to see Bartolo bat some more. Had he signed with an American League team, baseball fans would have been robbed of Bartolo At The Bate, one of the greatest delights in the game.
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