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Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby nsulham » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:17 pm

From ESPN:

The Boston Red Sox have reached preliminary agreement on a minor league contract with right-hander Bartolo Colon, a source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

If he makes the Opening Day roster, Colon would provide rotation insurance for Boston, which will be without Curt Schilling, who is working his way back from a shoulder injury.

The White Sox and Cardinals had also been rumored as possible suitors for Colon this offseason.

Colon suffered through an injury-marred 2007 for the Los Angeles Angels, posting a 6-8 record and a 6.34 ERA -- the worst of his career.

In his 11-year career, Colon is 146-95 with a 4.10 ERA. He is a two-time 20-game winner and he won the Cy Young Award in 2005 with the Angels.


Like the article says, if anything it gives them depth. Depending on how he looks in spring, they MAY choose to go with him over Buchholz initially as their #5. They planned on limiting Buchholz's IP anyway so this might push them a little further in that direction.
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby thedude » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:23 pm

I think this is injury insurance more than anything else.
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby Another Blown Save » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:59 pm

I can't believe this guy won a Cy Young award 3 years ago.
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby Field » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:17 pm

I think he's cooked (turning 35 in a few months as well). I doubt he makes the roster out of ST, but we'll see. With Snyder and Tavaris they have enough depth in the rotation.
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:47 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:I can't believe this guy won a Cy Young award 3 years ago.

Neither can Santana. ;-)
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:32 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Another Blown Save wrote:I can't believe this guy won a Cy Young award 3 years ago.

Neither can Santana. ;-)


and neither can Mariano. ;-)
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:39 pm

StarsNPinstripes wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
Another Blown Save wrote:I can't believe this guy won a Cy Young award 3 years ago.

Neither can Santana. ;-)


and neither can Mariano. ;-)

As good as Mariano's 2005 was (and it was tremendous for a reliever; and I know he finished 2nd in the CY), it's not even close to the 230 innings that Johan threw that year. It's not even negotiable, in my mind.
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby RocketsDWM » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:57 pm

I'm thrilled about this signing even though I would have preferred Garcia. He is solid insurance.
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:00 am

bigh0rt wrote:As good as Mariano's 2005 was (and it was tremendous for a reliever; and I know he finished 2nd in the CY), it's not even close to the 230 innings that Johan threw that year. It's not even negotiable, in my mind.



Wasn't debating Mo vs Johan.Colon should not have finished ahead of either one of these guys.
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Re: Bartolo Colon signs minor-league deal with Red Sox

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:02 am

StarsNPinstripes wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:As good as Mariano's 2005 was (and it was tremendous for a reliever; and I know he finished 2nd in the CY), it's not even close to the 230 innings that Johan threw that year. It's not even negotiable, in my mind.



Wasn't debating Mo vs Johan.Colon should not have finished ahead of either one of these guys.

Agreed. ;-D
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