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Colon Hitting 96?

Postby Philliebuster » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:51 pm

Could this be the beginning of the return of a servicable Colon?

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News: Bartolo Colon struck out five and allowed one hit in five scoreless innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday night. The former AL Cy Young Award winner, who signed a minor league deal with Boston during the offseason, walked one and faced just 16 batters. He threw 45 of his 74 pitches for strikes and topped out at 96 mph. "I know I'll be pitching again in five days," Colon said through an interpreter. "I'm not sure if it will be here or with the big club. It's their decision. Whatever management wants me to do, I'll be more than happy to accommodate them. But my arm feels good. I feel healthy." Pawtucket beat the Indianapolis Indians 3-0.

Analysis: Colon showed the Red Sox exactly what they wanted Thursday, but the fact of the matter remains the team just doesn't have a spot in the rotation for the injury-prone right-hander. He will likely remain in the minors for a few more starts and give the Red Sox a little more time to assess their situation. Colon could end up being a decent mixed league Fantasy option, if or when he gets the call to the show.
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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby jamastaballa » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:42 pm

Yeah - I saw the same update today, but somebody already had him on their team... if he cracks that rotation, he's a no. 4 starter in most leagues if he's throwing like that. He wasn't even hitting 90 mph last season.
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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby jazzmanljg » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:04 pm

While I agree that his arm seems to be back in shape, I seriously doubt the rest of him ever will be. Even if he does make the rotation I have a hard time seeing him get more then 6-10 starts before something breaks down.

On a side note, I was looking at his profile on sportsline, and they have his weight listed as 245. ;-7
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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby CharlatanSin » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:43 pm

jazzmanljg wrote:On a side note, I was looking at his profile on sportsline, and they have his weight listed as 245. ;-7


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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby jdsun1 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:01 pm

Guess who isn't on Yahoo! yet anyways?
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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby Don G. » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:14 pm

Man, yahoo is awful. I don't understand why people don't come to sportsline. These players are always on the rosters. Anyways, I don't see Colon sticking around if he did make the club. Do you think this will hold back Bucholz though?
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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby Marino's Isotoners » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:03 pm

Gordon Edes, Globe Staff wrote:The Sox are taking Bartolo Colon with them on their trip to Cleveland and New York this week, though he has not yet been given clearance to resume throwing. Colon, on Pawtucket's disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, is expected to gain clearance shortly.


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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby Philliebuster » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:47 pm

Wonder why they are bringing Colon along to NY and Cle? Is it wishful thinking to think they are going to get him into MLB action upon his return?
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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby shoelessjoetara » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:03 pm

Any other news on him lately. I know he was injured while in the minors . Any chance we see him in Boston in the near future?
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Re: Colon Hitting 96?

Postby Marino's Isotoners » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:26 pm

Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff wrote:Bartolo Colon was throwing [Sunday], will take [today] off, and then begin his throwing program on Tuesday if all is well.


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