I always try to shy away from any discussion of pharmaceuticals on this board, but between Colon and Russell Martin, the circumstantial evidence is there. Every year some over the hill players have a career renaissance. Perhaps it is Colon's turn. I'm ready to jump ship when the wheels fall off, but I think it'll take an injury for him to start going down in flames. The buzz was already there for Bartolo as a mixed league option in spring training and everything he has done since has reinforced that sentiment.[/quote]
Because of the steroid era I have to admit to having the same thoughts about Colon. This is a Colon thread, and maybe I should stick there... But i had to react to the Russell Martin comment. He is 28. Not over the hill, just hasn't been healthy the last few year. I never thought of steroids with him. Of course, anything is possible, lots of people juiced to help with injuries. But I have a tough time calling Martin over the hill.
Back to Colon. I agree with everything said here so far... Pick him up and ride the hot streak, don't expect it to last. Of course as a Yankee fan i hope it does last!! I just don't expect it to.
There are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change. That's pride, tradition, and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world. -Derek Jeter, 9/21/08 -- last words from old Yankee Stadium