July 2nd, 2014
Bartolo Colon has had his fair share of quality starts, but we all know that the Mets real issues come with the offense . That’s why I agree with Jim Bowden of ESPN when he says the Mets could potentially trade Colon for a front end batter. I’m hoping for a Eric Young line drive equivalent. Jim also says teams like the Yankees, Blue Jays, Angels, Indians, Pirates and Mariners have mutual interest. I’m hoping for a shortstop, yet I know Sandy and not-so-good ol’ Terry Collins feel just fine with the placeholder that is Ruben Tejada. I could see a package including d’Arnaud and Colon for a front-end Catcher. Colon could have a strong leadership presence, but I can’t see how that’s possible considering Colon doesn’t speak English, and all the other Mets starters are American or Japanese (at least for another week). Jokes aside, Colon has been better than expected, but he is not necessary, and is holding up $11 Million that could have been used to sign Nelson Cruz, and $3 Million to spare. Thus, while Colon is “on a roll” we should trade him immediately to get a higher value exchange.