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Report: Mets make Bartolo Colon available in trade talks


With the trade deadline approaching, the New York Mets are reportedly making Bartolo Colon available in trade talks. ESPN’s Adam Rubin reported on Monday that the Mets have indeed made Colon available in a trade.

After a very poor start, Colon turned it around in mid-May, and since then Colon has 10 starts, has a 2.74 ERA, with a 51/12 K/BB ratio in 72 innings. Colon is set to earn $9 million as a whole this season, and is due $11 million for the 2015 season. According to Rubin, at the present time there is no serious talks involving a trade with Colon.

The Mets currently have a starting rotation that includes Colon, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Dillion Gee, and Jonathan Niese who is scheduled to return from the disabled list on July 21. If the Mets keep their other pitchers in line and on track, a trade of Colon would also mean Matt Harvey takes that slot next year, giving the Mets five talented and young pitchers in their rotation.

Reportedly looking for a shortstop or corner infielder, the Mets are unlikely to get a top prospect or much of an impact player by dealing the 41-year old Colon.

H/T Hardball Talk

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