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  • Nice move by BoSox

    Bartolo Colon for a maximum 1 million dollars is a fine idea
    Minor league deal that if he's healthy could give them a proven big time starter for by MLB standards pittance.
    Noone expects the Cy Young Colon but solid innings and 10-12 wins would be a good return

  • #2
    He was barely hitting 90 in winter league. There's a reason nobody else would touch him. 10-12 losses for Pawtucket is more likely.

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    • #3
      I think it's a very good investment for 1mil these days.

      No more money then what a good young reserve outfielder or infielder costs and could have a better team value at the end of the season.

      There is a lot of pitchers that top out at 90 that cost a heck of a lot more.

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      • #4
        For $1 million that's a great risk to take. He'll probably never be what he was, but you never know if he'll eventually be able to at least be a shadow of himself, which could provide the team with some help somewhere.

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        • #5
          I'd sign for $1 million. I'm a great set-up man if you have a big lead, and a closer in need of a save.

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          • #6
            He won't pitch enough for the big club to win 10-12 games. Come on.

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            • #7
              They've got a solid stock of starters, but it never hurts to have a guy with the experience of Colon available to fill in in case of injury. I'd rather have him as a 6th starter than some young guy. Can't really criticize the move, since it's only $1 mil either.
              WAMCO!

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              • #8
                Has he been hurt the past 2 seasons? He's had just 28 starts and <160 IP over the past 2 seasons.

                http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/colonba01.shtml

                Has he needed surgery or something? Even Mark Prior hasn't dropped off the face of the Earth like this.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Richmond Hill Phoenix View Post
                  They've got a solid stock of starters, but it never hurts to have a guy with the experience of Colon available to fill in in case of injury. I'd rather have him as a 6th starter than some young guy. Can't really criticize the move, since it's only $1 mil either.
                  I think they dont need Colon, he could be a 7th starter, after Lester and Tavarez.
                  The BoSox have also Bucholz, Masterson...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Zagi-CRO View Post
                    I think they dont need Colon, he could be a 7th starter, after Lester and Tavarez.
                    The BoSox have also Bucholz, Masterson...
                    Buchhholz, yes, Masterson will need a few more months experience before he should be called on for anything even if his AA ERA lies. But we do also have Devern Hansack who has earned a chance somewhere with some team somehow. I keep hoping some small market team will offer something useful for a solid-looking starter who'll be cost-controlled until age 36 him so he can get to show his stuff before major league crowds.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Imgran View Post
                      Buchhholz, yes, Masterson will need a few more months experience before he should be called on for anything even if his AA ERA lies. But we do also have Devern Hansack who has earned a chance somewhere with some team somehow. I keep hoping some small market team will offer something useful for a solid-looking starter who'll be cost-controlled until age 36 him so he can get to show his stuff before major league crowds.
                      BoSox could do better job with a rotation like this:
                      Beckett - Matsuzaka - Lester - Wakefield - Schilling - Buchholz
                      and Tavarez and a few prospects - Lars Anderson, J.Masterson, M.Bowden.
                      Better then Colon, I think.
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                      • #12
                        What's Lars Anderson doing in that list? He's a first baseman. Maybe you were thinking of Dustin Richardson?

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                        • #13
                          Colon shouldn't be counted on for anything really. He probably ranks behind these pitchers right now on the depth chart of those who will start a game or may start a game.

                          Beckett
                          Matsuzaka
                          Wakefield
                          Lester
                          Buchholz
                          Tavarez
                          Snyder
                          Hansack
                          Pauley

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Imgran View Post
                            What's Lars Anderson doing in that list? He's a first baseman. Maybe you were thinking of Dustin Richardson?
                            Yes, it was my fault.
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                            • #15
                              http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb
                              sounds like he is doing just fine and with the Schilling season and its millions in the toilet it looks like a very savvy move signing Colon
                              90-94 with steady 92-93 in early spring not bad

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