Bartolo Colon? Please tell me the New York Yankees aren’t so desperate for starting pitching options that this is the best they can do.
Sure, Colon, who will be 37 next season won the AL Cy Young Award in 2005 when he went 21-8 with a 3.48 ERA for the Anaheim Angels. He has been an injury-riddled train wreck ever since, never starting more than 19 games in a season and compiling a record of 14-21 with a 5.18 ERA.
Colon is pitching winter ball in the Dominican Republic and apparently told reporters there that the Yankees, Rangers and Indians are interested. “I’ll go with the one that signs me,” he said.
The Yankees, of course, lost out on free-agent Cliff Lee, are facing the impending retirmenent of Andy Pettitte and currently have only three spots filled in their starting rotation. They are looking for experienced options to add to CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett.
Let’s hope they come up with something better than Colon.