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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 45)
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Birth Date5-24-1973
Height5' 11"
Weight285 lbs
Age45 years, 4 months, 23 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1997 CLE MLB 19 17 94.0 4 7 0 107 45 66 12 .268 97 10.2 4.3 1.1 6.3 44% .316 .282 1.62 4.93 5.65 109 6.28 130.6 -0.5
1998 CLE MLB 31 31 204.0 14 9 0 205 79 158 15 .265 103 9.0 3.5 0.7 7.0 48% .303 .242 1.39 3.83 3.71 96 4.57 94.7 2.9
1999 CLE MLB 32 32 205.0 18 5 0 185 76 161 24 .261 104 8.1 3.3 1.1 7.1 51% .273 .233 1.27 4.36 3.95 89 3.95 76.9 5.1
2000 CLE MLB 30 30 188.0 15 8 0 163 98 212 21 .265 99 7.8 4.7 1.0 10.1 50% .301 .231 1.39 4.04 3.88 79 3.40 65.5 5.8
2001 CLE MLB 34 34 222.3 14 12 0 220 90 201 26 .263 102 8.9 3.6 1.1 8.1 52% .309 .252 1.39 4.04 4.09 90 4.04 83.8 4.3
2002 CLE 0 16 16 116.3 10 4 0 104 31 75 11 .264 104 8.0 2.4 0.9 5.8 47% .267 .227 1.16 3.84 2.55 96 4.31 92.6 1.7
2002 MON 0 17 17 117.0 10 4 0 115 39 74 9 .259 100 8.8 3.0 0.7 5.7 56% .281 .259 1.32 3.61 3.31 92 4.10 87.9 2.0
2003 CHA MLB 34 34 242.0 15 13 0 223 67 173 30 .263 99 8.3 2.5 1.1 6.4 39% .272 .236 1.20 4.16 3.87 99 4.00 83.9 4.6
2004 ANA MLB 34 34 208.3 18 12 0 215 71 158 38 .259 104 9.3 3.1 1.6 6.8 40% .282 .270 1.37 5.07 5.01 105 5.24 108.1 1.2
2005 ANA MLB 33 33 222.7 21 8 0 215 43 157 26 .262 96 8.7 1.7 1.1 6.3 42% .279 .244 1.16 3.77 3.48 90 3.44 74.1 5.2
2006 ANA MLB 10 10 56.3 1 5 0 71 11 31 11 .263 103 11.3 1.8 1.8 5.0 42% .308 .294 1.46 5.37 5.11 102 4.64 94.5 0.7
2007 ANA MLB 19 18 99.3 6 8 0 132 29 76 15 .262 102 12.0 2.6 1.4 6.9 43% .357 .294 1.62 4.76 6.34 96 4.71 97.4 1.1
2008 BOS MLB 7 7 39.0 4 2 0 44 10 27 5 .258 108 10.2 2.3 1.2 6.2 43% .302 .268 1.38 4.36 3.92 107 5.71 121.8 -0.1
2009 CHA MLB 12 12 62.3 3 6 0 69 21 38 13 .259 107 10.0 3.0 1.9 5.5 48% .277 .284 1.44 5.73 4.19 120 7.01 150.4 -1.0
2011 NYA MLB 29 26 164.3 8 10 0 172 40 135 21 .264 106 9.4 2.2 1.2 7.4 45% .305 .262 1.29 3.86 4.00 99 4.36 101.3 1.3
2012 OAK MLB 24 24 152.3 10 9 0 161 23 91 17 .264 94 9.5 1.4 1.0 5.4 47% .286 .258 1.21 3.77 3.43 101 4.03 92.4 2.0
2013 OAK MLB 30 30 190.3 18 6 0 193 29 117 14 .266 94 9.1 1.4 0.7 5.5 43% .294 .242 1.17 3.25 2.65 94 3.25 77.9 3.9
2014 NYN MLB 31 31 202.3 15 13 0 218 30 151 22 .259 95 9.7 1.3 1.0 6.7 41% .307 .269 1.23 3.54 4.09 98 3.58 87.8 3.1
2015 NYN MLB 33 31 194.7 14 13 0 217 24 136 25 .256 89 10.0 1.1 1.2 6.3 44% .307 .279 1.24 3.86 4.16 98 4.02 93.8 2.4
2016 NYN MLB 34 33 191.7 15 8 0 200 32 128 24 .264 89 9.4 1.5 1.1 6.0 45% .291 .268 1.21 4.02 3.43 103 4.50 99.7 1.9
2017 ATL 0 13 13 63.0 2 8 0 92 20 42 11 .258 94 13.1 2.9 1.6 6.0 47% .360 .335 1.78 5.11 8.14 104 6.01 127.9 -0.3
2017 MIN 0 15 15 80.0 5 6 0 100 15 47 17 .265 108 11.2 1.7 1.9 5.3 41% .307 .285 1.44 5.28 5.17 122 7.62 162.1 -1.8
2018 TEX MLB 28 24 146.3 7 12 0 172 25 81 32 .264 109 10.6 1.5 2.0 5.0 43% .287 .290 1.35 5.50 5.78 118 6.37 142.3 -1.8
2002 TOT MLB 33 33 233.3 20 8 0 219 70 149 20 .261 102 8.4 2.7 0.8 5.7 52% .274 .244 1.24 3.72 2.93 94 4.21 90.2 3.7
2017 TOT MLB 28 28 143.0 7 14 0 192 35 89 28 .262 102 12.1 2.2 1.8 5.6 44% .331 .308 1.59 5.20 6.48 114 6.91 147.1 -2.1
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1994 BNC Rk 12 12 66.0 7 4 0 46 44 84 3 .000 6.3 6.0 0.4 11.5 0% .000 .000 1.36 3.16 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
1995 KIN A+ 21 21 128.7 13 3 0 91 39 152 8 .000 6.4 2.7 0.6 10.6 0% .000 .000 1.01 2.29 1.96 0 0.00 0.0
1996 CAN AA 13 12 62.0 2 2 0 44 25 56 2 .000 6.4 3.6 0.3 8.1 0% .000 .000 1.11 2.98 1.74 0 0.00 0.0
1996 BUF AAA 8 0 15.0 0 0 0 16 8 19 2 .000 9.6 4.8 1.2 11.4 0% .000 .000 1.60 3.80 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 19 17 94.0 4 7 0 107 45 66 12 .268 97 10.2 4.3 1.1 6.3 44% .316 .282 1.62 4.93 5.65 109 6.28 130.6
1997 BUF AAA 10 10 56.7 7 1 0 45 23 54 4 .000 7.1 3.7 0.6 8.6 0% .275 .000 1.20 3.18 2.22 0 0.00 0.0
1998 CLE MLB 31 31 204.0 14 9 0 205 79 158 15 .265 103 9.0 3.5 0.7 7.0 48% .303 .242 1.39 3.83 3.71 96 4.57 94.7
1999 CLE MLB 32 32 205.0 18 5 0 185 76 161 24 .261 104 8.1 3.3 1.1 7.1 51% .273 .233 1.27 4.36 3.95 89 3.95 76.9
2000 CLE MLB 30 30 188.0 15 8 0 163 98 212 21 .265 99 7.8 4.7 1.0 10.1 50% .301 .231 1.39 4.04 3.88 79 3.40 65.5
2000 BUF AAA 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 6 0 4 0 .000 10.8 0.0 0.0 7.2 0% -1.500 .000 1.20 1.53 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2000 Agu Wnt 1 0 3.7 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 .000 7.3 4.9 0.0 2.4 0% -1.000 .000 1.35 4.81 2.43 0 0.00 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 34 34 222.3 14 12 0 220 90 201 26 .263 102 8.9 3.6 1.1 8.1 52% .309 .252 1.39 4.04 4.09 90 4.04 83.8
2002 CLE MLB 16 16 116.3 10 4 0 104 31 75 11 .264 104 8.0 2.4 0.9 5.8 47% .267 .227 1.16 3.84 2.55 96 4.31 92.6
2002 MON MLB 17 17 117.0 10 4 0 115 39 74 9 .259 100 8.8 3.0 0.7 5.7 56% .281 .259 1.32 3.61 3.31 92 4.10 87.9
2003 CHA MLB 34 34 242.0 15 13 0 223 67 173 30 .263 99 8.3 2.5 1.1 6.4 39% .272 .236 1.20 4.16 3.87 99 4.00 83.9
2004 ANA MLB 34 34 208.3 18 12 0 215 71 158 38 .259 104 9.3 3.1 1.6 6.8 40% .282 .270 1.37 5.07 5.01 105 5.24 108.1
2005 ANA MLB 33 33 222.7 21 8 0 215 43 157 26 .262 96 8.7 1.7 1.1 6.3 42% .279 .244 1.16 3.77 3.48 90 3.44 74.1
2006 ANA MLB 10 10 56.3 1 5 0 71 11 31 11 .263 103 11.3 1.8 1.8 5.0 42% .308 .294 1.46 5.37 5.11 102 4.64 94.5
2006 RCU A+ 1 1 4.2 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 .000 4.3 2.1 0.0 6.4 0% .200 .000 0.71 3.04 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SLC AAA 2 2 11.1 0 1 0 14 2 3 4 .257 113 11.4 1.6 3.2 2.4 37% .256 .307 1.44 8.29 6.49 0 0.00 0.0
2006 DOM wor 2 2 8.2 1 0 0 7 2 3 0 .000 7.7 2.2 0.0 3.3 0% .259 .000 1.10 2.05 1.10 0 0.00 0.0
2007 ANA MLB 19 18 99.3 6 8 0 132 29 76 15 .262 102 12.0 2.6 1.4 6.9 43% .357 .294 1.62 4.76 6.34 96 4.71 97.4
2007 RCU A+ 2 2 9.7 1 0 0 6 1 10 0 .265 98 5.6 0.9 0.0 9.3 63% .222 .174 0.72 2.02 1.86 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SLC AAA 3 3 15.0 2 0 0 12 3 8 0 .270 126 7.2 1.8 0.0 4.8 43% .227 .213 1.00 3.06 2.40 0 0.00 0.0
2007 AGU Wnt 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 4 3 0 .000 4.5 9.0 0.0 6.8 0% .200 .000 1.50 4.56 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2007 AGU Wnt 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 .000 6.8 2.2 0.0 4.5 0% .231 .000 1.00 3.56 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 AGU Wnt 3 3 11.3 0 0 0 17 2 6 0 .000 13.5 1.6 0.0 4.8 0% .405 .000 1.68 3.06 5.58 0 0.00 0.0
2008 BOS MLB 7 7 39.0 4 2 0 44 10 27 5 .258 108 10.2 2.3 1.2 6.2 43% .302 .268 1.38 4.36 3.92 107 5.71 121.8
2008 PAW AAA 9 9 31.7 3 1 0 23 6 21 2 .263 86 6.5 1.7 0.6 6.0 56% .200 .159 0.91 3.38 2.27 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CHA MLB 12 12 62.3 3 6 0 69 21 38 13 .259 107 10.0 3.0 1.9 5.5 48% .277 .284 1.44 5.73 4.19 120 7.01 150.4
2009 KAN A 1 1 7.0 0 1 0 7 1 8 0 .271 77 9.0 1.3 0.0 10.3 24% .412 .279 1.14 1.59 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CHR AAA 2 2 12.0 1 1 0 10 4 1 2 .233 102 7.5 3.0 1.5 0.8 36% .200 .234 1.17 6.15 3.75 0 0.00 0.0
2010 AGU Wnt 2 2 11.3 0 0 0 9 1 13 1 .000 7.2 0.8 0.8 10.4 0% .308 .000 0.88 2.20 0.80 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 29 26 164.3 8 10 0 172 40 135 21 .264 106 9.4 2.2 1.2 7.4 45% .305 .262 1.29 3.86 4.00 99 4.36 101.3
2012 OAK MLB 24 24 152.3 10 9 0 161 23 91 17 .264 94 9.5 1.4 1.0 5.4 47% .286 .258 1.21 3.77 3.43 101 4.03 92.4
2012 AGU Wnt 4 4 13.7 1 0 0 16 1 13 2 .000 10.5 0.7 1.3 8.6 0% .342 .000 1.24 3.35 4.61 0 0.00 0.0
2013 OAK MLB 30 30 190.3 18 6 0 193 29 117 14 .266 94 9.1 1.4 0.7 5.5 43% .294 .242 1.17 3.25 2.65 94 3.25 77.9
2014 NYN MLB 31 31 202.3 15 13 0 218 30 151 22 .259 95 9.7 1.3 1.0 6.7 41% .307 .269 1.23 3.54 4.09 98 3.58 87.8
2015 NYN MLB 33 31 194.7 14 13 0 217 24 136 25 .256 89 10.0 1.1 1.2 6.3 44% .307 .279 1.24 3.86 4.16 98 4.02 93.8
2016 NYN MLB 34 33 191.7 15 8 0 200 32 128 24 .264 89 9.4 1.5 1.1 6.0 45% .291 .268 1.21 4.02 3.43 103 4.50 99.7
2017 ATL MLB 13 13 63.0 2 8 0 92 20 42 11 .258 94 13.1 2.9 1.6 6.0 47% .360 .335 1.78 5.11 8.14 104 6.01 127.9
2017 MIN MLB 15 15 80.0 5 6 0 100 15 47 17 .265 108 11.2 1.7 1.9 5.3 41% .307 .285 1.44 5.28 5.17 122 7.62 162.1
2017 ROC AAA 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 4 2 5 1 .257 105 9.8 4.9 2.5 12.3 10% .333 .309 1.64 5.78 9.82 0 0.00 0.0
2018 TEX MLB 28 24 146.3 7 12 0 172 25 81 32 .264 109 10.6 1.5 2.0 5.0 43% .287 .290 1.35 5.50 5.78 118 6.37 142.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 546 0.4945 0.4615 0.8413 0.6519 0.2754 0.8750 0.7632 0.1587
2009 870 0.5402 0.4195 0.8548 0.5979 0.2100 0.9004 0.7024 0.1452
2011 2516 0.5358 0.4340 0.8636 0.5823 0.2628 0.9019 0.7655 0.1364
2012 2048 0.6030 0.4766 0.8863 0.5992 0.2903 0.9230 0.7712 0.1137
2013 2777 0.5787 0.4836 0.8533 0.6248 0.2897 0.8725 0.7965 0.1467
2014 2993 0.5737 0.4551 0.8532 0.6010 0.2586 0.8895 0.7394 0.1468
2015 2681 0.5793 0.4778 0.8525 0.6072 0.2996 0.8865 0.7574 0.1475
2016 2840 0.5810 0.4634 0.8617 0.6048 0.2672 0.8998 0.7421 0.1383
2017 2270 0.5388 0.4586 0.8713 0.6100 0.2818 0.9142 0.7627 0.1287
2018 2228 0.5301 0.4592 0.8739 0.6105 0.2884 0.9140 0.7781 0.1261
Career217690.56290.46170.86230.6060.27620.8980.76080.1377

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-26 2014-03-10 Camp 12 0 - Lower Leg Tightness - -
2013-08-14 2013-08-29 15-DL 15 14 Left Groin Strain - -
2012-06-18 2012-07-03 15-DL 15 14 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-03-11 2012-03-29 Camp 18 1 Right Thumb Blister Callus - -
2011-06-12 2011-07-02 15-DL 20 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-10 2010-04-10 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Stem Cell Therapy - -
2009-07-25 2009-09-16 15-DL 53 48 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2009-06-08 2009-07-24 15-DL 46 39 Right Knee Inflammation -
2009-05-21 2009-05-21 DTD 0 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2008-06-17 2008-09-07 60-DL 82 68 Low Back Strain -
2008-04-04 2008-05-10 Minors 36 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-09-15 2007-09-22 DTD 7 7 Low Back Stiffness -
2007-07-24 2007-09-14 15-DL 52 48 Right Elbow Impingement Posterior -
2007-05-29 2007-06-08 DTD 10 9 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2007-05-06 2007-05-06 DTD 0 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2007-04-27 2007-04-27 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2007-03-23 2007-04-21 15-DL 29 16 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2006-08-04 2006-08-04 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2006-07-27 2006-10-01 60-DL 66 60 Right Shoulder Strain Partial Rotator Cuff Tear -
2006-04-16 2006-06-18 60-DL 63 57 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2006-03-24 2006-03-24 Camp 0 0 Hand Blister -
2005-10-11 2005-10-16 DTD 5 0 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2005-09-10 2005-09-10 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2005-09-04 2005-09-04 DTD 0 0 Low Back Strain -
2005-07-02 2005-07-02 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -
2005-04-15 2005-04-15 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2004-07-22 2004-07-22 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Tightness - -
2004-05-14 2004-05-14 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2003-08-27 2003-08-27 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2003-08-11 2003-08-11 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2003-08-06 2003-08-06 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2001-06-02 2001-06-02 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Blister - -
2000-09-03 2000-09-07 DTD 4 4 Right Shoulder Stiffness - -
2000-08-24 2000-08-28 DTD 4 4 Left Knee Tendonitis Patellar Tendonitis - -
2000-04-16 2000-05-12 15-DL 26 21 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1999-09-16 1999-09-25 DTD 9 9 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1999-08-21 1999-08-25 DTD 4 4 - Knee Soreness - -
1999-05-18 1999-05-23 DTD 5 4 Left Knee Soreness - -
1996-05-30 1996-07-24 Minors 55 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
1995-08-01 1995-09-01 Minors 31 0 Right Elbow Contusion Bone Bruise - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TEX $
2017 ATL $12,500,000
2016 NYN $7,250,000
2015 NYN $11,000,000
2014 NYN $9,000,000
2013 OAK $3,000,000
2012 OAK $2,000,000
2011 NYA $900,000
2009 CHA $1,000,000
2007 ANA $16,000,000
2006 ANA $14,000,000
2005 ANA $10,000,000
2004 ANA $11,000,000
2003 CHA $8,250,000
2002 CLE $4,925,000
2001 CLE $2,625,000
2000 CLE $1,125,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
16 yrPrevious$114,575,000
16 yrTotal$114,575,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
19 y 59 dAdam Katz1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/4/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.75M in majors. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 90, 100, 110, 120 innings. $0.15M each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180 innings. May opt out of contract 3/24/18 if not on Major League roster. Released by Texas 3/24/18. Re-signed by Texas as a free agent 3/26/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 4/2/18.
  • 1 year/$12.5M (2017). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/11/16. DFA by Atlanta 6/29/17. Released by Atlanta 7/4/17. Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 7/7/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 7/18/17.
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2016). Re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/16/15. Award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger. $50,000 for Cy Young award ($25,000 for second in vote, $10,000 for third). $50,000 for LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP.
  • 2 years/$20M (2014-15). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/6/14. 14:$9M, 15:$11M.
  • 1 year/$3M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/3/12. May earn more than $2M in performance bonuses. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$2M (2012). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/17/12. Placed on restricted list by Oakland 8/22/12 (positive test for enhanced levels of testosterone).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/26/11 (minor-league contract). $0.9M salary in majors. Contract purchased by NY Yankees 3/30/11.
  • 1 year/$1M (2009). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/09. $2M performance bonus. Released by White Sox 9/16/09.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2008) (minor-league contract). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/25/08. Additional $5.75M in performance & roster bonuses. contract purchased 5/21/08. Suspended 9/19/08. Restricted list 9/25/08.
  • 4 years/$51M (2004-07). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/03. $8M signing bonus, 04:$9M, 05:$8M, 06:$12M, 07:$14M ($15M with top 3 in 2006 Cy Young voting).
  • 4 years/$9.25M (1999-2002), plus $6M club option. Signed extension with Cleveland. $0.5M signing bonus. 99:$0.5M, 00:$1M, 01:$2.5M, 02:$4.5M, 03:$6M club option $0.25M buyout. Montreal exercised 2003 option 10/02. 2003 salary increase from $6M to $8.25M with bonuses met. Acquired by Montreal in trade from Cleveland 6/02. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Montreal 1/03.
  • Signed by Cleveland 1993 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .274 .306 .451 .281
11 vs R (Multi) .270 .295 .398 .257
18 Split (Multi) .004 .011 .053 .024
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .270 .309 .486 .294
31 vs R (2016) .267 .290 .373 .242
38 Split (2016) .004 .018 .113 .052
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)My sources have told me that upon retirement, Bartolo Colon will sign a 4 year contract with Brazzers. Natural fit, am I right?
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
if he signs a contract, how can he be retired (glass breaking, consciousness raised)? (Mike Gianella)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better major league starter in 2017 -- Robert Gsellman or Bartolo Colon?
(Barca from Queens)
I like Gsellman, but he's a four unless the slider takes another step forward and he consolidates some of the velocity spike. Bart has managed to avoid the blow-up starts this year and his ability to log 200 innings as a #4 might be more useful to a 2017 rotation with question marks in Harvey and Wheeler. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)If MLB GMS had known that Bartolo's 2016 output would be this good, what kind of contract would he have gotten last offseason?
(Rick from Nashville)
That's borderline impossible to answer. I mean, not really, but taking out the injury risk and locking in the performance precisely takes all of the risk-weighting out of the determination, and with a player as old and with a profile as unique as Bartolo Colon, that's the most important driver in determining how much to offer.

Doing some simple arithmetic, if wins above replacement are 8 million per year, with Bartolo at 2.1 WARP right now, maybe $20 million on a one-year deal assuming he finishes around 2.5 WARP? (Scooter Hotz)
2016-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bartolo Colon passed Pedro Martinez on the all-time wins list this year. Obviously two very different players with different styles. How is longevity assessed with prospects? Does a brighter flame always beat out a longer burn?
(James from Georgia)
Alright Jimbo, longevity is a big deal when it comes to prospects. Obviously getting a player to the big leagues is a player development and scouting win but the longer that player stays there the better. Give me the brighter burn of Pedro here just because of the sheer talent and peak that he had. (James Fisher)
2016-07-05 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your dream home run derby roster? Current players.
(BC from Urbandale)
Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Bartolo Colon. (Kate Morrison)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What cocktail would you order Bartolo Colon at a bar?
(Lemon Lyman from Jersey City)
This is another good way to move to the top of the queue. Bart is like a Long Island SUV-driving Dad dude now. Those guys tend to be Macro-micro beer or scotch and water types in my experience. Maybe try to expand his horizons a bit with a slightly more advanced scotch cocktail. Seamstress on the Upper East side does a nice one with rye, espresso, absinthe, and amaro called the After Hours. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Where would current Bartolo Colon rank on the top 101?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
If Bart were on the list he'd be the only name because he'd sit atop it and crush every name below. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-10-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Wheeler out next year, and Niese kind of meh, should the Mets bring back everyone's favorite, Bartolo Colon? Also, prediction for Wednesday-Arsenal?
(Aidan from Providence)
I am in favor of being able to watch Bartolo as much as possible, so I would sign on for this. A one year deal where he can start until the break and then slide into Fireman Bart when Wheeler is ready would be ideal, but I wonder if there isn't a bigger and better deal out for him this offseason.


Heart says Wednesday 3-2 after extra time. Head says Arsenal a comfortable 3-1. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How you feeling about Jake Arrietta's arm going forward? That many sliders can't be good for you but he's been so very very good. Just a roll of the dice?
(smelmoth from The 'Ville)
In general I worry about him about as much as any pitcher, maybe slightly more for the reason you cited. Maybe one day we'll get lucky and just like HITf/x data this year all the biometric modeling stuff teams are starting to do with their players will become publicly accessible, but until then I feel like trying to get too far into predicting pitcher injuries is a futile effort. Except in your specific case, where I think Arrieta is the riskiest pitcher in the league and you should trade him to whoever in your league has Bartolo Colon immediately. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-06-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, What innings eaters might the Cubs go after at the Deadline? Thanks!
(Steve Trout from Big & Tall Fitting Room)
If you're talking about pure innings eaters and not aces it opens things up a little bit. Jon Niese is the guy who has been linked to a couple of teams, and Bartolo Colon is a logical guy too (although I haven't heard any rumors about him). Thinking of guys on second division teams, it's kind of limited to be honest. The Rockies really don't have anyone obvious. Jorge de la Rosa? Maybe? Diamondbacks don't. They're not really innings eaters but Mat Latos and Dan Haren aren't quite ace material and would probably fit the mold of a non-ace who wouldn't cost a bevy of prospects. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)What has a better chance of happening? 1. Bartolo Colon hitting 2 HR's in a single game OR 2. Daniel Vogelbach beating Billy Hamilton in a foot race.
(Michael Westen from Miami)
Definitely Vogelbach beating Hamilton in a foot race. All it takes is an injury. (Bret Sayre)
2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)Forget positions players pitching, which baseball players would you most want to see play shortstop?
(MikeTatlock from Waterloo, Ontario)
Bartolo Colon is the obvious answer, but considering that he was actually a shortstop at one point for a professional baseball team, I would want to see if Michael Morse could channel some of the his old awkward bearded magic. (Cespedes Family BBQ)
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of talent could Bartolo Colon bring back? A teams top 5 prospect possible?
(MetsFaithful5 from Syracuse)
What's the market like for Colon? Well, who wants to pay $11 million for him in 2015? And does a top 5 prospect from Anaheim count? (Noah Woodward)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some good buy lows/sell highs right now?
(The Dude from Office)
That's really difficult bc no one is falling for, say Chisenhall for Chris Davis. I think you could realistically sell high on Jose Abreu. I think you can get a discount on Homer Bailey, David Price, Bartolo Colon, and Zack Wheeler. And of course Verlander, too, but that one is a bit riskier. (Paul Sporer)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Lost Josh Johnson, Latos and Cain on the shelf, Shelby scuffling. SP is hurting. Any outside the top 100 you'd grab? (Relying on Morton, Ross to give you an indication of where the wire is)
(brentdaily from boulder)
I'm not sure if all of these guys are available, but I'm going off of CBS's lists. I'm a sucker for Travis Wood. I know the K rate isn't great, but he manages to keep guys off balance. I think Bartolo Colon isn't quite finished and could contribute. Matt Harrison is kind of the AL version of Wood: he isn't dominant, but he'll put up decent rate stats. None of these guys is a savior, but you probably already knew that. And if Ross is available in your league, he has a higher ceiling than any of these guys. (Mike Gianella)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 roto, 30 team dynasty: making a move into contention, I traded Nick Castellanos, Tony Cingrani & Eduardo Rodriguez for Adam Jones, Bronson Arroyo & Bartolo Colon. Thoughts? It turned out to be rather divisive on the league message boards. FWIW, Castellanos was blocked at 3B by Matt Carpenter and my OF is now potentially the best in the league (Harper, Jones & Billy Hamilton)
(birdzfan52 from Baltimore)
Seems like you dealt strength for weakness. Did you get perfect value? I'm not qualified to say ... That's a far deeper league than I've ever been in, so it's hard for me to know what the value of Colon, Arroyo, etc. carry. Craig Goldstein said it was fine though, so I'm inclined to trust him.

I think there's some shock value because you traded young for old (excepting Jones) but, speaking from my experiences, prospects get overvalued in keeper leagues. You're trying to win now, so you made a win-now trade. I get it. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could you grade the following on the 20-80 scale: Apple Pie: Toast: Scrambled eggs: Bacon: Bartolo Colon's #Want:
(Juan from Not Texas)
Apple Pie: 55 Scrambled Eggs: 50 Bacon: 70 Bartolo: I think he's got 65-70 #want, but equal if not more #slack (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)I was lucky enough to hit on all of Ryu, Colon, Porcello, and Kazmir last year. Would you rank them in that order for 2014? (18 team league, points roughly akin to linear weights, wins essentially not important.)
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
Hi Justarobert (if that is your real name!)

I would probably rank them Ryu, Colon, Kazmir and Porcello. I know some people are really high on Rick Porcello and point to his 2 horrific outings as killing his stats, but I'm just not a big believer. I think he'll be OK mind you, but I like Scott Kazmir's upside, particularly in that park. Depending on where Bartolo Colon lands, I might even put Kazmir ahead of Colon. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Blue Jays signing Bartolo Colon? They need a pitching upgrade.
(Evan from Canada)
I've had a couple Colon questions, and the Blue Jays are among the teams that makes the most sense. A Cleveland homecoming would probably make some sense too. But there are plenty of landing spots for a guy who'd probably go one year. (Zachary Levine)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which deal do you like better -- the Giants' 2-year/$23 million deal for Tim Hudson or the A's 2-year/$22 million deal for Scott Kazmir? Sub-question, is getting Kazmir at this price better than whatever cost it would have taken to sign Bartolo Colon?
(Greg from San Francisco)
I prefer the Hudson deal. I just trust him more. Kazmir has a great story and I have fond memories of his golden days, but his injury history concerns me more than Hudson's broken ankle does. Plus, I'm not sold that Kazmir is as good as his second-half numbers suggest, or that we should put a ton of emphasis on them-after all, Bruce Chen had a lower OPS-against than Kazmir did, and nobody wants to give him a two-year deal. I view him as more of a no. 4 type, which is fine. I just prefer Hudson's relative safeness.

It depends on what Colon wants. If the money was comparable then I might prefer Colon. But if he wanted 3/45 or something out there like that, well ... (R.J. Anderson)
2013-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Bartolo Colon coming anywhere near his #'s from last year in the Big Apple?
(JJ from MPLS)
It feels almost impossible for Bartolo to repeat, but I said the same thing at this time last year. Much has been made of his 85% fastball frequency, but he throws multiple variations (4- and 2-seam) with precision, which helps to thwart the velocity-based predictability. Colon has an immensely wide range of potential outcomes in the Big Apple, and no, that's not a fat joke. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Buster Olney said the A's were runners up for getting Tim Hudson. Does that signal they're not confident they can re-sign Bartolo Colon?
(John from San Francisco)
It's tough to be confident about anything regarding Bartolo. At his age, with his repertoire of 85-90% fastballs, and with his "interesting" background, I don't think that they can count on anything for next season. Whether that means that he is priced out of their means or they are just penciling in his innings, either way it makes sense to add some depth. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Anderson's name keeps popping up in trade talks. The Blue Jays and Royals are apparently interested. And the A's have made no secret of their willingness to deal him. I guess I don't understand why, though. His value couldn't be lower than it is last year -- coming off a terrible, injury-plagued season. And with it unclear whether the A's will be able to re-sign Bartolo Colon, why reduce your pitching depth even more?
(Derek from Palo Alto)
Completely agree on his value, especially as he becomes expensive. Anderson's salary went up to $8 million this season (was $5.5 M last year), and his fragility is the worst-kept secret in baseball. The time to move him was last off-season, when there were rumors swirling that Anderson could be involved in a deal for Wil Myers. At least Anderson's injury last season was to his ankle, not his arm. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were Oakland, who stays and goes for 2014? Some choices are obvious -- Chris Young and Kurt Suzuki are gone. Grant Balfour and Bartolo Colon are probably not affordable. Brett Anderson, Seth Smith, and Josh Reddick are all non-tender candidates, though Smith and Reddick could be back because it doesn't look like Michael Choice is ready. How do they fix the middle of the infield? Jed Lowrie isn't going to put up this type of offense to make up for that poor of a glove and Eric Sogard and Albert Callaspo -- just, no. The Coliseum hides the total mediocre state of the A's rotation.
(Dave from Chicago)
Great question. Agree on Young and Suzuki. Balfour will probably price himself out of Oakland, a team that has no problem with a revolving door of closers. I think that Reddick sticks around, unless his homer counts exorbitantly drive up the price in his first year of arbitration. It will be interesting to see what Colon wants contractually, and the A's could easily bow out if he wants a multi-year deal. There is no way that the A's pay $8 million for Anderson next year, so his option will be declined, but it will be interesting to see if he re-signs on a one-year deal to re-establish his value. Coco Crisp will probably be taken up on his $7.5 million option, given his somewhat unique blend of speed and power in CF (as well as his clubhouse appeal). The A's like the power that Lowrie offers in the middle of the diamond, and their backup options are less than inspiring (Nakajima has turned out to be a waste of $6.5 million).

The A's pitching succeeds in many ways that are tough to see. Yes, the Coliseum and its immense foul territory certainly help, but the A's have an excellent system in place for pitcher development. They emphasize balance, posture, and pitch repetition - and they eschew the slide step! So they earn the benefit of the doubt when it comes to developing pitchers from within and identifying which arms to bring into the system.


On the jukebox: Aerosmith, "Ragdoll" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto's suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball's investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta's suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
"In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers' organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost." (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)If Bartolo Colon decides to come back next season (and why not with how he's pitched so far) and there is minimal concern about PED suspension, how much will he command on the open market -- in dollars, not sandwiches?
(John from San Francisco)
I really wish I could answer this seriously, but I can't. I went to the parade in NYC before the ASG and my girlfriend saw Colon her statement was, "Wow he's really---large." (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How has Bartolo Colon done what he's done? Is his jiggling almost hypnotic to hitters?
(John from Springfield)
Love that this was the first question submitted, so while I may jump around, I'm totally fine starting here. The simple answer is that he doesn't walk anybody, but as Ben and Sam on the podcast pointed out, that's not always an automatic route to success. Joe Blanton was an example. The slightly more complicated answer is that his late-career evolution has brought him overwhelmingly toward the two-seamer, which is a great pitch for him and one that routinely gets strikes.

Or maybe it is the fat. I don't know. I feel like between him and my personal favorite, the delightfully out-of-shape Hyun-Jin Ryu, we're in a decent era of fat pitchers. (Zachary Levine)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of short guys, if it's found that Bartolo Colon has been using articial means to maintain his physique, could Sonny Gray step in tomorrow and be a solid, #3-type starter?
(Mario66 from Toronto)
There may be some initial growing pains but I think he could have some success this season and will be that. I've missed him personally this season, but gotten a lot of reports and all have been very good. The velocity has been good, the life on the fastball good, the angle a little better, the curveball sharper. After I got a lot of very iffy (with a couple solid) reports in 2012, they've been consistently very, very good this year. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have had injuries to my SP's and need replacements for the next moth or so. The important stats in my league are Quality Starts and K's. Which two of Dillon Gee, Nick Tepesch, Luis Mendoza, Kevin Slowley, Bartolo Colon, and Roberto Hernandez should I pick up? I am leaning toward Hernandez and Gee.
(Todd from Dallas)
I wish I knew. Gun to my head, please don't put a gun to my head. Then, after you put your gun away, I'd probably go with Colon and whomever you're feeling after that. (Matthew Kory)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Professor, can you please identify the banned substance that enabled Bartolo Colon to develop that impressive physique?
(ssimon from Pelham, NY)
It was bacon in pill form. (Jason Parks)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a believer in Dan Straily?
(Sizzle from MA)
Straily is putting up ridiculous numbers this year. Midland is a tough place to pitch and he handled it with ease before being promoted to Triple-A. I want to believe in Straily because it's awesome when a 24th round pick makes it.

I haven't seen him pitch, nor am I an expert on prospects. Kevin Goldstein, who is, just talked about him yesterday and had glowing things to say: "His fastball features above-average velocity and command, and his slider is solid, but it's his changeup that has developed into an absolute weapon; an easy plus pitch with good deception in his delivery and plenty of late break. If the Athletics go with the plan of being both buyers and sellers in the next 12 days, a Bartolo Colon deal could create an opening for Straily, and he sure looked ready last night."

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17709

Without having seen Straily myself, KG's endorsement is good enough for me. (Geoff Young)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Watching the Yanks/Angels game and Arod just homered. Reminded me of the time he hit three homers in a game vs. the Angels and one Arod-hating Yankee fan ripped him because the 3rd homer came in a "blowout" and he needs to hit them in the clutch! Good to see the fanbase has lightened up a bit in regard to their 3rd baseman in recent years.
(tommybones from brooklyn)
I was at that three-homer game! The homers came off Bartolo Colon, who he completely owned. Wrote about it here: http://www.futilityinfielder.com/wordpress/2005/04/a-night-to-remember.shtml

As to the fanbase lightening up with regards to him, I still think he takes far more grief than is merited, but with a World Series ring, the pressure has lessened at least somewhat. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)The streets are littered with the bodies of pitchers who the Yanks signed to make them a WS team. Are Pineada and Kuroda really locks to make them better?
(chiefsalsa from Shibe Park)
No pitcher is a lock to make anyone better, but having watched Kuroda extensively with the Dodgers, I can tell you that he is unflappable and efficient, two traits that he should carry with him to New York. Pineda is essentially a blue-chip prospect with a year of solid-to-great MLB experience under his belt, so we know the stuff can play in the majors. He still has much to learn, but the upside is there, and relative to Burnett and even the resurgent Bartolo Colon, whom they essentially replace, I like their chances to help. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Do the Yankees end up with any of the top free agent starters?
(TheDozen from Anaheim)
They already did--CC Sabathia. Does Freddy Garcia count? Are there top free agent starters beyond Sabathia this winter? Technically, I suppose. The Yankees will be involved in the Wilson/Darvish bidding, I'm sure; it's rarely safe to count them out of the running for a marquee arm. Given how well Garcia and Bartolo Colon worked out for them last season, though, maybe they'll just sign Aaron Cook and Doug Davis and call it an offseason. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the value of Bartolo Colon will be next year? Could he be in line for a multi-year contract, or will his age scare teams away?
(Cutty Sark from Westside)
Value is whatever one person in the market is willing to pay. And like PT Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute" (John Coppolella)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is the treatment suggested by Dr. Andrews the same kind of thing Bartolo Colon had done?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Are you asking about Brett Anderson? I'm guessing this is going to be covered in tomorrow's Collateral Damage, so stay tuned. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Emma! If Garcia fails, and when Colon fails, who do the Yanks turn to first - someone from AAA, or from outside the organization?
(Shaun P. from Bronx Banter)
Hey Shaun - I think FIRST they'll go to someone from AAA (Mitre if he hasn't flamed out yet, maybe even Banuelos for a few starts), but I do think they'll make a trade or get someone off waivers at some point this summer. Not a star necessarily, but someone who, you know, isn't Bartolo Colon. (What's Sidney Ponson doing these days?) (Emma Span)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Colon, Bonderman and Prior the bottom three for the yanks rotation in late August? ;)
(tommybones from brooklyn)
Bartolo Colon is a name that's out there, but I have my doubts as to whether he or Prior could last long enough in a rehab assignment to even reach the majors. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)"Jays got more back than the Twins did for Johan Santana (it would be hard to do worse, I think)." As you note, that's setting the bar pretty low. Is that the worst trade of the last ten years? I can't think of any that are worse off the top of my head...
(mattymatty2000 from philly, pa)
Only time will tell, but I think you can make strong cases for the Expos' acquisition of Bartolo Colon (Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee and Brandon Phillips to Cleveland) and the Braves' acquisition of Mark Teixeira (Neftali Felix, Elvis Andrus, Jarrod Saltalamacchia - yeah, I can spell it without looking - et al). Still, it's in the picture for the clinkers of note. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Worst trade of the 00s has to be June 27, 2002: Omar Minaya of the Montreal Expos trades away Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore and Lee Stevens for Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew. As a Nats fan, I still have delusions of how what they'd be doing right now.
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
I'll always defend that one. On that date, Minaya had little reason to believe those players would ever be Expos. He did exactly the right thing under those circumstances. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Joe. Have you watched enough of Joba's starts to form on opinion on why he's been so inconsistent this season?
(Joe V. from Washington, DC)
With the caveat that I am not a scout...he doesn't throw enough fastballs. It's like he doesn't trust his fastball to get guys out, and he spends way too much time nibbling around the edges with his breaking stuff. Too many balls, too many pitches. I'd like to see him pitch like Bartolo Colon for three starts, just pound the fastball and see what happens.

Folks, this may have to be a short one. There's some type of construction or cleaning...whatever it is is making mind-altering amounts of noise downstairs. I'll hang as long as I can. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there anyone the Nats should be pursuing?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
If they're intend on spending money where they might get value *and* have someone people might give you good stuff to get for themselves at a trade deadline in the next few years, maybe you give something multi-yeared to Garland or Randy Wolf, or something in a one-year flavor for Bartolo Colon. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bartolo Colon. Unlikely to stay healthy? Back and a bad man? Good for a dozen or so above average starts? What's your expectation?
(Nater1177 from Philly)
I'm intentionally keeping my expectations so low you need a shovel to find them, solely to avoid disappointment. He doesn't fit the fat man role the same way Rich Garces and David Wells used to. I need to see more fun out of my fat pitchers. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm completely in the tank for Clay Buchholz. What do you think he can do this season for Boston?
(mattymatty2000 from Philly, PA)
Deliver, because he's ready. I don't think he'll make people forget Bartolo Colon, but that's because RSN is the kind of place where anybody who can conjure up fond memories of El Guapo might claim some small corner of somebody's attention. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would be the best fit for the ultimate reclamation project, Bartolo Colon?
(basicslop from Albuquerque)
Either with a contender that has enough pitching depth to where it could withstand Colon not bouncing back or an also-ran looking to hit the jackpot. Washington seems to be a good place for reclamation projects. I know the Nationals have interest and Jim Bowden is one GM who can never resist a low-risk, high-reward proposition. (John Perrotto)
2008-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Contreras, Danks and Floyd going to get hammered? Oh, and I don't mean at Jimbo's.
(Tweezer from Naperville)
Let's look at their EqERAs, which assume a neutral park and defense (league average = 4.50):

Danks 5.11
Floyd 4.87
Contreras 4.69

These aren't players that you'll want for your fantasy squad, but they aren't terrible by any means; basically you've got three #4 starters. With that said, there's a lot of risk on either side of those numbers, so it would behoove the White Sox to do something like follow through with their plans to sign Bartolo Colon. With the offseason activity, there's next to zero pitching depth in that organization, so the scary thing is what happens if one of those guys gets hurt. (Nate Silver)
2008-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)"so it would behoove the White Sox to do something like follow through with their plans to sign Bartolo Colon." Given his struggles with velocity in Winter Leagues, should it be heavy in incentives? 2yrs at most?
(Tim from DC)
Sure thing. One thing that's changed a lot this winter is that the market has become considerably more rational on the lower end of the pay scale. There are something like 35 multi-year deals signed so far this season as compared to around 60 last season. Teams are starting to get it. (Nate Silver)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star Game/Bartolo Colon trade joke. (Tommy Bennett)
 

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