Bartolo Colon could become trade target
April, 21, 2012
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com
Stephen Dunn/Getty ImagesBartolo Colon could become a hot commodity on the trade market this season.BOSTON -- It was Bartolo Colon's winter ball performance of 2010-11 that first gained him attention. Yankees bench coach Tony Pena told the team that Colon was throwing in the low-to-mid 90s, with his two-seam fastball moving all over the place.
The Yankees signed Colon, and because he had pitched so extensively in winter ball, they assumed that at some stage of the 2011 season, he would begin to lose his stuff. After all, he had missed the entire 2010 season, and hadn't thrown more than 99.1 innings since 2005.