Colon a smart signing by the Mets 

December, 11, 2013
The New York Mets' deal with Bartolo Colon makes more sense for them now in the absence of Matt Harvey, because they needed a short-term solution to keep the rotation respectable and avoid a situation in which they'd be tempted to rush one of their top pitching prospects. Colon is past the point, age- or body-wise, where he should be pitching like he did last year, but the two-year, $20 million commitment is so modest by today's standards that the Mets' risk is tolerable.