Colon a smart signing by the Mets 

December, 11, 2013
12/11/13
6:14
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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.