The Official I Love Bartolo Colon Thread

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  1. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    6'1 283 lbs. Best pitcher on the stable -o-studs Mets staff. 42.
    2 yr contract and has done all that he has been asked. Better hitter than about 8-9 others on team. (LOL ).
    9-4 this year. Do not dangle him as a hired gun in a trade, Wilpons. Gee, Niese, yes.
     
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  2. 8893

    8893 Curiouser

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    COSIGN!

    After he let that (almost) perfect bunt roll foul and then scooped it up like a vulture, I texted my brother (another long-suffering Mets fan): "I love Barto."

    The guy is unflappable.
     
  3. Dooley

    Dooley Driving the bus straight off the cliff

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    He's been quite an asset to my fantasy teams...from the waiver wires! K/BB is a stat in several of my leagues and his 8 K/BB is OUTSTANDING!
     
  4. Deepster

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    I love me some BIG SEXY.

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  5. mets1090

    mets1090 Probably returning some video tapes...

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    How quickly we forget that Harvey started the year 5-0 and even after getting knocked around last start has an ERA 0.8 better than Colon's. Then there's Jacob deGrom who has been a bonafide ace and no one seems to care lol.

    Having said that, he's consistent, unflappable, and just generally hilarious to watch. He eats innings (among other things), fields his position well, and isn't an automatic strikeout at the plate anymore.

    He'll be missed next year assuming he retires which I guess he doesn't really have to. I'd bring him back on a one year deal to be the 5 starter behind all the young guns next year. He could eat some innings while Wheeler finishes his rehab. 4 guys 27 or younger throwing 94-98 and a 43 year old Bartolo Colon. It's what dreams are made of.
     
  6. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    If he comes back it would have to be at a big pay cut - no way cheapo Wilpons paying even 5.5 mill (50% of his current salary)
     
  7. mets1090

    mets1090 Probably returning some video tapes...

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    He'd probably only be worth about $4-5 million but someone would give it to him. Mets have no real need to as long as Harvey, deGrom, Thor and Matz are healthy. Especially if they can't move Niese.
     
  8. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Go Bartolo! Tough luck loser last game. Pitched great.
    Beat SD. Just do it.
     
  9. storrsroars

    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    I keep hoping Bucs will trade Tabata for Colon.
     
  10. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    I jinxed him the other day. Burn this post
     
  11. Deepster

    Deepster

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    BIG.
    SEXY!
     
  12. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Did I say burn this thread? LMFAO.
    Nice 8 innings yesterday!!
    Go Jon Niese tonight.
     
  13. David 76

    David 76 Forty years a fan

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    I can't believe he is still doing it. What is he, 50?
     
  14. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Bringing the thread back pre start v. The Rox.
    Crucial game. He could get rocked in the thin air bandbox. Or not.

    Go Mets! 4 games up. Shhhhhhhh
     
  15. 8893

    8893 Curiouser

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    Go Barto!
     
  16. mauconnfan

    mauconnfan

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    Alright enough already. I get it your happy and you should be but this is no time to celebrate with smiling posts.

    Yanks just lost 5 of 7 to the fn Indians and Astro's at home, keep your happy posts for another day!
     
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    8893 Curiouser

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    :):):)
     
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  18. mets1090

    mets1090 Probably returning some video tapes...

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    Ha classic good Colon start. If the wind was blowing a different direction, he gives up a couple homeruns and is done after 6. Everyone needs a little luck now and then though and I'll certainly take the win!
     
  19. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    92 mph yesterday, some movement, and a "W". Nice. And can we get rid of O'Flaherty already? Arsonist
     
  20. Deepster

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    How much do I LOVE this guy? 16 scoreless innings in a row? 9 k's last night? A relief appearance last weekend?
     
  21. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Dude has been worth every penny.
    42 and a rubber arm. Innings eater and tough to beat at home or in a large stadium. Trade Wright and his stupidly agreed upon contract and sign El Jefe next yr
     
  22. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Kicking tail tonight. Pitches every fifth day and in relief. Now that Boras' bitch Harvey is done after 2 more starts, maybe, if we do not implode ( very likely) maybe the MadoffAldersons allow him to start a playoff game?
     
  23. David 76

    David 76 Forty years a fan

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    He was awesome. Did you catch the behind the back throw to first?
     
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    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    Bucs are going to need a couple of starters for half a season or more until their kids (Taillon, Glasnow) come up. I'd love for Bucs to get Colon for 2016.
     
  25. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Storrs: you will get him. The inept organization in Queens will not even try to re sign. They better.
     
  26. mets1090

    mets1090 Probably returning some video tapes...

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    Eh... With Harvey, deGrom, Matz, Syndergaard, Niese and Verrett already lined up plus Wheeler due back around the deadline, they can probably get by without shelling out ~$8 million or whatever Colon will get. I wouldn't be against bringing him back but I won't blame them for letting him go. I'll definitely miss his general antics if he's gone though.
     
  27. UConnMike04

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    I love the guy also, but I'd bring him back for one more year only if we traded Harvey this offseason (which I don't think we will). Allows us to have DeGrom/Noah/Matz/Colon/Niese or Verrett until Wheeler is back.
     
  28. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Matz. He made of glass too?
    A blister? Geez
     
  29. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Go el Jefe, beat Philly. We need home field
     
  30. Dove

    Dove Vance comin'

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    Dodgers looked like little leaguers there in the 6th.

    Puig say "wha'?"