Is Cashman really this desperate?
In 2005, Colon won the AL CY Young award, but has since completely imploded, both physically and mentally.
The following three seasons, 2006-2009, Colon had 14 wins in 47 starts, one complete game, allowed 44 balls to go yard, only had 172 strikeouts and pitched a total of 226 innings.
You might remember Colon back in 2008, when the Red Sox were the only ones interested in signing the overweight pitcher, who stood at 5’11″ and tipped the scale at 245 lbs.
Making seven starts for Boston, the injury-prone Colon found himself back on the DL again.
Colon then left Boston for his home in the Dominican Republic to tend to personal issues and never returned. The reason given was, “He didn’t feel like it.”
Colon’s attitude is why no team wanted him in the first place; add that to all the injuries and that, my friend, is the definition of being unreliable.
By no means am I trying to erase how talented Colon used to be, but since he took home pitching’s biggest honor, he has been a mess. Continue reading ‘Brain Cashman: GM Makes New York Yankees Look Desperate By Signing Bartolo Colon’ »