The way i (like/ love to) look at it is this...
Colon this year has been the same as last year aside from 3 HORRIBLE starts. Even with those 3 starts he's put up very respectable numbers.
Compare Colons Contract to the R.A. Dickey extension.
Colon is 41, Dickey was 38.
Colon only throws a fastball, Dickey only throws a knuckeball.
d'Arnaud was a top 10 prospect in baseball at the time of the R.A. Dickey trade. Say i'll be nice and knock off Buck, Buccera, and Syndergaard.
The immediate thought is... NO!!!, But when you think it through logically, Why not?
I mean i really want to know, based on all the points i've just made, why not?
I'm sure that Alderson has made all these points to any team that has asked about Colon. I'm thinking (based on these points) Fransisco Lindor. The Indians are in contention, they could use a starter. Out of the goodness of my heart knocked off John Buck, Noah Syndergaard, and Wilmer Buccera. Say d'Arnaud then wasn't worth as much as Lindor now. He's atleast close enough that with the additions Syndergaard, etc. the differance will be MORE than paid off.
So i'm asking in all seriousness, Why doesn't Bartolo Colon seem to be worth Fransisco Lindor?
Some may say "Fanshot".
but this is almost 300 words, so i figured it deseved to be a fanpost.