clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Mets Trade Rumors: Bartolo Colon unlikely to be dealt before deadline

The 41-year-old starting pitcher seemingly hasn't drawn interest on the trade market.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

With the trade deadline less than twenty-four hours away, it sounds like Bartolo Colon won't be traded away by the Mets. While the team is willing to listen to offers, there hasn't been a ton of interest in him, per Marc Carig of Newsday.

The 41-year-old right-handed pitcher has been effective for the Mets in 21 starts this year. He has a 3.88 ERA and 3.41 FIP in 141.2 innings of work. He's striking out batters at a higher rate and walking them at a lower rate than he did over the past two years, which he spent with the Oakland Athletics.

Colon is signed through next season, during which he's due to earn $11 million. It would make plenty of sense for the Mets to deal Colon for a good return, but if he stays, he should continue to be a pleasure to watch with the Mets.