Starting Pitcher Bartolo Colon Signs With Atlanta Braves
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Source: Bartolo Colon has agreed to a deal with the Braves, pending a physical. Terms of the deal have not been revealed.
As you can see, Mark Bowman and Jon Heyman are both reporting that Bartolo Colon is leaving the Mets to join their divisional rival Atlanta Braves. Specifics about the deal are yet to be released, but I would assume it is a two year deal.
The Mets planned to bring back the 40 plus year old pitcher on a one year contract for 2017, but Bartolo desired more security than that. It appears the Braves were willing to offer him that security.
The Mets refused to budge, and now it appears Colon will be a Brave.
Colon launches a blast for first career homer
Bartolo Colon blasts his first career homer off James Shields at Petco Park to give the Mets a 4-0 lead, and is greeted by an empty dugout Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: http://youtube.com/MLB About MLB.com: Commissioner Allan H.
I’m going to miss you, Bart.