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Don’t ask me why, but Colon is probably who I get most excited about, picturing in Royal blue. In addition to all he bring in terms of leadership and experience, he’s a hilarious character who would add even more personality to the Kansas City Royals already likable clubhouse.
Like Kazmir, is owed approximately $9 million for the remainder season. While he doesn’t have the velocity he did back in the day, he makes up for it with control and an exceptional ability to spot pitches at any location. This keeps walks to a minimum, but leads to more hits as he will throw strikes. Perfect for the Royals.
Colon set a Mets franchise record this year with 48 2/3 consecutive innings without a walk. The previous mark was 47 2-3, set by the one and only Bret Saberhagen in 1994. Could that be a sign from the baseball Gods? Are there baseball Gods??
My only concern is the fact that the Mets are desperate for offense this year and will likely only make a deal for a proven major league hitter. The Royals have zero of those to spare…
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