View Full Version : Colon an Angel

12-09-2003, 03:35 PM
per ESPN radio.

12-09-2003, 03:38 PM
heard this as well on mlb radio

12-09-2003, 03:40 PM
Monster Moderi of Lisle local radio confirmed this as well.

12-09-2003, 03:41 PM
They've been saying the last couple days that once he passes a physical, he'll sign the contract. Apparently he flew out there today for the physical so the deal appears to be done tonight sometime. I like how the Angels are shaping up:


That is a very formidable rotation right there. Even if they have to trade one of the bottom three guys to make salary room or whatever, it's a nice group of pitchers.

Rocky Soprano
12-09-2003, 03:41 PM
Any official links yet?

12-09-2003, 03:42 PM
Meanwhile, in Soxland, the sound of crickets chirping rules the kingdom...

12-09-2003, 03:43 PM
Other teams in the American League are stockpilling talent for next season. Meanwhile, the Sox sit by and do nothing... as usual.

Jerry Reinsdorf, get the HELL OUT!

12-09-2003, 04:04 PM
how encouraging! we keep none of our FA's :(

12-09-2003, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by ChiWhiteSox1337
we keep none of our FA's :(

We signed Sandy Alomar!

12-09-2003, 04:08 PM

Rocky Soprano
12-09-2003, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by WWIII

:(: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

I guess I was hoping a miracle would happen and the Sox kept him.

12-09-2003, 04:31 PM
Hadn't we already been resigned to losing him before we got our hopes up from some stupid article or two?

12-09-2003, 05:40 PM
I've never thought the Sox were going to sign him from the day they traded for him. Reinsdorf's stinginess & unwillingness to sign pitchers to long-term contracts (his self-imposed "Jamie Navarro Rule") prevented lit.

12-09-2003, 05:47 PM
I never thought we'd resign him after he rejected 3 years $36 million. You can't believe everything you read.

12-09-2003, 06:54 PM
Ok, losing Colon sucks, but $48 million for 4 years! I like the 3 years for $36 million that the Sox offered. Anaheim will be good next year and so probably will Colon, but the averages say that he will not be a $12 million/year pitcher in the fourth year. Besides looking at last year, is Colon worth $12 million in 2004? I think so, but it could be debatable.

I think if you look back the Sox self-imposed "no long term contracts for pitcher rule" has worked well. Which, to correct a previous post, has been in effect since before Navarro. Navarro was an exception to the rule.

Can anyone argue with the results in terms of what happened to all the pitchers they have seen depart because of it? McDowell comes to mind. The facts are that the Sox have been right in the past. Pitchers are injury prone and long term success is seen in only a few.

On the other side, it puts a lot of pressure on the farm system and management to identify good young pitchers because they are only going to have them for 5 years (I think that is the current MLB rule on arbitration before a player becomes a free agent, it may be 6 years)

I would have liked to have had the Sox offer Colon more in the short term if we had to have him, then offer a longer contract which is basically the difference in offers from the Angels and Sox.

12-09-2003, 09:11 PM
I just saw on my ISP news that Colon went to the Angels for 4 years / $51 M!!! ***? What happened to the $48 M everyone was discussing? Were they bidding against themselves? Were the Yankmees a last minute suitor?


12-09-2003, 10:54 PM
$51 Million is insane! Bye, bye Bartolo....invest wisely, and buy a few Krispee Kreme franchises while you're at it.

12-09-2003, 11:28 PM
Here's a quote I took from the article on MLB.com (http://www.mlb.com/) about the Colon signing.

"The Angels already have signed free-agent right-hander Kelvim Escobar for three years and $18.75 million, giving them six starters.

That means it's likely that one of the remaining four -- Jarrod Washburn, John Lackey, Ramon Ortiz and Aaron Sele -- will be traded soon, probably for help at first base or in the outfield."

How about a Konerko for Washburn trade?

12-10-2003, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by mikef1331
How about a Konerko for Washburn trade?

No, no, you missed the part where the Angels wanted HELP at first base. :D: