Bartolo Colon has signed with the Oakland A’s. Colon who made the team out of Spring Training started off strong – including pitching a complete game shutout against the A’s in May – but faded in the second half. Colon finished with an 8-10 record and a 4.00 ERA.
Help Wanted: Designated hitter. Among those mentioned as possible DH candidates, former Yankee Johnny Damon and Carlos Peña. Peña spoke with MLB Network Radio and said the Yankees had contacted him. Damon who last played with the Tampa Bay Rays had harsh words for his former team after they signed free agent Luke Scott.
“Didn’t realize the DH and 1B brought the offense down. Thought we would’ve had an offer.”
Blaine Blotz over at Fansided writes more on the chances of Damon and Peña being signed.
Mike Axisa of River Ave Blues goes more in depth on Damon discussing the pros and cons of possibly re-signing him.
Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York wrote a piece honoring Derek Jeter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Oh and there was a trade on Friday night but hold your horses folks, Seth Livingstone of USA Today says the Yankees rotation isn’t such a beast even with the additions of Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda.
Mike Jaggers-Radolf over at the Yankee Analysts wrote a piece about Pineda and what he will bring to the rotation.
And finally, in a really cool article, Bill Parker (@Bill_TPA on Twitter) writes about “The Apartment” the 1960 film starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine – if you haven’t seen it yet, do it now. But that’s not the great thing about the article, the great thing is he likens the characters in the film to certain baseball teams. I won’t spoil it for you but yes, the Yankees are involved.
Happy Monday everyone!