The Los Angeles Dodgers have wanted another rotation piece ever since the trade deadline. Even though July 31st has passed, they still are looking for yet another starting pitcher. Even though Los Angeles has a solid top of the rotation in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, injuries have caused the Dodgers to resort to Dan Haren, Roberto Hernandez, and Kevin Correia as their final three starters.
In order to bolster their rotation, the Dodgers are currently "going after" Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon, an industry source told Cover Those Bases. Colon "intrigues" the Dodgers, who are looking for another starting pitcher, the source continued on to say. Colon was placed on revocable trade waivers by the Mets, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported this past weekend.
The Mets signed Colon this offseason to a two-year, $20 million deal. He still has $11 million left on his deal in 2015--perhaps allowing him to get to the Dodgers in the waivers, or even allowing him to pass through. The deal has seemed to pan out for the Mets, but Colon, at age 41, could be nearing the end of his line. Considering the fact that New York is not contending this season, it could be their final opportunity to get good trade value for Colon.
On the season, Colon is 12-10 with a 3.82 ERA, 3.35 FIP, and a 1.147 WHIP in 25 starts. He has a 130 to 22 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 167 1/3 innings pitched on the year. He has a 3.94 ERA and a 4.05 FIP over his 17 year career with the Mets, Athletics, Yankees, White Sox, Red Sox, Angels, Expos, and Indians.