The New York Mets have been shopping 41-year-old starting pitcher Bartolo Colon for the better part of this month, attempting to add to their cache of young prospects in a potential trade.
However, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark, it is very unlikely that Colon will be dealt prior to Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.
Source who spoke with #Mets brass says Bartolo Colon not getting traded this week unless something changes. Market for him never developed
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 30, 2014
Colon is currently 10-8 with a 3.88 ERA. His K/BB ratio is over 5-to-1, as he has issued just 20 walks all of this season.
However, his advanced age and $11 million salary for 2015 have been a sticking point for several teams looking for pitching help, and the general worries over his body type and conditioning continue to dog him when it comes to potential deals.
Don't rule an August waiver trade out, though, if Colon continues to pitch as efficiently as he has been all year.
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