Royals "Very Interested" In Colon

Thursday, January 3, 2008

According to sources who requested not to be named, the Royals are impressed by Colon's play in Winter League and are interested in bringing him in in 2008. I think it would be a solid pick up for the Royals, who are looking for a veteran to help some of their young pitchers. In 2005, Colon went 21-8 with a 3.48 ERA and 157 K. Since then, he has gone 7-13 with a 5.72 ERA in 29 games. Colon is still working to get his arm strength up and is just 34, so he still has time to make a successful comeback. Not only that, but Colon had nine straight double-digit win seasons, so he could really help the Royals. I think they should make an offer for Colon. If they signed him, they would have Meche, Bannister, Greinke, Colon, and either Hochever, Davies, or De La Rosa. I think the Royals would like to see him play more in Winter League before getting a deal done, so expect something probably in the next two weeks.