Re: Colon signs minor league contract w/ Bosox
Originally Posted by membengal
Bumping to make fun of my "meh".
Was watching the M's/Sox last night (interested Felix owner in two fantasy leagues) and caught Colon, and, well:
He worked between 91 and 95 most of the night, and topped out around 97. He even touched 98 a few times.
It was stunning. Given every report on him this off-season dealt with how he was working at 87 (at best), I had no idea that he still had that kind of juice in his arm. I have no idea if it will last, but, well, I was completely 100% wrong with my sentiments in this thread. Even if Boston gets only a few games of work out of Colon like they got last night at that velocity, it will still be acres better than what the Reds have gotten out of Fogg.
I was hugely wrong in this thread. Bumping to embrace my wrongness. Colon would have been helpful to the Reds, given what I saw of him last night. And then some.
I don't think there's anyone who isn't stunned by how well Colon is pitching so far.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons