Mets officials do not expect to trade Bartolo Colon
before Thursday, because they refuse to pay a portion of the $11 million due to him in 2015 (Puma, July 30
). As recently as Monday, there was absolutely nothing going on (Martino, July 28
Nevertheless, they remain open to a deal (Knobler, July 22), and Colon's name remains in the rumor mill (MLB Trade Rumors, July 28).
The Mets, who would love to get a young hitter in return for Colon, may be willing to pay the rest of his 2014 money (Daily News, July 25).
However, the ultimate goal is to free themselves of his contract next season, otherwise they may keep him through July and try to again move him through waivers this August (Sherman, July 22) >> Read More.