Bartolo Colon Held Out Of Workouts Due To Tight Calf

Terry Collins advised the reporters earlier today that Bartolo Colon is experiencing some tightness in his calf.

Colon was held out of team workouts on Wednesday, and instead, rode the stationary bike.

Adam Rubin reported that Collins said “I just told Bartolo this morning, ‘Hey, look, stay in and get some treatment.’ He rode the bike all morning. He did all the stuff he always does. I just wanted to get him off his feet. And Eric wanted to be out there. I just said, ‘You’re going to play this weekend. Let’s get ready for the weekend.'”

Where Collins mentions Eric, it was in reference to Eric Young Jr who has been experiencing some discomfort in his side.

Neither injury sounds too serious.

  • Metsaholic

    Noooooooooooooooooooo!

  • Alex68

    Lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #GoodLuckIn2014

  • Metsaholic

    20 Million dollars down the drain. We could have had Cruz, Drew…

  • Metsaholic

    These things usually come in three’s. Wait for it…

  • Taskmaster4450

    He ate the ice cream truck.

  • RyanF55

    I almost threw up when I logged on 2 minutes ago and saw this:

  • RyanF55

    I won’t even jokingly state a ridiculous injury because it will come true.

  • RyanF55

    Who could of thought a 300 pound 40+ year old guy would have an injury in ST?

  • Alex68

    When the season goes down the drain (and believe me, it will) i wonder what the excuse to defend sandy will be….

  • ClarkWGrizwold

    EY has tightness in his side.

  • Metsaholic

    The franchise is cursed dude! CURSED!! :-))

  • Metsaholic

    No spit!! Really? LOL!!!!

  • ClarkWGrizwold

    rubin has it on twitter

  • Alex68

    Mind you, i am record saying i will apologize to sandy and his lovers for whole year if the mets somehow are relevant come september . being as it may, we predicted this guy was gonna doom the mets. let’s see if he’s still round to see what he built crumble in his face ala San Diego before being fired

  • Metsaholic

    It’s part of the master plan dude. Every losing season, brings us closer to the championship. What? That makes no sense to you? It doesn’t to me either.

  • Metsaholic

    Ha, I knew it!

  • QueensRussell

    Whaaa…you mean to say that you had no faith in the acquisition of 40-year-old Fatolo?!

  • Metsaholic

    TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS for a FAT, 41yo, Ped using, pitcher coming off the last best season he will ever have…ever! Why? WHY!!??

  • Wolfmicky21

    The money they aren’t spending this year (and all prior years) is sitting in a special offshore bank account marked “DO NOT USE until 2017”

  • Metsaholic

    Hopefully after they sell the franchise.

  • trevordunn

    where the hell is Matt Garza or Bronson Arroyo

  • Lotus1209

    … thats a lot of apologies if that were somehow true come September Mr. Alex.

  • trevordunn

    because sandy alderson is a brain dead moron

  • trevordunn

    its the “plan”…don’t diss “the plan”…..

  • Andrew Herbst

    When it rains it pours.

  • Metsaholic

    In the case of the Mets, it’s hurricane Sandy!

  • PeteyPete

    This is going to be some season! With a rotation of walking wounded that can’t stay on the field, a minor league shortstop who starts for the big league club and has no upside and a bad attitude, a first baseman who can’t hit his own weight and has a terrible attitude also, and a bullpen made up entirely of rookies and washed up and out vets that Terry actually thinks will be able to make the team. Thank goodness for minor league baseball!

  • Metsaholic

    I won’t give up on it entirely. It doesn’t figure we’ll win 77 games. But we can hope the BP is not that bad. Lagares and TDA should be a good to watch. And maybe we’ll get a good platoon with Satin/Duda. Alas, another season of wasted production from DW. No rings, but a lot of things.

  • Fonzie

    MiLB.TV has kept my mind off the big club for 5 years now. Worth every penny of the 39.99 it costs to watch them.

  • CJM
  • Metsaholic

    I can’t watch other teams play winning baseball. It just makes me want to cry.

  • Taskmaster4450

    LMAO…the second coming of Flores.

    That is creative.

  • Fonzie

    Yeah but at least they’re affiliated with the Mets. It’s one consolation. 77-83 was still way worse. That’s consolation number two. lol

  • mets4lyfe

    We still have Lannan and Matsuzaka.

  • Fonzie

    Sucks though that you can’t watch many St Lucie games unless they’re at certain ballparks.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    ok so by some miracle colon draws a walk to lead of the 3rd inning. E young puts one down in the RF corner and busts it out of the box. Im just trying to picture colon running the bases and not getting hurt or worse….

  • trevordunn

    Duda……seriously?

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    HA – colon trying to stay in front of EY just may have a heart attack

  • Alex68

    Lotus, and i won’t mind at ALL! because we’ll be winning which is what i care about.. don’t care how, just WIN baby!
    But i KNOW and been knwoing since the guy arrive and even hired his son to be a “scout” that we were in deep, deep sh**!

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    satin / duda really these guys dont belong in the majors

  • Alex68

    But hey, the same people who bashed minaya for singing old over the hill players who came up their last good season love this singing of colon… go figure lol….

  • Taskmaster4450

    Yeah and people on here are screaming for the Mets to trade for him. Absolutely insane. It appears he will be a 2B in the majors…like the Mets dont have enough of them right now.

  • BarnRat

    Recalling an 80’s comment about Sid Fernandez rounding 2nd on an extra base hit: “…he’s heading for third like a beer truck without brakes!”

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    He was never going to an NL team.

  • Metsaholic

    They laughed at me when I said Murphy could play.

  • MetsAussieNation

    Amazing how a tight calf is reported and negativity is abound! It really is amazing how pessimistic people are about this team. If the media wasnt examining every tiny tid bit Of banter all we know is that colon would be taking a personal day. Relax, the season hasn’t even started yet hah.

    He is gonna be fine and he is gonna make 25+ starts this year, and he is more likely than not gonna pitch pretty damn well.

  • Metsaholic

    Yes, I believe a full season of Satin/Duda will be very productive. 20/85/280/350 minimum.

  • Metsaholic

    I have no doubt.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    lolol

  • And so it begins…

  • muskytoes

    Lennon and McCartney — and endless 2 buck chuck (which isn’t 2 bucks anymore) from Trader Joe’s — helps me survive the Mets.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Lol! I thought it was the curse of Hurricane Ike!

  • BehindTheBag

    Guess we’re not winning the World Series. Dammit, we were so close.

  • Tank

    except at the buffet

  • Tank

    I thought it was being saved for the Willets Point redevelopement project.

  • Alberto Salebe

    you seems to be a very old dog
    maybe it’s time to go to sleep

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    “Last best season…” doesn’t really make any sense, but ok. Why do you think it’s his “last best season”?

  • BCleveland3381

    Im concerned about Niese’s shoulder for sure, but this doesn’t worry me. It’s spring training. Guys are going to have some minor issues pop up, and they’ll be held out for virtually any ache and pain they have. As a Met fan, its hard not to think the sky is falling anytime one of our guys has a hangnail, but a sore calf isn’t a huge deal, especially at this point in the preseason.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Are you all getting so worked up over a sore calf in February? At least this is another opportunity for fat jokes, amiright!?

    The truth is the Colon deal is good considering the pitching market this offseason. If he pitches well, we can trade him or keep him. I don’t think he’s suddenly going to hit a wall.

    I agree with Matt Snyder’s assessment:
    “Bartolo Colon will turn 41 this season and signed a two-year, $20 million this past offseason — which puts him behind such free agent signees as Phil Hughes, Scott Feldman, Scott Kazmir, Tim Hudson, Jason Vargas and more. I don’t love the Colon signing as much as I just believe he’s going to be a good fit here. The Mets needed a transitional ace this season as Harvey recovered and can’t put too much pressure on Wheeler. Colon can rack up around 200 innings at better than league average and serve as the staff anchor. That’s worth eight figures.”

  • Hodges14

    It’s definitely no surprise that a 40 year old guy will experience some pain and discomfort along the way. I have to believe at this point he knows best what it will take for him to be ready for the beginning of the season.

  • I wonder how many of these are the bogus really non-injuries that pop up to give veterans some rest in camp…

  • britton

    why didn’t they just sign Arroyo !

  • Pike Miazza

    I had hammie in the pool…dammit

  • On Tuesday I heard from a very reliable source that St. Lucie will no longer broadcast games on local radio. It wasn’t in the budget.

  • Joey D.

    Hi TGWLC,

    I am sure Sandy’s gamble is that Colon will pitch this season and could thus be traded next winter. However, other clubs were hesitant offering him a two year contract being very uncertain how he would perform past this year.

    So if Colon puts up a decent but nothing spectacular performance this year, how many clubs would be interested in taking over an $11 million contract for a 42 year old pitcher with a history of PED showing signs of going downhill?

    That’s the gamble Sandy took. He wanted a top starter for just one year to partially take the place of Harvey but nobody who could put up Colon’s type numbers could be signed for anything less than a mega deal other than a Colon himself with his age and PED use. At the end of the year trade him for a mediocre prospect for the purpose of salary dumping most of his contractual obligations. This way Sandy got what he wanted – Colon for a single season even though having to sign him for two.

    The only problem is Colon having to still be shooting up his drugs and being one step ahead of the drug testers while still being able to pitch well, even if not like 2013. If he doesn’t then Sandy lost on his gamble which cost $20 million for nobody is going to absorb most of $11 million for Colon and Colon was not worth the $9 million we paid for his services in 2014.

    I do like a GM willing to take risks so Sandy taking a gamble is not the problem. It’s just that I don’t think this was the type of gamble to have taken.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Well, again, considering what some less talented pitchers got this offseason, in your trade scenario, I think the Mets could find something. They could also kick in some cash.

    There weren’t any pitchers putting up “Colon-type numbers.” Who else was out there who had a season like Colon’s? Nobody.

    You really think Colon is still using? Cannot agree with you there. You’re talking as if the Mets know he is and they’re gambling he doesn’t get caught, which is ridiculous.

  • Joey D.

    Hi TGWLC,

    The editorial comments about the PED are my own and not meant to infer what the Mets are thinking. After all, they are not the only team that has signed PED users and those who were suspended from the classes of 2012 and 2013. But we have to be honest, with all that has gone on, they are not naive about Colon, either. And yes, I still believe he is using PEDs for we know one does not get better as they turn 40, etc.

    As said, there would be nobody else available who could be signed for even just two years who put up the numbers Colon did. No other team wanted to give him that second year because of the age and PED issues so Sandy was able to get one of Colon’s stature for just two years at $20 million which was a steal for him. But the point about the $11 million is if the Mets can afford to kick in most of that money in order to get a top prospect in return AND if Colon continues to pitch well enough for a team to give up a top prospect for him regardless of the Mets retaining most of the contractual obligations.

    That is the gamble.

  • Fonzie

    Wow that’s unbelievable. It was frustrating enough when you couldn’t watch Harvey, Wheeler, Montero and Thor but now you can’t even listen to it. I feel bad for the St Lucie natives. That’s all they have in that town is their baseball.

  • MetsAussieNation

    Agree on everything you said. Well put

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Colon isn’t a power pitcher. If he was, maybe I’d think about PEDs. But Colon is about throwing strikes and hitting his spots. Glavine pitching till he was 40 because he was a finesse pitcher, not a power pitcher.

    Honestly, I think deep down many Mets fans want Colon to still be using PEDs, and maybe to even get caught and suspended, so they can point as say, “Told you so. See, Sandy is a fool.” Not saying you per se, but I do think a lot of fans are so down on this team that they subconsciously want them to fail so they can be justified saying “Sandy sucks” or they’re going to win 70 games or whatever.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You can say that now because you know what Cruz signed for. Significantly less than he wanted back in November/December you can bet.

  • Joey D.

    Hi TGWLC,

    It’s looking at the entire situation – the multiple injuries which even before causing him to miss two full seasons had also limited him to just 48 total starts in the four years prior to that (2006-2009) – that means 48 games over a six year span. Just because he isn’t a power pitcher doesn’t mean he not need to have the physical stamina required of a finesse pitcher to remain effective. There are only so many injuries a body could take and recover from that do not take it’s toll on an athlete as one gets older – we are not at the point yet of the six million dollar man.

    Then after all that at age 38 (2011) he gets an invite to Yankee spring training, impresses everyone with his stuff to win a spot in the rotation and makes a great comeback. And continues to show improvement in 2012 and had a spectacular 2013.

    Though MLB found no wrong doing with his shoulder surgery though his surgeon admitted the use of certain stem cells with other patients but not Colon, there was his failing a testosterone test causing his 2012 suspension followed up by his connection with Biogensis which the rules did not allow for a second one. Again, looking at PED usage in it’s entirety, the money that can be made if one can get away with using it or just be slapped on the wrist with a 50 game suspension (all of MLB is turning a blind eye to PED users as we’ve seen with the contracts – other than for Cruz – that were offered to those suspended over the past two seasons) the resurgence and improvement of Colon’s career after more than a half decade of injuries at the age of 40 there is no doubt he is using PEDs.

    I appreciate not including me with others who are hoping this shows Sandy as being a fool because as mentioned, MLB is guilty of being hypocritical so it’s not a case of the Mets. Sandy is playing by the rules established and anyone singling him out is being unfair, however, IMHO it would be naïve to believe he has not come to such conclusions about Colon himself after seeing this in the game first hand for himself for nearly three decades.

    As said, Sandy is only playing by the rules. And he is taking a gamble for if Colon is caught during this season that means though Sterling Mets would not be responsible for the 100 game portion of the $9 million contract during the 100 game suspension, it will be for the second year which amounts to $11 million because there will be few teams that will want to touch Colon and Sandy will be stuck with either him or eating up Colon’s salary.

    If not caught and he puts up good numbers then Sandy would be able to trade him for an established player who could better help the Mets – what type I don’t know (aging veteran, one who would be entering his walk year, etc?). That’s the upside to the gamble.

    http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2013/8/5/4591182/biogensis-bartolo-colon-melky-cabrera-yasmani-grandal

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    “If not caught…”

    You continue to speak as if it’s a forgone conclusion he’s using PEDs presently, and personally, I don’t agree with that at all. Did he? Yeah. Is he right now in ST? I don’t believe so.

  • Joey D.

    Hi TGWLC,

    Curious as to why you don’t believe he isn’t? Is it based on him not being a power pitcher or not pre-judging one despite his past and thus being innocent until proven guilty?

    I’m a big supporter of not holding one’s actions in the past against him the rest of his or life as a general rule, however, there are just too many reasonable doubts based on the circumstances not to believe otherwise. That’s just me.