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Pro Sports Daily:
The A's are planning to make a one-year offer to free agent pitcher Bartolo Colon, the ace of this year's staff.
Colon told A's writers during the playoffs that he might be interested in playing three more years in total. However, the A's apparently would like to keep Colon, who's 40 now, on a one-year deal, if possible.
Colon re-emerged as an ace the past couple years and was 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA this past year. The A's, famous as the Moneyball team, remain a small-revenue team and don't like to chance having wasted years.
The A's have six starting pitching candidates, with Sonny Gray, Jarrod Parker, Dan Straily, A.J. Griffin, Brett Anderson and Tommy Milone. But Colon nicely balances the ultra-young group with his experience.
A's general manager Billy Beane and Colon's agent, Adam Katz, are expected to meet here at the GM meetings.
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A's lefthander Brett Anderson, the team's Opening Day starter in 2013, could become available in trade.
Whether Anderson is ultimately traded may depend on whether the A's are able to re-sign Bartolo Colon. Oakland is aiming to make a one-year deal with Colon, who turned out to be the ace of the 2013 team. Team higherups plan to meet with Colon's agent Adam Katz...
The Oakland Atheltics are hopeful that they can bring back starting pitcher Bartolo Colon on a one-year deal.
Colon, 40, made $3 million while pitching for the A’s last season. He responded with a 18-6 record and a 2.65 ERA.
Due to his age, Colon figures to be limited to one-year offers. It will likely come down to who pays the most.
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AA: [62-78] Texas League — Midland
A+: [69-71] California League — Stockton
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