Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The Oakland A’s are said to be very interested in bringing back Bartolo Colon for the 2014 season, but as Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweeted, the team isn’t looking to overpay for the 40-year old’s services: #Athletics want Colon back, but only at price they deem reasonable. Hudson probably more trustworthy. Would have mentored Gray, Parker, etc. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 19, 2013 Rosenthal’s choice of words, that Tim Hudson is deemed more ‘trustworthy’ than Colon, is interesting. Yes, Colon was suspended 50 games in 2012 for PED infractions, but rebounded nicely in 2013 to the tune of an All-Star campaign that found him finish 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA (the second-best in the American League). The 38-year old Hudson signed a two-year, $23M deal with the San Francisco Giants yesterday. The A’s were said to have been the runners-up, having extended an offer of their own to Hudson, who of course broke into the Major Leagues with the A’s in 1999. There are also some reports...
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