Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/24/13
  Bartolo Colon is pitching better than he ever has. The former CY Young winner has not only retained his form, and I`m not referring to the ever growing belt size, but he has improved. When you learn a little more about this forty year old right hander many eyebrows will be raised on how Bartolo is maintaining such a great season. Bartolo is a fastball pitcher, and one who throws a high percentage of strikes. Usually when a fastball pitcher ages he learns new pitches and structures a strategy that compliments the lack of power he loses over time. The loose tongued Ron Washington said it best while describing Colon “He may be too fat, but there’s nothing wrong with his arm. And he’s smart. He’s stuck it to us a couple of times now. He’s not pitching like he’s 40.” Well said Ron. Bartolo isn`t pitching like he is 40, he is pitching better than when he was in his 20`s. After winning the 2005 CY Young the young Bartolo started to experience elbow issues at the end of 2009 and did n...
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