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Sam Hall
01-03-2008, 03:54 AM
Is this legit? Here's the link:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=es%7Cen&u=http://www.impactodeportivo.com.do/%3Fop%3Ddisplaystory%26story_id%3D1809%26format%3Dhtml

I've also heard Anna Benson's husband is a possibility.

Jayhawkerman2001
01-03-2008, 04:00 AM
oh please god no... the guy has been in total shambles the past 2-3 years...

KC_Connection
01-03-2008, 04:20 AM
Being a bit of a secondary Royals fan myself, one would hope that this will be a 1 year/incentive filled deal for Colon. However, knowing the money KC has thrown around at mediocre players over the last year or so, I wouldn't be surprised if it is multiyear deal, which would be a poor decision. He is well past his prime at this point, and would be the kind of addition that a contender would make, not the Royals.

Sam Hall
01-03-2008, 04:25 AM
It's supposed to be a two-year deal or an incentive based one-year deal depending on how he pitches in the league he's currently in.

KC_Connection
01-03-2008, 04:26 AM
It's supposed to be a two-year deal or an incentive based one-year deal depending on how he pitches in the league he's currently in.
Ah, well I guess they better hope he pitches poorly in Winter League. LMAO

DaKCMan AP
01-03-2008, 05:41 AM
He's fat.

Al Bundy
01-03-2008, 06:14 AM
He's fat.

Herm Edwards is skinny.

J Diddy
01-03-2008, 06:25 AM
Herm Edwards is skinny.


but thats okay

ChiTown
01-03-2008, 06:39 AM
oh please god no... the guy has been in total shambles the past 2-3 years...

which is why he is subsequently available for the Royals. This is the sort of deal, if you are the Royals, that you have to take a chance on. jmho

DaKCMan AP
01-03-2008, 06:40 AM
Can he play LT?

ChiTown
01-03-2008, 06:46 AM
Can he play LT?

Is that a song?

DaKCMan AP
01-03-2008, 06:48 AM
Is that a song?

It's a song with a dance.

ChiTown
01-03-2008, 06:50 AM
It's a song with a dance.

Excellent!

I like my pitchers to be musically inclined. It increases the fans entertainment value.......

DaKCMan AP
01-03-2008, 06:51 AM
Excellent!
It increases the fans entertainment value.......

I already said he was fat. :shrug:

ChiTown
01-03-2008, 06:52 AM
I already said he was fat. :shrug:

Fat is so yesterday..........

DaKCMan AP
01-03-2008, 06:53 AM
Fat is so yesterday..........

A fat pitcher never gets old or goes out of style.

Sure-Oz
01-03-2008, 06:57 AM
I say a low risk high reward type of deal...he isnt commanding much id think cause of teh injuries, but he has been a solid pitcher over the years. We'll see what happens and i believe Olivo was like a personal catcher to him, so interesting twist to his signing.

ChiTown
01-03-2008, 07:06 AM
I say a low risk high reward type of deal...he isnt commanding much id think cause of teh injuries, but he has been a solid pitcher over the years. We'll see what happens and i believe Olivo was like a personal catcher to him, so interesting twist to his signing.

He'll be in the $8-9MM/yr range for a 1-2 yr deal. Just a guess.

Cochise
01-03-2008, 07:18 AM
Well, he's pretty old and been injured a lot recently. I wouldn't be too excited about him, but we do need another pitcher and of course a low risk deal wouldn't hurt anything.

Dave Lane
01-03-2008, 07:56 AM
Herm Edwards is skinny.


Get over it!

BigChiefFan
01-03-2008, 08:34 AM
He's still a good pitcher. If we can get him, I think it would be great for the organization.

Mr. Laz
01-03-2008, 08:36 AM
isn't he like 84 yrs old?

ChiTown
01-03-2008, 08:42 AM
isn't he like 84 yrs old?

34yrs old, but looks 84, especially in his wheelchair.........

cmh6476
01-03-2008, 09:16 AM
that translation was awful

Demonpenz
01-03-2008, 09:22 AM
maybe renelvis and him can cover some fat boys songs

Micjones
01-03-2008, 10:16 AM
NO!!! Not Colon.

The Royals only suck ass and couldn't stand to take a chance on a player like Colon.

eazyb81
01-03-2008, 10:20 AM
Didn't he win a Cy Young like 2 years ago? He's only 34 and his injuries have been more of that nagging type rather than serious arm injuries.

Seems like a great low risk/high reward signing. Hopefully DM can seal the deal.