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Bartolo Colon is considering retirement

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Bartolo Colon told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he is considering retirement.

Colon, 44, allowed four earned runs on eight hits over four-plus innings Tuesday in a loss to the Yankees. He has an 8.19 ERA in 14 total appearances this season. He’s currently scheduled to pitch against the Dodgers on Monday. Rivera says that how he does in that outing could determine whether it’s his last start in the majors.

Colon has pitched for 20 seasons and is baseball’s oldest player. While he was effective for the Mets last year, time is undefeated. We may very well be witnessing the end of a rather remarkable career.

Brewers are interested in Jake Arrieta

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Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Brewers may be interested in Jake Arrieta.

The Brewers could definitely use a front line starter, especially with Jimmy Nelson slated to miss a good chunk of next season due to a rotator cuff injury. Arrieta will be expensive, obviously, but the Brewers have a lot more payroll flexibility than most teams, with only minimal money due on long term contracts. Most of that is for Ryan Braun, but even the outlay for him is reasonable, with deferred money involved. Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel laid all of that out back in October.

Milwaukee had a surprisingly good 2017 and they have the ability to add in free agency or to take on salary in trades if they want to. Maybe they don’t get Arrieta but they could make a splash this offseason.