With the news that the Texas Rangers have signed Bartolo Colon to a minor league deal, it looks like this is the year the Rangers will have a Turn Back The Clock night every night.
Turn it back to 2005 when Bartolo Colon was 21-8 and won the Cy Young Award for the Los Angeles Angels and not the old broken-down pitcher he is now when he went 7-14 with two teams in 2017, his age 44 season, with a 6.48 ERA.
Turn it back to 2013 when Matt Moore was a good pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays and not the horrible pitcher he is now, when in 2017 he led the National League in losses and earned runs given up.
Turn it back to 2014 when Doug Fister went 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA for the Washington Nationals, finishing eighth in the Cy Young voting, and not the Doug Fister he is now.
Jon Daniels has decided that since he cannot draft and develop pitching, and since will not spend the money to acquire pitching, he will go to the Way Back Machine and sign pitchers that haven’t been good for a long long time.
He’s looking for lightning in a bottle. Of Geritol.