I think Colon staying involved throughout his injuries, attending meetings, going to practice, helping out the younger guys, etc. had a huge impact on the decision to give him the extension after the 2010 season that was lost to injury (I believe it was an Achilles injury, not an ACL as Varley reports above). A lot of the reasons for hits/misses in the draft has to do with guesswork involving how much a guy truly loves the game. Colon's attitude during these injuries has displayed his passion toward the game, and it is great to have guys like this around. Marginally talented guys with great attitudes who love this game tend to be more valuable pieces than supremely talented guys with poor attitudes who only play the game for a paycheck.