The rumor is that Bartolo Colon wants to reunite with the Mets for a fourth season in 2017.
If you were in Sandy Alderson’s shoes, how could you not want him back?
The 43-year old veteran has done nothing more than lead the Amazins’ rotation in wins, after four of the Mets’ five young flamethrowers were stung with injuries.
He was named an All-Star back in July for a reason, right?
Following Friday’s 3-0 win over the Twins, Colon is now one win shy of matching his career-high with the Mets (15 victories in 2014).
In 29 starts this season, Colon sports a 14-7 record with a 3.14 earned-run average and a 1.20 WHIP.
Bartolo Colon has become must-see television for Mets’ fans. You just want to see what happens next.
Perhaps it was the 1-6-3 inning-ending double play that he started in the top of the first? Or, was it the race to the first-base bag to beat Eduardo Escobar in the seventh?
Bartolo continues to be the glue that holds this makeshift rotation together.
Sure, you can point to Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman’s strong spot-start appearances, too.
However, Colon’s dominance on the hill for the entirety of 2016 has kept the Mets’ postseason hopes alive.
That being said, it should be obvious that Bart would get the ball in a one-game Wild Card playoff.
But, let’s not go down that road yet. There’s still 15 more games left to play.