Bartolo Colon will be returning to New York after signing a one year, 7.25M deal with the Mets.
The 42 year old pitcher has shown little signs of aging posting a 4.16 ERA over 194.2 Innings, with a 89 ERA+, 1.238 WHIP, and a 3.84 FIP last season. Unsure is Colon’s role on the Mets next season.
New York figures to roll out a rotation fronted by Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard and also likely including highly-rated prospect Steven Matz. Still, will Jonathon Niese out of the picture and Wheeler still working his way back, Colon will help to ease uncertainty in the Mets’ rotation. Beyond Colon, the Mets could also turn to players like Rafael Montero and Logan Verrett if they need additional support in the starting five.