During Friday morning’s show, Boomer emphatically declared that the Mets should make a phone call to 48-year-old Bartolo Colon in hopes that he can help plug the hole in their rotation left by Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, and Tylor Megill, who are all on the IL.
Boomer had to reinforce the fact that he was serious about the idea, because that’s how seemingly farfetched it would be given Colon’s age, and the fact that he hasn’t played in the majors since 2018. But could it actually happen?
If it can, Colon is staying ready.
MLB insider Hector Gomez posted a video of Colon, rocking a Mets shirt, throwing in bullpen session on Friday, saying “Bartolo Colon continues to work very hard hoping to receive an opportunity from the Mets.” From the video, it doesn’t look like there’s much velocity on Colon’s pitches, which is understandable given the fact he turns 49 next week, but the accuracy is still there on the ageless wonder who seemingly never wants to stop pitching.
Colon was an All-Star for the Mets in 2016, and is a cult hero in New York for his mammoth home run against the Padres, and his insatiable desire to always be playing baseball. But the Mets recently added veteran pitcher Trevor Cahill and will ask David Peterson to step into the rotation, so adding Colon after all this time away seems very unlikely.
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