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Mets Season in Review: Bartolo Colon

By Vincent Perricone
Sep 21, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) smiles as he leaves the game in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) smiles as he leaves the game in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /
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The year is 1997: Titanic is the number one movie in the box office, the remastered version of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” is number one on most charts, and the seeds of sexiness that would make their way to the Mets were sowed on a field far away in Anaheim, California.

Sep 21, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) smiles as he leaves the game in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) smiles as he leaves the game in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /

Making his debut for the Cleveland Indians nearly 20 years ago, the rest is history.

Yes, the man with the rubber arm is no longer a Met and as hard as that is to comprehend, he still gave us a couple of great seasons. The one thing I always felt Colon got labeled with was being a character. Because of his size and weight, it was always funny to see him either bat or have to run off the mound and field his position. But when it was all said and done, he is a really good pitcher. Pitching to a 14-13 record in 2015, he started 31 games. Holding a 4.16 ERA through 194.2 innings, that’s pretty good for someone with essentially one pitch, and in his forties.

Now, let’s take a look at Colon’s 2016 Season.

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