Mets Season in Review: Bartolo Colon
By Vincent Perricone
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Projected Role in 2017
Being with the Braves, you have to think Colon could possibly be the opening day starter for Atlanta. With moves being made (signing RA Dickey to a 1 yr/$7.5 million and trading for Jaime García), the rotation isn’t as bad as people would think. Led a year ago by Julio Teheran, these guys, especially Dickey and Colon, were brought in to eat innings for a young team.
Colon, who started an opening day for the Mets, could slot anywhere in that rotation. He brings a veteran presence to a team who is looking to make some noise in the future. With a good lineup, the pitching will need to step it up if the Braves want to compete next year. I could see Atlanta nearing a .500 record this year if everything works out.