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Mets: Bartolo Colon thought he would still be on the team in 2017

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Jul 24, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) is seen the dugout during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 24, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) is seen the dugout during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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SAME BARTOLO COLON SAME. I also thought that you would still be on the Mets this upcoming season.

I am still very much broken, and it has not gotten any easier. In fact, it has just gotten worse as I see pictures of Colon in Braves gear that MLB and the Braves so kindly keep posting.

In a NY Post article entitled “Braves quickly finding out that Bartolo Colon is just ‘the best'” (yes, Michelle has known that already because well, yes, he just is) Colon opens up a bit about leaving Queens — and how he didn’t think it would happen.

"“I had the idea that I was probably going to stay with the Mets at the end of the season,” Colon said through an interpreter. “My family is up there, but it’s a business, and I had to do what was right for me and my family. This was a business decision.’’“The Mets did a lot for me. It’s just one of those things.’’"

YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN A BUSINESS TO ME BARTOLO. My heart just still hurts so much. We all thought that you were going to stay with the Mets as well. In fact, I may or may not still be in denial that you won’t be in blue and orange to start this upcoming season.

Colon has a message for all of us heartbroken Mets fans as well:

"“I just want to let the Mets fans know that I care about them a lot, and I’m definitely going to miss them, but I hope they understand it’s a business.’’"

I care about you too. I will always love you Colon.

There is one former Met and current Brave who is quite excited to be reunited with Colon (as anyone should be) — Anthony Recker.

"“There are not too many guys that when you find out they are going to be on your team, you go, ‘Yes! That’s awesome!’ You are truly just genuinely excited just to see him again, have him walk through the door for 162 games.’’"

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I truly hope that our Mets players and us fans can have that “Yes! That’s awesome!” feeling in July when Colon is hopefully traded back to the Mets. I need it to happen.

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