Mets interested in Bartolo Colon, but will have to wait until he clears waivers

By Michelle Ioannou
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 01: Pitcher Bartolo Colon
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 01: Pitcher Bartolo Colon /

The Mets are interested in Bartolo Colon, but nothing will be happening until later in the week

I’ve already advocated about how the Mets need to bring Colon back, and well, it seems they are actually interested in bringing him back. This could turn into a reality soon to the excitement of many fans minus everyone who has tweeted at me and at Rising Apple about how he’s the worst pitcher in baseball. But the Mets will have to wait until the end of the week, Thursday at the earliest, for this reunion to take place.

Thursday is when Colon is expected to clear waivers, and can sign with New York — I mean, anywhere he so chooses — as a free agent. It would come as a huge surprise if he doesn’t elect to come back to the Mets, as we know how much he loved playing in Queens, and loved both the fans and his teammates.

Of course, Colon’s 8.14 ERA this season is of concern to the Mets. But, those numbers were in Atlanta and not in Queens. The Amazin’s don’t really have anything to lose by signing Colon except for a roster spot. It’s pretty much a no-brainer, and they seem to think so as well. If he struggles, they can simply cut him and keep going on their way.

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If Colon were to come back to Queens where he belongs, he would definitely be a great insurance policy. With Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, and Robert Gsellman all on the disabled list, and with Mets pitchers going down left and right, Colon would be a great cushion. Plus, he can be available in the bullpen as well.
Hopefully Thursday will come, Big Sexy will be a Met again, and all will be right once again.