It is now official. The Mets have agreed to sign Bartolo Colon to a two-year, $20 million dollar deal.
Colon is coming off a solid season in which he went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA and 1.16 WHIP n 30 starts spanning 190 innings for the Athletics.
The 40-year old got his two year deal which many thought he wouldn’t get. Surprised it came from Sandy who said he wasn’t looking to hand out a multi-year deal for any pitcher just yesterday. I would have preferred a one-year deal on the veteran right-hander.
Colon does give the Mets the innings eater they were looking for although he last tossed 200 innings in 2005..
Colon will join Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese in the Mets rotation. I still expect the Mets to bring in a couple more pitchers on minor-league deals to compete for the back of the rotation. They’ll likely add a couple more pitchers on minor-league deals to compete with Jenrry Mejia for the fifth spot in the rotation.
Wonder if Colon is the Mets Opening Day starter?
The deal now gives the Mets about $5 million left to spend unless they can move Ike Davis or Daniel Murphy.