There is no question the New York Mets season is hanging by a thread. But, Colon? Why?
I asked the Mets fanbase on Twitter today and here are a few of the replies:
Very well possible he has, but it cost almost nothing.
— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) June 30, 2017
You’re not alone. He’s done. Thanks for the memories.
— John ??? (@devildogje) June 30, 2017
You’re probably right John but what do we have to lose?
— Al Miranda (@am6047) June 30, 2017
The numbers are pretty telling: Colon has given up five or more runs in eight of his 13 starts this season. In his last start for the Braves, on June 28 in San Diego, he lasted four innings, allowing six earned runs and eight hits. Atlanta designated him for assignment the next day.
“The reality is that I’ve been getting hit hard and that’s the truth and you can’t dance around it,” Colon told the media this week.
The New York Daily News also reported the team “has not ruled out the idea of a reunion.”
“Get him back here and working with (pitching coach) Dan (Warthen) and see where he’s at. It couldn’t hurt to try him in the bullpen. It’s not like we’d be upsetting anything.”
I don’t see the logic. Sure, he was a fan favorite and he pitched some wonderful games for the team but, come on, we knew this was coming. Colon’s career has hit the wall. He is 44 years old. Colon adds no value to the Mets, despite the minimal investment.