Hold off on pulling those Big Sexy T-shirts out of the back of your closet. At least two memebers of the Mets’ front office were a little surprised to hear there were reports over the weekend that said they are interested in bringing back Bartolo Colon. “You never know, things could change, but it’s not something I see happening,” one source said. “It’s not a name I’ve been hearing.” Ervin Santana reportedly said his friend and former teammate Colon had drawn interest from the Mets, but two team sources said that Colon’s name had not come up in recent weeks at all. “I guess Bartolo is always an option, but not anyone has talked about (that) lately,” another source said. “A starting pitcher isn’t a priority right now.” Not that everyone wouldn't enjoy seeing Colon back at Citi Field. It was a good fit for awhile. Colon has always made it clear he would love to come back to the Mets. In three seasons with the team, the 44-year-old was perhaps one of GM Sandy’s Alderson’s best free agent signings. But the Mets and Colon parted ways after the 2016 season for a reason — and a good one: He was becoming less effective, winning against the bottom-feeders of MLB and struggling against the rest. We’d love to see Colon end a 21-season career by going out as he wishes.
Mets aren’t talking about bringing back Bartolo Colon — and they shouldn’t be
New York Daily News | Jan 22