RHP Bartolo Colon will likely re-sign with the Mets, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman (Dec. 9).
"I think the door is still open and I think we'll meet with his guys out here," Mets assistant GM John Ricco said Sunday.
The Mets spoke with Colon's agents the next day, according to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal (Dec. 7. 2015).
Colon, 42, was 14-13 with a 4.16 ERA in 194 2/3 regular-season innings in 2015. He made seven relief appearances during the postseason, allowing two runs and seven hits while striking out seven batters in 8 2/3 innings.
He has a role on this team. I can't see him getting a multi-year deal from anyone, so a one-year offer to stay in Queens should be of some interest to him. The thing is, he'd have to know he'll eventually end up back in the bullpen if he sticks with the Mets. I can see him getting a handful of starts through the summer, spotting guys, filling in for injury, etc., but he'll have no choice but to be a full-time reliever when Zack Wheeler returns from Tommy John surgery by July. I assume Colon wants to be a full-time starter, so he's likely explored the market as best he can. However, if there are no regular gigs open to him, I hope he's open to coming back to Citi Field...