The Mets' quintet of young aces are all expected to be healthy in 2017, but pitching depth will be important following the barrage of injuries that ravaged the club's starting rotation this season.I refuse to worry about the Mets re-signing Bartolo Colon because the Mets know damn well that they NEED Bartolo next year.
With Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler all coming off surgery next year, the Mets will likely look to re-sign veteran Bartolo Colon in order to retain a degree of durability in their rotation. While the Mets are interested in bringing back Colon, there has been little headway in negotiations thus far, according to a report from FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman.
"Nothing's close on that, but no one would be surprised to see Colon return to Queens," Heyman writes.
Colon signed a one-year, $7.25 million deal to stay with the Mets last winter and was expected to move to the bullpen in July once Wheeler returned from Tommy John surgery. But Wheeler hits some bumps in his rehab and didn't return to the majors in 2016, allowing Colon to remain in the rotation for the entire season.
The 43-year-old Colon ultimately went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA, earning his fourth career All-Star Game selection and leading the Mets' pitching staff in wins and innings pitched (191 2/3).