Few players have become synonymous with the New York Mets. Of course, there are the obvious ones like Mike Piazza, Tom Seaver, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, and Doc Gooden. But one of the most charismatic players to play for the Mets in the last decade has been none other than the Big Sexy himself, Bartolo Colon. His first home run went viral, hit a stand up double, lost his helmet on a swing, the behind the backflip to first, a World Series run, the man had quite a run with the Mets.
Not having pitched since 2018, Colon turned heads with a proclamation that, in every reality, could happen.
He Wants To Come Back As a Met
Turning 47 later this week, Bartolo Colon wants to come back for one more season. And he wants to come back to the New York Mets.
“I’ve played with 10  teams, but with the Mets, the way all those players treated me, how that entire franchise treated me, from the front office to the kitchen staff, it was amazing. And Mets fans are the best. In the beginning, when they laughed at me every time my helmet fell off, at first I felt uncomfortable. But when I saw how much the fans enjoyed it, I asked for a bigger batting helmet so that it would fall more because it was so much fun for them!
“If it was up to me, I would retire with the Mets. I would like my career to end in New York.”
It theoretically can happen. Rick Porcello is on a one year deal, as is Michael Wacha. Should the season get canceled (hopefully it won’t), there will be 2 spots in the Mets rotation that’ll need to be addressed next season. And if Jamie Moyer could pitch till he was 49 years old, what’s stopping Colon from coming back for one more season at 48?