Keidel: Mets Sure Goofed By Letting Bartolo Colon Leave For BravesColon, the Swiss Army knife of MLB pitchers, is the perfect pitcher for any rotation, especially one as young, gifted and turbulent as the Mets' starting staff.
Schwei’s Mets Notes: Braves, Brandon Phillips Continue To Thrive At Citi FieldThe New York Mets began the season the way they have on most of their Opening Days: with a win. But they could not follow it up as they fell to Atlanta in extra innings two nights later.
Kallet: Bartolo Colon Was A Great Met, But It Was Time To Move OnSo with Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker to pay — as well as other free agents/trade targets whom Alderson might want to explore — spending $12.5 million on an insurance policy was not in the least bit worth it.
Palladino: Keeping Colon While Pursuing Cespedes Would've Helped MetsLooking at it in purely accounting terms, Bartolo Colon’s departure Friday for Atlanta saved the Mets around $12 million, which should now be added to the effort to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes.
Report: Bartolo Colon Agrees To 1-Year Deal With BravesColon spent the past three seasons with the Mets, going 44-34 with a 3.90 ERA. In 2016, he went 15-8 with a 3.43 and was selected to his fourth All-Star Game.
Mets Secure Spot In Postseason, To Host NL Wild Card GameAfter all the disheartening injuries and trying skids this summer, the Mets are right back in the playoffs. With their ace on the mound at Citi Field.
Reyes, Cabrera Hit Back-To-Back Homers In 3rd, Mets Beat Twins 3-0Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera hit back-to-back homers in the third inning of the New York Mets' 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field.
Colon Shuts Down Reds, Reynolds And Johnson Homer In Mets WinMatt Reynolds and Kelly Johnson homered and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings, lifting the bleary-eyed New York Mets to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three-game series on Monday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
Colon, Bats Lift Mets Past Phillies, 9-4Bartolo Colon contributed with his arm and his bat Friday night, when the right-hander earned the win by pitching into the eighth inning while collecting two hits and scoring two runs as the New York Mets cruised past the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-4, at Citi Field.
Colon's Memorable Season At Plate Continues With First Career WalkThe 43-year-old Mets pitcher drew the first base on balls of his career Monday night, against Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray.
Walker Has Big Night, But Mets Get Shelled Out In The DesertWellington Castillo matched his career high with four hits for the last-place Diamondbacks, who swept three games from the Mets last week in New York.
Schwei’s Mets Notes: Walker Helps Power Victories, Colon Makes Subway Series HistoryThe New York Mets still could not put together back-to-back wins as they went 3-4 last week in their seven interleague games against the crosstown rival Yankees and Detroit Tigers.