Less than a week before to celebrate its 47 years, the Dominican Bartolo Colon said he hoped to still be able to play in the major leagues of baseball in 2020.
Having obtained his last start in the major league baseball with the Texas Rangers in September 2018, the former Montreal Expos said network ESPN that he was not thinking of retirement and that he would like to finish his career with the New York Mets.
With, however, a contract in his pocket with the Acereros de Monclova in the mexican league, the pitcher does not close any doors, even if it remains realistic.
“I thought I had an opportunity last year, has launched Colon to ESPN on Monday. I know that if that hasn’t happened in the last year, there is less chance that it happens this year. The older I get, and the sport is the business of young pitchers. When you age, the teams no longer have need of you.”
Colon has worked on the mound for the Mets between 2014 and 2016, and he has really liked his experience. For this reason, he would like to make a return with the club.
“This team of Dish was really special, he commented. I’ve played with 10 teams, but in the Dishes, the way I was treated by the players, by the entire organization – from leaders to the staff of the kitchen – was great. And the proponents of the Dishes are the best.”
“If it was my decision, I retirerais with the Mets. I’d like to finish my career with the Mets.”