Daily Archives: March 5, 2016
It’s miraculous that Bartolo Colon is still dominant at 42. It’s miraculous that he’s still playing at 42. It’s insane that he had eight hits for the New York Mets last season at age 41 (and having always been on the chubby side) – a couple were actually doubles! I mean does it get better than that?
Maybe not exactly better but, with the retirement of 35-year-old Maicer Izturis this week, Bartolo Colon met another new milestone. He became the last active player who played for the Montreal Expos. He played for the team in 2002, not long before the Expos became the Washington Nationals after the 2004 season.
Like the majority of Colon’s seasons he pitched well going 10-4 in 17 starts, throwing four complete games, one of which was a shut out, and posting a 3.31 ERA. He was just 29 years old. My how far we have traveled with Colon since then.
The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t had a winning season since 2011. While it has been a tough stretch of seasons for the team and their fans, they are in the midst of a rebuild that could bring the organization great success in the near future. I would expect the Phillies to start competing around 2018-2019 seasons. In this article, I will highlight some of the Phillies prospects and players that will be instrumental to the success of the Phillies. These players will include Maikel Franco, Aaron Nola, Vincent Velazquez, J.P. Crawford, Mark Appel, Jake Thompson, and Nick Williams. To read the analysis on the Phillies and the players listed above, please click the link below: