New York Mets Bartolo Colon Keeps Making News

May 18, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) reacts as he leaves the game against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) reacts as he leaves the game against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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New reports suggest that “Big Sexy,” New York Mets starter Bartolo Colon, could be in “Big Trouble.”

Ever since launching what now may be regarded as the second most notorious shot heard around the world, as well as becoming the oldest player at the tender age of 42 to hit their first homerun, Bartolo Colon has almost taken up residency amongst the baseball headlines. Unfortunately for the New York Mets starter, a new report suggests he could potentially be occupying living space atop them a little while longer.

Colon, whose unique body composition for a professional athlete has earned him the nickname of “Big Sexy,” amongst teammates, pundits, and fans, on Wednesday filed to have the aforementioned sobriquet trademarked. Unbeknownst to Colon, a story alleging him of essentially having a “secret” family, and years of defaulted child support payments, was released the same day.

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Matters of this nature have a tendency to be resolved out of the public eye. However, in the case of Colon, it has been documented that he at one point, planned on defending himself, which is why this information was made available to the public. It will be interesting to see if this has any effect on Colon going forward. One would anticipate the issue being settled out of court, but the situation is worth monitoring nonetheless.

Although he is now more than 10 years removed from his Cy Young with the Angels, Colon has been able to hang around the majors largely because of his ability to adapt, and embrace the variety of different roles he has served in over the last couple years. While it is probably premature to include power hitter in that list, he is the owner of a respectable 3.75 ERA this season, while also being relied upon as a starter, as the Mets pitching staff has collectively struggled to remain healthy for any prolonged stretch of time early on this season.

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Bartolo Colon has become a fan favorite for his on the field performance and how he looks like a beer league softball player. However, based on this news, it seems that there is more to Colon than anyone could have guessed.