Sandy Alderson said Bartolo Colon could be the Mets’ Opening Day starter, but the decision will ultimately fall to Terry Collins.
Alderson was speaking to a Chaminade High School social studies class about his time served in Vietnam on Thursday, and took questions from the students. He was asked who could get the ball on March 31, and suggested Colon as the first option (Hynes).
In 2013, Jon Niese started on Opening Day for the Mets, tossing 6 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits. The Mets won 11-2.