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The 16-year veteran won 18 games for the Oakland A's last season, the second most victories in the junior circuit.
Now, he moves to the National League where there is no designated hitter.
That's a huge plus.
Colon will also be pitching in Citi Field which is known for being a fine pitcher's park—much like the O.co Coliseum. Of course, the Mets have to score enough runs for Colon to win, and their offensive attack should be better this season with the addition of outfielder Curtis Granderson.
The 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner should get plenty of competition from teammates Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese for the most victories on the staff, but Colon gets the edge due to his experience and outstanding command of the strike zone.
"This guy is an old pro," manager Terry Collins told Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger. "He knows how to take care of himself, he knows what to do, he knows how to prepare."
Colon has been doing just that since his first major league game with the Cleveland Indians in 1997.
Despite his hefty girth, Colon seems to be blessed with a rubber arm.
That arm should provide 14-15 wins for New York in 2014.