His control and command within the strike zone, however, were what most interested the Mets.
"He's exactly what he's been advertised, a strike-throwing machine," manager Terry Collins said. "That's what he does. He's going to help us. He's going to make a big difference."
Though Cashman Field is known for its hitter-friendly conditions, Rizzo's blasts both sailed well beyond the bounds of any normal ballpark. Through a team spokesman, Colon said he was unconcerned about the homers, saying simply, "It's Spring Training."
Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. Steve Dorsey is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.