Showing posts with label Dillon Gee. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mets News: Dillon Gee Officially Named 2014 Opening Day Starter


Mets News:


Dillon Gee has officially been named the 2014 New York Mets Opening Day starter. He will start March 31 opposite Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg at Citi Field.

Manager Terry Collins informed Gee before Monday's Grapefruit League Game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Gee, 27, will become the 23rd pitcher to start on Opening Day for the Mets, and the eighth homegrown pitcher, joining Dwight Gooden, Bobby Jones, Jerry Koosman, Jonathon Niese, Mike Pelfrey, Tom Seaver and Craig Swan.

Jon Niese should have been named the opening day starter, but has had some minor setbacks. Instead will be placed on the 15 Day DL and is scheduled (retroactive) to start against the Cincinnati Reds on April 6th at Citi Field.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mets News: Dillon Gee penciled in as Mets Starter on Opening Day


Mets News:


According to ESPN's Mets beat writer Adam Rubin, the Mets have penciled Dillon Gee's name in for starting pitcher on opening day on March 31 against the Washington Nationals. It will be his first career opening start.

Jon Niese was last years opening day starter and was projected to be this years opening day pitcher, but with the all his ailments he has fell behind so he is most likely to open the season on the DL and pitch on April 6th (retroactive from spring training).

Gee went 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA against the Nats last season.

Overall, he had career highs in innings (199), starts (32), complete games (two), strikeouts (142) and ERA (3.62) in 2013.

Stephen Strasburg is due to start on Opening Day for the Nats, followed by Gio Gonzalez in Game 2 and Jordan Zimmermann in Game 3 of the series.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese not a lock for opening day start


Mets News:


Jonathon Niese made his first start in spring training since being sent to New York for a MRI, which revealed no structural damage. He did not impress his manager Terry Collins at first, but settled down and pitched ok.

Niese pitched only two innings of work (50 pitches), gave up 6 hits, 4 runs, and 2 walks. His pitches according to Terry Collins were lifeless in the first inning only topping 79-81 MPH. In the second inning he reached the upper 80's and looked much better.

Jon Niese will have to convince the Mets hierarchy that he is ready in his next three starts to pitch opening day or the Mets might have to make an adjustment in the rotation by sending veteran Bartolo Colon or Dillon Gee as reported.

Niese links his sloppiness and velocity problems based on his mechanics and says with repetition he can overcome his problems to get better.

Only time will tell if Niese is ready to take the on March 31st in the opener, but right now it's all up in the air.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mets News: Mets Give Contracts to Parnell, Murphy and Gee....All Avoid Arbitration


Mets News:


Bobby Parnell will earn $3.7 million in 2014, with the opportunity to earn an additional $50,000 if he appears in 60 games. Parnell, who was eligible for arbitration for the second time, receives a raise from $1.7 million in 2013.

Daniel Murphy and the Mets have settled on a contract for 2014 at $5.7 million. Murphy also will have the opportunity to earn a $50,000 bonus with 500 plate appearances. Murphy earned $2.925 million in 2013. He has one more arbitration year before becoming eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

Dillon Gee and the Mets have settled on a $3.625 million salary for 2014, according to ESPNNewYork.com. Earlier in the day, Gee had filed for $4.05 million, with the Mets countering at $3.2 million.

Gee went 12-11 with a 3.62 ERA in 32 starts in 2013. He started slowly last season, in his return from July 2012 surgery that repaired a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder. But beginning with a game against the Yankees, Gee pitched highly effectively. He ultimately logged 199 innings last season.

The only arbitration case left is Lucas Duda who has requested a 2014 salary of $1.9 million, while the Mets have countered at $1.35 million, according to ESPNNewYork.com. If the two sides don't agree, they would go to a hearing next month before an arbitrator.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mets News: Mets Arbitration Eligible Players salary projections


Friday will be the  deadline to exchange salary demands...

The Mets have not yet settled with any of their arbitration-eligible players: Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada.

Here are Mets Estimated Salaries Based on MLBtradeRumors.com and Pace Law Projections:

Daniel Murphy $5.1 million
Ike Davis $3.825 million
Bobby Parnell $3.725 million
Dillon Gee $3.55 million
Eric Young $1.9 million
Lucas Duda $1.8 million
Ruben Tejada $1.0 million

Friday, November 08, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets will be active and aggressive this off-season


Mets Rumors:


Recap on Mets Off-season Playbook:

1. They are not likely to sign free-agent outfielders Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury.

2. They are shopping Ike Davis, who they feel needs a change of scenery.

3. They like free-agent SS Jhonny Peralta, who will not cost a draft pick.

4. They have quality pitching to trade.

5. They’ll be in the market for roster depth, including a back-up catcher, one innings-eating and at least one late-inning reliever.


Matthew Cerrone of Metsblog.com says the Mets will be aggressive and go after Jhonny Peralta to set the tone for the off-season.

He thinks the Mets will gauge the value of their players and can make a meaningful move by offering a combination of Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores, Dillon Gee, Rafael Montero. The Mets could look to the A's, Rockies, Dodgers, Angels for offensive help.

If the Mets like a player like Aoki, they may strike quick, for reasons Joel Sherman pointed out in his article...save them money and solve the lead-off problem. Cerrone says New York Post columnist Joel Sherman talked to Mets officials, outside officials and agents over the past few days to better get a sense of where the Mets are heading and how he based his predictions for the 2014...

The Hot Stove is just beginning.....  Lets Go Mets

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mets News: Don't expect Long term deals for Gee, Murphy, or Parnell


Mets News:


Do not expect any multi-year deals this off-season for Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, or Dillon Gee according to ESPN NY.

All Three Mets are arbitration-eligible. so they can get a slight raise, but the Mets have no plans to give they Long Term deals.

Murphy and Parnell are under the team's control through the 2015 season, while Gee is under control through the 2016 season.

But the Mets apparently don't feel compelled in any of those cases to get cost certainty now, or to lock up those players for any of their free-agent years at this point.

In Murphy's case, while it would appear more likely he returns to the team next season, the Mets do plan to listen to any trade offers, according to a team insider.

In Parnell's case, despite converting 22 of 26 save chances, he did not pitch after July 30 this past season. He will attempt to return in spring training from a herniated disk in his neck that required surgery to address.

Gee is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason, so his salary should be reasonable despite posting a solid 12-11 record and 3.62 ERA.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets to stay quiet at the trading deadline and will not make any trades


Mets had calls on Gee, but nothing materialized

Mets Rumors:


The Mets are still saying they will almost certainly remain quiet today and not make any trades, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Mets have been giving off the impression that they won't make any moves for several weeks.

Meanwhile, the Mets had a few calls on Dillon Gee earlier this month, but nothing materialized, according to David Lennon of Newsday (on Twitter). Now that the Mets need to limit Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler's innings, they'll hold off on parting with the 27-year-old.

Marlon Byrd has drawn the interest of multiple clubs, including the Orioles, but the Mets have maintained a high asking price with the intention of hanging on to the outfielder unless someone makes an offer too good to walk away from. The Mets have also received nibbles on closer Bobby Parnell, but haven't gotten anything good enough to seriously consider a deal.

Terry Collins was quoted saying, "If nothing happens ... I know it's in the best interest of the organization," "We've got some young players that are here that we're trying to play. If some of the more experienced people are here tomorrow, it's because they're trying to help us. You know, we owe our fans some competition, too."

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mets News: Harvey to Friday instead of Dillon Gee


Mets News:


According to ESPN.com, Matt Harvey will slip ahead of Dillon Gee in the rotation and pitch the Friday night series opener against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on standard rest.

Gee will pitch Saturday, with Zack Wheeler making his third major league start Sunday.

Terry Collins had three motivations for the decision:

• Harvey threw only 72 pitches Sunday in Philadelphia, when a rain delay cut short his appearance after six scoreless innings.

• Gee could use the extra rest because he has dealt with elbow tendinitis.

• Having Gee slip between Harvey and Wheeler splits the flamethrowers in the rotation, which Collins has been seeking to do.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Mets Matchup Report: Dillon Gee vs Phillies Hitters




Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Dillon Gee
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Domonic Brown1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Freddy Galvis3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Ryan Howard7 2 0 0 2 6 0 3 .286 .286 1.143 1.429
John Mayberry Jr.9 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 .222 .300 .556 .856
Laynce Nix6 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762
Humberto Quintero2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jimmy Rollins9 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .667 .700 .667 1.367
Carlos Ruiz5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600
Chase Utley8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
Michael Young3 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.333
Totals53193041647.358.404.6421.045

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mets to Lose Money?, Upton/Bourn Notes, Duda, Gee, Niese, Syndergaard, Mets Fishing


Mets News and Notes:

Josh Kosman in the Post reports the Mets again will lose money this season. Writes Kosman:

The team is expecting to lose more than $10 million this year, after bleeding red the past two seasons, while attendance is projected to fall for a fifth straight year, The Post has learned.

The owners can expect to take about $65 million from separately owned SportsNet New York cable network, which airs Mets games. However, Citi Field saps $43 million in debt payments, leaving a net gain of $22 million from those two assets. That means there won’t be much left to sink into the ballclub. …

The team should have more financial freedom next year, when some $50 million in payroll comes off the books, thanks to expiring contracts with Johan Santana, Jason Bay and Frank Francisco, although Bay will continue to receive deferred payments.

However, the Mets have paid only some of the $320 million in principal due lenders in 2014, making next year’s talks potentially tense if the Mets do not hit their own not-so-rosy projections, the source said.

John Harper in the Daily News says the Mets pitched trading Daniel Murphy or Ruben Tejada to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Justin Upton late in the offseason. As for the draft-pick issue with Michael Bourn, Harper reported the Mets received a favorable initial reaction from MLB about getting the No. 11 draft pick protected, but other teams began to complain when the Mets’ desire became public. MLB then changed its stance.

Pedro Feliciano will be held out from baseball activity for two weeks while he wears a monitor that will allow team doctors to gauge the severity of his heart issue.

Lucas Duda, who is adjusting his routine at the plate, struck out in all four plate appearances against the Astros and is now 0-for-7 with six strikeouts in Grapefruit League play. Terry Collins said Duda is getting caught with his front foot still in the air as the ball reaches the plate.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mejia, Bobble Heads, Bobby V, Young, Pena, Francisco, Gee, Edgin, Duda


Mets News and Notes:

Jenrry Mejia is due to land Friday morning and be at camp by midday now that his visa issue is resolved. Dan Warthen and Wally Backman both project Mejia as a future reliever, but the right-hander will be a starting pitcher again this year …

The Mets announced their full 2013 promotional schedule, which includes five bobblehead giveaways: Ron Darling (April 21), John Franco (May 25), Wright (June 30), Dwight Gooden (July 21) and Tom Seaver (Aug. 25).

Bobby Valentine reportedly will be the next athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

Ex-Met Chris Young signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.

Mets farmhand Francisco Pena will play for his father Tony Pena on the Dominican Republic team in the World Baseball Classic.

Frank Francisco will begin tossing a baseball Monday after suffering elbow inflammation early in camp, Collins confirmed.

On Sunday against the University of Michigan, Dillon Gee will pitch in his first game since undergoing emergency surgery at last year’s All-Star break to repair a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder. Gee did get on a bullpen mound in September at Citi Field to allay concerns.
 “I accomplished what I wanted to last year, and that was to be able to come here with some peace of mind,” Gee told Andrew Keh in the Times. “Now I feel like I’m ready to compete again.”

Collins said left-hander Josh Edgin worked on a sinker during the offseason that should make him more effective against righty hitters. Lefties hit .164 and righties hit .263 against Edgin during his rookie season.

Lucas Duda will receive heavy playing time early in Grapefruit League play because he is working on a new stance, Collins said.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Wheeler, Collins, Lutz, Gee, Tradition


Mets News and Notes:

Zack Wheeler hopes to learn from Matt Harvey this spring.

“We talked a little bit this offseason,” Wheeler said. “I asked him to help me out this spring. He was more than willing to just let me tag along and show me the ropes a little bit, because he was sort of in the same situation last year that I am this year.

“It’s baseball,” Wheeler continued, outside the minor league clubhouse. “I’m sure it’s pretty much the same over there as it is over here. It’s all about learning and trying to get better.”

Jonathan Niese has reported early to Spring Training....

Left-handed reliever Daniel Herrera, who made 16 appearances for the Mets in 2011, expects to be ready to pitch in games in May.

The 28-year-old Herrera, an early arrival to Port St. Lucie, is about to step on a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May.

He will not be in major league camp.

Herrera was not a free agent this past offseason. He remained under the Mets' control after making three early season relief appearances for Triple-A Buffalo last year.

Terry Collins in recent days has not backed Sandy Alderson's comments about Frank Francisco not having a firm hold on the closer's job.

Said Collins: “I told him the same thing yesterday. I said, ‘You’re the guy. We haven’t signed another close, per se. Bobby Parnell is here. I heard [Brandon] Lyon is going to have a physical. [Scott] Atchison is here. We’ve got candidates. But you’re the guy. But we’ve got to get you ready. And if you’re not ready, I’ve got to find somebody else.'

"And that’s kind of what Sandy is saying. This guy, with what’s happened last year, with his elbow issues, he’s got to go out and earn a job. If he’s healthy, he will earn the job, in my opinion.”

Zach Lutz’s transition to outfielder became more official Thursday with outfield coach Tom Goodwin now at the Mets’ spring-training complex.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Mets News and Notes: First Responder Caps, Niese Trade?, Byrdak, Dickey Books, Davis Charity Event, St.Lucie, Gee


Mets News and Notes:

The Mets have decided to wear first-responder caps pregame but not in-game on Tuesday, on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. A team spokesman said the decision was made by the team and not Major League Baseball. MLB would not allow the in-game usage last year.

Andy McCullough in the Star-Ledger notes Niese could be a valuable trade piece for the Mets this winter since the club is most deep in starting pitching and a stagnant payroll means the Mets may need to deal an established player such as the southpaw for multiple prospects in order to improve. Writes McCullough:

Baseball officials outside the organization believe Niese could elicit a quality return on the trade market. “People would be interested in [Niese] because he’s a starter who some people see as a No. 3,” one executive said. “Some people see him a little bit like where they saw Gio Gonzalez last year.” ... [Sandy] Alderson can look to his protégé, Oakland general manager Billy Beane, for a blueprint. A survey of competing executives indicated Niese’s value is comparable to Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill, the two starting pitchers the Athletics traded last winter. The executives requested anonymity in order to speak freely about the situation. “You’re looking at about two or three prospects [for Niese],” one executive said. “At least.”

Tim Byrdak pronounced Wednesday's surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder as well as torn meniscus cartilage in his right knee a success. Byrdak hopes to return to the majors, but the shoulder surgery requires roughly a 12-month recovery time.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey, Davis, Expected Losses, Mets Road Trip, Gee, Tejada, Chipper, Cyclones, Prospects, Suspension


Mets News and Notes:

R.A. Dickey notched his 18th win, which is now tied with Washington's Gio Gonzalez for the major league lead, and Ike Davis belted a three-homer as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Dickey is now two wins shy of becoming the Mets' first 20-game winner since Frank Viola in 1990.

Ike Davis' 26 homers are tied for fifth most in franchise history by a first baseman, trailing only Carlos Delgado (38 in 2008 and 2006), Dave Kingman (37 in 1982) and Eddie Murray (27 in 1993). Mo Vaughn also had 26, in 2002.

Of Davis' 26 homers, a National League-high 19 have come on the road. San Diego's Chase Headley and Miami's Giancarlo Stanton, who both play in spacious home ballparks, are tied for second in the league in road homers with 17 apiece.

The Mets are expected to lose $23 million this season, Josh Kosman reports in the Post. Sandy Alderson has identified last year's loss as $60 million, but the Mets' payroll was slashed roughly $50 million during the past offseason, helping to close that deficit despite lower attendance in 2012.

The Mets completed their road trip to Philadelphia, Miami and St. Louis with a 6-3 record. They trail Philadelphia (66-71) by a game for third place in the division, but the Mets (65-72) have opened a five-game lead on the Marlins (60-77) for fourth place.


No surprise, but Terry Collins told reporters in St. Louis that Dillon Gee is assured a rotation spot next season assuming he is healthy, which is expected to be the case following surgery to repair a damaged artery.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Collins, Expected payroll, Signing Dickey/Wright, Gee, Slumping Murphy, Valdespin, Wheeler, Second-half Swoon



Mets News and Notes:

A source tells Mike Puma in the Post there is "no chance" Terry Collins will be fired after the season.

Sandy Alderson said he expected the 2013 payroll to be in the vicinity of $100 million -- comparable to this season -- although he again maintained during a Q&A with season-ticket holders Sunday that he has yet to get a firm figure from ownership.

"I have not talked to Fred [Wilpon] or anyone else about where that payroll is going to be, but I’m hopeful we’ll be in the same range if not somewhat higher," Alderson said. "But I can’t confirm that at this point. What I look at is what our needs are and how we fill those needs. And there’s no question that being able to add to the payroll is an important part of being able to address those. So is the willingness to make trades, trade prospects, bring players in from outside -- so lots of things to take into account.

"I wish I could tell you exactly where we’re going to be. You can probably sense where my sentiments would be. It’s something we have to address, various scenarios. We’ll see exactly where we land. It’s an important point, an important question, and I wish I could give you a better answer at this point. But I expect to be able to give you a better answer in the next few weeks -- well, before I have to spend it, anyway." 

The GM expressed his intent to re-sign David Wright and R.A. Dickey, although that also was his official position with regards to Jose Reyes. Wright and Dickey are under control for next season through team options. Wright has indicated he is uninterested in negotiating during the 2013 season -- with Dickey less resolute on that subject. Essentially, the Mets have this offseason to try to negotiate an extension with Wright or he may be testing free agency.

“I fully expect that David Wright and R.A. Dickey will be here not only next year, but long term," Alderson said. "As you all know, we have options on both those players, and it’s not our intention to simply rely on those options and go into next season and deal with their free agency after 2013. We’re going to deal with it up front while we still have a little bit of room to maneuver. But we’re committed to trying to bring those two back. I hope they’ll both be back, and I’m excited about the possibilities they will be."

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Johnson, Santana's Awkward Stat, Gee, Alderson on WFAN, Mejia, Nieuwenhuis


Mets News and Notes:

Catcher Rob Johnson was suppose to be demoted to Triple-A Buffalo  instead he landed on the major league DL with a torn ligament in his left thumb.Johnson will not require surgery, but he is being prescribed six weeks off, which essentially makes the injury season-ending.

Before Shutting down Johan Santana, he allowed six earned runs or more in each of his last five starts, a franchise record. His 4.85 ERA for the season becomes the highest for a left-handed starter in franchise history, topping the 4.63 ERA posted by Glendon Rusch in 2001. ESPN Stats & Information notes that while all of Santana’s pitches were less intimidating after throwing the no-hitter, the biggest decline in effectiveness came from the changeup. Batters hit .143 against the changeup through the June 1 outing, then .304 in the next 10 starts. 

Dillon Gee plans to travel to St. Louis today. With six weeks having passed since his surgery to repair a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder, Gee expects to undergo an angiogram on Friday and be cleared to begin tossing a baseball. Gee does not expect to return this season.

Alderson, appearing on WFAN, insisted he did not have a precise payroll for next season dictated from ownership yet, although a source has told ESPN NY the figure is expected to be close to this season's total. The GM did say this year's payroll would fall just less than $100 million when the entire season's spending is included.

"Obviously I'm fully aware we've got a lot of money tied up in two or three players," Alderson said, referring to 2013. "We've got some guys we'd like to keep here -- David Wright being one, R.A. Dickey being another. We've got some guys that are going to be eligible for arbitration for the first time. So we've done some calculations as to, OK, if we have 'X' amount of money, this is what we can do. 'Y' amount of money, this is what we can do."

Asked about making a big free agent signing during the upcoming offseason, Alderson instead suggested trades are a more likely route to improve the team for 2013.

"For the purpose of this discussion, let's assume the payroll is the same," Alderson said. "I don't expect the same team on the field. Look, we've watched this team for two years. We've gotten similar results the two years. There are some positives. ... We need to get better, and not incrementally. ...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Harvey, Gee, Santana's Pitch Count, Almost No-Hitters, Duda, Davis, Carpenter


Mets News and Notes:

Matt Harvey made his Citi Field Debut Last Night.  Harvey retired the final nine batters he faced in a six-inning outing, but the 2010 first-round pick expressed disappointment with his early control, which led to five walks, matching the most he has surrendered at any level as a professional. He downplayed having extra energy in his Citi Field debut, since it came in his fourth major league start.

“You only have your debut once,” Harvey said. “Obviously I was really excited to be here in New York and pitch in front of the Mets fans, and my family especially. But there was no extra nerves or adrenaline. It was another game and I had to do my job and go out and try to win.”

Dillon Gee told  ESPN NY  it was "unrealistic" to expect him to return this season. Gee nonetheless said he is recovering well from July 13 surgery to patch a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder.

Terry Collins expects Santana will be capped at 90 pitches tonight. The southpaw only threw 38 pitches in Sunday's rehab start with Brooklyn, but tossed additional pitches off a bullpen mound after departing the game at Coney Island to up his count to a number comparable to an ordinary start.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Relief, Dykstra, Francisco, Bay, Gee, Dickey, Draft


Mets News and Notes:

The Mets will sign 39-year-old left-hander C.J. Nitkowski to a minor league deal and assign him to Double-A Binghamton.

Lenny Dykstra pleaded guilty Friday in Los Angeles to bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering. He faces up 20 years in prison at a Dec. 3 sentencing.

Frank Francisco's return is on hold after the closer was shut down with continued oblique discomfort. Jason Bay, meanwhile, went 0-for-3 with a walk for the second straight day with Class A St. Lucie, this time as the DH. Terry Collins indicated Bay quickly would move to Triple-A Buffalo, paving the way for him to potentially be activated for next week's series in Washington.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Roster Moves: Edgin moving into the pen


Left-handed reliever Josh Edgin will join the Mets for Friday's second-half opener in Atlanta, taking Dillon Gee's roster spot.

Edgin was 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA in 35 relief appearances with Triple-A Buffalo.
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