Results tagged ‘ Dillon Gee ’

Mets Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 1

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 1, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Juan Lagares, 0.4
2. Jose Valverde, 0.3
3-(t). David Wright, 0.1
3-(t). Lucas Duda, 0.1
3-(t). Gonzalez Germen, 0.1
3-(t). Jon Niese, 0.1
3-(t). Jenrry Mejia, 0.1

17-(t). Dillon Gee, -0.1
17-(t). Wilmer Flores, -0.1
19-(t). Travis d’Arnaud, -0.2
19-(t). Eric Young, Jr., -0.2

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/26

One more game in Florida, then it’s on to Canada for the Mets.

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What we learned: Jose Valverde made the Opening Day roster. Vic Black did not.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“I didn’t see it coming, but I also couldn’t expect anything different, really. What I did was struggle all spring.” –Black on his demotion

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Your (unofficial, but accurate) Mets rotation

Though the Mets haven’t released it, we know enough now to cobble together the team’s season-opening rotation:

Monday, March 31 vs. Nationals: Dillon Gee
Tuesday, April 1: Off day
Wednesday, April 2 vs. Nationals: Bartolo Colon
Thursday, April 3 vs. Nationals: Zack Wheeler
Friday, April 4 vs. Reds: Jenrry Mejia or Daisuke Matsuzaka
Saturday, April 5 vs. Reds: Dillon Gee
Sunday, April 6 vs. Reds: Jon Niese
Monday, April 7: Off day
Tuesday, April 8 @ Braves: Bartolo Colon
Wednesday, April 9 @ Braves: Zack Wheeler

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/24

The countdown to Opening Day is down to six.

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What we learned: A lot, actually. Jon Niese felt no pain after his first bullpen session since undergoing an MRI on his left shoulder. Kyle Farnsworth will re-sign with the Mets. Matt Harvey will headquarter his rehab in New York, not Florida. Dillon Gee will pitch Opening Day. And the Mets have hired an assistant hitting coach.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“It’s a big honor obviously for them to trust me with that day and give that to me. I’m very thankful for that opportunity.” –Gee on his Opening Day start

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Dispatches from Las Vegas and Port St. Lucie, 3/15

One more game in the desert before the Mets head back east.

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What we learned: Believe the hype: Cashman Field in Las Vegas is as hitter-friendly as they come. … Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias may miss significant time with a stress reaction in his shins, perhaps creating another suitor for Stephen Drew.

What we wrote:

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They said it:

“If you get hit when it’s 117 degrees right here, you get to go into the air conditioning.” –Triple-A Las Vegas manager Wally Backman on Cashman Field’s unprotected dugouts

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/5

The Mets split up on Wednesday but lost both games, anyway. Here’s a picture of palm trees to distract you:

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What we learned: David Wright will play in a Minor League game Thursday, in advance of what will likely be his Grapefruit League debut on Friday. … Terry Collins is strongly considering batting his pitchers eighth this season, according to the New York Post, in an effort to generate more RBI opportunities for Wright.

What we wrote:

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“I dedicate the rest of my career to him. Everything I do, I do it for all my family. But I do it for him, mostly. I hope he’s watching from somewhere.” –Mets roster hopeful Anthony Seratelli on his late father, Russell

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Video: DiComo talks Mets Spring Training

This is probably the only opportunity you’ll have to hear my voice dubbed over a B-roll clip of Bartolo Colon and his posse.

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/23

The games start soon, beginning with an intrasquad matchup on Thursday. Buckle in.

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What we learned: The Mets will hold back some of their regular starting pitchers early in the Grapefruit League season, in an attempt to see as many arms as possible. Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee in particular will not pitch the first time through the rotation.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“What is comfort? Is it money? I’ve made an ungodly amount of money. That’s the only way to describe it. We’re in a really cool spot with a child coming on the way, that’s exciting. That would be the way I would describe where we’re at — a very exciting time. But comfort comes and it doesn’t really last.” –Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy

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Jon Stewart, Ty Burrell riff on Mets

Modern Family actor Ty Burrell appeared on The Daily Show last night, where he and host Jon Stewart — two of the Mets’ most famous fans — got a little off topic. Check out the clip here.

You may recall that several Mets players, including Jon Niese, Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee, visited the set of Modern Family last year in Los Angeles. David Wright is also a huge fan of the show.

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Poll: Who should be the Mets’ Opening Day starter?

The Mets do not plan on adding another top- or even middle-tier starter before Opening Day, so it’s worth asking the question now: who should start on March 31?


The candidates, in alphabetical order:

Bartolo Colon: No Mets pitcher enjoyed a better 2013 season than Colon, who ranked second in the American League in ERA while with the A’s. He’s the oldest, most established pitcher on this list, but he is new to the team and the clubhouse.

Dillon Gee: Consistency matters, and Gee had plenty of it in 2013. After a rocky first two months of the season, he went on a 22-start tear that included 15 quality starts and saw him give up more than four runs in an outing just twice. The run ended his season, dropping his ERA from 6.34 to 3.62.

Jon Niese: The Mets’ Opening Day starter in 2013, Niese pitched through injury for most of the first half before bouncing back closer to his previous levels. He is the homegrown veteran of the staff, having established himself before Dillon Gee, and is the only member of the rotation under long-term contract.

Zack Wheeler: Aside from Matt Harvey, who will miss the entire season due to Tommy John recovery, no Mets starter is more jaw-droppingly talented than Wheeler. But he is also young and green, with only 17 career big league starts to his credit.

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