MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon: Dillon Gee talks trade rumors, return from DL

There’s speculation that Dillon Gee could be a fit for the Angels, who likely don’t have what it takes to acquire Rays LHP David Price (Rosenthal, June 19).

“There is A LOT of interest in Gee, ” MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone recently wrote (MetsBlog, July 17), based on conversations with people in scouting departments. “That said, I don’t see him being the guy dealt.”


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Gee says he and his teammates see the trade rumors, they know the talk, but they do their best to ignore it and focus on what they can control, which is the game at hand, he recently told SNY.TV’s Rob Brender.

“Yeah, we see it, but you just take it as part of the job, if it happens it happens,” he said. “I’d be lying if I said we didn’t see the speculation.”

In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, Gee talks with Brender about his return to the mound, the team’s improved play, and trade rumors surrounding the club…





75 comments
Kevin Joseph Patrick
Kevin Joseph Patrick

Are you kidding me? That Rosenthal article is from OVER A MONTH AGO! He said, in the same article, that the A's didn't have enough to get a trade for Sarmadjia (sp?) from the Cubs. How did that work out. It's borderline embarrassing that you are posting write-ups on articles that aren't even relevant right now. Where have you been the past month? Living under a rock, talking to your "people"? As for Gee to the Angels, they don't have what it takes to get Gee after moving their best prospect for Street. However, I would be willing to deal Gee if a team sees him as more than the 4th or 5th starter he will be on this team next year. He is the type of player whose value is highest during the season, at the trade deadline, than it is over the winter. Gee isn't going to be part of a package that brings back an impact bat, but a prospect we get from trading him just might be. He's been solid for us, but when it comes down to it I don't see where he fits in next year, and forget about 2016. They should move him while his stock is at its highest or else they risk another Angel Pagan debacle.

queva
queva

Leave Gee alone, along with Niese, Harvey, deGrom and Wheeler.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Just bring up (AND PLAY) the 22 year old kid with the 22-game hitting streak and the .330 average.  I won't even mention his name.

lindro88
lindro88

This blog should shut down until the deadline is over.  We will read about all of the players that are available, but in the end we won't get any of them. 

eric88
eric88

Sandy hasn't made a trade for a Major League player since Andres Torres 4 years ago. They won't now either. The payroll is a paultrey 76 million and their goal is to move more Salary, not add. So go ahead and dream, it won't happen now or over the Winter.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Yankees pick-up Chase Headley (no more Keith Harvey Korman imitations) for next to nothing. And we are still looking at same unproductive SS and LF.  Look for one (minor) token deal to placate the fan base.

Kevin John
Kevin John

Its so frustrating that year after year, the Mets don't do jack at the deadline. They are going to stay put.

J Merritt
J Merritt

[provides reasons why Gee might be traded]


THAT SAID...


[states the opposite conclusion without providing evidence]


That said, I think the Mets should sell high on him

For_Sale
For_Sale

Yankees just got Chase Headley for pretty much nothing.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

Realistically, we need to move some of our prospects for a legitimate bat, and to increase payroll over the 100M mark this off-season.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Does anyone see the Met's increasing payroll next year? Maybe I'm wrong but I don't. 

If they don't then they are going to have to move some money somewhere.

If they do nothing their payroll will increase approximately 10-15M next year without adding anybody new. Between all the key arb players that will get big increases and the escalators in Grandy, Niese and Colon contracts eating up the CY money, you are only losing Dice K and Abreu's money.

Logically Colon, Niese, Murphy and Gee are the bigger dollars assuming Wright and Grandy aren't movable. Obviously moving Colon's money would be ideal but how much of that are we going to have to eat in order to move him. 

We have holes to fill and SA is going to have to do some "payroll allocation" in order to make it happen.

My problem is after the CY signing I'm not so sure Sandy is the right man to build the roster 

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

The west coast. Where the Mets go to die.  This year is the same as the last several. Come out of the all star break and bite the big one on the west coast. The Mets come limping home and play meaningless games in August and September. Oh those empty seats. NFL is right around the corner. THANKS METS!

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Have they got any MAJOR LEAGUE-READY players we can use NOW? I'm not interested in prospects. Gee has been a reliable starter for quite some time but I do fear he might be a somewhat fragile. Are there no teams out there with HITTERS to deal?

eric88
eric88

You make to much sense. The bat we need is already here. Not playing him everyday this year cost us a winning season.

Doubleday
Doubleday

The Mets current SS (I won't mention his name either) is batting .just 234.  

For_Sale
For_Sale

@kev oh GTFO! for God sakes.  Enough of Tulowitzki!

For_Sale
For_Sale

@eric88 If the Met payroll at the start of spring training in 2015 is under 76 million that might indicate that they did nothing of significance  in free agency and thus will have even more trouble selling tickets.  Operating a MLB team in NYC with a payroll under 76 million would truly be a bold move by the Wilpons

lindro88
lindro88

@Jake Polom  Who are these Mets fans?  I haven't heard or read one Mets fan express the opinion that we could somehow wind up with both of those players. 

eric88
eric88

The Yankees added another 20 million in two deals. No, you figure Sandy is a complete boon for NEVER finding a trade or he is only looking

lindro88
lindro88

@Wayno  Would you be writing a positive post if we went out and brought in the SS equivalent of Chase Headley? He's been terrible.  Not to mention they are spending 200 million dollars and have Kelly Johnson hitting 5th. 

bill1960
bill1960

I would not trade any pitching right now. Let's see how wheeler and degrom finish. Then decide over the winter.

lindro88
lindro88

@For_Sale  When you are spending 200m, and you have as many injuries as they do, they have to go and bring in some players.  The Mets and Yankees are on two different planets financially.  The Yanks print money and the Mets have none.

hashburry
hashburry

@For_Sale He started hitting recently.  Probably hit like Soriano did to finish last season.  put a bunch of cheapies in right field when he hits lefty!

For_Sale
For_Sale

@Seth Plaut yes, are you new here?  That sentiment has been stated several thousand times over the last say......15 minutes.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

@Tarheel11 I agree with you. Sandy has yet to demonstrate the remotest savvy in the trading or free agent market. It has taken him the better part of four years to get the bullpen right (and it still ain't perfect). And his free agent acquisitions, to this point, have been poor. Trade Colon while he still has an iota of trade value. We are one pulled hammy if strained back away from being out the rest of that money.

rico
rico

@Tarheel11 Yes I see the Mets increasing payroll next year. 

eric88
eric88

They won't do it because he will outhit their poster boy who is having a bad year.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Play the 22 year old the rest of the season, keep Gee, and make a run for it with what we've got.  We can make whatever deals we want in the winter, when our starting pitching will look 7 or 8 deep.

eric88
eric88

Bold move, they are already doing that. Following a then 7 year trend, it will then BE LESS 76 million!

Sean Matrai
Sean Matrai

@For_Sale @Nicholas Vargas you want there version of Lucas duda?



vimets
vimets

I would take CJ Cron and Grant Green.

For_Sale
For_Sale

@lindro88 @For_Sale this wasn't a money thing as the padres SENT money to the yankees in the deal.  Headley is also on his way to Free agency.  We had no place for headley, but we should be able to make similar moves.  

For_Sale
For_Sale

@rico @Tarheel11 I do as well. The Harvey Injury derailed the blueprint.  If he is healthy they will spend a little more and make their playoff push next season.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@eric88 The poster boy they badmouthed all last winter?  The one not named Ike Davis?

Doubleday
Doubleday

@Wayno THANK GOD Sandy hasn't brought us Headley, Soriano, A.J. Pierzynski, or Grady Sizemore.  'Nuff said.

vimets
vimets

What does a payroll over 100 mil mean?