Dillon Gee 9 (Baron)

Mets, Dillon Gee agree to one-year $3.625 million contract for 2014

The Mets have signed RHP Dillon Gee to a one-year, $3.625 million contract to avoid arbitration (Rubin).

Gee went 12-11 with a 3.62 ERA in 32 starts for the Mets in 2013. He is in his first year of arbitration eligibility – he earned $527,375 in 2013.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Gee was projected to earn $3.4 million through arbitration in 2014.

53 comments
Rob Lane
Rob Lane

3.65 million is a bargain for Dillon Gee.

Lynn Tomaro
Lynn Tomaro

I like Gee.... he has developed to be a good pitcher... had some solid games last year....

philoso
philoso

I hope Gee has a breakout season (16-9; 3.15 ERA; 8.9 SO/9IP; 2.4 BB/9IP). He could fetch an excellent prospect via trade next offseason.

The Mets 2015 rotation should be Harvey, Wheeler, Niese, Syndergaard, Mejia, Montero. Combined with Parnell, Black, Familia, Germen, deGrom, Walters, Leathersich, Rice, Edgin, FA acquisition, et al in the bullpen; we have one of the top-5 pitching staffs in baseball.

Dan Christie
Dan Christie

Oooooooooooo really?? I think I might not sleep tonight

George Fehr
George Fehr

I am glad Gee beat the Yankees in the Bronx. Collins took him out to early that night. I think Scott Rice was able to get the left handed hitter out. Terry did what other managers do. Lefty vs. Lefty instead of deciding that Gee had plenty of energy to finish the inning.

mattfranco
mattfranco

Gee is solid.  My favorite Met.  Though, Rick Reed > Gee

Larry Vaughn
Larry Vaughn

I'm glad I'm not the only one that's noticed what a solid starter Gee is....

Susan DeLeo Bruggeman
Susan DeLeo Bruggeman

Should've been longer than 1 year!! He doesn't get the respect he deserves!!

John Berner
John Berner

They should of given him 3 years, he's a solid starter and will be part of the mets future.

Casey Nepivoda
Casey Nepivoda

He always seems like he is sitting in the back seat to the Mets and I don't understand why.

Söze, Keyser
Söze, Keyser

This is a signing I like. Granted, Gee doesn't have a lot of run time on the ML level but from what we've seen, generally solid results.  If the Mets could ever produce a consistent bullpen, the starters on this team would likely pick up 2-3 additional wins each...which matches what I see out of Gee so far...a solid 13-15 win guy.

Ernie Nowack
Ernie Nowack

Sounds good... Looks like they might wind up with a better pitching staff than the Yankees.

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

the Mutts just resigned Quintinilla to a minor league deal, thats just great, Tejada is the starter,no Drew, the Mets take the cheap way out as usual!  The line up is so weak, another losing season!

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

To me Lucas is not even a 1 million guy no less 2 million . oh well

drmetfan
drmetfan

Not bad. I don't think Gee will be a Met for much longer. With all these guys coming through the farm system he looks to be like the one most likely to get traded. It will be interesting to see what the Mets do specially if Mejia returns to form and pitches to his potential.

mets2891
mets2891

Gee deserves it.  Throw what Duda is asking for on top of it.

philoso
philoso

This is a business folks. MTR projected that Gee was worth $3.4Million. Why would you pay him $4 Million if the outside services say he was worth more than half a million less?

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Adam Rubin reports Mets and Gee have settled at exact midpoint between the 2 figures of $3.625M. So Duda is last guy left and they're only $550K apart so that seems like that shouldn't be too difficult to work out.

barcamets
barcamets

Gee is very much worth what he's asking for. If we can pay C.Young $7.5M, Gee is giving us a bargain price.

ac0814
ac0814

Gee deserves every penny he will make. 4.05 m is very reasonable.

Stu Ellert
Stu Ellert

Wonder if that .05 would be a deal breaker...

Roberto Walker
Roberto Walker

Look a that 5th starters are getting... Like Phil Hughes if you can offer Gee a 4 year deal at 5 per your not gonna save on future arbitration years? And of he does continue the trend from last year he becomes a steal and potential valuble trade piece as a young pitcher that is locked up to a reasonable contract...lock up Gee like we locked up Niese

metsmlb
metsmlb

Give him the money, he deserves it

Steve Barbato
Steve Barbato

Don't hate, arbitrate. Why pay him more than you need to? Gonna trade him eventually anyway, why put a bigger price tag on him?

eric88
eric88

Sign Gee to 4 year 25 - 28 million. He will eventually be your # 4 or 5 SP, but with Harvey out he is your best overall pitcher. He is mentally tough and a pit bull on the mound, on a team where that quality is so rare {think Duda , Ike, Tejada as examples]. Gee is a pitcher we need if/when we are a contender. If we get so good, it also will be a very moveable contract.

Shawn Rosen
Shawn Rosen

He deserves the money. i wouldn't lock him up long term but definitely give him the 4.05 mill

Pedro uceta
Pedro uceta

give him the money then lock him up for 3-4 years. he is  the real thing and a great number 4-5 starter

lindro88
lindro88

Is Stephen Drew really such a big difference maker? Just because he's better than Tejada doesn't mean the Mets should over pay for a mid tier SS. Quintanilla is a useful player to have in the system, regardless if he winds up the backup or hopefully spends the season in triple A. Teams need depth.

lindro88
lindro88

Gee is a proven commodity. He's a legit 3/4 starter. He had stretches where he was as effective as any starter in the NL. I'd sooner trade a prospect than a guy I know can give us a QS just about every time out.

xgamblorx
xgamblorx

@philoso Because the Mets know more about their own players than outside services?

ac0814
ac0814

You reward your good players. They should actually extend him to a contract similar to was Niese signed.

stemog
stemog

@barcamets Chris Young had enough time to go free agent, Gee doesn't, simple as that. It's how the business works. It's not just Gee, it's every player who goes through the process.

xgamblorx
xgamblorx

@eric88 Gee is not better than Niese, Wheeler, Mejia, or Syndergaard.

Pedro uceta
Pedro uceta

@Shawn Rosen locking him up to a 3-4 years is not long time and if he has a solid year like last year im sure the mets could pull a james shields trade or something close to it. 

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

No way. Gee has one full season under his belt and until the second half of last year hardly impressed. We need to see more, there's some sentiment the second half my be hard to duplicate..

barcamets
barcamets

Gee Posted better numbers than all of them after May.

nolrog
nolrog

It's not unreasonable to lock him up for, say 4/25 (maybe even 4/22).  The cost is not huge, it gives the team more cost certainty in his contract for the future and gives Gee for his part, may take a little less than if he went to arbitration every year but gets a guaranteed number.  The risk for this kind of deal is small; Gee is 27 and should be healthy during the deal.  It's almost a no brainer in fact.

Dan Waters
Dan Waters

How many full seasons does Niese have under his belt?

ac0814
ac0814

At the time Niese signed, he was unproven (still is), and hardly impressed. Gee seems to be more durable, and it seems he has a better pitching brain than Niese.