Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee is still idle

Dillon Gee has not picked up a baseball in 10 days (ESPN, June 3).

He cut short a throwing session at Citi Field on May 25 because he was still experiencing discomfort in his strained right lat muscle.

“Gee did not feel comfortable today throwing a bullpen,” GM Sandy Alderson said that Sunday. “So, we’ll back him off a little bit.”

In eight starts before going on the disabled list May 14, Gee was 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

At this point, I’m thinking we don’t see him back pitching for the Mets until at least the end of this month. He’ll need to ease back in, then throw a bullpen or two, see how he responds, then – assuming everything goes well – make a rehab start, or two, at which point we’ll be pushing late June. In the meantime, Daisuke Matsuzaka will continue to fill in, unless the Mets decide to bring back Rafael Montero. It’s such a shame for Gee, who really had been cruising for the last year or so.




44 comments
Doubleday
Doubleday

I'll remind everyone that last week in a press conference, Sandy slipped up and said, "If Gee returns," while talking about the rotation.  Seems Sandy knew something about Gee's condition a week ago.

John Pentony Jr
John Pentony Jr

It's good for deGrom and for him to cement his spot on the rotation.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

As much as I like Dice -K....I think it would be better to have Montero back since he should get better as he learns more where as Dice-K has reached his ceiling. and will not benefit us in the future.

Kenny Kirsch
Kenny Kirsch

The issue is the Mets have stated he did not have a set back. They are a PR disaster. Jay Horowitz is great guy and served his time well, but time has passed him by. It's time to get younger and more in tune with the fan base.

PJ Windle
PJ Windle

deGrom is doing fantastic. DON'T rush Dillon back until he's fully ready and 100% healed.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Syndergaard, Montero, D'arnaud or Pawicki, and Nimmo for Goldschmidt.. do you do it? Going to take a kings ransom for one of these elite bats

shea
shea

whats going on with Syndergaard?

havent heard a peep...and if all was well you know we would have hear that.

Im scared



Steve Clifford
Steve Clifford

Neise, Gee, and D'arnaud for Giancarlo... Think that would get it done?

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

Niese and Gee over the years so far seems due for some injury -- it's part of the game I guess. Helps to have enough pitchers to fill in -- DeGrom etc. It's how Hefner shined.

mets1973
mets1973

Let him take his time. The starting rotation is the strongest part of the team. One wild thought, if Dice-K pitches well as a starter maybe we can get something for him at the deadline. Remember 6 years ago this guy was the $100 million dollar man from Japan. 

jimg0223
jimg0223

The mets docs and training staff is a puzzling bunch. Do they ever get a diagnosis and timetable right?

hankypanky
hankypanky

Terrible timing. It means Gee can't be part of a package until he's proven totally healed.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

Seriously such a bummer. Gee had become one of my favorite pitchers. This will at least keep him off the trading block for the time being, would hate to see him get traded.

heynow20
heynow20

doesn't really bode well for our chances of packaging Gee in a trade for a bat...

Doubleday
Doubleday

@Albert E Lewis Montero is a control pitcher who hasn't mastered his control on a consistent basis, yet.  He'll be back, but while the only thing carrying this team is starting pitching, the ML mound is no place to work out the kinks.  If we had some offense?  Sure.  

Matsuzaka costs us almost nothing, and he's pitching really  well - his ERA is lower this season than it was in 2008 when he went 18-3 for the Red Sox.  Thus, for the moment putting Matsuzaka in the rotation is all up-side.  If Matsuzaka continues to pitch well he'll find himself on a contending team in August, we'll have some new prospects in the system, and Montero will be back.

marcbklyn
marcbklyn

@Steven Glansberg And, how many runs would his fielding have cost the team. Cruz makes Bobby Abreu look like Juan Lagares. It would be like when Rusty had to play the outfield in that game in '85. I'm not a fan of Chris Young, but I am tired of hearing about Cruz. Unless the Mets signed him to play first, he had no place on this team.

nolrog
nolrog

@Steven Glansberg I appreciate the fact that you're trying to give them value in return.  Too many times we see a trade like Satin and Lucas Duda for Goldschmidt from fans.  I think that's a bit much to give up though, plus by giving up both d'Arnaud and Plawecki, you're leaving us with no catcher (they could have one or the other, not both.) 

But you're right, it will take a kings ransom for an elite bat.

Gary Martinez
Gary Martinez

No way. Backs would have to throw in Owings or didi at least.

nolrog
nolrog

@shea 5-2 in 10 starts wtih a 4.02 ERA, 53.2 IP, 57Ks 19 BBs, 1.45 WHIP.

eavdr10
eavdr10

@shea  le him take his time. Bring him through when ready, he isn't what we need , a bat is.

mustang66
mustang66

I don't think it would get done. from you the side. We can't give up both our experienced guys. Miami would want guys that are controllable. I would think more along the lines of Thor DeGrom Plawicki and Flores. then we would still have to work out A contract with Stanton which I do not believe fearless leaders would want to pay.

personally I would not give up Degrom

nolrog
nolrog

@Steve Clifford Not even close.  If you want Stanton back, it will start with Wheeler and Snydergaard and then go from there. 

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@Steve Clifford The Marlins don't need pitching and they wouldnt give up Stanton at this point, they're very much in contention.

hankypanky
hankypanky

At least Rusty had a sore shoulder. He had to underarm his throws.

almar
almar

@marcbklyn @Steven Glansberg 

The amount of runs lost that would have been directly attributed to Cruz's glove would be very small compared to the amount of runs that Chris Young has lost at the plate so far this season, and will continue to do so. With Lagares or denDekker in CF they could have easily covered more of Cruz's ground in LF, essentially limiting his fielding chances.

grillruben
grillruben

@marcbklyn 

CY/EY aren't that strong in the field anyway, and you could always play Cruz at first. Did you watch yesterday's game? We had men in scoring position practically every inning, loaded the bases with no out and the middle of the order and had 1 run. Cubs get one good swing and that's 1 run. If you're not going to field a team of .270 plus hitters, you need to have 30 hr hitters. CY was signed for his power which is what makes this situation so frustrating. He wasn't brought in because he could hit .300, play gold glove caliber d, and steal 30 bases. He was brought in to hit .240 and 20 hr's. Cruz has been a CONSISTENT power threat for years, and we signed another steroid player this very offseason. 


Obviously hindsight is 20/20 and no one saw Cruz going 1 year 8 mil, but CY, especially given our payroll was a terrible terrible deal.

nolrog
nolrog

He made several bone head plays, including diving for a ball that was dropping in front of him, that got behind him for an extra base hit and cost us a run. 


To even suggest that we couldn't fit a guy 21/55 (pace 61/159) into our line up because of his defense is beyond idiotic.