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What’s on Tap: Gee takes on Astros at 6:05 p.m.

Dillon Gee will start for the Mets as they take on Scott Feldman and the Astros at 6:05 p.m. in Kissimmee.

The game can be heard on WOR 710 radio.

This will be Gee’s final Spring Training appearance before getting the start on Opening Day.

The Mets open the regular season in five days, when they face the Nationals at Citi Field.




15 comments
greekgod
greekgod

I would be tickled pink if the team wins 81 games; get to  .500 with this team and we are a winner in the eyes of Sandy Alderson because this is the team they put together for the fans. An owner would not be satisfied other than Wilpon & Co. He is a business man making millions and can't knock him for that.....from sources he will stay in below 90 ml payroll forever......he sees other team doing it and he will follow in their footsteps.

greekgod
greekgod

Basically we have the same lineup as last year only for two more players which in my estimation is good for maybe 2 more wins.....not good. Why are Mets fans getting all excited......I know.....we love pain. . . . . simple. 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

The Mets are playing the Kissimmee Astros.  The team with the greatest name in the history of professional sports.

nncyel
nncyel

There seem to be 3 types of fans on this site. If the Mets win opening day the first type will exclaim they're going 162-0 - the overly optimistic minority. The second type will grumble they're going 1-161 - the nattering nabobs of negativism - a very vocal group - probably the majority of posters. The third type will suggest that things look good, could go 90 and 72 but let's see what happens tomorrow - the rational optimists that I suspect are the silent majority of listeners. When the Mets lose their second game the second type will spew their anger at the losing pitcher and any player who didn't get a key hit or made a crucial error, shake their fists at the baseball Gods (Wilpons, Alderson, and Collins) and finally blame any of the third type who dare post their rational thoughts for enabling the Gods to so easily forsaken them. Ah, baseball imitating life on SNY Mets blog.

nolrog
nolrog

No TV?  Why play at 6:05 if you're not going to put it on the TV so people can watch?

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@greekgod  Why am I "excited"? Because...


...at some point this season we could see Wheeler, Syndergaard, Montero AND Harvey in the starting rotation.


...Ike hit .286 after the ASB last season and  understanding he hasn't had many ABs, he hasn't looked completely horrid this ST.


...I wanna see if Lagares playing CF can get a GG as a no-namer from an average team


...I think Murph is poised for an AS season, on both sides of the ball.


...I wanna see what Granderson and C. Young are going to do (I want them to prove it's the hitters and not citi)


90 is probably a stretch, the playoffs shouldn't even be mentioned, and health with the NY Mets is always a concern, but there are things to look forward to.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Lets Go Mets!  Mrs. Met has been conspicuously absent.  Her whereabouts are unknown.  Federal, state and local officials have named you as a person of interest.  Any comments?

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

@nncyel  I was just thinking about that. No matter what happens, if the Mets begin 3-0 or 0-3 or anywhere in between, someone will jump all over the one guy in the lineup and begin asking questions if he's struggling. For Ike or Tejada, we'll get the calls to replace them immediately and how the rest of the team can't hide them forever. Granderson struggles, and we'll get the screaming that this was Sandy making a dumb free agent signing and how the Wilpons should sell the team since they didn't sign Choo. If EY or Chris Young struggle, we'll get the hate for EY saying "he's not an everyday player" and the hate on Sandy again for signing Young and "should've gotten Cruz!" and all that fun stuff. D'Arnaud struggles and we'll have the woe-is-me story of Mets fans thinking nothing ever goes right for them and we should've kept Dickey, and this will turn into another "Sell the team!" rallying cry because they "Didn't pay Dickey." I'm pretty sure only Wright, Murphy and Lagares are immune. And if Colon has a bad first outing, or less than stellar one? This website will crash with all the hate about "how bad the signing was." People will nitpick if they want to, but it's still ridiculous. Honestly, this first series against the Nats is good for the Mets. The media shouldn't come down on them too hard as long as they don't get swept. I think the Nationals have more to lose here because they have the pitching advantage every game and are the projected favorites to win the division. If the Mets pick up 2 of 3, people will immediately point to last year for Washington as say, "Maybe they're not as good as we thought, they were bad last year too!" Mets can go 1-2 and, as long as they play crisp defense and don't get no-hit, people can accept it with the highly unfavorable pitching matchups in each game. Sorry, but Gee-Colon-Wheeler is not quite the same as Strasburg-Zimmermann-Gonzalez. 

But yeah, I agree completely. Way too many people will take the first week's results to the extreme end, one way or another. Just enjoy the team and don't freak about some losses.

tierlifer
tierlifer

@nolrog  Because it's a road ST game and they are never broadcast by the home team in ST.  

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Zach Ripple @nncyel  You guys are pretty much spot on here...with one caveat (for me at least)...


Regardless of how this season starts or shakes out, I think the Wilpon's should sell the team.  I understand sports are a business, and maybe i'm too ol' school, but i don't think it should be business FIRST..ALWAYS.  For generations there was a pride that went along with owning a ball team.  Something i've NEVER seen from the Wilpon's.  It's always been about bottom lines IMO.  They've never quite understood that '86 wasn't a fluke.  That '99 and '00 wasn't a fluke.  If you put a quality product on the field, we will support them...FINANCIALLY.

Panagiotis Papachronopoulos
Panagiotis Papachronopoulos

The nats will be a very good team this year,i will be more than happy if the mets ends up with 81-90 wins

nolrog
nolrog

@tierlifer  That's too bad.  I would have tuned in a bit when I got home from work. 

Thomas McKeever
Thomas McKeever

@C.K. Dexter Haven @Zach Ripple@nncyelYou'd think they would understand, as businessmen, that you need to invest in your business (sign good players/managers).  IF you do that well enough, then you can see a return on your investments (excited, happy, ticket purchasing fans)