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Mets Pitching Depth Could Get Scary

Friday, February 24th, 2012

No one expects much from the Mets, but the reports of them being a 100-loss team are, in my opinion, greatly exaggerated. Vegas has their over/under at 74.5. I have also seen 70.5 as the number. I believe their offense and bullpen gives them a decent shot at about 75-77 wins, and that number doesn’t include Johan Santana in […]

Protest, Yanks Playoff Opponent, Dillon Gee & Ron Darling, Sesame Street, Big Hurt Beer, Worst Dressed Met

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The Yankees were robbed by the umpires last night as they blew the Billy Butler home run call in the third inning. The Yanks should have lodged a protest on this one. It was so obvious on slow motion replay (click here and fast forward to the 1:50 mark). The last protest to be upheld […]

Is the Dillon Gee Show Headed to Phoenix?

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Dillon Gee an All Star starter? It’s a bit premature, but after last night’s 8-1 victory over the Pirates Gee is now 7-0, with a 3.05 ERA. The blogosphere continues to be unimpressed with Gee due to the fact he doesn’t light up the gun with a 95mph fastball, or have gaudy advanced metrics (BABIP, […]

Getting to Know Dillon Gee

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

FULL NAME: Dillon Kyle Gee HEIGHT, WEIGHT:  5-10, 170 BORN: April 28, 1986 in Cleburne, Texas MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT: September 7th, 2010 against the Washington Nationals NICKNAME: Gee Man HOBBIES: I enjoy hunting and fishing FAVORITE THING TO DO ON AN OFFDAY:  I like to relax and play golf. SPORTS HERO WHEN YOU WERE GROWING […]

What to Expect From the Buffalo Mets

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Mets current 25 man roster has eight players that were in Buffalo on Opening Day. Although the Mets system isn’t highly regarded for top talent it has been able to produce some decent replacement players in times of need. With Ike Davis and David Wright out for an indefinite period of time it’s an […]

Dillon Gee Can Be the Mets Jon Garland

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

He was called upon in an emergency yesterday, but it appears Dillon Gee‘s rotation stint might be quite a bit longer. For as well as Chris Young has pitched, when he’s been on the mound, the Mets rotation needs someone that can give them innings every fifth day. Dillon Gee has been that type of […]

Can Homegrown Mets Win Over Fans?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

There were reports this weekend of much weaker than expected Mets season ticket sales. I don’t think that should be a surprise after how last season ended, the lack of a big free agent catch, and the negativity surrounding the Madoff scandal. However, winning will change things very quickly. Remember, before Mike Piazza‘s arrival in […]

Mets Rotation: Question Marks and the Gee Factor

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

In Tampa the talk will be about how the Yankees have no depth at starting pitching, but if they really want to see starting pitching question marks they should take the trip to Port St. Lucie. As of today, there is only one healthy starting pitcher that has a resume of recent success. That would […]

Enough of the Winter of Discontent

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I realize, in what has been a legitimate Winter of Discontent for both Yankees and Mets fans, my writing has been, for the most part, absent from NYBD presentations. The reason is my recent pursuit, that of Director of Media Relations for the Trenton Steel, a new Indoor Football team which will begin play in […]

Gee Not Buying Into the “Verducci Effect”

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Yesterday, the Mets showed the “Citi Field Kids” for a tour around the clubhouse as part of their community outreach program. One of the players participating in the event was RHP Dillon Gee, who will be competing for the fifth spot in the rotation this spring. I caught up with Gee afterwards and talked to […]

Is Freddy Garcia the Mets Best Starting Choice?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Jon Heyman reported yesterday the Mets will probably not sign a pitcher for more than $2 million dollars. Additionally, as I outlined yesterday, there is flexibility issues with the 40 man roster that may force the team to only consider individuals on a minor league deal. Thus far, Jeff Francis, Chris Young, David Bush, and […]

Nova, Hughes, and Gee At Risk in 2011

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Tom Verducci did his annual “Pitcher Abuse Analysis” yesterday, and three pitchers from the local teams showed up: Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes, and Dillon Gee. With starting pitching depth issues for both teams this can’t be good news. Verducci calls it the “year after affect.” What is it? It states that “pitchers 25 and younger […]

Dillon Gee: Underrated?

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

J.P. Ricciardi told Mike Francesa when he was hired that one of the first orders of business was to secure some pitching depth. There have been reports of the Mets pursuing a starter from the scrap heap like Aaron Harang, Erik Bedard, or Chris Young. Joe Janish of Mets Today does a pretty comprehensive look […]

What to Make of Dillon Gee

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

It’s inevitable that some will get excited about last night’s performance by Dillon Gee and pencil him into the 2011 rotation. For as great Gee was, let’s remember this was a pitcher with an ERA near five, and a WHIP of 1.3 for AAA Buffalo. Gee was, by no means, dominant during his AAA stint, […]

Three in Buffalo Who Can Help

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

This week you saw the Mets call up Elmer Dessens and R.A Dickey from Buffalo to help the big league club. Right now there are three players: Gary Matthews Jr., Luis Castillo, and Oliver Perez that are taking up roster spaces. Each of these three are better off elsewhere and it might be wise to eat […]