Mets “eager” to trade Dillon Gee

The New York Mets‘ decision to give the last spot in the rotation to Dillon Gee continues to look like a bad one, as he continues to struggle. Gee’s struggles have made the Mets “eager” to trade and replace him with 24-year-old Rafael Montero, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.

Gee, 28, is having a rough start to the season, as noted above. Coming into 2015, he hadn’t had an ERA over 4.43, but in two starts with the Mets this season his ERA is at an eye-opening 7.59.

One team that seems like a natural fit for Gee is the Texas Rangers, who have been looking for a starting pitcher for some time now. But according to a report from Jon Heyman of, the Rangers do “not seem especially interested” in him.

It is unclear who has interest in Gee, but with the Mets’ eagerness to trade him being well documented, his days with the team may be numbered. Any team acquiring Gee would be buying low on him, making him a low-risk acquisition that could potentially pay dividends later on down the road.

Even if Gee isn’t traded, his rotation spot is in serious jeopardy, as Martino reports that the Mets will eventually replace Gee in the rotation with Montero, barring him getting hurt or experiencing a decline in play.

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