Dillon Gee has joined the ranks of Mets who are unhappy with the way the organization has treated him, to the point where he admits he doesn’t even care anymore. Good job, Mets.
This all started in Spring Training. First he was relegated to the bullpen. Then when Zack Wheeler got injured, he had to battle for his old spot in the rotation. He won that, but then he got injured and was replaced by Noah Syndergaard. That’s when the Mets dreamed up their brilliant six-man rotation scheme. Gee was forced to make extra starts in the minors to get ready. Then after one major league start, the Mets scrapped the plan and moved Gee back to the bullpen, where this all began.
“What am I going to do out of the pen? I felt like there’s really not a whole lot of good that comes from it,” Gee said. “There’s nothing I can do. Obviously, I’m going to do the best I can. My biggest concern is that if there was any glimmer of value before this, I don’t see how there would be any more when I get moved to the pen — the value trade-wise or value to the team. I’m definitely unproven in the pen. You don’t know what you’re going to get, but you know what you’re going to get out of the guys that are already there.”
Terry Collins met with Gee and apologized for the inconsistent treatment as well as those extra minor league starts, according to ESPN New York.
It has left Gee indifferent, at best.
“I’m almost at the point now where I just don’t even care anymore,” he said. “I’m kind of over it all. I’ll do the best I can out of the pen right now.”
Dillon Gee is not long for this team. It will be interesting to hear what he says after the Mets are no longer signing his paychecks.