Originally written July 23, 2013 on Mets360.com:
The 2011 Mets were a team that fans and the front office would want to forget; David Wright and Johan Santana were injured, Mike Pelfrey couldn’t maintain any kind of consistency, Jason Bay had another sub-par year, and Jose Reyes departed to Free Agency following the season. One of the few bright spots for this team, mostly in the first half, was the performance of Dillon Gee. He had come up at the end of 2010 and posted a strong ERA of 2.18 but still started the following year in the minors. But on April 17th, he was called up and quickly caught fire, leading many to believe that he could be a potential mid-rotation starter for the Mets in the future.  While he had a 2.86 ERA through nine  starts, he was unable to maintain that pace the rest of the year. Gee hit a brick wall in the second half of the 2011 season, finishing with a relatively unimpressive 4.43 ERA. Regardless, he was rewarded a spot in the 2012 rotation where he was rather inconsistent until his last few start...
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