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Few Mets fans have been riding the Dillon Gee bandwagon for as long as I have. To me, and some of my closest Mets fan friends, he’s the second-coming of Rick Reed, down to sharing the number the veteran righty wore in his time in New York.
Over the All-Star break, Gee was revealed to have a blood clot in an artery located in his right shoulder, which will require additional surgery to not only enable him to pitch again, but to live a normal and healthy life. The second surgery will likely put Gee on the shelf for the rest of the 2012 regular season, creating a significant hole at the end of the Mets starting rotation. Without question, the team’s biggest strength this season has been the performance of their starting rotation. It is imperative for the Mets to not just replace Gee, but find someone who could continue to contribute at a high level and enable the Mets to keep the ball rolling on what has been nothing short of a surprise first half.
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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, New York Mets starter, Dillon Gee, will undergo potential season-ending surgery “to fix artery damage in his pitching shoulder, which should prevent a recurrence of clotting.” Rubin went on to state the following on his blog:
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“After doctors dissolved a clot but determined Gee’s artery was damaged, he was...
It’s late summer, the last week of July. It’s mad hot outside. A fella gets out of bed to go to work. He’s got a slight grabbing pain in his lower back. “I must’ve slept funny,” he says to himself. After showering and getting dressed, the fella finds himself a little short of breath. “I must’ve smoked too many cigarettes last night. I’ll take it easier today...
New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee says he could pitch again this season after surgery to repair an artery in his throwing arm.
Gee said on a conference call Tuesday that he could be cleared to throw within six weeks. He doesn't believe it will take long to regain his strength after that.
Gee complained of numb fingers on his right hand July 8, a day after he pitched eight...
New York Mets' pitcher Dillon Gee will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after a blood clot was found in the artery in his right shoulder. Gee was taken to the hospital in New York after experiencing numbness in his fingers and was scheduled to undergo several tests including an angiogram and MRI on Monday when the clot was discovered. Gee, 26, is 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA...
As you probably could have guessed, I’m not in favor of bringing Matt Harvey up right now.
I think just as with the Upton discussion, too many people are quick to jump to the easy solution. The Mets can easily send some top prospects for Upton, that doesn’t mean there’s no negative side to the deal.
The Mets can easily appease the fans and call up Harvey, but that doesn’t...
To bring, or not to bring. That is the question.Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of line drives coming back at Miguel BatistaOr to take Matt Harvey's arm against a sea of contendersAnd by opposing end them. To die—to lose,No more; and by lose to say we endThe heart-ache and the thousand OPS of Larry JonesThat pitch is heir to: 'tis a consummationDevoutly...
Harvey Hysteria is gripping the Mets fanbase and I think even manager Terry Collins is getting caught up in it as he continues to weigh in daily and leans toward bringing him up with each passing day.
Maybe during an idle moment, Collins had an opportunity to take a gander at Miguel Batista’s and Jeremy Hefner’s starts this season with the Mets? Maybe he didn’t particularly...
This is the first of a two-part series looking at the team’s top prospects. Check back on Sunday for Part II
Matt Harvey – He didn’t make the team out of Spring Training and that proved to be a wise move. Matt Harvey struggled in the early goings of 2012 as he landed in AAA for the first time. It took him a while but in his last 5 starts he once again looks...
After an All-Star break with some highs and lows, the Mets are ready to begin the second half of 2012 after some mild roster tailoring.
The glaring difference for now is the lack of Dillon Gee after the discovery of a blood clot which has him sentenced to shoulder surgery which could potentially end his season. Lefty reliever Josh Edgin has entered the fray however.
The Mets were...
No evaluation of the Mets is complete without a list of disappointments. While 46-40 at the break, the Mets have more to be happy about than not. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t laments.
Had everything broken right in the first half, the Mets could be sitting on top of the NL East.
Here’s what went wrong:
The struggling bullpen: Most of Sandy Alderson’s off-season...