March 21, 2014

O M Gee.. On Opening Day

In ten days when the Mets open the season against the Washington Nationals and their ace, Stephen Steasburg, they will do so with Dillon Gee on the mound.  Gee will become the twenty-third pitcher to start on Opening Day in franchise history. 

Under the circumstances I'm fine with this. The logical choice for the gig is Jon Niese, who in addition to being injured has done little to earn the honor besides being the most tenured Met in the rotation.  Had it been my decision. I probably would have tapped Zack Wheeler because I believe it would have created more excitement. With that said, Gee turns in a quality start more often than not and despite not being the sexy pick, is more deserving than the other options. 

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