The Mets may have Dillon Gee start Sunday’s game and push everyone else back a day, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Rubin lists several reasons for the move, but none of them make that much sense.
I think Gee’s value is as a starting pitcher – particularly with Jenrry Mejia and Boof Bonser out for the year with injuries and so many durability question marks on the major league staff. Yet instead of allowing him to start every fifth day in Buffalo, the Mets decided to keep him in the majors with an undefined role in the bullpen. Now they have to disrupt the rotation if they want to get him work.
John Delcos rants that Jason Bay needs to produce now! I think he’s placing entirely too much importance on an 11-game sample size this year, but time will tell.
At MLB Trade Rumors, Mark Polishuk evaluates David Wright as a trade candidate. Wright has been viewed as the “face of the franchise” for so long that many would find it unthinkable to trade him. I think that every player should be available for the right offer. Trading Wright could have an added benefit – he’s been the “face of the franchise” for too many disappointing seasons, so trading him might let you close the book on that era.
At Squaretender, Erin McClam discusses scorekeeping notation for recording strikeouts. (That reminds me… I wanted to scan & share my scorecard from Tim Lincecum‘s 12-strikeout performance against the Mets on Wednesday.)
Sooz of A Cardboard Problem tells you where to look for Bryce Harper cards in this year’s Bowman set. I’m planning to be happy with the Harper card that will come in the Hagerstown Suns minor league team set that I pre-ordered in March.
TheBrooklynMet asks if anyone needs any Topps Gypsy Queen Mets cards at Clear Cut Cards.
At the Great Orioles Autograph Project, Ryan shows off a baseball card signed by former Orioles and Red Sox outfielder Billy Goodwin. I’d never heard of Goodwin, a World War II veteran and two-time all-star who was posthumously inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame.