Dillon Gee is pissed, and rightly so.
He was the Opening Day starter last year, and rightly so, considering Harvey and Niese were injured at the time.
Gee wants to be a starter. Now he is, but only by default. He’s found his way back into the rotation because of Zack Wheeler’s season ending injury.
“It’s tough to feel happy under these circumstances,” Gee told reporters Tuesday. “I hate this is the way I’m back in it.”
Here is my advice: play your way off the team. The Mets don’t want you here. You don’t want to be here. You want to be a starter. The Mets will pen you the minute Matz or Thor is ready (assuming no other injuries, which is admittedly a lofty assumption). Hell, they might even replace you with Montero.
Play your way off the team. You have been overlooked by the Mets. I agree with how you feel. After your oblique injury, you haven’t looked so good. But before it, you were deservedly the Opening Day starter. Get back to that. Earn it. Earn your spot in the rotation of a real team.