Free Agency: How About Dillon Gee To The Twins?


It’s no secret that the Minnesota Twins are looking for help in the form of starting pitching. While the only move they have made thus far in free agency was in signing Torii Hunter, you can bet that a new pitcher will be coming to Minnesota as well. The newest name to surface is that of Mets right-hander Dillon Gee.

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Although not a free agent, the New York Mets have been shopping Dillon Gee and have been aggressively looking for suitors. Expecting Matt Harvey back next season, as well as the up and coming Noah Syndergaard, the Mets could afford to part with Gee.

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN is reporting that the Twins and Mets have conversed about the pitcher, although it isn’t known which side initiated the talks.

Gee has been relatively consistent for the Mets over his five seasons in the major leagues. At 28 years old, he has posted a 3.91 career ERA as well as a 6.5 K/9 ratio. The strikeout numbers aren’t exactly eye opening, but Gee profiles as a pitcher who can come in, get batters out, and keep you in games. 2013 was Gee’s best season in the majors posting a career best 3.62 ERA across 199 innings.

Considering the talent level of Gee, it would stand to reason that the Twins could likely acquire him from New York at a relatively modest asking price. Again, there are no indications that trade talks have progressed to any drastic extent, but it does corroborate the fact that the Twins are doing their due diligence when it comes to the options available on the pitching market.

Look for Minnesota to continue to search for answers on the mound throughout the Winter Meetings and offseason.

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