Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Is Free-Agent Dillon Gee Worth A Look From Red Sox?

While Dave Dombrowski will face the off-season challenge of landing a #1 starter, he will likely also be on the lookout for cheaper options that might fill out the rotation. Who knows? Dealer Dave might trade away some of the current rotation placeholders—and thus need some filler. On Tuesday, Dillon Gee quietly became a free agent—after being left off the Metropolitans' 40-man roster. In the past, Boston had shown interest in the 29-year old Gee—before he seriously hit the skids in 2015. Through ineffectiveness and injury, he never made it back into the Flushing rotation. But, he does have a interesting history of being somewhat effective—and is still under 30. His best season was 2013—when he threw almost 200 innings (199.0) and posted a 12-11 record and 3.62 ERA. And, even with a crappy 2015, he's still given up fewer hits (674) than innings pitched (679.1) career-wise. So, if a Joe Kelly or a Wade Miley leave via trade, Gee might be an inexpensive option.