Dillon Gee's xFIP (3.90, well above his 3.05 ERA) and low BABIP (.244) indicate that the right-hander is probably due for a regression, writes Mark Simon of ESPN New York. Mets fans are hoping the magic can last for at least one more start as Gee puts his 7-0 record on the line tonight against the Braves. A Mets win tonight would get them back to the .500 mark (34-34) for the season.
Some more items from the Amazin's….
- The Mets announced the signings of 12 draft picks, including second-rounder Cory Mazzoni. Mazzoni, a right-handed pitcher from NC State, was taken 71st overall.
- If Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz don't pay $200MM back to pending minority owner David Einhorn within three years, Einhorn will receive a 60% controlling interest in the franchise for just one dollar, writes Mike Ozanian of Forbes. Somewhere, at least one Yankee fan is claiming the price is too high…
- Given all of the off-the-field drama, trade rumors and injuries that the Mets have suffered this season, Terry Collins should be a Manager Of The Year contender for keeping the team competitive, argues Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.