Key story lines for the 2013 Mets

The Rotoprofessor recently asked me to contribute to his rankings site. He has a series where he has bloggers contribute a piece on each team in the majors, looking for key story lines to follow for the upcoming season. Here’s a snippet on my piece for the Mets:

5) Did Dillon Gee turn the corner in 2012?
The pitcher of record in the July 7 game mentioned above, it was the last game of the year for Gee who sat out the rest of the season with a damaged artery in his shoulder. In his last 10 games Gee tossed nine Quality Starts and the Mets missed him more than anyone would have imagined. He took a big leap forward in 2012, most notably in his strikeout rate. He posted a 7.96 K/9, which led to a 3.54 xFIP. If Gee can turn in those types of numbers over a full season it will go a long way in making up for the loss of R.A. Dickey.

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8 comments for “Key story lines for the 2013 Mets

  1. Chris F
    February 1, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Well done Brian, the optimist in you is shining in full sun!

    • February 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Thanks Chris!

      I mean, c’mon – if you can’t be optimistic in February…

      • Chris F
        February 2, 2013 at 7:42 am


  2. TJ
    February 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    All the projections going forward have Gee replaced by some prospect from 2013 to 2015. What he lacks in natural ability he more than makes up for with moxy. This guy can pitch and pitch well in the bigs.

    • Metsense
      February 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      TJ, when the Mets stop relying on projections and start rewarding results then they will be a better team. Good post.

  3. Ryan
    February 26, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Goooo Valdespin!!!! This guy is the most underated player in baseball let alone the Mets.

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