Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner in race to avoid being demoted

With Zack Wheeler’s eventual call up to Queens to come in the next week or two, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner are doing their best to not lose their spot in the rotation. Simply put, they are not going down without a fight. While the club and Terry Collins are trying to downplay the addition [...]

Jeremy Hefner, Mets roll along as perfect storm continues

Finally Jeremy Hefner can exhale. After countless good starts, Hefner finally broke into the win column on Wednesday night as the Mets assured themselves of winning the Subway Series against the Yankees (first time since 2008) after winning 9-4. For the first time this year, the Mets have pieced together a four-game winning streak. Fancy [...]

Marcum, Gee and Hefner need to start pulling their weight

 You almost have to feel bad for the Mets’ pitchers who have to follow Matt Harvey these days. With the legend of Harvey nearly growing to ‘perfect’ proportions, the rest of the staff (sans Jonathon Niese) have to be suffering from an inferiority complex. So far on the season, Shaun Marcum, Dillon Gee and Jeremy [...]

Is Jeremy Hefner en route to becoming a rotation mainstay?

After pitching six quality innings in which he gave up just five hits and two walks while limiting the Marlins to one run in a no-decision, it certainly appears that Hefner is here to stay in the Mets’ rotation. The criminally underrated Hefner is a pitcher who gets by on grit and determination. While not [...]

Jeremy Hefner provides nice value for a waiver claim

For a guy who was waived twice following the 2011 season, Jeremy Hefner has been quite a productive pitcher in 2012 for the Mets. Sunday, Hefner pitched into the ninth inning and ended up with a no-decision in a game where he pitched well enough to win. His final line was 8 IP, 5 H, [...]