Last week I wrote that the Twins might be interested in talking with the Mets about one of their three available starting pitchers in Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, and Bartolo Colon. It turns out I made a pretty good assumption.
#Rockies and #Twins have spoken to #Mets about Dillon Gee, sources say. #Rangers have been involved, too. No deal imminent.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2014
Granted, it's only Gee that they've talked about and as Morosi says, no deal is imminent. Even though the Twins could use another veteran in the rotation, I'd much rather have Niese (he's better) or Colon (only signed for 1 year) rather than Gee, who is the worst pitcher out of these three and is currently arbitration-eligible, so he'd probably be around for more than just one season. I feel that there are other pitchers out there that are better, so I'm crossing my fingers that the Twins don't get past the preliminary stages with the Mets here.
If you're curious, Gee has a career 3.91 ERA with a 4.23 FIP, while carrying a 6.53 K/9, 2.88 BB/9 and 1.04 HR/9, all while calling spacious Citi Field his home. He doesn't really do any one thing extraordinarily well, and that does have value, but like I said before, I feel the Twins could find someone else that would be a better asset to the team. On the plus side though, Gee shouldn't be too expensive to acquire.