Former Mets starter announces his retirement

Former Mets starter Dillon Gee has announced his retirement on Monday after 8 seasons in Major League Baseball. Gee went 51-48 throughout his career and owns a 4.09 ERA.

I always liked Gee and in my opinion, he was overlooked quite often. Both by the organization and the fan base as well, Gee pitched for the Mets from the 2010 season to the 2015 season and went 40-37 in his time he spent in Flushing.

I definitely wish Dillon Gee good luck and want to thank him for his time throughout the years. If you ask me, I’d tell you he was always a underrated and under appreciated player and clubhouse guy.

Where are these former Mets now?

Carlos Gomez signed with the Mets at the young age of 16 years old as an international free agent in 2002 & was immediately projected to be a five tool player. Gomez was allegedly so fast, a young Jose Reyes would admit that Gomez would beat him in races on a routinely basis.

Gomez would then make his way through the minor leagues & would eventually earn himself a spot on the Mets in May of 2007. However, later that off season, the Minnesota Twins had announced that they would be exploring trades for their then ace, Johan Santana.

The Mets would end up being the team to pull the trigger to acquire the dominant left handed. The Mets would trade away Carlos Gomez along with Deolis Guerra, Phillip Humber & Kevin Mulvey on January 29, 2008.

Gomez would only spend a year in Minnesota before being shipped back to the National League with the Milwaukee Brewers. J.J. Hardy would go to the Twins in return.

Gomez would start to settle in with the Brewers. In the off-season prior to 2013, Gomez would ink a 3-year, $24 million extension with the N.L. Central club.

In 2015, Gomez was nearly traded back to the Mets however, the deal fell through due to a fail physical from one of the Mets minor leaguer’s expected to go to the Brewers as compensation.

Eventually, he would be traded to the Houston Astro’s along with RHP Mike Fiers for Brett Phillips, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, & Adrian Houser. Later that season, Gomez would hit a solo home run against the Yankees in the A.L. Wild Card game to give the Astro’s the 2-0 lead before winning the contest 3-0.

After spending an uneventful season with the Texas Rangers in 2017, he would sign a contract with the Rays.

This year with the Rays, Gomez is batting .221/.307/.363 with a .670 OPS with 8 home runs, 23 RBI’s, to go along with 7 stolen bases.

His career numbers are .254/.314/.415/.730 with 141 Home Run’s, 230 doubles, 41 triples, 527 RBI’s.