Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was asked about a Dillon Gee trade rumor that made the internet rounds Monday night and told reporters that it’s “fair to say” he’s had little-to no recent trade talks surrounding the veteran right-hander.
Just because I’m sure everyone is curious, the “rumor” was that the Rangers are interested in Gee and might be willing to include injured former top prospect Jurickson Profar in a deal to get him, but even with Profar out for a second straight season following shoulder surgery the idea of trading him for one season of a good but not great impending free agent starting pitcher seems outlandish.
Gee, who turns 29 years old next month, tossed 137 innings with a 4.00 ERA and 94/43 K/BB ratio last season and has a 3.91 ERA in 640 career innings for the Mets.
Update (9:04 PM EST): The game went into a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-2 tie, so the game isn’t official yet. Which means the Orioles aren’t yet the official record holders.
A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.
The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.
David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.
The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.