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Mets trade rumors: Dillon Gee wants to stay with Mets, understands if he's traded

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The 28-year-old has spent his entire professional career in the Mets' organization.

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Although he was not traded during the winter meetings, Dillon Gee emerged as the most likely Mets starting pitcher to be dealt as the team heads into the 2015 season. With quite a bit of depth at the position, it's pretty reasonable to expect the Mets to trade a pitcher away.

Via Matt Ehalt of the Record, Gee made some comments on the MLB Radio Network on SiriusXM regarding his status as a trade chip. Here's a snippet:

"Sandy (Alderson) is a great GM and the Mets are where I want to be and I love it and it’s all I’ve ever known. I understand the business too and I want to let them do what they have to do to make the Mets better."

Over the course of his major league career, Gee has a 3.91 ERA and 4.23 FIP in 106 appearances, all but three of which have been starts. His success has been predicated upon low walk rates, but his Achilles' heel has been the home run. Despite playing roughly half his games at Citi Field, Gee has surrendered 1.04 home runs per nine innings, a rate slightly higher than the league average, which has sat a little under 1.00 home runs per nine since 2010.