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Mets' Dillon Gee discusses trade rumors

The starting pitcher said he has "no idea" if he'll still play for the Mets come Opening Day.

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It's no secret the Mets are shopping Dillon Gee to clear room for their batch of emerging young starting pitchers. While the 28-year-old is not eager to leave the team that drafted him eight years ago, he's eager to find out where he'll work three months from now.

In a telephone interview with's Anthony DiComo, Gee discussed the dread of helplessly waiting for answers as the Mets continue to wave him around the trade market.

"I'll be honest, a part of me [just wants to know]," Gee said. "But it's not like I'm mad. I understand that that's the way things go."

After posting a 4.00 ERA through 22 starts last year, the right-hander has become expendable for the Mets, who welcome Matt Harvey's future and Noah Syndergaard's eventual arrival. Gee, who admitted to having "no idea" if he'll get dealt before reporting for spring training in February, understands the nature of the business. He's also, however, a human being who has spent five years in Flushing.

"It would be like leaving your second home. I know everybody very, very well. I know the whole organization. I know the media very well. You would be leaving the known to go to the unknown. I'm in a weird situation, and you kind of wonder what's going to happen. But at the same time, I think we all sort of know what we're getting into when we play this sport. It's something that's probably going to happen to everyone at some point. To me, I'm still just trying to get ready every day and get ready to have a great year in 2015 no matter where that is, and let the rest take care of itself."

It's easy to get lost in viewing players as commodities, and it's a cold necessity to building a winning squad. Gee has delivered a 3.91 ERA over his career but his 117 park-adjusted FIP- paints him as a slightly below-average arm. He'd still prove a back-end upgrade for the Colorado Rockies or home-town Texas Rangers, but the Mets are juggling a bounty of young arms who need the chance to shine.