Despite losing Zack Wheeler for the season, the Mets might still trade Dillon Gee, according to ESPN New York. Gee was likely to be moved to the bullpen if Wheeler were part of the team's Opening Day rotation, but he seemed likely to go back to the rotation once Wheeler had Tommy John surgery.
If the Mets are to trade Gee, they could turn to Rafael Montero, Steven Matz, or Noah Syndergaard to replace him in the starting rotation. While it is still expected that Gee will break camp with the Mets and open the season in Flushing, he is likely to only stick around until the higher-ups are ready to call up either Syndergaard and Matz.
Drafted by the Mets in 2007, Gee has been with the organization for the entirety of his professional career. In 639.2 major league innings, he has a 3.91 ERA and 4.23 FIP. He will turn 29 in April and is set to earn $5.3 million this year.