“Gee has a deceptively high 4.52 ERA at Buffalo, but has shown excellent control and strikes out nearly a batter an inning. Gee is prone to the gopherball â€” a problem that would be at least somewhat alleviated by pitching in Citi Field…“
“Promoting Gee into a bullpen job could serve a dual purpose: Adding to the big-league club a pitcher who can reliably get the ball over the plate and allowing the Mets to judge if and how Geeâ€™s not overpowering but apparently effective stuff looks against Major League competition.“
He goes on to note that while Gee is not on the 40 man roster he believesÂ that Nieve being dfa’d automatically opens a spot on the 40-man roster.
He is correct Nieve being dfa’d opens a spot on the 40-man roster. Here is the official announcement by MLB.
“LOS ANGELES — The Mets designated reliever Fernando Nieve for assignment after Thursday’s 2-0 loss the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine.
The 28-year-old right-hander was 2-4 with a 6.00 ERA in 42 innings and 40 appearances. He struck out 38 and walked 22. The move comes one day after Nieve gave up the winning run to the D-backs in a 14-inning, 4-3 loss.
He is immediately removed from the 40-man roster and the Mets have 10 days to trade or release Nieve, who can be assigned to the Minors if he clears waivers. He was signed to a one-year, $414,000 deal.“
So the question becomes should the Mets add Gee to the 40 man roster with the intent of giving him a shot with the ball club?