Mets Rumors: New York expects Dillon Gee to receive significant trade interest

The New York Mets' abundance of starting pitching has them in a good spot when it comes to putting together a trade in the final two months before Spring Training.

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Per Mike Puma of the New York Post, the market around the team's veteran starters has been quiet so far. But that shouldn't last for long:

Most notably, the team has three starting pitchers for two spots in the rotation and expects trade talks to heat up soon, according to a club source.

But the source added that if the Mets can’t find a deal for Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon or Jon Niese, there is a chance the team would go to spring training with six starters and potentially begin 2015 with one of them in the bullpen. Last season, the Mets had a similar arrangement, using Daisuke Matsuzaka in long relief.

Of the three, Dillon Gee and his relatively chear projected price tag of $5 million in arbitration makes him the leading candidate to be dealt, according to Puma.

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