Dillon Gee allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six batters over 5.2 innings in Monday's loss to the Mets.
Gee settled for a no-decision on Monday afternoon, after his bullpen couldn't hold onto a one-run lead late in the game. He is now 4-4 with a 3.73 ERA and 1.12 WHIP through 13 starts while owning a rather sub-par 59:24 K:BB rate over 82.0 innings. His biggest problem this season has been with the long ball, having now allowed 1 home runs up to this point, including five homers over his last four starts, so until he finds away to keep the ball in the park he remains a risky investment moving forward. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Phillies this weekend. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Blue Jays signed LHP J.A. Happ to a three-year deal.
On the surface, this doesn't look like a good deal for the Blue Jays. While they're desperately in need of a starter, and Happ fits the bill as...well, a starter, this is an overpay. $12 million a year for a 33-year old pitcher who had a 3.61 ERA last year, and last had a qualified season with an ERA under 4.00 in 2007, doesn't seem like the smartest of investments. Happ does have upside, in fact he had a 1.85 ERA and 2.19 FIP (63.1 innings) in Toronto last year in Pittsburgh last year, after being traded to the team from the Mariners, but a 4.64 ERA and 4.12 FIP in 108.2 prior innings with Seattle is less than encouraging. This deal could turn out well, but it is much more likely that it is a bust for the Blue Jays. Analysis: Ben Diamond