Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

I wanted to update this post with some quotes via the New York Times from incoming MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Responding to criticism over naming Fred Wilpon chairman of the MLB Finance committee, Manfred said: “I understand the whole Madoff thing, but before and since, Fred Wilpon was an extraordinarily successful businessman.” Manfred said the […]

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Mets Pass On Cuban SS Yoan Moncada; Yankees, Giants, Phillies Considered Favorites

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Pass On Cuban SS Yoan Moncada; Yankees, Giants, Phillies Considered Favorites

(Updated 1/25) Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is close to being cleared to sign with an MLB team. He continues to conduct private workouts for several interested teams. The New York Yankees are the latest team to hold a private workout for Moncada. Several industry sources told Baseball America, the Yankees are one of the frontrunners […]

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Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

Last night, at the Baseball Writers of America Awards dinner in New York, general manager Sandy Alderson introduced Cal Ripken Jr. to the podium. “It’s a big night for me and for Mets fans, who have been waiting all winter for me to introduce a shortstop.” It’s been a while since Alderson has made one […]

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Featured Post: Promises, Promises

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Promises, Promises

On Wednesday, executive vice president Lou DePaoli told Newsday that Mets ticket sales are up 19.26 percent over last year. Considering the team hasn’t produced a winning season since 2008 and failed to add any high-priced box-office draw, Howard Megdal of Capital New York finds it astonishing that ticket sales would surge that significantly especially […]

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Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

Speaking to Newsday reporter Marc Carig at his fundraiser to benefit a children’s hospital in his hometown Friday night, Mets third baseman David Wright said he supports Sandy Alderson’s decision not to trade a young arm like Steven Matz, Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard to bring in a player that can fill or upgrade a […]

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Cuddyer Downplays Injury History, Says Mets Will Challenge For NL East Supremacy

An article by posted on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Cuddyer Downplays Injury History, Says Mets Will Challenge For NL East Supremacy

Michael Cuddyer told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he doesn’t buy the notion he’s a “disabled list stint waiting to happen” for the Mets. The Mets’ biggest splash this offseason was limited to 49 games last season with the Rockies, but told Puma the injuries were “freakish in nature.” “A broken shoulder was […]

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Kevin Long Says If Hitters Can Deliver Peak Performances, Offense Will Be Pretty Good

An article by posted on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Says If Hitters Can Deliver Peak Performances, Offense Will Be Pretty Good

I just viewed the video on Kevin Long, who’s in Port St. Lucie, speaking to Daily News reporter John Harper on Mets Hot Stove. The new Mets hitting coach says that if all the players remain healthy and stay on the field AND if they all deliver their peak performance or better than their peak […]

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Nationals Talkin’ Shit, But Don’t Count Us Out Yet

An article by posted on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Talkin’ Shit, But Don’t Count Us Out Yet

Michael Cuddyer was at Citi Field today entertaining some local kids at a charity event. Afterward while speaking to reporters, he responded to the hype surrounding the Washington Nationals being the best team in the NL East and comments by ownership and management about their powerhouse rotation. “I think the ‘Baseball Almanac’ would be written […]

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Kevin Plawecki Named MLB’s Sixth Best Catching Prospect

An article by posted on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Plawecki Named MLB’s Sixth Best Catching Prospect

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com ranked the Mets’ Kevin Plawecki as the sixth best catching prospect in baseball, with Blake Swihart of the Red Sox taking the top spot. “The Purdue University product has been on a fast track ever since the Mets took him with the 35th overall pick of the 2012 Draft. Plawecki has […]

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Steven Matz Ranked Eighth Best LHP Prospect In Baseball

An article by posted on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Steven Matz Ranked Eighth Best LHP Prospect In Baseball

Mets top prospect Steven Matz, was just ranked by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com as the eighth best left-handed pitching prospect in baseball. Top Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias was ranked first. Scouting Grades: Fastball: 65 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55 Mayo writes: Matz is lean, lanky and loose, […]

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