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, '00 and '15, 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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ESPN’s Keith Law Blasts Tim Tebow

An article by posted on October 15, 2016 0 Comments
ESPN’s Keith Law Blasts Tim Tebow

Prospect Analyst Keith Law didn’t mince any words in his latest ESPN Insider article in which he completely obliterates the Mets for sending Tim Tebow to the Arizona Fall League and making a mockery of it. After getting a first hand look at Tebow while scouting the league, he offers this biting criticism: Tebow the […]

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Mets Offseason Planner: Payroll Commitments, Arbitration, Free Agents

An article by posted on October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Planner: Payroll Commitments, Arbitration, Free Agents

Good Morning, everyone. I wanted to put together an offseason planner and I included some upcoming important dates to remember. Essentially what follows is a summary I compiled of our 2017 Payroll Commitments, Arbitration Eligible Players and Free Agents, along with some observations and a current payroll projection. Important Dates Five days after World Series: […]

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MLB Pipeline Name Rosario and Conlon Mets Prospects of the Year

An article by posted on October 10, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Pipeline Name Rosario and Conlon Mets Prospects of the Year

MLB Pipeline has named shortstop Amed Rosario and left-hander P.J. Conlon Mets Prospects of the Year. Rosario began the season in the Florida State League, where he batted .309/.359/.442 with 10 doubles, eight triples, three homers, 40 RBI, and 13 stolen bases for High-A St. Lucie. That earned him a promotion to Double-A Binghamton, where […]

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MLBTR: Mets Projected Arbitration Salaries

An article by posted on October 10, 2016 0 Comments
MLBTR: Mets Projected Arbitration Salaries

The Mets have 12 players eligible for arbitration this offseason and here are the projected salary figures as per MLB Trade Rumors: Lucas Duda - $6.7MM Rene Rivera - $2.2MM Justin Ruggiano - $1.5MM Addison Reed - $10.6MM Matt Harvey - $5.2MM Jeurys Familia - $8.7MM Jim Henderson - $1.4MM Zack Wheeler - $1.0MM Josh Edgin - $800K Travis d’Arnaud - $1.7MM Wilmer Flores - $1.9MM […]

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Bringing Back Bartolo Colon Should Be A No-Brainer

An article by posted on October 10, 2016 0 Comments
Bringing Back Bartolo Colon Should Be A No-Brainer

If you wanted to highlight some of the unsung heroes of the New York Mets this season, one of the first names that comes to mind is setup man Addison Reed, who posted career bests in ERA (1.97), WHIP, (0.905) appearances (80) and innings pitched (77.2) while leading the majors with 40 holds, ten more […]

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Moving On…

An article by posted on October 9, 2016 0 Comments
Moving On…

It’s been four days since that Jeurys Familia ninth inning meltdown, and while the painful sting of that fateful moment is long gone, I think it’s safe to say there is still some lingering general soreness. They say the best way to get over something is to talk about it – or in my case […]

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8 Things We Learned From Terry Collins

An article by posted on October 4, 2016 0 Comments
8 Things We Learned From Terry Collins

Terry Collins spoke to reporters on Tuesday after the team took batting practice at Citi Field in advance of the Wild Card Game on Wednesday. On going up against Madison Bumgarner “Well, he’s outstanding, but this time of year you’re going to face great pitching. We know that. We’re up for it. We faced arguably […]

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LHP Anthony Kay Underwent Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on October 4, 2016 0 Comments
LHP Anthony Kay Underwent Tommy John Surgery

The New York Mets announced that LHP Anthony Kay, who was selected with the 31st overall pick of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, underwent Tommy John surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He will miss the entire 2017 season. So you know, the Mets knew that Kay had some serious concerns […]

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Fred and Jeff Wilpon Decline To Comment About Team’s Success

An article by posted on October 4, 2016 0 Comments
Fred and Jeff Wilpon Decline To Comment About Team’s Success

Both the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants took batting practice at Citi Field on Tuesday afternoon, and among all those watching the the players and the activities on the field were Mets majority owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon. According to a report by Steven Marcus of Newsday, Fred Wilpon was asked about his […]

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Matz Had Surgery To Remove “Massive” Bone Spur

An article by posted on October 4, 2016 0 Comments
Matz Had Surgery To Remove “Massive” Bone Spur

The New York Mets announced that left-hander Steven Matz underwent surgery on Tuesday to remove what was labeled a “massive” bone spur from his pitching elbow. Matz also had a platelet-rich-plasma injection in his sore left shoulder. Matz was diagnosed with the bone spur during the summer, but continued pitching through it. Matz was finally […]

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