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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How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, does a very nice job of analyzing the first full season of center fielder Juan Lagares, who he says was arguably the Mets’ most valuable player or at the very least one of their top three. I agree. Offensively, Lagares’ progression was a product of two things: increasing his […]

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Lucas Duda Was Among The Best Batting Cleanup

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Was Among The Best Batting Cleanup

It’s been an exciting postseason so far, one packed with plenty of memorable moments including dramatic comebacks, some thrilling clutch at-bats, and no lack of phenomenal pitching performances. This is what baseball is all about. All of that said, I’m still bored out of my mind with the Mets on the sidelines for yet another […]

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Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

“If there is anything underrated about the Giants,” John Harper of the Daily News writes. “It’s the pressure they put on defenses with an old-school offensive approach that is more about attacking aggressively than working counts. Partly as a result, they’ve managed to score 10 runs in this postseason on plays where they didn’t produce […]

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Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

According to beat writer Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Houston Astros have hired Dave Hudgens as the team’s hitting coach. He joins Gary Pettis as third base coach, and Rich Dauer as first base coach as part of new manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff. Hudgens was fired as the Mets’ hitting coach in the middle of this […]

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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Strikeout At Hitting Coach?

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Strikeout At Hitting Coach?

Alex asks… Do you have a personal favorite for the next Mets hitting coach and who do you think they’ll ultimately go with? Joe D. replies… I don’t really have a favorite to be quite honest. I’ve shared my pros and cons on Bobby Abreu, Kevin Long and most recently Dave Magadan. But the fact […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: So What’s The Plan?

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Hits & Misses: So What’s The Plan?

Oh, Omar! We had a reunion of sorts on MMO on Tuesday. I think it’s absolutely amazing how the mere mention of Omar Minaya sends a beacon out to long forgotten readers who come scurrying back for a one night only performance. And the things you hear. my God, it’s incredible. For example we had […]

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Tejada, Young, Carlyle Could Each Be Non-Tendered

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Tejada, Young, Carlyle Could Each Be Non-Tendered

MLB Trade Rumors posted their offseason outlook for the Mets including projected arbitration awards for nine eligible players. Arbitration Eligible Player Projections Bobby Parnell, RP (5.132): $3.7MM projected salary Daniel Murphy, 2B (5.109): $8.3MM Eric Young Jr., OF (4.123): $2.3MM Dana Eveland, RP (4.029): $1.0MM Dillon Gee, SP (4.028): $5.1MM Ruben Tejada, SS (3.171): $1.7MM Lucas […]

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Yankees Considering Omar Minaya For High Ranking Front Office Position

An article by posted on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Considering Omar Minaya For High Ranking Front Office Position

Omar Minaya, VP of Baseball Operations for San Diego Padres on Draft Day. Erik Boland of Newsday is reporting that the New York Yankees are considering adding former Mets general manager Omar Minaya in a high ranking front office position. According to Boland, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is very close with Minaya who is currently […]

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D’Backs Tab Former Mets Coach Chip Hale As Manager

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
D’Backs Tab Former Mets Coach Chip Hale As Manager

The Diamondbacks will announce the hiring of new manager Chip Hale on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has confirmed, and he will receive a two-year contract. He had managed Arizona’s Triple-A affiliate for three seasons and had impressed many in the organization at the time. Before that, Hale served as Bob Melvin‘s bench coach with the […]

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AFL Week 1 Recap: Nimmo and Reynolds Hit The Ground Running

An article by posted on October 12, 2014 0 Comments
AFL Week 1 Recap: Nimmo and Reynolds Hit The Ground Running

We are five games into the Arizona Fall League season, and here’s a recap of week one’s action for the Mets. Brandon Nimmo is off to a great start as the left fielder for the Scottsdale Scorpions. In four games, he’s batting .333 (6-18) with three doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs. He’s struck […]

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