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 Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

A reader sent me a link to this 2015 NL Preview from FanGraphs who project the Mets to have a 79-83 season. That total seems very low to me, and basically their expecting the Mets to have a season similar to last year. Here’s their glass half full, glass half empty takes: Reasons for optimism […]

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Mets To Unveil New Larger High-Def Scoreboard At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Mets To Unveil New Larger High-Def Scoreboard At Citi Field

2015 CITI FIELD SCOREBOARD UPGRADE The New York Mets announced today they are installing a new Daktronics high definition Citi Field center field video board that is 62% larger than the original screen. The installation puts the Mets in the top 10 largest displays in professional baseball and makes Citi Field one of the few […]

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Fred Wilpon Is Optimistic, But Does Winning Cure All?

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Is Optimistic, But Does Winning Cure All?

David Lennon of Newsday caught up with Mets owner Fred Wilpon who is more optimistic about the 2015 season than he’s ever been over the last few seasons. Wilpon refrained from giving any details at the owners meetings last week, except to say that the Mets finally “have the horses to win.” Lennon says that […]

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Mets Not Necessarily Looking For A Major Leaguer In Return For Gee

An article by posted on January 18, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Necessarily Looking For A Major Leaguer In Return For Gee

Here’s a new wrinkle on the Dillon Gee trade front from Mike Puma of the Post. The Giants, Padres and Rockies continue to be potential landing spots for Gee, but an industry source indicates that at least one AL team has now shown interest in the veteran right-hander. Additionally, the source added that the Mets no […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Ruben Tejada

The New York Mets and Ruben Tejada have settled on a $1.88 million contract for the 2015 season and will avoid arbitration, according to ESPN reporter Adam Rubin. After the Mets tendered Tejada last month, manager Terry Collins was quick to say that Tejada could very well be the Mets’ starting shortstop and that Wilmer […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Dillon Gee, Who Could Be Dealt Soon

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Dillon Gee, Who Could Be Dealt Soon

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Dillon Gee and the Mets have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.3 million. Sandy Alderson has indicated it is likely the Mets will trade a starting pitcher before spring training and the likelihood is that Gee will be dealt. Gee has indicated he […]

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Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

In the spirit of fair play some new facts emerged since news broke this morning that Mets players were being charged $1,000 to participate in offseason workouts at Port St. Lucie. Most of the legwork on this was conducted by Mike Vorkunov and it does clear up some issues. First of all, no other MLB […]

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Troy Tulowitzki or Ian Desmond to the Mets Not Happening

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Troy Tulowitzki or Ian Desmond to the Mets Not Happening

Charlie Monfort, co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, smiled when The Post told him of the many Mets fans who would love to see Troy Tulowitzki get traded to Citi Field. “It’s not happening,” Monfort responded. Ken Davidoff says the Rockies’ leaders, with both their actions and their words, have displayed how reluctant they are to […]

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Rosenthal Suggests MLB Get Involved If Wilpons Continue To Keep Mets Financially Handcuffed

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Rosenthal Suggests MLB Get Involved If Wilpons Continue To Keep Mets Financially Handcuffed

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is joining the bandwagon for the Mets to go all out for shortstop Ian Desmond of the Nationals. Rosenthal suggests trading Daniel Murphy and a top prospect, something akin to what many of our own readers have posted in our threads quite often. But which prospect? Noah Syndergaard? Steven Matz? […]

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Are The Mets A Win-Now Team That Should Go All-In?

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Are The Mets A Win-Now Team That Should Go All-In?

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation took an interesting approach in assessing which teams are in Win Now or Win Later mode. He developed a matrix with four quadrants that plots a team’s nearness to contention or otherwise by considering X and Y factors based on organizational rankings, average age of roster, and number of promising […]

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