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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Winning Is The Only Known Cure For Fan Apathy

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Winning Is The Only Known Cure For Fan Apathy

You may have heard the Mets announced some new uniform changes for 2015 this morning… Well whoop-dee-freaking-doo… There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned uniform tweak to excite the masses and get them to closet their old jerseys and buy some new ones. Cha-ching… If they really want to excite me in November, how about they […]

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Colorado Could Move Carlos Gonzalez This Offseason

An article by posted on November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Colorado Could Move Carlos Gonzalez This Offseason

David Schoenfield of ESPN speculates that with Michael Cuddyer expected to accept his $15.3 million qualifying offer, the Colorado Rockies now find themselves with a glut in the outfield. So by giving Cuddyer that offer, the Rockies are betting on his return and given that Justin Morneau is still under contract, Cuddyer will play in […]

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Juan Lagares Earns His First NL Gold Glove

An article by posted on November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Earns His First NL Gold Glove

JUAN LAGARES IS GOLDEN!!! Put it in the books… Major League Baseball and Rawlings announced tonight that Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares earned his first career Rawlings Gold Glove. Lagares finished second among major league outfielders with 28 defensive runs saved, despite playing 372.0 fewer innings than leader Jason Heyward, who had 32. He had six […]

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Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz Among 12 Players Extended Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz Among 12 Players Extended Qualifying Offers

The following 12 players were each extended one-year qualifying offers worth $15.3 million by their teams before yesterday’s deadline: Catchers Russell Martin Infielders Victor Martinez Hanley Ramirez Pablo Sandoval Outfielders Melky Cabrera Nelson Cruz Michael Cuddyer Starting Pitchers Francisco Liriano Ervin Santana Max Scherzer James Shields Relief pitchers David Robertson These 12  players will now […]

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Just A Quick Word Of Thanks…

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Just A Quick Word Of Thanks…

Tonight I was watching the Players Choice Awards when I received an email from someone whose comment wasn’t posting after several tries. I logged onto Disqus to try and figure out what the problem was and I quickly resolved the issue for him. I wrote to tell him and thanked him for reading MMO. A […]

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Marlins Looking To Get A Stanton Deal Done Before Winter Meetings

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins Looking To Get A Stanton Deal Done Before Winter Meetings

In an interview with Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden, Miami Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said the team’s goal is to try and sign their young star Giancarlo Stanton before the Winter Meetings in December. The Marlins are looking to get their two-time All Star signed to a long-term extension that could easily […]

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How Important Is Winning?

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
How Important Is Winning?

Can you imagine Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson or Fred and Jeff Wilpon ever uttering those words? Me either. Winning has become so far removed from the Mets lexicon that even a sixth straight losing season failed to ruffle any feathers or cause an ounce of grief in the executive offices at Citi Field. There were […]

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Alderson Met With His Staff and Scouts, Now Ready To Tackle Offseason Goals

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Met With His Staff and Scouts, Now Ready To Tackle Offseason Goals

Sandy Alderson was kind enough to agree to an interview with MMO senior writer John Bernhardt on his weekly radio show called Tip-Off. Sandy’s interview had a number of fascinating insights and revelations, many of which we’ve already posted on MMO. As we head into Sandy’s fifth offseason as Mets GM, he was asked to […]

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Sandy Alderson Sees A Lot Of Reasons For Optimism

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Sees A Lot Of Reasons For Optimism

Sandy Alderson was a special guest of MMO’s John Bernhardt Tip-Off Show on Friday. He had some interesting things to say about a variety of topics regarding the Mets and their minor league system. Rather than post the entire interview in it’s entirety, I wanted to break it up into several parts so that each […]

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Can Alex Gordon Fill Sandy’s Stated Need In Left Field

An article by posted on November 2, 2014 0 Comments
Can Alex Gordon Fill Sandy’s Stated Need In Left Field

When MMO’s John Bernhardt interviewed Sandy Alderson on Friday, he acknowledged one of his offseason goals for the team. “Obviously, the Mets need to improve in left field,” he told him. In addition to possible free agent targets like Michael Cuddyer, Yasmani Tomas, Alex Rios, Nick Markakis, and Colby Rasmus, the are some options that could become […]

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