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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BP Scouts Michael Conforto

An article by posted on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
BP Scouts Michael Conforto

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus seems to agree with me regarding first round draft pick Michael Conforto and the decision to start his professional career with the Brooklyn Cyclones in the Short-Season NYPL. Here is what Dr. Parks has to say: Conforto is a man among boys in the New York-Penn League, as his polished […]

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Remembering the “Disappointed But Not Devastated” Tom Glavine

An article by posted on July 27, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering the “Disappointed But Not Devastated” Tom Glavine

The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct its 2014 class today in Cooperstown, NY and standing among them will be two former Mets. Joe Torre, who was elected by the Veterans Committee, played for the Mets from 1975-1977, where he hit .267 with 12 home runs and 75 RBI in 254 games. Torre began his managerial career with the […]

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Dice-K Goes To DL With Elbow Inflamation, Carlyle Recalled

An article by posted on July 26, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Goes To DL With Elbow Inflamation, Carlyle Recalled

The Mets announced that pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has been placed on the DL with inflammation in his right elbow. Terry Collins said he will not throw for 7-10 days to let the inflammation subside. There has been no talk about surgery or any structural damage, for now, but he will be examined again after inflammation diminishes. “I’m […]

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Mets Would Trade Murphy For A Hefty Haul

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Would Trade Murphy For A Hefty Haul

Despite reports that the Mets are not actively shopping Daniel Murphy, ESPN’s Jayson Stark said in a chat today, that the Mets second baseman is available if teams were willing to pay a high price. “They’d definitely move him,” he writes. “But they want quality back. Sandy Alderson does a really good job of making […]

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Rockies Are High On Mets’ Syndergaard, Matz, Herrera and Nimmo

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Rockies Are High On Mets’ Syndergaard, Matz, Herrera and Nimmo

Two updates to the growing buzz on Tulo and CarGo… First, contrary to what has been reported, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki does not have a no-trade clause in his contract according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com. Second, the Rockies are said to be very high on Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Nimmo, Steven Matz and Dilson Herrera. Joel […]

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Keith Law on deGrom, Thor and Marcos Molina

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law on deGrom, Thor and Marcos Molina

ESPN’s MLB Insider Keith Law should just call his weekly chat with Insider Subscribers, “Mets Chat”. These last few weeks have been incredibly full of Mets questions as the our farm system and top prospects continues to draw a lot of positive attention – and envy too. Here are some nuggets I pulled out from […]

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Mets Want To See More Consistency From Syndergaard

An article by posted on July 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want To See More Consistency From Syndergaard

Almost echoing what I said yesterday, after the Mets wrapped up their series win in Seattle, they said they are not yet convinced that Noah Syndergaard is ready to make the move to the majors. What the Mets player development people are looking for from their top pitching prospect is the “consistency” that I talked […]

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Mets Cancel Ticket Fees For Remaining Regular Season Games

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Cancel Ticket Fees For Remaining Regular Season Games

The New York Mets today announced that the club – in the return of last year’s popular “No Fees” promotion – will pick up ticket fees for all 33 remaining regular season home games at Citi Field during a six-day sale starting tomorrow Thursday, July 24 at 9:00 a.m. through next Tuesday, July 29 on […]

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Can deGrom Win Rookie of the Year?

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Can deGrom Win Rookie of the Year?

Today’s buzz is all about Jacob deGrom, and thanks to manager Terry Collins, the question becomes can the 25-year old righthander come from behind and cop this year’s Rookie of the Year award. “He’s always flown under the radar. He still is,” Terry Collins said after last night’s 3-1 win over the Mariners. “This guy […]

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Law Ranks Mets Fourth Best Farm System

An article by posted on July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Law Ranks Mets Fourth Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN ranked the New York Mets among his top five farm systems, slotting them fourth behind No. 1 Chicago Cubs, No. 2 Minnesota Twins and No. 3 Houston Astros. (ESPN Insider) 4. New York Mets The Mets have graduated a few prospects to the majors — Travis d’Arnaud (No. 2 in the […]

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