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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Mets Have The Most Homegrown Players On Roster

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have The Most Homegrown Players On Roster

In an organizational roster analysis by August Fagerstrom on FanGraphs, he discovers plenty of unique outliers. For one, the Oakland Athletics have only four homegrown players on their 40-man roster – that is, of the 40 players who comprise the current A’s roster, only four were actually drafted by the organization at some point. The […]

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FanGraphs: Former MLB Scout Sums Up Mets Prospects

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
FanGraphs: Former MLB Scout Sums Up Mets Prospects

In a comprehensive organizational report for FanGraphs, former big-league scout, Kiley McDaniel analyzes and sums up over two dozen Mets prospects in a must-read article for you minor league aficionados. 1. Noah Syndergaard  – Projects as a potential frontline arm and will get tossed into the MLB rotation group in spring training, but the Mets […]

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Cuban SS Yoan Moncada Still Not Cleared To Sign, But To Begin Private Workouts Soon

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Cuban SS Yoan Moncada Still Not Cleared To Sign, But To Begin Private Workouts Soon

December 23 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, updates us with the latest on Cuban SS prospect Yoan Moncada who is expected to start private workouts within two weeks. Moncada continues to wait for clearance by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which will then pave the way for MLB teams to sign him. Over 70 scouts representing all 30 […]

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Featured Post: Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

John Harper of the Daily News wonders if Sandy Alderson could learn a few things from San Diego GM A.J. Preller, who took over a franchise with a similar losing history and a weak-hitting roster with depth in young pitching and transformed the team in about five minutes. “I’m thinking the majority of Mets fans […]

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Pirates Placed Winning Bid On Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Pirates Placed Winning Bid On Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the bidding for Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang. The amount of the winning bid was reportedly around $5 million, and the Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization have accepted it. December 21 I spoke with a former MMO Writer who has since left our merry […]

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Latest On Tulowitzki: Mets Remain The Best Match

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Tulowitzki: Mets Remain The Best Match

According to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation, Troy Tulowitzki will not be traded to the Mets. This report comes from Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Several Rockies beat writers including Tom Harding from MLB.com say there’s absolutely no truth to Friday’s rumors that the Mets were discussing a deal for Troy Tulowitzki. “Two […]

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Mets Odds To Win World Series Are 25:1

An article by posted on December 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Odds To Win World Series Are 25:1

In their latest Baseball Futures, leading online sports bookers Bovada, cast the Mets with 25/1 odds to win the World Series, tied with the White Sox, Yankees and Royals. Twelve other teams were favored in front of them with the Dodgers, Red Sox and Nationals the heavy favorites, respectively. Los Angeles Dodgers – 15/2 Boston […]

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MLB Team Wins Rights To Jung-Ho Kang, Mets Did Not Submit A Bid

An article by posted on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Team Wins Rights To Jung-Ho Kang, Mets Did Not Submit A Bid

The New York Mets will not be the MLB team that signs Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets never submitted a bid on the power-hitting infielder. KBO’s Nexen Heroes have in fact accepted a $5 million dollar winning bid for the rights to exclusively negotiate with their 27-year […]

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Red Sox and LHP Craig Breslow Agree On $2 Million Deal

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox and LHP Craig Breslow Agree On $2 Million Deal

The Red Sox have agreed on a one year deal with left-handed reliever Craig Breslow worth $2 million dollars according to Rob Bradford of WEEI Sports Radio. The Mets met personally with Breslow at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, but the talks were brief and not substantial. Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he will not sign […]

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Marlins Reel In Martin Prado In 5-Player Swap With Yankees

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins Reel In Martin Prado In 5-Player Swap With Yankees

The New York Yankees have traded third baseman Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps to the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, first baseman Garrett Jones and prospect Domingo German. The Marlins will also receive about $6 million in cash in the deal. Miami continues to add more major league pieces after already […]

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