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, '00 and '15, 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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MMO Mailbag: Ranking the Sluggers on Trade Block

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Ranking the Sluggers on Trade Block

Carl asks… I read over the weekend that the Minnesota Twins might be close to trading Brian Dozier who I wasn’t even aware he was available. What other power hitters are available right now in addition to Jay Bruce and how would you rank them in terms of value? Joe D. replies… There may be […]

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Braves Schedule Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night When Mets Come To Town

An article by posted on January 8, 2017 0 Comments
Braves Schedule Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night When Mets Come To Town

MLB teams announced their bobblehead giveaways in celebration of National Bobblehead Day on Saturday. And wouldn’t you know it, the Atlanta Braves are planning a Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night in 2017. Friday, June 9 #BravesBobble: Bartolo Colon bobblehead night featuring his signature pitching motion! #NationalBobbleheadDay pic.twitter.com/zD9QNJDCXJ — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 7, 2017 On June […]

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Teams Are Still Asking About Andrew McCutchen

An article by posted on January 8, 2017 0 Comments
Teams Are Still Asking About Andrew McCutchen

Despite repeated statements by Pirates GM Neal Huntington that Andrew McCutchen is not available, teams continue to ask about the Bucs center fielder, according to what sources are telling Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Cafardo says the Seattle Mariners could be one of those teams despite recently acquiring Jarrod Dyson after dealing Seth Smith […]

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Arbitration Profile: Lucas Duda, 1B

An article by posted on January 7, 2017 0 Comments
Arbitration Profile: Lucas Duda, 1B

With the deadline for teams and arbitration eligible players to exchange salary figures fast approaching on January 13, I wanted to take a closer look at some of the key players among the nine Mets who have filed for the 2017 season. Arbitration eligible pitchers include Jacob deGrom, Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Addison […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Was Far Better Than You Think

An article by posted on January 7, 2017 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Was Far Better Than You Think

I really wasn’t planning on writing anything today, but a piece I read by ESPN’s Buster Olney really gnawed at me, and one of the benefits of being a blogger is that I can react whenever I feel like it and have something to say. So anyway, Olney has been rolling out this offseason feature, […]

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Jose Reyes Will Join Jeurys Familia On Dominican Republic WBC Team

An article by posted on January 6, 2017 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Will Join Jeurys Familia On Dominican Republic WBC Team

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes will play for the Dominican Republic team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. This will be the fourth time that Reyes has played in the WBC for his home country. He will join Mets closer Jeurys Familia on the squad. The Dominican roster […]

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Reds Agree To One-Year Deal With Drew Storen

An article by posted on January 3, 2017 0 Comments
Reds Agree To One-Year Deal With Drew Storen

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with free agent reliever Drew Storen on a one year deal worth $3 million dollars. He can earn an additional $1.5 million via incentives for appearances and games finished. Storen, 29, had a down year in 2016, going 4-3 with a 5.23 […]

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Vladimir Guerrero Heads My Official “Unofficial” HOF Ballot

An article by posted on January 3, 2017 0 Comments
Vladimir Guerrero Heads My Official “Unofficial” HOF Ballot

It’s that time of the year again so here’s my Official Unofficial Hall of Fame Ballot for the Class of 2017. This year’s ballot wasn’t as cut and dry as you might think. There were a few players I left off simply because of the 10 man limitation, and while I’m not one of those […]

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Syndergaard Among The Game’s Top Pitchers, Is A Multi-Year Deal in the Works?

An article by posted on January 3, 2017 0 Comments
Syndergaard Among The Game’s Top Pitchers, Is A Multi-Year Deal in the Works?

ESPN.com’s Buster Olney ranked the Top 10 MLB Starting Pitchers in his latest ESPN Insider article this morning, and you know damn well I immediately checked to see if our own Noah Syndergaard was on his list. He was. Syndergaard was ranked at the No. 6 spot behind Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Madison Bumgarner, Chris […]

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A Very Happy New Year From MMO

An article by posted on January 1, 2017 0 Comments
A Very Happy New Year From MMO

Hello Everyone and a Very Healthy and Happy New Year to you all in 2017. Thank you so much for what was another remarkable year of growth and expansion for MMO. It’s because of you that MMO has become the single most active Mets online community there is. A community so rich in opinions and […]

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