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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Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

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Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

Since Buster Olney first reported that the Mets had interest in reliever/starter Alfredo Aceves last week, there have been a couple of updates on him. MLB Trade Rumors reported that the righthander re-hired agent Tom O’Connell to represent him recently, and that Aceves called O’Connell and apologized for firing him in the first place. Marc Carig of […]

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Sandy Shopping For A New Face At Shortstop

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Sandy Shopping For A New Face At Shortstop

Sandy Alderson, who usually plays everything close to the vest, had no reservations yesterday when he told Mike Francesa that he would like to see a new face at shortstop next season. He admitted that he did meet with Jhonny Peralta in Orlando, but added that there weren’t many solid candidates available at the position. […]

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Boras Says Mets Interested In Everybody And Interested In Nobody

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Boras Says Mets Interested In Everybody And Interested In Nobody

Until the Mets add a legitimate piece to their roster this offseason, skepticism will surround general manager Sandy Alderson’s vow to spend writes Mike Puma of the New York Post. Scott Boras recently summed up the Mets over Alderson’s three-year tenure: “The thing with the Mets is they’re interested in everybody and interested in nobody.” Alderson […]

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Market Loaded With Pitchers Who Are Baseball’s Version Of A ’61 Corvette

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Market Loaded With Pitchers Who Are Baseball’s Version Of A ’61 Corvette

Tom Verducci wrote an excellent analysis of the starting pitching market this offseason in an article for Sports Illustrated and SI.com. The longtime sports editor determined that the free agent market is loaded with pitchers that are the “baseball versions of a ’61 Corvette — only in poor condition.” The pool of 30-plus starters includes […]

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Rays Could Have Interest In An Ike Davis For Matt Joyce Swap

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Rays Could Have Interest In An Ike Davis For Matt Joyce Swap

Earlier today I suggested that the Mets could acquire their most significant piece via a trade rather than free agency where skyrocketing prices have made the front office a little queasy. One team that could be a good match as a trade partner for the Mets would be the Tamp Bay Rays, who may have […]

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Alderson On Lagares: It’s Not About Drawing Walks, It’s About Getting Into Hitting Counts

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Alderson On Lagares: It’s Not About Drawing Walks, It’s About Getting Into Hitting Counts

I loved hearing what Sandy Alderson had to say about center fielder Juan Lagares yesterday during his interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa. Only one day earlier, I was having a back and forth on twitter with one of my followers who was very concerned that Lagares had just one walk in Winter Ball. I […]

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Mets Mailbag: Trading For Bautista and Hosmer

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Mets Mailbag: Trading For Bautista and Hosmer

Doug asks… How about the following moves? 3 team deal Royals get: Dillon Gee, Lucas Duda and Ike Davis Blue Jays get: Royals prospect RHP Miguel Almonte and Rafael Montero. Mets get: Jose Bautista & Eric Hosmer You are taking Gee & Montero out, but you will still have Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese, Noah Syndergaard and potential experienced […]

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Wright, Murphy, Young Recognized For Baserunning At Their Positions

An article by posted on 16/11/2013 0 Comments
Wright, Murphy, Young Recognized For Baserunning At Their Positions

Eye On Baseball unveiled their 2013 NL Bronze Cleat winners and the Mets had three players get the gold – or the bronze in this case. The Bronze Cleat recognizes players who helped their team the most on the bases, not just with stolen bases, but also things like going first-to-third on a single or […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

I came across this on MLBTR this morning: The Mets are looking for players to buy into their offensive philosophy, and that means finding guys with discipline at the plate, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  That might help to explain why the free-swinging Daniel Murphy has found himself on the pages of MLBTR over the last […]

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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