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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With Three Plus Pitches, Steven Matz Sees His Prospect Status Soaring

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
With Three Plus Pitches, Steven Matz Sees His Prospect Status Soaring

Baseball America ranked Met pitching prospect Steven Matz in the final spot of their South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects. Here’s what BA wrote about him: Led by control artists like Gabriel Ynoa (the league’s pitcher of the year) and Luis Cessa, Savannah walked 267 batters all year. Only one other SAL team walked fewer than 400. Matz didn’t paint […]

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You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

Here’s the latest accounting on the Mets payroll, according to the man who’s supposed to be holding all the cards. Sandy Alderson said that the Mets payroll for this past season ended up around $87-88 million. He asserts that the Mets have approximately $40 million coming off the books this winter, and they have just […]

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Mets Are Scanning The Market For Shortstops

An article by posted on October 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Scanning The Market For Shortstops

Updated 10/2 ESPN New York’s Mark Simon weighed in on a few shortstops that he believes the Mets will target this offseason. Here are some of his insights on that front. It’s part of more comprehensive post titled “A Mets Free Agent Shopping Guide”. Check it out… Stephen Drew  It’s our educated guess that Stephen […]

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Mets Brass In Port St. Lucie, Goal Is To Have A Better Team

An article by posted on October 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Brass In Port St. Lucie, Goal Is To Have A Better Team

Mike Kerwick of The Record writes that Sandy Alderson believes the team “is closer” to indicate whether he has enough information to determine which of his current players would or wouldn’t be part of the team when the Mets take the field in 2014. As the team owners, front office and manager Terry Collins meet […]

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Mets Should Consider Trading Zack Wheeler?

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Consider Trading Zack Wheeler?

I thought I needed to have my eyes examined when I came across this article by Andy Martino of the Daily News who asserts that the Mets would be wise to consider trading Zack Wheeler. Wheeler is an extremely talented pitcher, a gem that you don’t trade unless you receive a strong return. Like, say […]

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2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

Now that all the sorting out has been completed, the Mets will officially be selecting in the No. 10 slot for the 2014 First Year Player Draft. The Mets “earn” a protected pick going into the 2013-14 offseason. Here’s the official order for next June’s first round which includes the consolation pick for the Toronto Blue […]

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Mets To Refinance Debt Payment For Mid-2014, Losses Significantly Lower In 2013

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets To Refinance Debt Payment For Mid-2014, Losses Significantly Lower In 2013

According to a report in the New York Post, the Mets will be looking to refinance “roughly $250 million in bank debt”. This is no doubt referring to the large note that becomes due in June of 2014, that we’ve talked and heard so much about. But thanks to the great job by Sandy Alderson, […]

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Pitching Coach Dan Warthen Also Gets A 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have given pitching coach Dan Warthen a two-year contract, according to front office sources. Earlier today, Sandy Alderson confirmed that all coaches the coaches were being retained, but Warthen is the only one to receive a multi-year deal. Warthen has been the Mets’ pitching […]

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Check It Out… Mets 2013 Greatest Hits

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Check It Out… Mets 2013 Greatest Hits

Check out some of the Mets’ top highlights from the 2013 season, including the emergence of Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Juan Lagares and several other wild walk-off wins…

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Mets Announce Terry Collins Has Signed A 2-Year Extension

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Terry Collins Has Signed A 2-Year Extension

The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed Manager Terry Collins to a two-year extension with a club option for 2016. Collins’ entire coaching staff will also return. “Terry has a great passion for the game,” said Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. “He has helped make our younger players better.  He’s a […]

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