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 Fan Shot: Haley Interviews Justin Turner

An article by posted on 04/10/2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Haley Interviews Justin Turner

This latest Fan Shot comes from 12-year old Haley Smilow who has been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to interview several Major League Baseball Players over the last couple of years.  Her family began a quest in 2011 to visit all 30 ballparks and by the end of this summer they will have […]

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An Uggly Situation: Sometimes You Have To Tip Your Cap To Your Rival

An article by posted on 03/10/2013 0 Comments
An Uggly Situation: Sometimes You Have To Tip Your Cap To Your Rival

When I heard this morning, that the Atlanta Braves did not include second baseman Dan Uggla on their National League Divisional Series roster, my first inclination was that he was hurt. He wasn’t. The Braves did not include the three-time All-Star on their 25-man roster because of his .179 batting average – the lowest among major league qualifiers this […]

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Ouch! Mets 2013 TV Ratings Drop 31.6 Percent Over 2012

An article by posted on 03/10/2013 0 Comments
Ouch! Mets 2013 TV Ratings Drop 31.6 Percent Over 2012

According to Neil Best of Newsday, only 1.54 percent of homes were tuned in to Mets games on SNY this season on average. That figure is down from 2.25 in 2012 and represents a drop of a whopping 31.6 percent. The 1.54 percent is the lowest viewership percentage in the history of SNY. Best also adds that […]

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A Justin Turner Encore? Front Office Impressed By His Approach…

An article by posted on 03/10/2013 0 Comments
A Justin Turner Encore? Front Office Impressed By His Approach…

As Justin Turner heads into his first arbitration year, and with the Mets so desperate to change perceptions about the team and get them back on the path to relevancy, I was surprised to read this report from Andy Martino of the Daily News, which suggests the Mets are all but determined to bring him […]

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

An article by posted on 03/10/2013 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 03/10/2013 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 02/10/2013 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 02/10/2013 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 01/10/2013 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 01/10/2013 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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