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: Do You Believe The Mets Will Spend This Offseason?

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Do You Believe The Mets Will Spend This Offseason?

John B. asks… Do you really believe the Mets will spend this offseason or that they will contend in 2014? Joe D. replies… In a word, yes. I do believe they will spend as they do have many areas they need to address, and they are fresh out of All Star caliber players to trade […]

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Stephen Drew and Yunel Escobar Among Shortstops Mets Will Consider This Offseason

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Stephen Drew and Yunel Escobar Among Shortstops Mets Will Consider This Offseason

The Mets could pursue a free agent shortstop this offseason, according to Andy Martino of New York Daily News. Martino, who has spent the last three days schmoozing with the Mets and covering for Kevin Burkhardt, says the upcoming Winter could be the the most important for the Mets in several years. In talking with a Mets […]

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Matz Tosses A Gem As Gnats Advance To Championship Series Which Begins Monday

An article by posted on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
Matz Tosses A Gem As Gnats Advance To Championship Series Which Begins Monday

Savannah 5, Augusta 0 Behind a brilliant pitching performance, the Savannah Sand Gnats blanked the Augusta GreenJackets 5-0 Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium to sweep the best-of-three Southern Division Championship Series two games to none. Savannah outscored Augusta 15-2 in the two games. Savannah pitchers recorded 19 strikeouts against just one walk in the two-game sweep. […]

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Collins and Coaches Not Worried About d’Arnaud’s Struggles

An article by posted on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
Collins and Coaches Not Worried About d’Arnaud’s Struggles

Mets top prospect Travis d’Arnaud went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in last night’s 9-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. In his last ten games, d’Arnaud is batting .158 with nine strikeouts in his last 38 at-bats and overall the young catcher is batting .143 (8-for-56) with an on-base of .234 and a .233 slugging percentage. Manager […]

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Should Mets Check In On Gardenhire If He’s Out At Minnesota?

An article by posted on September 7, 2013 0 Comments
Should Mets Check In On Gardenhire If He’s Out At Minnesota?

Hopefully, the fine folks at ESPN wont sue me for sharing some of their top secret writings on ESPN Insider, but I came across an interesting article by Jim Bowden who takes a look at ten managers who are at the end of their contracts. Obviously, I was curious to see his thoughts on Terry […]

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Why Are The Mets Playing An Obviously Injured Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on September 7, 2013 0 Comments
Why Are The Mets Playing An Obviously Injured Wilmer Flores

In the third inning of last night’s loss to the Indians, third baseman Wilmer Flores grimaced in pain as he swung and threw his bat at the ball, prompting Keith Hernandez to say, “Ouch. That kid is really hurting. You can tell that ankle is still bothering him.” Flores has been slumping badly both at […]

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Honestly, Despite The Mets Loss, I Was Happy For Kazmir Last Night

An article by posted on September 7, 2013 0 Comments
Honestly, Despite The Mets Loss, I Was Happy For Kazmir Last Night

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy for Scott Kazmir last night. I’ve always been one of those old school fans that quickly forms a bond with our players and look at them as part of my extended Mets family. I hate to see the Mets lose, but last night wasn’t as painful. […]

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Jeff Walters Promoted To Bolster Las Vegas 51s Bullpen For Playoffs

An article by posted on September 7, 2013 0 Comments

Allan Dykstra, Logan Verrett and Jeff Walters – The Killer Bees RHP Jeff Walters has been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas in time for their game against the Salt Lake Bees today, according to ESPN New York. Thoughts from John B. A live arm with a fastball that regularly touches 96 mph, an above average […]

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Scott Rice To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery For Hernia

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, lefthanded reliever Scott Rice will undergo season-ending surgery for a hernia. Rice has been one of the biggest surprises for the Mets this season and has a 3.71 ERA with a league-leading 73 appearances. In 51.0 innings pitched, Rice has walked 27 while striking out 41, however it was […]

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Will Mets Sign A $100 Million Free Agent This Winter?

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Will Mets Sign A $100 Million Free Agent This Winter?

I just finished reading a post on MetsBlog about the Mets and the possibilities of signing soon to be free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Red Sox center fielder has an asking price of more than $100 million dollars. I’ve also seen names like Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Cano mentioned as […]

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