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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Mets Minors: Projected 2013 Starting Rotations

An article by posted on March 31, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Projected 2013 Starting Rotations

Two months ago I rolled out my first pass at pre-season projections for our Mets minor league rotations. We now have more mush clarity and some official assignments that have been announced. Many of the pitchers I reached out to at the lower levels have replied back to me with their assignments. I’ve asked Teddy, […]

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What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 0 Comments
What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

Do you think Sandy Alderson was willfully blind when he traded R.A. Dickey and counted on Johan Santana to be his Rock of Gibraltar and retake the reins as the ace of the Mets rotation? Yesterday, I faulted Santana for not keeping the Mets in the loop this Winter about his questionable shoulder and how he was […]

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Mets Release RHP Brad Holt; A Disappointing End To What Began As A Promising Career

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 3 Comments
Mets Release RHP Brad Holt; A Disappointing End To What Began As A Promising Career

The Mets have announced that they’ve released P Brad Holt, P Danny Herrera, P Craig Hansen,OF Mike Wilson, OF Corey Patterson, OF Pedro Zapata & INF Brandon Brown. Of course the name that jumps out at you here is 2008 first rounder Brad Holt who was once held in the same regard as Michael Fulmer […]

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ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, does a fine job of explaining why the Mets chose not to insure Johan Santana’s contract. The Mets will be on the hook for the remaining $31 million owed to Johan Santana because they did not insure the contract.  Why? As premiums have skyrocketed because of escalating salaries and past payouts […]

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Projecting Triple-A Las Vegas Rotation: Are Gorski and Familia Officially Out?

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Projecting Triple-A Las Vegas Rotation: Are Gorski and Familia Officially Out?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York took to Twitter a short while ago and began posting his projections for the Mets Triple-A roster. Included in his Las Vegas 51′s rotation he has: Zack Wheeler, Aaron Laffey, Collin McHugh, Chris Schwinden and Carlos Torres. A month ago I projected the rotation as follows: Zack Wheeler Collin […]

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Tuff Stuff: Infield Defense and the Son Also Rises

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Tuff Stuff: Infield Defense and the Son Also Rises

ESPN New York’s Mark Simon got a chance to talk to Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, and the two of them discussed the team’s infield defense. I highlighted what Teufel had to say about some of the Mets infielders, but you should check out the entire article here. UZR & Defensive Metrics “I embrace […]

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Parnell Is Ready To Take His Game To The Next Level

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Is Ready To Take His Game To The Next Level

Bobby Parnell struck out the side in the ninth inning of the Mets 6-2 win over the Astros last night. He lowered his ERA to 2.31 for the spring in 12 appearances. Parnell looks to be in mid-season form as he prepares to take on the closer role for the Mets. I believe this was the plan […]

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Mets Announce Rotation, Elvin Ramirez Traded For Cash

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Rotation, Elvin Ramirez Traded For Cash

Reliever Elvin Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations to free up a spot on their 40 Man Roster. That they got anything for him is a mind-blower to me. His 5.48 ERA in 20 MLB appearances will hardly be missed. This one was the easiest cut/trade/release of all. The Mets’ 40-man roster now stands at 38. […]

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Baseball America Ranks Mets Farm System No. 16

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America Ranks Mets Farm System No. 16

Baseball America’s Jim Callis had hinted in a chat a couple of months ago that the Mets farm system would be ranked somewhere around 16-18 which many found too low. Well today, Baseball America released their 2013 Organizational Rankings and the Mets did come in at No. 16. Here’s the top 16 overall: 1. St. […]

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40 Man Roster Crunch Has Mets Looking To Deal Prospects

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
40 Man Roster Crunch Has Mets Looking To Deal Prospects

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: In desperate need of clearing several spots, the Mets have put out word to other teams that they are interested in moving non-core prospects on the 40-man roster. Among those available via trade: Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles. That is […]

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Read My Lips… No Zack Wheeler In April…

An article by posted on March 26, 2013 0 Comments
Read My Lips… No Zack Wheeler In April…

Updated at 4:30 PM Okay, well nobody actually said that, but I thought it made for a great title… However, in case you were wondering about it, perish the thought… Terry Collins just said that Zack Wheeler will not be considered as a replacement for Shaun Marcum in the rotation and will not pitch for the […]

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