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 and '00, 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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Steven Matz Ranked Eighth Best LHP Prospect In Baseball

An article by posted on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Steven Matz Ranked Eighth Best LHP Prospect In Baseball

Mets top prospect Steven Matz, was just ranked by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com as the eighth best left-handed pitching prospect in baseball. Top Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias was ranked first. Scouting Grades: Fastball: 65 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55 Mayo writes: Matz is lean, lanky and loose, […]

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Mets Minority Share Owner Speaks On Cuba and Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minority Share Owner Speaks On Cuba and Shortstop Situation

During the latest episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the comedic host, who also happens to own a minority stake in the Mets, made light of the team’s shortstop situation. While segueing into the recent policy change about normalizing relations with Cuba, Maher says: I don’t know if this is legal or not, […]

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MLB Ranks Syndergaard Second Best Pitching Prospect In Game

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Ranks Syndergaard Second Best Pitching Prospect In Game

RHP Noah Syndergaard has been ranked by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com as the second best pitching prospect in baseball for 2015. “Even though he was pitching at home in hitting-friendly Las Vegas, Syndergaard still managed to lead the organization in strikeouts in 2014.” “The two-time Futures Gamer is knocking on the door with his combination of stuff […]

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MMO Mailbag: Frustration Is Reaching Critical Mass

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Frustration Is Reaching Critical Mass

Frank Jr. asks… So now the Mets say they cant afford Yoan Moncada? I thought the financial problems were in the rear view mirror? I thought the Mets were ready to start tapping into the International free agent market? I thought we were going to start spending once the team’s young core of players arrived? […]

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Olney: Mets Are the Losers of the Max Scherzer Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
Olney: Mets Are the Losers of the Max Scherzer Deal

Buster Olney of ESPN lists the winners and losers of the Max Scherzer mega-deal agreed to this weekend, listing the Nationals, baseball players in general, and Scott Boras as the big winners. The Nationals, he says, have properly groomed their trade leverage in the first 48 hours after the deal  The on-background message being dispensed […]

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How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

A reader sent me a link to this 2015 NL Preview from FanGraphs who project the Mets to have a 79-83 season. That total seems very low to me, and basically their expecting the Mets to have a season similar to last year. Here’s their glass half full, glass half empty takes: Reasons for optimism […]

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Where Does Mets Payroll Currently Stand

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
Where Does Mets Payroll Currently Stand

Here is the most recent update for the Mets payroll calculating in last week’s arbitration settlements for Murphy, Tejada and Gee. Guaranteed Contracts ($82.93M) David Wright $20.0M Curtis Granderson $16.0M Bartolo Colon $11.0M Michael Cuddyer $8.5M Daniel Murphy $8.0M Dillon Gee $5.4M Jon Niese $7.0M Bobby Parnell $3.7M Ruben Tejada $1.88M John Mayberry Jr. $1.45M […]

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Mets To Unveil New Larger High-Def Scoreboard At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Mets To Unveil New Larger High-Def Scoreboard At Citi Field

2015 CITI FIELD SCOREBOARD UPGRADE The New York Mets announced today they are installing a new Daktronics high definition Citi Field center field video board that is 62% larger than the original screen. The installation puts the Mets in the top 10 largest displays in professional baseball and makes Citi Field one of the few […]

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Fred Wilpon Is Optimistic, But Does Winning Cure All?

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Is Optimistic, But Does Winning Cure All?

David Lennon of Newsday caught up with Mets owner Fred Wilpon who is more optimistic about the 2015 season than he’s ever been over the last few seasons. Wilpon refrained from giving any details at the owners meetings last week, except to say that the Mets finally “have the horses to win.” Lennon says that […]

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Mets Not Necessarily Looking For A Major Leaguer In Return For Gee

An article by posted on January 18, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Necessarily Looking For A Major Leaguer In Return For Gee

Here’s a new wrinkle on the Dillon Gee trade front from Mike Puma of the Post. The Giants, Padres and Rockies continue to be potential landing spots for Gee, but an industry source indicates that at least one AL team has now shown interest in the veteran right-hander. Additionally, the source added that the Mets no […]

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