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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Keith Law: Wheeler Drops To No. 15, D’Arnaud Drops Out Of Top 25 Prospects

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Keith Law: Wheeler Drops To No. 15, D’Arnaud Drops Out Of Top 25 Prospects

In his latest ESPN Insider post, prospect analyst Keith Law ranked RHP Zack Wheeler at No. 15 in his recently updated Top 25 Prospects. Law has the following righthanded pitchers ranked ahead of Wheeler who dropped from the No. 13 spot in February; Taijuan Walker, Archie Bradley, Gerrit Cole, Aaron Sanchez and Jameson Taillon. “Wheeler […]

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Baseball America’s 2013 Draft Preview Has OF Hunter Renfroe At No. 11

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America’s 2013 Draft Preview Has OF Hunter Renfroe At No. 11

Jim Callis and Ben Badler of Baseball America released their final Top 500 MLB Draft Preview complete with analysis and scouting reports on each player for subscribed users. The Mets have the 11th overall pick in the draft, which is where BA has Hunter Renfroe going. MMO’s Craig Lerner profiled Renfroe two weeks ago as a […]

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Alderson Says He Could Be Buyer At Trade Deadline, Open To Adding Big League Players

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says He Could Be Buyer At Trade Deadline, Open To Adding Big League Players

The Mets could be buyers at the trade deadline according to what Sandy Alderson told reporters before yesterday’s game against the Yankees. Alderson would not discuss specific players or scenarios, but confirmed that his team is open to adding big leaguers this time, rather than restocking the farm system. “We will see how the market […]

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Murphy Drives In Go-Ahead Run In Mets 2-1 Victory Over Yankees

An article by posted on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Drives In Go-Ahead Run In Mets 2-1 Victory Over Yankees

Jon Niese started and despite not having his best stuff, he cruised through five scoreless innings. But then in the top of the sixth, centerfielder Brett Gardner tagged him for a leadoff triple and came around to score when Jayson Nix singled him home in the next at-bat for the first run of the game. After […]

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Less Than Half Of Mets 2013 Payroll Is Contributing To The Team

An article by posted on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Less Than Half Of Mets 2013 Payroll Is Contributing To The Team

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted an info-graphic from Baseball Tonight that showed a breakdown on this season’s Mets payroll commitments. The $22.3 million includes the $18,125,000 owed to Jason Bay and the $3M for his 2014 buyout. Basically, we have less than half of our total payroll on the field, much like we saw […]

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Davis Spared A Demotion After Two Groundball Singles?

An article by posted on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Davis Spared A Demotion After Two Groundball Singles?

Ike Davis may have saved his hold on a major league job and saved the Mets the cost of a plane ticket to Las Vegas, with his two groundball singles last night. Sandy Alderson was expected to meet with Terry Collins after the game to discuss Davis’ fate, a team source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. […]

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Ike Davis Leads Mets’ 4-2 Comeback Victory Over The Braves

An article by posted on May 26, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Leads Mets’ 4-2 Comeback Victory Over The Braves

The Mets scored three runs in the bottom of the eight inning to cap off a 4-2 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves to salvage the third game of the series and avoid getting swept. Shaun Marcum started for the Mets and was dealing in what was his best start of the season for the […]

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Shorter Subway Series Reduces The Spotlight On Woeful Mets Season

An article by posted on May 26, 2013 0 Comments
Shorter Subway Series Reduces The Spotlight On Woeful Mets Season

Mike Kerwick of The Record, says it’s probably a good thing for the Mets that the Subway Series has been shortened from six games to four this season because it “brings glare” to how bad they are. This season has become a dark hour for Mets fans – darker, if possible, than any of the past four […]

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LoDuca Is Game If Wright Wants Him To Pitch In Home Run Derby

An article by posted on May 26, 2013 0 Comments
LoDuca Is Game If Wright Wants Him To Pitch In Home Run Derby

Former Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca didn’t hesitate when asked if he’d be willing to pitch again to David Wright in the 2013 Home Run Derby. “Ok everyone is asking me,” Lo Duca said on Twitter. “If David wants me to throw the HR Derby I’m in. If not…no biggie. We did it last time […]

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Gee Roughed Up As Braves Shutout The Mets 6-0

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Roughed Up As Braves Shutout The Mets 6-0

The Mets lost for the second time tonight as the Atlanta Braves shut them out 6-0 tonight at Citi Field after a 7-5 loss in the completion of the suspended game earlier in the evening. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and was torched for five runs on eight hits in five innings pitched. The […]

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