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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Baseball America: Matz, Herrera, Nimmo Make FSL Top 20

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Matz, Herrera, Nimmo Make FSL Top 20

Baseball America ranked Steven Matz the No. 7 prospect in the Florida State League, with Dilson Herrera coming in at No. 12 and Brandon Nimmo at No. 17 in their Top 20. 7. Steve Matz, lhp, St. Lucie Matz impresses scouts and managers with both his stuff and his mound demeanor, where he shows toughness and […]

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Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

As the Kansas City Royals continue to weave their own miracle finish, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver told Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post that he doesn’t believe the 1969 Mets should be remembered as “The Miracle Mets.” Seaver, who went 25-7 that year, acknowledged that he understands why they were called the Miracle Mets, but simply doesn’t […]

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MMO Week In Review: 9/29 – 10/5

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Week In Review: 9/29 – 10/5

News and Notes The Mets announced that Wally Backman won’t be joining the big league coaching staff, but told him he could return as manager of the Las Vegas 51s if he wanted. No word from Backman. Read more. Jacob deGrom strengthened his case for the NL Rookie of the Year award by winning top […]

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Scouts Not Impressed With 2013 First Rounder Dominic Smith

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Scouts Not Impressed With 2013 First Rounder Dominic Smith

Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper released his Top 20 Prospects for the South Atlantic League, which featured no prospects from the New York Mets. During his Sally League chat, Cooper fielded many questions about several of the Mets prospects at Single-A Savannah including first rounder Dom Smith who failed to impress scouts and other baseball people. Andrew: Was […]

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ALDS Thread: Tigers vs Orioles, Royals vs Angels

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
ALDS Thread: Tigers vs Orioles, Royals vs Angels

Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 5:30 PM ET (TBS) Max Scherzer (18-5, 3.15) vs. Chris Tillman (13-6, 3.34) Scherzer fronts the Tigers postseason rotation for the second straight year, coming off an 18-win season in which he outpitched his numbers. He did not face Baltimore this year, but he’s 3-1 with a 3.92 […]

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Yasmani Tomas Granted Free Agency, Can Now Sign With Any Team

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Yasmani Tomas Granted Free Agency, Can Now Sign With Any Team

Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas has been granted free agency by Major League Baseball, according to a his agent, Jay Alou. He is now free to sign with any club. Unfortunately, his potential $100 million deal takes the Mets out of the picture. Tomas has already had private workouts with the Phillies, Rangers and Giants who are each considered to […]

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Fair or Foul: Trading Murphy and Colon

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Fair or Foul: Trading Murphy and Colon

As part of his Mets offseason plan, Mark Simon of ESPN New York does an excellent job of constructing his version of a Mets team that can make the playoffs next season. As part of his initiative he proposes the following: The Mets would be well-suited to find a suitor for Colon early this offseason […]

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D’Arnaud Has Succesful Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Has Succesful Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud had successful surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, a source told Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. September 26 Travis d’Arnaud will have surgery next week to remove a broken bone spur from his elbow, the team announced at Citi Field. The Mets say it’s a relatively minor procedure. 7:00 […]

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It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

It was so exciting to watch the the Kansas City Royals come back in extra-innings and beat the Oakland A’s last night with a stunning 9-8 victory. What high-drama, what suspense, what a game… If any of you hated the sudden death one-game Wild Card round, you may want to reconsider. What happened last night […]

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Envisioning Jose Bautista Batting Cleanup For The Mets

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Envisioning Jose Bautista Batting Cleanup For The Mets

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, posted his own blueprint for what the Mets should do this offseason that is certainly worth a read. Simon is very high on Toronto slugger Jose Bautista, who he hopes will be on Sandy Alderson’s radar this off-season. He believes the Blue Jays matchup very well with the Mets in […]

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