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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Mets Scout Tells MMO Conforto Is Complete Player With 20-25 Home Run Ability

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Scout Tells MMO Conforto Is Complete Player With 20-25 Home Run Ability

The Mets selected outfielder Michael Conforto of Oregon State with their 10th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft on Thursday. Mets Area Scout Jim Reeves told Clayton Collier of MMO that he scouted Conforto for the Mets and described him as a “complete ballplayer” who has the ability to hit 20-25 homers in […]

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Mets Select Outfielder Michael Conforto

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Select Outfielder Michael Conforto

The Mets have selected Oregon State OF Michael Conforto with the 10th overall pick in MLB draft. That wraps up the evening for the Mets as they forfeited the second round pick to sign Curtis Granderson. Conforto, a 6’2″ and 217 pound outfielder, is considered a good power prospect with a great approach. Through 43 […]

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MMO Game Recap: Cubs 5, Mets 4

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Cubs 5, Mets 4

The Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs by the score of 5-4 tonight at Wrigley Field, the second straight loss for New York against the worst team in the majors. Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and was handed a three run lead before he even took the mound. However Dice-K quickly allowed two runs […]

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Batting Abreu Leadoff Not A Consideration For Collins

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Batting Abreu Leadoff Not A Consideration For Collins

Terry Collins told Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, that he is not considering Bobby Abreu as a possible leadoff hitter for the Mets. “No,” Collins replied. “Because he drives in runs for us.” Despite his advanced age and diminished ability, writes Diamond, Abreu’s skill set probably still translates as an ideal leadoff hitter better […]

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Wheeler Stellar Again As His Confidence Continues To Soar

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Stellar Again As His Confidence Continues To Soar

As I had speculated last week (and hoped for), Zack Wheeler has indeed turned a corner and is making his presence felt in the National League with each passing start. Wheeler was on top of his game against the Cubs, limiting them to just two hits over 6.2 scoreless innings, while walking a pair and striking […]

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Wright Shoulders The Blame For Loss To Cubs

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Shoulders The Blame For Loss To Cubs

David Wright took the blame for last night’s 2-1 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field, telling reporters, “We gave this away.” The Mets third baseman bobbled a potential double play ball off the bat of Starlin Castro. Then rather than get the lead runner at second base, Wright settled for the out at first, putting […]

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Andrew Brown Heading To Chicago To Join Team

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Andrew Brown Heading To Chicago To Join Team

The team has announced that outfielder Andrew Brown is heading to Chicago on Wednesday to join the Mets in anticipation of being officially activated on Thursday. Brown, 29, was hitting .350 with 13 home runs in 35 games for Triple-A Las Vegas since being demoted back on April 21. A righthanded bat, Brown initially made the big […]

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Four Years Later, Alderson Still Waiting For His Hitting Approach To Breed Success

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Four Years Later, Alderson Still Waiting For His Hitting Approach To Breed Success

Mets beat reporter Marc Carig of Newsday, took an in depth look at Sandy Alderson’s organizational approach to hitting that included several insights and quotes from Terry Collins, Minor League Director Dick Scott, VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta, and players David Wright and Brandon Nimmo. There is no room for deviation. So the Mets […]

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Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

In an exclusive interview with Barry Bloom of Mets.com, Sandy Alderson acknowledged that it was time for the team to turn a corner after five consecutive losing seasons. “My goal was not to win 74 games as we did last year. I don’t recall specifically what I wrote down or had in mind. But we’re […]

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Red Flags with Sandy’s Slow and Steady Approach?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Red Flags with Sandy’s Slow and Steady Approach?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post raises some red flags about Sandy Alderson’s plan for the team and says that his slow-and-steady approach is no guarantee for future success. Taking the time to rebuild and “doing it right” slowly and methodically with player development does not guarantee an extended stretch of winning. Though that […]

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