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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Which Mets Player Has the Most to Prove This Season?

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
Which Mets Player Has the Most to Prove This Season?

Over the next two weeks, we will be rolling out a series of ten MMO Roundtable posts that will tackle some of the questions and expectations for the upcoming Mets season. Let’s get started… Which Mets player has the most to prove this season? Mike Simon – Travis d’Arnaud. It seems like d’Arnaud has been […]

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Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

In an interview with ESPN.com’s Keith Law, Mets GM Sandy Alderson discussed the processes he implemented since taking over the club and how it has led to a system with improved depth and several players being looked at as top 100 prospects. On building through the draft: “With respect to the draft, we have taken a […]

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Harvey Wants To Remain With Team During Rehab

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Wants To Remain With Team During Rehab

February 7th, 7:13 PM Matt Harvey was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today and said things are going really smooth as he continues his rehab from Tommy John surgery. He basically repeated much of what he told the Post yesterday, but there was one thing that stood out to me. Harvey told Francesa […]

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Mets COO Jeff Wilpon Sees Wild Card In 2014, Believes In Sandy

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon Sees Wild Card In 2014, Believes In Sandy

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon spoke with Mike Lupica of ESPN New York 98.7 FM and told him that he expects the club to be in the mix for a Wild Card this year. “My expectation is that we improve on last year. In our last 100 games we played at .500 and if we can […]

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Baseball America’s Top 31 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America’s Top 31 Mets Prospects

On Wednesday, Baseball America released their Top 31 Mets Prospects. Why 31? Why else, they have a man-crush on Mike Piazza, doesn’t everyone? 1. Noah Syndergaard, rhp 2. Travis d’Arnaud, c 3. Rafael Montero, rhp 4. Dominic Smith, 1b 5. Kevin Plawecki, c/1b 6. Wilmer Flores, 2b/3b 7. Amed Rosario, ss 8. Brandon Nimmo, of […]

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Free Agent Update: Brewers Sign K-Rod, Mets Scouted Hanrahan Today

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Free Agent Update: Brewers Sign K-Rod, Mets Scouted Hanrahan Today

MLBTR confirmed that the Mets did attend a light bullpen today to watch Joel Hanrahan as Buster Olney reported on Thursday. Hanrahan’s agent Mike Dillon of Reynolds Sports Management tells MLBTR: “Reports of a showcase workout with Joel Hanrahan are inaccurate. Teams that have been interested in watching his light bullpens have been welcome and the Mets […]

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Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

A Mets insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that pitching prospects Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters are candidates to make the opening day roster and fill out the Mets bullpen. Rafael Montero or Cory Mazzoni were also not ruled out. We have several original MMO articles spotlighting all four of these players in […]

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Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

Looks like the Mets just signed first baseman Chris Garcia to a minor league deal. Garcia, who you could follow at @ChrisGarcia2424, announced the news on Twitter. The 26-year old Brooklyn, New York native missed the entire 2013 season due to injury, but batted .285/.408/.431 in 411 AB with the Single-A affiliate of the Braves in […]

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Remembering Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering Ralph Kiner

In this Aug. 14, 1982 photo, Willie Mays tries to get Ralph Kiner’s hat as the two Hall of Famers pose for pictures before the start of Old Timers Day game at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Harry Harris) “As one of baseball’s most prolific power hitters for a decade, Ralph struck fear into […]

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that I report the Mets announced that longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Along with his fourth wife, Ann, Ralph Kiner is survived by two sons, Michael and Scott, and a daughter, Kathryn Freeman, all […]

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