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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Worst Productive Position For Mets Was Catcher

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Worst Productive Position For Mets Was Catcher

Using Wins Below Average, a metric that encompasses both offensive and defensive value, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com, calculated the worst productive position for all 30 MLB teams. Surprisingly, the Mets received their worst overall production from the catching position. New York Mets C: 1.5 wins below average Mets fans are probably shocked that left field, right […]

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Nothing Going On Between Mets and Markakis

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Nothing Going On Between Mets and Markakis

Updated November 6 Baltimore beat writer Roch Kubatko, was the first to report that the Orioles have been very busy negotiating with gold glove outfielder Nick Markakis. The two sides have been in close contact since the season ended and they are expected to agree on a four-year deal very soon. MLB Trade Rumors projects […]

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Mets Have Michael Morse On Their Radar

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Michael Morse On Their Radar

Now that Michael Cuddyer has been crossed out from the Mets” list of potential free-agent targets, a new name has emerged according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. “Michael Morse is one such name who fits the Mets’ criteria, according to a person with knowledge of the club’s internal discussions.” Morse, 32, gave […]

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Winning Is The Only Known Cure For Fan Apathy

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Winning Is The Only Known Cure For Fan Apathy

You may have heard the Mets announced some new uniform changes for 2015 this morning… Well whoop-dee-freaking-doo… There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned uniform tweak to excite the masses and get them to closet their old jerseys and buy some new ones. Cha-ching… If they really want to excite me in November, how about they […]

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Colorado Could Move Carlos Gonzalez This Offseason

An article by posted on November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Colorado Could Move Carlos Gonzalez This Offseason

David Schoenfield of ESPN speculates that with Michael Cuddyer expected to accept his $15.3 million qualifying offer, the Colorado Rockies now find themselves with a glut in the outfield. So by giving Cuddyer that offer, the Rockies are betting on his return and given that Justin Morneau is still under contract, Cuddyer will play in […]

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Juan Lagares Earns His First NL Gold Glove

An article by posted on November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Earns His First NL Gold Glove

JUAN LAGARES IS GOLDEN!!! Put it in the books… Major League Baseball and Rawlings announced tonight that Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares earned his first career Rawlings Gold Glove. Lagares finished second among major league outfielders with 28 defensive runs saved, despite playing 372.0 fewer innings than leader Jason Heyward, who had 32. He had six […]

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Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz Among 12 Players Extended Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz Among 12 Players Extended Qualifying Offers

The following 12 players were each extended one-year qualifying offers worth $15.3 million by their teams before yesterday’s deadline: Catchers Russell Martin Infielders Victor Martinez Hanley Ramirez Pablo Sandoval Outfielders Melky Cabrera Nelson Cruz Michael Cuddyer Starting Pitchers Francisco Liriano Ervin Santana Max Scherzer James Shields Relief pitchers David Robertson These 12  players will now […]

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Just A Quick Word Of Thanks…

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Just A Quick Word Of Thanks…

Tonight I was watching the Players Choice Awards when I received an email from someone whose comment wasn’t posting after several tries. I logged onto Disqus to try and figure out what the problem was and I quickly resolved the issue for him. I wrote to tell him and thanked him for reading MMO. A […]

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Marlins Looking To Get A Stanton Deal Done Before Winter Meetings

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins Looking To Get A Stanton Deal Done Before Winter Meetings

In an interview with Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden, Miami Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said the team’s goal is to try and sign their young star Giancarlo Stanton before the Winter Meetings in December. The Marlins are looking to get their two-time All Star signed to a long-term extension that could easily […]

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How Important Is Winning?

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
How Important Is Winning?

Can you imagine Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson or Fred and Jeff Wilpon ever uttering those words? Me either. Winning has become so far removed from the Mets lexicon that even a sixth straight losing season failed to ruffle any feathers or cause an ounce of grief in the executive offices at Citi Field. There were […]

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