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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Taking A Look At The Mets’ Short-Comings

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Taking A Look At The Mets’ Short-Comings

I’ll bet you a blueberry cheesecake from Juniors that someone will read the title, jump straight to the comments and start hammering me for knocking the Mets. Who wants to take that bet? It will take some getting used to for you newcomers to understand that post titles are to me what Playstation 4 is […]

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Mets To Scout Mariners’ Nick Franklin

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Scout Mariners’ Nick Franklin

Updated 2/26 The Mets will be scouting Nick Franklin throughout Spring Training according to John Harper of the Daily News. The Tampa Bay Rays are also interested in Franklin  according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The M’s are looking for a comparable pitching prospect in return. Heyman says that the Rays probably match up […]

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New York Mets Over/Unders

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
New York Mets Over/Unders

CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball posted some over/under lines for the Mets. Wins: 77 Finish in NL East: 3 Ike Davis home runs: 16.5 Bartolo Colon wins: 12 Number of starters used at shortstop: 3.5 Number of Curtis Granderson home runs: 26 Zack Wheeler strikeouts: 165 Number of Matt Harvey starts: 6 Number of games worse than Yankees: 7.5 Let me add some logs into the fire: David Wright home runs: […]

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MMO Mail Bag: Which Mets Are Out Of Options?

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mail Bag: Which Mets Are Out Of Options?

Joey B. asks… What happens if Ike Davis or Lucas Duda get sent down to the minors? Do they have to pass through waivers first and can another team just claim one of them like we claimed Eric Young Jr. from the Rockies last year? Joe D. replies… Good question. Even after all these years […]

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Alderson: Mets Would Be Logical Landing Spot For Stephen Drew

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Would Be Logical Landing Spot For Stephen Drew

10:30 AM Quick update to this via MetsBlog: The Mets would be a logical landing spot for free-agent SS Stephen Drew, Sandy Alderson told MLB Network on Wednesday. However, he added, Drew and his agent, Scott Boras, are imploring a strategy that may keep him on the open market until June. ”In light of what Nelson Cruz got, […]

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Mets Beat: Rafael Montero is “***king Smooth”

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Beat: Rafael Montero is “***king Smooth”

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: While watching right-hander Rafael Montero throwing live batting practice Tuesday, Dan Warthen uttered two words to the bullpen catcher standing next to him. “[Expletive] smooth!” the pitching coach excitedly said. Warthen repeatedly has said this spring training that the 23-year-old Montero possesses as close to a perfect delivery as any in […]

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Looks Like Niese Will Start Opening Day

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Looks Like Niese Will Start Opening Day

The Mets plan to start Jonathon Niese on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals on March 31 at Citi Field, then have Bartolo Colon start Game 2 of the season and Dillon Gee start Game 3, team insiders told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Rubin says that would push Zack Wheeler and the fifth starter to the second series of the season, against the Cincinnati […]

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MMO Mailbag: Would You Trade Montero For Franklin?

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Would You Trade Montero For Franklin?

Jordan asks… I read that the Mets might be talking to Seattle about getting Nick Franklin. Do you think we could get him and should we? Joe D. replies… Let me answer it like this… Surely the Mets must know it’s going to cost them someone like Rafael Montero to snag Franklin from the M’s, […]

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Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

Union head Tony Clark told the Associated Press that he is concerned that free agents who would cost a team a draft choice for signing them are still without jobs. Of the 13 players who would require compensation, three remain unsigned with teams already at spring training — shortstop Stephen Drew, designated hitter Kendrys Morales and right-hander Ervin Santana. “The way […]

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Wright Values Loyalty and Believes In Sandy

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Values Loyalty and Believes In Sandy

David Wright made the decision to stay with the Mets because he values loyalty, he told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. He believes that Sandy Alderson will do the same and stay with the Mets even though the GM’s name has been mentioned as a possible successor to commissioner Bud Selig. Wright said it was Alderson […]

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