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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Lagares Saved 11 Runs With His Arm Last Season

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares Saved 11 Runs With His Arm Last Season

According to John Dewan, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares saved 11 runs last season with his arm.  Most Outfield Arm Runs Saved, 2013 Player OF Arm Runs Saved Gerardo Parra 12 Juan Lagares 11 Jose Bautista 9 Adam Jones 7 Leonys Martin 6 Chris Denorfia 6 Carlos Gomez 6 Alex Gordon 6 Jeff Francoeur 5 […]

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Keith Law: Plawecki Can Flat Out Catch, Nimmo Is Not A Bust

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Plawecki Can Flat Out Catch, Nimmo Is Not A Bust

Here are some Mets related questions from Keith Law’s ESPN Chat this week. Is it too soon to call Brandon Nimmo a bust? Klaw – Why in God’s name would you label Nimmo a bust? I think he’s at least an average regular with a chance for more. Bear in mind that Savannah is a […]

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Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider Subscription) polled a few general managers about the offseason so far, and when he asked them who they thought would be busts, one American League GM picked Curtis Granderson, while Olney himself picked Chris Young. Which available free agent likely bombs with his new team and why?  AL GM: ”I think Ubaldo […]

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Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

Is there anything better than going to your hometown ballpark and seeing all those bronze statues of iconic players or managers who meant so much to the team and more importantly, to the fans? Back in 2009, during the inaugural season at Citi Field, there was an uproar among the fan base because many of […]

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Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud has long been regarded as baseball’s top catching prospect since first appearing on Baseball America’s Top 100 back in 2010. The Phillies’ 2007 first-round pick has already seen himself traded twice in a deal to acquire a reigning Cy Young Award winner and expectations for him have always been high. Now the property of […]

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A Satin and Davis Platoon At First Base Could Prove Very Productive

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
A Satin and Davis Platoon At First Base Could Prove Very Productive

Kenny asks… Let’s say the Mets don’t trade Ike Davis and he’s with the team come Spring Training, does it mean that Josh Satin is out of a job? Joe D. replies… There’s still plenty of time for the Mets to trade Davis, but let’s assume they end up keeping him. My hunch is that […]

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FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

FanGraphs just posted their 2014 ZiPS projections for the Mets. Here are this year’s results for Mets hitters: For pitcher projections visit FanGraphs here. Takeaways: It looks like they have Chris Young producing at about the same level as Curtis Granderson who came in much lower than what I would have expected. David Wright seems poised for […]

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Mets Want Another Starter To Compete With Montero, deGrom and Mejia

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want Another Starter To Compete With Montero, deGrom and Mejia

According to what many agents have told Anthony DiComo, don’t expect the Mets to sign a starting pitcher anytime soon. Agents predict that the market for Minor League deals will not heat up until the remaining top free agents — Masahiro Tanaka, Matt Garza and the rest — find new teams. General manager Sandy Alderson, meanwhile, said […]

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Alderson Says He Won’t Give Davis Away , “This Is Not A Yard Sale”

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says He Won’t Give Davis Away , “This Is Not A Yard Sale”

Anthony DiComo spoke with Sandy Alderson who said, “Awkwardness should not exist in Mets camp this spring.” Alderson told DiComo that he spoke with Davis last month at David Wright‘s wedding in California, and he briefly touching on the trade rumors that have dogged Ike all offseason. “He was in a good mood,” Alderson said. “I […]

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Bill James On Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Bill James On Mike Piazza

MMO reader Pete Sinapi, sent me a link to an article written by Bill James about a year ago in which he stated his case for Mike Piazza as a Hall of Famer. It was very compelling and worth sharing with the MMO community. He uses Runs Created which he invented and has since evolved […]

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