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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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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Alderson Met With His Staff and Scouts, Now Ready To Tackle Offseason Goals

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Met With His Staff and Scouts, Now Ready To Tackle Offseason Goals

Sandy Alderson was kind enough to agree to an interview with MMO senior writer John Bernhardt on his weekly radio show called Tip-Off. Sandy’s interview had a number of fascinating insights and revelations, many of which we’ve already posted on MMO. As we head into Sandy’s fifth offseason as Mets GM, he was asked to […]

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Sandy Alderson Sees A Lot Of Reasons For Optimism

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Sees A Lot Of Reasons For Optimism

Sandy Alderson was a special guest of MMO’s John Bernhardt Tip-Off Show on Friday. He had some interesting things to say about a variety of topics regarding the Mets and their minor league system. Rather than post the entire interview in it’s entirety, I wanted to break it up into several parts so that each […]

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Can Alex Gordon Fill Sandy’s Stated Need In Left Field

An article by posted on November 2, 2014 0 Comments
Can Alex Gordon Fill Sandy’s Stated Need In Left Field

When MMO’s John Bernhardt interviewed Sandy Alderson on Friday, he acknowledged one of his offseason goals for the team. “Obviously, the Mets need to improve in left field,” he told him. In addition to possible free agent targets like Michael Cuddyer, Yasmani Tomas, Alex Rios, Nick Markakis, and Colby Rasmus, the are some options that could become […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera To The Mets?

An article by posted on November 1, 2014 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera To The Mets?

MLB Trade Rumors rolled out their annual Top 50 Free Agent Predictions on Saturday and they have the Mets turning to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera this offseason. “Cabrera is neck-and-neck with Lowrie for the top free agent shortstop position. He’s got consistent home run power and good durability. Like Lowrie, his defense has been questioned and […]

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40 Man Roster Updates: Mets Reinstate Harvey and Parnell, Outright Four To Triple-A

An article by posted on October 31, 2014 0 Comments
40 Man Roster Updates: Mets Reinstate Harvey and Parnell, Outright Four To Triple-A

The Mets did some housekeeping today and outrighted relievers Scott Rice, Dana Eveland and Buddy Carlyle, and infielder Josh Satin to Triple-A Las Vegas. They also reinstated Bobby Parnell and Matt Harvey from the 60-day disabled list. This now puts the  Mets 40-man roster now stands at 34. October 30 MLB Trade Rumors posted their […]

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Mets Notes: Andrew Brown and Juan Centeno Claimed Off Waivers, Dice-K Headed To Japan

An article by posted on October 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Andrew Brown and Juan Centeno Claimed Off Waivers, Dice-K Headed To Japan

The Oakland Athletics announced that they have claimed outfielder Andrew Brown off waivers from the New York Mets. Brown appeared in 19 games for the Mets this season and batted just .182 with a .245 OBP and .546 OPS in 44 at-bats. Brown spent the majority of the year at Triple-A Las Vegas where he batted […]

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Alderson Expects Middle Infield To Remain In Flux

An article by posted on October 31, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Expects Middle Infield To Remain In Flux

Sandy Alderson told MMO’s John Bernhardt this morning that he expects his middle-infield situation to be in flux over the next couple of years while discussing potential playing opportunity for Dilson Herrera. With second baseman Daniel Murphy expected to earn roughly $8 million next season in arbitration, it sure sounded like an extension is not […]

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Sandy Alderson On Mets Prospects: Matz, Conforto, Plawecki, Nimmo

An article by posted on October 31, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On Mets Prospects: Matz, Conforto, Plawecki, Nimmo

MMO’s John Bernhardt had Sandy Alderson on as his guest during today’s Tip-Off show on WIOX Radio. Here is what he had to say about several of the Mets prospects. Steven Matz, LHP “He had a very good season in 2013, and exceeded that in 2014, both at St. Lucie and at Binghamton. His numbers […]

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