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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Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 5 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 5 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 6 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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Bobby Parnell Cleared To Pitch

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 1 Comment
Bobby Parnell Cleared To Pitch

Adam Rubin is reporting that Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who underwent Sept. 10 surgery in California for a herniated disk in his neck, has been fully cleared for baseball activities. “After attending David Wright‘s wedding, Parnell stayed on the West Coast to be examined by Dr. Robert Watkins, who had performed the procedure.” Watkins cleared Parnell for full […]

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MMO Roundtable: Ruben Tejada As The Starting Shortstop In 2014

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Ruben Tejada As The Starting Shortstop In 2014

A team official told Adam Rubin that Ruben Tejada is planning to return this month to a fitness and nutrition program near Ann Arbor, Mich. on Jan. 13. The 24-year old infielder spent four weeks in November at the program. With the increasing likelihood that Tejada enters camp this Spring as the everyday shortstop, I asked some of […]

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Mets Current Payroll At About $85.9 Million

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 5 Comments
Mets Current Payroll At About $85.9 Million

A source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the breakdown of the two-year deal Bartolo Colon signed with the Mets. His salary is $9 million in 2014 and $11 million in 2015. Using arbitration estimates from MLB Trade Rumors, Rubin calculated the Mets current payroll to be at $85.9 million. That number is just a shade […]

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