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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Shortstop Market: Drew Looking For $9-10 Million

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Shortstop Market: Drew Looking For $9-10 Million

Stephen Drew is looking for a one year deal worth $9 to $10 million according to Joel Sherman of the Post. However, interested teams see that as too high and not in their price range. Drew’s agent, Scott Boras, has emphasized the career .764 OPS the lefty swinger took into last season as representative of […]

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Tampa Bay Agrees To Deal With SS Asdrubal Cabrera

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Tampa Bay Agrees To Deal With SS Asdrubal Cabrera

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a deal with free agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, pending a physical. Cabrera, 29, batted .229/.312/.389 with five home runs for the Nationals, and .241 with 14 home runs and a .694 OPS overall this season between the Nats and Indians. Though […]

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Terry Collins Now At A Career Crossroads

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Collins Now At A Career Crossroads

Buster Olney, in his latest for ESPN Insider, listed ten MLB players who are at a crossroads in 2015. He also managed to squeeze in one manager. Our manager. “The Mets’ pitching has matured, and Matt Harvey is on track to return from Tommy John surgery in 2015, making this a team poised to make […]

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David Wright, Matt Harvey, And A Cinderella Season?

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright, Matt Harvey, And A Cinderella Season?

After the Mets ended the 2014 season with a 79-83 record, the high-water mark for Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins, if someone had told you they were a playoff team in 2015 even if they made no additions, how would you have responded? For the second time in two weeks, I was listening to some […]

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MMO Mailbag: What Can We Expect From Brandon Nimmo

An article by posted on December 29, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: What Can We Expect From Brandon Nimmo

Vinny asks… I keep reading conflicting reports about Brandon Nimmo and whether he begins the season at Binghamton or at Las Vegas. Which is it? Do you think he could make his MLB debut in 2015 or is that a stretch? Which players does he compare to and do you think he’ll be a 30 […]

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2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 29, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

Christina Kahrl of ESPN lists righthander Zack Wheeler among her 10 Breakout Pitchers for 2015. “He doesn’t have Jake deGrom’s hair or Matt Harvey’s panache, but the Mets will happily settle for another top-shelf starting pitcher in what might quickly develop into the best rotation in the division within the next year or two. Yes, […]

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Mets vs Marlins: Who Are Better Positioned To Challenge The Nationals?

An article by posted on December 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets vs Marlins: Who Are Better Positioned To Challenge The Nationals?

Joel Sherman of the NY Post asked seven AL and NL team executives who they believed were best positioned to challenge the Nationals for top spot in the NL East between the Mets and the Marlins. AL Assistant GM: “I like the Marlins better at this point. I think their rotations are similar, especially if […]

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MMO Mailbag: What About Yunel Escobar?

An article by posted on December 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: What About Yunel Escobar?

Gabriel asks… With the Rays dealing players left and right, do you see the Mets having any interest in Yunel Escobar? While this saga with Tulo is going on, here you have a guy that’s making $13M for the next two seasons with a team option, won’t cost our top prospects, an excellent defender with […]

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MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

An article by posted on December 27, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

Joel Sherman of the New York Post asks whether the Mets relatively quiet offseason is a tactical decision, or just a lack of ingenuity by the front office coupled and more evidence that ownership lacks the financial resources to keep up with all the other teams. For example, is Michael Cuddyer the Mets’ big offseason move […]

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Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

Using the latest 2015 FanGraphs projections, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com analyzes the NL East which has the Washington Nationals winning the division with an 88-74 record and a +61 run differential. FG projects the New York Mets and the revamped Miami Marlins to both finish in second place but with only 79 wins, mirroring what […]

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