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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Rockies Had Sizable Contingent Scouting Syndergaard

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Rockies Had Sizable Contingent Scouting Syndergaard

Mike Puma of the New York Post reported that the Colorado Rockies sent a sizable contingent to watch Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard pitch for Triple-A Las Vegas in his most recent start according to an industry source. It was Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports who first reported that the Mets contacted the Rockies about Troy […]

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Can We Move On From The Bobby Abreu Experiment Now?

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Can We Move On From The Bobby Abreu Experiment Now?

As we get back to business as usual after spending the last few days pondering the different things the Mets could have done before the non-waiver deadline, I wanted to discuss two moves the Mets could have done to improve the team that didn’t require any of our top prospects or vast sums of money. […]

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Trade Deadline Wrap-up: Mets Stand Pat, Sandy Speaks, 37 Players Switched Uniforms

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Deadline Wrap-up: Mets Stand Pat, Sandy Speaks, 37 Players Switched Uniforms

Sandy Alderson  addressed the Mets’ lack of activity at the trade deadline with beat writers after the deadline passed. The Mets’ GM said he did have conversations about “significant” players in both a “buyers and sellers” sense. The bottom line for Alderson is that he was not ready to subtract players from the active MLB roster, […]

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Trade Talks For Alex Rios Gaining Traction

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Talks For Alex Rios Gaining Traction

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, trade talks for Rangers outfielder Alex Rios are “gaining traction” in several places. The Rangers are willing to eat some of the remaining salary on Rios’ contract if that’s what it takes to move him. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says that the Indians, Giants, Reds and Royals are among […]

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Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

It’s always fun debating all the possible ways the Mets can bring a superstar to Queens at this time of the year. Nobody wants to be a seller, that usually means your season is “over and out” and relevancy is still a year or more away. As we close in on our sixth consecutive losing […]

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Collins Doesn’t Sound Like A Big Fan Of Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Doesn’t Sound Like A Big Fan Of Wilmer Flores

The following transcript is courtesy of Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. It’s a conversation that just concluded between reporters and Terry Collins at Citi Field: Reporter: ”When you take a look at Wilmer Flores, when he was up here in May, when he played in five consecutive games, he hit. When he plays every other […]

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Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that if Tony La Russa came to him with suspicions about performance enhancing drug use when the two were with the Oakland A’s organization, he doesn’t remember it. “I spent a lot of time thinking about those kinds of circumstances over the years, particularly eight or nine years […]

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Colon Unfazed By Rumors, Leaves To A Standing Ovation, Applauds The Fans

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Colon Unfazed By Rumors, Leaves To A Standing Ovation, Applauds The Fans

A source told Andy Martino of the Daily News tweeted that “There’s absolutely nothing brewing on trade talks for Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon at the moment.” Jon Heyman gives 5 reasons why the Mets will likely get stuck with Colon and the guaranteed contract they gave him for 2015. 1. He is 41 and will pitch at 42 next […]

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Phillies and Yankees Schedule Private Workouts With Cuban Phenom Rusney Castillo

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Phillies and Yankees Schedule Private Workouts With Cuban Phenom Rusney Castillo

As was reported on Sunday, over a hundred scouts showed up and were very impressed with the showcase by Cuban phenom Rusney Castillo on Saturday. Now the serious teams are making their moves for the corner outfielder. Ben Badler of Baseball America has confirmed that the New York Yankees have scheduled a private workout with Castillo, joining […]

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Alderson Says Blockbuster Deal Possible, But Wouldn’t Bet On It

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Blockbuster Deal Possible, But Wouldn’t Bet On It

Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that it’s unlikely the Mets make a deal before the Trade Deadline – sort of. “If I had to make a guess, I would say nothing will happen,” Alderson said. “But you never know what’s going to transpire in the next three days or so. Clubs that may […]

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