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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Happy Thanksgiving Day From Metsmerized

An article by posted on November 27, 2014 10 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving Day From Metsmerized

On behalf of everyone at Metsmerized Online, we would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful day and make some great memories with your friends, families and loved ones. It’s always such an enormous pleasure to share our opinions and interact with the greatest and most passionate baseball fans in […]

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Alderson Willing To Forfeit Another Draft Pick? On Who Exactly?

An article by posted on November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Willing To Forfeit Another Draft Pick? On Who Exactly?

Sandy Alderson told MLB Network Radio that he would consider forfeiting another draft pick if he can sign a player at a discount toward the end of the offseason. “We’d consider it. Of course it’s easier to give up a second-round pick after we’ve already lost a first-round pick.” Alderson pointed to last offseason when […]

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What If Sandy Is Blowing Smoke On Flores?

An article by posted on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
What If Sandy Is Blowing Smoke On Flores?

For the better part of two months now, Sandy Alderson has been telling everyone about how impressed he is with Wilmer Flores and the prospect of him being the Mets everyday shortstop next season. Last week, he said about Flores’ defense that it’s not a disqualifier. “He did a nice job for us last year. […]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan

An article by posted on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan

According to the Japan Times, right-handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets. Dice-K, 34, has agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions. In 41 games including 16 starts, Matsuzaka […]

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Mets Interested In LH Reliever Craig Breslow

An article by posted on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Interested In LH Reliever Craig Breslow

Sources have told Jon Morosi of Fox Sports that the Mets are interested in free-agent LHP Craig Breslow. The former Red Sox reliever went 2-4 with a 5.96 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 60 relief appearances in 2014.  Left-handed hitters batted .291 against Breslow last season with a .838 OPS in 118 plate appearances. However, the 34-year […]

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2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Features 17 New Names

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Features 17 New Names

The 2015 Hall of Fame ballot was released today featuring 34 players, including 17 holdovers and 17 newcomers. Voting results will be announced on January 6. The new candidates on the ballot include Cy Young Award winners Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, along with sluggers Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield, two-time batting champion […]

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Rays Sign Allan Dykstra To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Rays Sign Allan Dykstra To Minor League Contract

The Tampa Bay Rays signed minor league free agent Allan Dykstra to a minor league contract on Saturday. Originally a first round pick for the San Diego Padres in 2007, the Mets acquired him in 2011 for minor league reliever Eddie Kunz. Dykstra spent four seasons with the Mets and always maintained an on-base percentage […]

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Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller […]

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Latest On SS Alexei Ramirez: White Sox GM Not Pursuing A Trade

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On SS Alexei Ramirez: White Sox GM Not Pursuing A Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers are are aggressively pursuing White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The Dodgers certainly have outfielders to move in any trade but have high a price tag on Matt Kemp, Nightengale adds. As for the Mets, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes […]

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Braves Enter Yasmani Tomas Sweepstakes

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Enter Yasmani Tomas Sweepstakes

The Atlanta Braves have jumped into the mix for 24-year-old Cuban free agent Yasmani Tomas, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He is scheduled to hold a private workout for Braves scouts and officials in the coming days Heyman says that the Braves could qualify as a surprise team and that they recently made room […]

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