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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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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Mets Want To Acquire A Lefty Reliever Sooner Rather Than Later

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want To Acquire A Lefty Reliever Sooner Rather Than Later

The Mets expect to sign or trade for a left-handed reliever by the end of the Winter Meetings, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. With Josh Edgin already assured of a bullpen role, the Mets are looking for a second lefty to pair with him next season. Reportedly, they are […]

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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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Andrew Miller Has Multiple Offers, Mets Have “No Shot”

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Andrew Miller Has Multiple Offers, Mets Have “No Shot”

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that reliever Andrew Miller has multiple three-year offers already in hand, making it increasingly likely that he will end up with a four-year deal. Additionally, Morosi states that Miller’s current offers would give him the highest annual value ever for a reliever without closing experience. The high water mark is currently at $6 […]

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ESPN Predicts Mets Trade For Seattle’s Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN Predicts Mets Trade For Seattle’s Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com predicts that the Mets and Mariners will eventually get together on a trade this offseason that will send one of infielders Brad Miller or Chris Taylor to New York in exchange for one of their back-end starters – namely Dillon Gee, Jon Niese or Bartolo Colon. Last week, an MLB executive […]

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Mets’ 40 Man Roster After Additions and Subtractions

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ 40 Man Roster After Additions and Subtractions

The Mets announced that right-handers Noah Syndergaard, Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa and Akeel Morris plus lefty reliever Jack Leathersich have been added to the 40 man roster. Additionally, Jeff Walters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, was removed from the roster. Here is what the Mets 40 Man Roster looks like after […]

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Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

While taking time out of his schedule to hand out packages of food to needy families for Thanksgiving today at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler was bursting with optimism about the Mets’ 2015 season. “We’re going to win,” said the young righthander who also hopes he’ll be a part of the Mets renaissance. “I’d rather not […]

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Beltran’s Deal With Mets Was The Gift That Keeps On Giving

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Beltran’s Deal With Mets Was The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Paul Casella of Sports on Earth analyzed 15 years of data and ranked the top producing $100+ million dollar deals in baseball history. Coming in second was the seven year deal Carlos Beltran signed with the Mets in 2005. Casella considered every deal since 1999 when Kevin Brown became the first player to land a […]

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