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, '00 and '15, 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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Wally Backman Claims Sandy Alderson Has It In For Him

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
Wally Backman Claims Sandy Alderson Has It In For Him

In an exclusive interview with Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, Wally Backman had some explosive things to say about his parting of ways with the New York Mets including that he’s been blackballed by GM Sandy Alderson and betrayed by owner Jeff Wilpon. “There’s been a bad roadblock, and I know where it’s coming […]

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Mets and Mejia Agree On $1.9MM Contract He’ll Never Collect

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
Mets and Mejia Agree On $1.9MM Contract He’ll Never Collect

In what can only be deemed a ridiculous formality, suspended relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia and the New York Mets agreed on Tuesday to a one-year contract worth $1,976,000. Because he was given a lifetime ban from baseball after testing positive for a PED for the third time, Mejia will not collect one red cent of […]

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MMO Exclusive: Nelson Figueroa Weighs In On Bruce Situation, Starting Rotation, 2017 Mets

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Nelson Figueroa Weighs In On Bruce Situation, Starting Rotation, 2017 Mets

Former Mets pitcher and current SNY studio analyst Nelson Figueroa, was kind enough to answer a few questions for me on Monday. Brooklyn born and raised like myself, Figgy has an intimate and very passionate view of the game. Mets fans have come to love his crisp analysis after each Mets game and his strong […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: 15 Game Winners

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: 15 Game Winners

Here’s your chance to see just how much you know about the New York Mets. Each week we’ll post a new quiz that puts your Mets knowledge to the test. Have fun trying to solve each week’s challenge in this fun new Metsmerized Online feature. Let’s start off with a simple challenge. Name every pitcher […]

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MMO Mailbag: Ranking the Sluggers on Trade Block

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Ranking the Sluggers on Trade Block

Carl asks… I read over the weekend that the Minnesota Twins might be close to trading Brian Dozier who I wasn’t even aware he was available. What other power hitters are available right now in addition to Jay Bruce and how would you rank them in terms of value? Joe D. replies… There may be […]

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Braves Schedule Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night When Mets Come To Town

An article by posted on January 8, 2017 0 Comments
Braves Schedule Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night When Mets Come To Town

MLB teams announced their bobblehead giveaways in celebration of National Bobblehead Day on Saturday. And wouldn’t you know it, the Atlanta Braves are planning a Bartolo Colon Bobblehead Night in 2017. Friday, June 9 #BravesBobble: Bartolo Colon bobblehead night featuring his signature pitching motion! #NationalBobbleheadDay pic.twitter.com/zD9QNJDCXJ — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 7, 2017 On June […]

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Teams Are Still Asking About Andrew McCutchen

An article by posted on January 8, 2017 0 Comments
Teams Are Still Asking About Andrew McCutchen

Despite repeated statements by Pirates GM Neal Huntington that Andrew McCutchen is not available, teams continue to ask about the Bucs center fielder, according to what sources are telling Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Cafardo says the Seattle Mariners could be one of those teams despite recently acquiring Jarrod Dyson after dealing Seth Smith […]

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Arbitration Profile: Lucas Duda, 1B

An article by posted on January 7, 2017 0 Comments
Arbitration Profile: Lucas Duda, 1B

With the deadline for teams and arbitration eligible players to exchange salary figures fast approaching on January 13, I wanted to take a closer look at some of the key players among the nine Mets who have filed for the 2017 season. Arbitration eligible pitchers include Jacob deGrom, Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Addison […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Was Far Better Than You Think

An article by posted on January 7, 2017 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Was Far Better Than You Think

I really wasn’t planning on writing anything today, but a piece I read by ESPN’s Buster Olney really gnawed at me, and one of the benefits of being a blogger is that I can react whenever I feel like it and have something to say. So anyway, Olney has been rolling out this offseason feature, […]

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Jose Reyes Will Join Jeurys Familia On Dominican Republic WBC Team

An article by posted on January 6, 2017 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Will Join Jeurys Familia On Dominican Republic WBC Team

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes will play for the Dominican Republic team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. This will be the fourth time that Reyes has played in the WBC for his home country. He will join Mets closer Jeurys Familia on the squad. The Dominican roster […]

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