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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Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN ranked the best and worst farm systems today. Law says the Cubs (No. 1) and Twins (No. 2) are among the most stacked farm systems, but the Mets were not far behind at No. 4. “They’re deep in arms and bats, especially guys who might play in the middle of the […]

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Mets Still Not Close To Dealing Dillon Gee

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Still Not Close To Dealing Dillon Gee

A team source told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com that the Mets are still not close on any deal to trade Dillon Gee or any of their other excess starters. He says there’s still three weeks until camp and that these things can catch fire quickly. January 26 Buster Olney of ESPN says the Padres and […]

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How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated was none to thrilled with the Mets’ offseason giving them a big fat “D” for failing to seize an opportunity to make a bold move in the NL East at a time when the Braves and Phillies are going into rebuild mode. “New York modestly upgraded its offense but burned […]

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Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie in 23 days. Here’s a selection of recent quotes, notes, and blurbs from around the Mets blogosphere. Playoffs or Bust The New York Mets will make the playoffs. Queue up the celebratory Bartolo Colon GIFs! Actually call this more of a “somebody has to do it” type […]

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Mets Billboard Design Unveiled

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Billboard Design Unveiled

Mets fan Gary Palumbo unveiled the final design for the billboards that will go up by Citi Field in Queens and Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The goal was to raise awareness that the Mets are now ready to contend and become relevant again after fans were asked to be patient for six long […]

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MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

I wanted to update this post with some quotes via the New York Times from incoming MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Responding to criticism over naming Fred Wilpon chairman of the MLB Finance committee, Manfred said: “I understand the whole Madoff thing, but before and since, Fred Wilpon was an extraordinarily successful businessman.” Manfred said the […]

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Mets Pass On Cuban SS Yoan Moncada; Yankees, Giants, Phillies Considered Favorites

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Pass On Cuban SS Yoan Moncada; Yankees, Giants, Phillies Considered Favorites

(Updated 1/25) Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is close to being cleared to sign with an MLB team. He continues to conduct private workouts for several interested teams. The New York Yankees are the latest team to hold a private workout for Moncada. Several industry sources told Baseball America, the Yankees are one of the frontrunners […]

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Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

Last night, at the Baseball Writers of America Awards dinner in New York, general manager Sandy Alderson introduced Cal Ripken Jr. to the podium. “It’s a big night for me and for Mets fans, who have been waiting all winter for me to introduce a shortstop.” It’s been a while since Alderson has made one […]

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Featured Post: Promises, Promises

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Promises, Promises

On Wednesday, executive vice president Lou DePaoli told Newsday that Mets ticket sales are up 19.26 percent over last year. Considering the team hasn’t produced a winning season since 2008 and failed to add any high-priced box-office draw, Howard Megdal of Capital New York finds it astonishing that ticket sales would surge that significantly especially […]

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Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

Speaking to Newsday reporter Marc Carig at his fundraiser to benefit a children’s hospital in his hometown Friday night, Mets third baseman David Wright said he supports Sandy Alderson’s decision not to trade a young arm like Steven Matz, Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard to bring in a player that can fill or upgrade a […]

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