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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Mets Odds To Win World Series Are 25:1

An article by posted on December 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Odds To Win World Series Are 25:1

In their latest Baseball Futures, leading online sports bookers Bovada, cast the Mets with 25/1 odds to win the World Series, tied with the White Sox, Yankees and Royals. Twelve other teams were favored in front of them with the Dodgers, Red Sox and Nationals the heavy favorites, respectively. Los Angeles Dodgers – 15/2 Boston […]

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Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang to the Phillies?

An article by posted on December 21, 2014 0 Comments
Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang to the Phillies?

I spoke with a former MMO Writer who has since left our merry group to join a newspaper in Philadelphia covering the Phillies. Boo… Bah… Humbug… During our conversation he went onto telling me not to be shocked if the Phillies are the mystery team who won the bidding for Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang. “I’m […]

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Troy Tulowitzki Will Not Be Traded To The Mets

An article by posted on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
Troy Tulowitzki Will Not Be Traded To The Mets

UPDATE: According to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation, Troy Tulowitzki will not be traded to the Mets. This report comes from Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Several Rockies beat writers including Tom Harding from MLB.com say there’s absolutely no truth to Friday’s rumors that the Mets were discussing a deal for Troy Tulowitzki. […]

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Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler […]

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MLB Team Wins Rights To Jung-Ho Kang, Mets Did Not Submit A Bid

An article by posted on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Team Wins Rights To Jung-Ho Kang, Mets Did Not Submit A Bid

The New York Mets will not be the MLB team that signs Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets never submitted a bid on the power-hitting infielder. KBO’s Nexen Heroes have in fact accepted a $5 million dollar winning bid for the rights to exclusively negotiate with their 27-year […]

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Red Sox and LHP Craig Breslow Agree On $2 Million Deal

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox and LHP Craig Breslow Agree On $2 Million Deal

The Red Sox have agreed on a one year deal with left-handed reliever Craig Breslow worth $2 million dollars according to Rob Bradford of WEEI Sports Radio. The Mets met personally with Breslow at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, but the talks were brief and not substantial. Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he will not sign […]

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Marlins Reel In Martin Prado In 5-Player Swap With Yankees

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins Reel In Martin Prado In 5-Player Swap With Yankees

The New York Yankees have traded third baseman Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps to the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, first baseman Garrett Jones and prospect Domingo German. The Marlins will also receive about $6 million in cash in the deal. Miami continues to add more major league pieces after already […]

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Mets Trade RHP Gonzalez Germen To Yankees For Cash

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Trade RHP Gonzalez Germen To Yankees For Cash

The Mets have traded reliever Gonzalez Germen to the New York Yankees for cash, the team announced. It’s the first trade between these two teams since 2004 when Felix Heredia was swapped for Mike Stanton. Germen, 27, had a 4.75 ERA in 25 relief appearances for the Mets in 2014 with a 1.45 WHIP in […]

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Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

John Harper of the Daily News wonders if Sandy Alderson could learn a few things from San Diego GM A.J. Preller, who took over a franchise with a similar losing history and a weak-hitting roster with depth in young pitching and transformed the team in about five minutes. “I’m thinking the majority of Mets fans […]

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Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

The more I think about it, the more I believe there won’t be any further significant additions coming this offseason. I base this on the current lay of the land and some things that have recently come to my attention. Let’s review where we are: Trading A Starting Pitcher While it remains likely that Alderson […]

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