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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Latest SS News: Mets Interested In Asdrubal, M’s Miller Back On Radar?

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Latest SS News: Mets Interested In Asdrubal, M’s Miller Back On Radar?

Here’s the latest on the shortstop front and how it pertains to Mets. First, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Mets are among a few teams showing interest in free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. That’s the same Asdrubal Cabrera who has a few three-year offers and is holding out for a four-year deal. The […]

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Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

Jenrry Mejia is well aware of what Terry Collins said in San Diego when he proclaimed Bobby Parnell the Mets closer as soon as he is ready to return sometime around May. Collins matter of factly said Parnell was the Mets incumbent closer and also added that Mejia, Familia and Black would all get to […]

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Baseball America: Thor, Matz Leads Mets Top 10 Prospects

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Thor, Matz Leads Mets Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America released their Mets Top 10 Prospects today and they project a bright future for the Mets. All seven of the Mets’ domestic affiliates finished at .500 or better in 2014, giving New York a cumulative .568 winning percentage that led all organizations. They point out that the system has finally begun to see […]

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Alderson Explains Why He Targeted Mayberry Jr.

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Explains Why He Targeted Mayberry Jr.

At the Mets holiday party on Tuesday, general manager Sandy Alderson explained why he targeted John Mayberry Jr. for the team. With the quotes courtesy of ESPN’s Adam Rubin, here’s what he said. “We weren’t very good against left-handed pitching last year,” Alderson said. “I think we had one of the lowest OPS numbers in […]

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Matt Harvey Could Be Held Back Until Home Opener At Citi

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Could Be Held Back Until Home Opener At Citi

Mets manager Terry Collins told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post that he is looking at Matt Harvey like Bruce Bochy looks at Madison Bumgarner. “He’s got the competitiveness of a stinkin’ bear. Matt and I just met a couple of days ago in New York and talked about how important it is for […]

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Collins Still Talking Playoffs In ’15, Shares A Mets Lineup Preview

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Still Talking Playoffs In ’15, Shares A Mets Lineup Preview

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post spoke to Mets manager Terry Collins who continues to say the Mets are heading for the playoffs in 2015. “I really like our team. I am so excited. There were always big missing pieces in the past. Now there’s not. We’re not going to put a number on […]

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Mets Unlikely To Sign A Second Lefty Reliever

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Unlikely To Sign A Second Lefty Reliever

Speaking to reporters at Citi Field today, GM Sandy Alderson pretty much validated what I suspected a few days ago and said it’s unlikely the Mets sign a second lefty. “Right now, it’s sign a guy to a major league deal and eliminate all the competition, or sign some minor league deals and create some […]

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Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Bid On Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Bid On Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang

Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang posted on Monday, according to his agent, Alan Nero. This morning at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters the Mets were unlikely to bid on the 27 year old power hitting infielder. The bidding for Lang is expected to be between $2-10 million dollars, with a contract ranging anywhere between […]

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Something Fishy Is Going On In Miami

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Something Fishy Is Going On In Miami

While most in baseball still shudder at the thought of that monstrous $325 million deal that Giancarlo Stanton signed with the Marlins, it’s not as outrageous as it seems on the surface when you consider what Miami owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson told Pirates president Frank Coonelly recently. “They thought it was a […]

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Are Mets Overvaluing Dillon Gee?

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Are Mets Overvaluing Dillon Gee?

It’s no secret that Sandy Alderson is working hard to trade right-hander Dillon Gee who has produced a 3.91 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 103 starts over five seasons with the Mets. The now 28-year old veteran is taking it all in stride and told MLB Network that while it’s been difficult at times, he […]

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