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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Judge Grants Request To Grill Jeff Wilpon For 14 Hours In Discrimination Lawsuit

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Judge Grants Request To Grill Jeff Wilpon For 14 Hours In Discrimination Lawsuit

The Daily News is reporting that lawyers for Leigh Castergine were granted permission Friday by Federal Judge William Kuntz to question Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon for what could be a grueling 14 hours. Castergine is the former team executive who is suing Jeff Wilpon and Sterling Mets for gender discrimination and maintaining a hostile work […]

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Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

Bill Price of the Daily News lays out what he thinks it’s going to take for the Mets to trade for the bat they need. However, he also takes issue with some Met fans, pointing out that they’re the ones who might be gun shy, and not the front office. A week ago I suggested […]

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M’s Outfielder Michael Saunders Is Not A Fit For Mets

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
M’s Outfielder Michael Saunders Is Not A Fit For Mets

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Seattle Mariners are expected to shop right fielder Michael Saunders at the GM Meetings which begin on Monday at Phoenix, Arizona. Crasnick says the two sides are ready to move on from each other. That said, Saunders is not really a fit for the Mets on many, many […]

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Revisiting the R.A. Dickey Trade, Two Years Later

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting the R.A. Dickey Trade, Two Years Later

It has been close to two years since the New York Mets’ blockbuster trade that sent NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a package that included prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard. Such deals always take years to truly measure which team came out on top […]

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Worst Productive Position For Mets Was Catcher

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Worst Productive Position For Mets Was Catcher

Using Wins Below Average, a metric that encompasses both offensive and defensive value, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com, calculated the worst productive position for all 30 MLB teams. Surprisingly, the Mets received their worst overall production from the catching position. New York Mets C: 1.5 wins below average Mets fans are probably shocked that left field, right […]

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Nothing Going On Between Mets and Markakis

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Nothing Going On Between Mets and Markakis

Updated November 6 Baltimore beat writer Roch Kubatko, was the first to report that the Orioles have been very busy negotiating with gold glove outfielder Nick Markakis. The two sides have been in close contact since the season ended and they are expected to agree on a four-year deal very soon. MLB Trade Rumors projects […]

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Mets Have Michael Morse On Their Radar

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Michael Morse On Their Radar

Now that Michael Cuddyer has been crossed out from the Mets” list of potential free-agent targets, a new name has emerged according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. “Michael Morse is one such name who fits the Mets’ criteria, according to a person with knowledge of the club’s internal discussions.” Morse, 32, gave […]

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Winning Is The Only Known Cure For Fan Apathy

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Winning Is The Only Known Cure For Fan Apathy

You may have heard the Mets announced some new uniform changes for 2015 this morning… Well whoop-dee-freaking-doo… There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned uniform tweak to excite the masses and get them to closet their old jerseys and buy some new ones. Cha-ching… If they really want to excite me in November, how about they […]

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Colorado Could Move Carlos Gonzalez This Offseason

An article by posted on November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Colorado Could Move Carlos Gonzalez This Offseason

David Schoenfield of ESPN speculates that with Michael Cuddyer expected to accept his $15.3 million qualifying offer, the Colorado Rockies now find themselves with a glut in the outfield. So by giving Cuddyer that offer, the Rockies are betting on his return and given that Justin Morneau is still under contract, Cuddyer will play in […]

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Juan Lagares Earns His First NL Gold Glove

An article by posted on November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Earns His First NL Gold Glove

JUAN LAGARES IS GOLDEN!!! Put it in the books… Major League Baseball and Rawlings announced tonight that Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares earned his first career Rawlings Gold Glove. Lagares finished second among major league outfielders with 28 defensive runs saved, despite playing 372.0 fewer innings than leader Jason Heyward, who had 32. He had six […]

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