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 Have Been Talking To Teams About Niese For Months

An article by posted on July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Been Talking To Teams About Niese For Months

Jim Bowden of ESPN isn’t buying the rumors and reports that Mets lefthander Jon Niese is not available. “There have been reports that a Mets front-office executive said that Niese was “never” available. I don’t believe that. Multiple GMs have told me they’ve had conversations with the Mets regarding Niese, and have done so for […]

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MMO Exclusive: Lynn Worthy on Conforto, Fulmer, Cecchini, Cessa, More…

An article by posted on July 24, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Lynn Worthy on Conforto, Fulmer, Cecchini, Cessa, More…

(Photo by Michael Baron, Just Mets) I’m pleased to welcome B-Mets beat reporter Lynn Worthy to the MMO community. Lynn, who does a terrific job covering the Binghamton Mets for the Press & Sun Bulletin, was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. Enjoy… MMO: You could probably predict what my first question is […]

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A Day In The Life Of Sandy and Terry

An article by posted on July 24, 2015 0 Comments
A Day In The Life Of Sandy and Terry

Sandy Alderson had a lot to say on Thursday before the Mets were defeated by the Dodgers 3-0 at Citi Field. It was the MLB-leading 11th shutout loss of the season for the Mets. Terry Collins on the other hand, was a man of few words. You kind of had a sense it was going […]

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Latest On Zobrist: A’s Had No Interest In Likes Of Nimmo, Cecchini, Fulmer

An article by posted on July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Latest On Zobrist: A’s Had No Interest In Likes Of Nimmo, Cecchini, Fulmer

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that while Sandy Alderson still views Ben Zobrist as a top target, the truth is that both teams are at a stalemate. And with Oakland now in obvious full sell-mode, the buzz around baseball is that Zobrist will likely be dealt by this weekend. According to people familiar […]

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Hey Sandy, Are You Freaking Kidding Me???

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Hey Sandy, Are You Freaking Kidding Me???

Speaking with reporters at Citi Field on Thursday, Sandy Alderson said he has room in his budget to acquire an impact player and that he is scouring the market for an outfielder. “We have the ability to take on money,” he said, “even though none of you will believe me.” Well Sandy, the reason we don’t […]

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MLB Commish Praises Wilpons, Says They’ll Spend When They Can

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Commish Praises Wilpons, Says They’ll Spend When They Can

This is one of those posts where the quotes do all the talking. These particular quotes are from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who was at a charity event in New York City today. “I have great faith in the Mets,” said Manfred. “I think Sandy Alderson is one of the most talented baseball executives in […]

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Mets Will Promote Conforto If Cuddyer Goes On DL

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Will Promote Conforto If Cuddyer Goes On DL

Ready or not here he comes… According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, the Mets will promote their top prospect Michael Conforto if and when they place Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list. When this happens – and it could be this afternoon – expect lots of fanfare and a press conference with all the bells […]

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Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir From A’s

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir From A’s

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Oakland A’s have shipped starter Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for prospects RHP Daniel Mengden and highly regarded catcher Jacob Nottingham. The Astros had made no secret that they were ready to increase payroll to support the team’s playoff run and supplement their elite young talents. […]

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Time For Mets Leadership To Stop Talking And Start Doing

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Time For Mets Leadership To Stop Talking And Start Doing

I applaud Buster Olney of ESPN for the thorough summation of the state of the Mets and his conclusion that the inaction by Mets leadership has been inexplicable and inexcusable. Olney implored the Mets front office to be creative and try something different. “Do something. Add something. Get some help.” He points to the Washington […]

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This Is Our Time… This Is Our Opportunity… Let’s Not Waste It…

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
This Is Our Time… This Is Our Opportunity… Let’s Not Waste It…

As we enter into final week of July, and the final days leading up to the trade deadline, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the team and the important task at hand for Sandy Alderson. Like most of you, I’m hoping the GM is working the phones and trying to bolster the […]

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