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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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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Mets Announce John Mayberry Signing, DFA Gonzalez Germen

An article by posted on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce John Mayberry Signing, DFA Gonzalez Germen

As was widely expected, to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder John Mayberry Jr. the Mets have designated right-hander Gonzalez Germen for assignment. Germen spent parts of two seasons in the Mets’ bullpen, posting a combined 4.31 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 65 innings. December 12 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirms […]

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Armed and Dangerous: Mets Pitchers Are Drawing Attention

An article by posted on December 12, 2014 0 Comments
Armed and Dangerous: Mets Pitchers Are Drawing Attention

It’s amazing how you can ask a dozen different Met fans about the state of the team and you get a dozen different answers ranging from the worst imaginable doom and gloom forecast to an incredibly bright future filled with perennial pennant runs. I bring that up because after years of being so down on […]

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Summarizing and Grading the Mets’ Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Summarizing and Grading the Mets’ Winter Meetings

Sandy Alderson said on Wednesday that while there’s been no trades made at the Winter Meetings, he and his staff have had many conversations with various teams about a number of different opportunities. He reiterated that this afternoon before he and his staff departed the Winter Meetings and headed back to New York. Alderson maintains […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Why I Love The Mets

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why I Love The Mets

Last year at this time, we ran our annual MMO Fan Shot Contest. Contestants were urged to submit a Fan Shot, the theme of which was, “Why I Love The Mets.” We gave away Amazon Gift Cards to the runners up and the grand prize winner won a brand new Kindle Fire HD Tablet. We’ll […]

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Red Sox Deal Cespedes To Detroit For Porcello

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox Deal Cespedes To Detroit For Porcello

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Red Sox have traded Yoenis Cespedes and two other players to the Tigers for Rick Porcello and a minor leaguer. Porcello gives the Red Sox the starter they’ve been looking for. The 26 year old went 15-13 last season with a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP  in […]

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Marlins Land Dee Gordon In Six-Player Deal With Dodgers

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins Land Dee Gordon In Six-Player Deal With Dodgers

The Marlins and Dodgers completed a blockbuster six-player deal that sends shortstop Dee Gordon and RHP Dan Haren to Miami in exchange for LHP Andrew Heaney, second baseman Enrique Hernandez, RHP Chris Hatcher and catcher Austin Barnes. What started out as a simple Gordon for Heaney swap as first mentioned by ESPN’s Buster Olney, turned […]

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Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

Adam Rubin reports that the Colorado Rockies “definitely have interest” in acquiring Dillon Gee, according to what source told him. Rubin adds that the Mets are intrigued by lefty reliever Rex Brothers, a team insider said. Brothers, 27, went 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA in 74 relief appearances for Colorado last season. Lefty batters actually […]

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