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, '00 and '15, 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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Rubin: Four Internal Candidates To Replace Geren On Coaching Staff

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Rubin: Four Internal Candidates To Replace Geren On Coaching Staff

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the New York Mets will be filling the bench coach spot vacated by Bob Geren from a group of four internal candidates. Geren left the Mets last week to take a similar position as bench coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The potential candidates for a promotion […]

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Some May Say He’s A Dreamer…

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Some May Say He’s A Dreamer…

“I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.” “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was […]

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12 Teams Have Checked In On RHP Steve Cishek Including Mets

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
12 Teams Have Checked In On RHP Steve Cishek Including Mets

Latest Update Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Radio is reporting that as many as a dozen teams have checked in with former Marlins closer Steve Cishek. Cishek, 29, has been getting a lot of attention and generating a lot of buzz since he was non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals last week. The New York […]

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Orioles and Darren O’Day Resolve Issues and Agree to 4-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Orioles and Darren O’Day Resolve Issues and Agree to 4-Year Deal

December 7 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirms that the Baltimore Orioles and Darren O’Day have resolved the issues that prompted O’Day to take to Twitter on Sunday to say there was no deal with the O’s. The two sides ironed out a few obstacles and officially agreed on a four-year, $31 million dollar contract […]

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Bullpen Notes: Mets Haven’t Ruled Out Re-Signing Tyler Clippard

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Bullpen Notes: Mets Haven’t Ruled Out Re-Signing Tyler Clippard

Latest Update Assistant GM John Ricco said on Monday in Nashville that the club has not ruled out bringing back RHP Tyler Clippard as he seeks to sign a setup type reliever. “There’s a lengthy group,” Ricco said about relievers Mets are considering. “We are still kind of going through and meeting and trying to […]

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Latest Mets Buzz: Talked To Reps For Ben Zobrist, Gerardo Parra, Asdrubal Cabrera

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Latest Mets Buzz: Talked To Reps For Ben Zobrist, Gerardo Parra, Asdrubal Cabrera

Afternoon Updates 1. The Mets met with the reps for Ben Zobrist this afternoon, but as Assistant GM pointed out on Sunday, they represent other clients the team is interested in including Gerardo Parra and Asdrubal Cabrera. That said, Mets had nothing new to add on the Zobrist front after the meeting. 2. Apparently, Ben […]

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Mets Willing To Go Four Years On Ben Zobrist, Decision Coming Soon

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Go Four Years On Ben Zobrist, Decision Coming Soon

Latest Update The New York Mets will apparently do whatever it takes to sign free agent Ben Zobrist, including giving him a four year contract. On Sunday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirmed that the Mets will offer a four year deal to  Zobrist, but added that the Nationals, Giants and the Dodgers also have four […]

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Mets and Coca-Cola Announce Landmark Partnership

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Mets and Coca-Cola Announce Landmark Partnership

The 2015 National League Champion New York Mets and The Coca-Cola Company announced today a long-term landmark agreement making Coca-Cola the newest Signature Partner of the Mets and Citi Field. Today’s announcement was made by representatives from the Mets and Coca-Cola as they rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Per club […]

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Dodgers Agree To One-Year Deal With Chase Utley

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Dodgers Agree To One-Year Deal With Chase Utley

Second baseman Chase Utley has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan. The deal is reportedly worth $7 million dollars. A career .281/.365/.479 hitter, Utley had his worst season in 2015, batting just .212 with a .285 on-base and .629 OPS in 107 games for the […]

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Mets Say It’s Unlikely They Sign Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Say It’s Unlikely They Sign Yoenis Cespedes

December 6, 8:00 PM Assistant GM spoke to reporters at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday and said that there’s little chance that Yoenis Cespedes would be returning to the Mets. “It’s unlikely right now that he ends up a Met,” Ricco said. “I still think he’s looking at a deal that would […]

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