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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The Times, They Are A Changin’

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
The Times, They Are A Changin’

From all accounts, there was something different about the media session Mets GM Sandy Alderson held with reporters on Wednesday. When the subject turned to spending and payroll and what those two would look like in the future, there wasn’t the typical defensive posture or the always omnipresent vagueness that we’ve become so accustomed to […]

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Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

After the Yoenis Cespedes press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson fielded a couple of questions from reporters about the team, payroll and even something near and dear to all of our hearts – extension deals for some of our young pitchers. Sandy Alderson said it’s possible that extension talks for […]

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Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

Yoenis Cespedes was officially introduced to the media in a press conference held on Wednesday at Citi Field. After a brief introduction by general manager Sandy Alderson, Cespedes answered questions through interpreter Melissa Rodriguez. “I know this team has everything it needs to continue on what we started last year. Now that it’s official, I can […]

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Message From Vic Black: Thank You, New York

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Message From Vic Black: Thank You, New York

Thank You New York, by Vic Black As some of you may have gathered my time with the New York Mets is at its end. I didn’t play for 10 years nor was I an All-star or contributor to last seasons amazing run BUT I’ll never forget my time playing for the greatest fans/city in […]

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Look Who’s Holding Up The Rear

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Look Who’s Holding Up The Rear

I couldn’t help but share this chart from MLB Trade Rumors which essentially summarizes all the activity of this current Hot Stove Season as it pertains to Guaranteed Spending, Number of Players Signed and Average Annual Value. May I direct your attention to that team all the way at the bottom of the list… Namely […]

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Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

In an exclusive interview with rehabbing Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post covered a variety of issues that go beyond the typical reports we’ve been getting on the former top pitching prospect in baseball. It’s not the usual mundane “Wheeler feels great” blah, blah, blah, push the “publish” button, mission accomplished […]

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MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

Morgan writes… I think you were way to quick to say you were “moving on” from the Mets payroll discussion just based on a one-year deal to Yoenis Cespedes, which quite frankly they were forced to do to prevent rioting at Citi Field if he had signed with the Washington Nationals. For someone I admired […]

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Revisiting The Johan Santana Deal Eight Years Later

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Revisiting The Johan Santana Deal Eight Years Later

On February 1, 2008, Johan Santana agreed to a six-year, $137.5 million dollar contract with the New York Mets, two days after the Minnesota Twins dealt their ace left-hander for center fielder Carlos Gomez, and pitching prospects Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey. By all accounts, it was a steal for the Mets. The Mets had two days […]

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Mets Unveil New Spring Training Jersey, Cap, Hoodie

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Unveil New Spring Training Jersey, Cap, Hoodie

With the reporting date for pitchers and catchers only 16 days away, here’s a preview of the new jerseys, caps and pullover hoodies Mets players will be sporting when they arrive to camp at Port St. Lucie. Jacob deGrom (above) is looking good in his official Mets Spring Training sweatshirt that features the slogan “Train […]

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Mets Could Still Bring Back Tyler Clippard

An article by posted on January 31, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Could Still Bring Back Tyler Clippard

On Sunday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that the Mets may still bring back free agent RHP Tyler Clippard, who remains one of the top relievers that is still on the market. It’s no secret that the Mets have maintained a strong desire to re-sign Clippard. Right from the very start of the offseason, […]

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