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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Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

John Harper of the Daily News makes his case for the Mets signing free-agent closer Kenley Jansen this offseason. “If the Mets want to take a huge step toward re-claiming that supremacy next year and beyond, they should make a big splash this off-season by signing Kenley Jansen,” writes Harper who argues that adding Jansen will put […]

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MLB Exec Thinks Mets Could Deal Jay Bruce

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Exec Thinks Mets Could Deal Jay Bruce

There’s absolutely no question that the New York Mets will exercise the $13 million dollar option on outfielder Jay Bruce as soon as the World Series comes to an end. That much is clear. What isn’t so clear is what happens next. Clearly, Bruce had a rough go of it in New York, a city […]

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Expect Few Changes Offensively for the Mets in 2017

An article by posted on October 17, 2016 0 Comments
Expect Few Changes Offensively for the Mets in 2017

One of the questions I am asked most often is what I think the Mets will do this offseason, and quite frankly I don’t really see the Mets doing too much. Perhaps the most significant decision facing the Mets is trying to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes – and I’m hearing the front office will be focusing […]

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ALCS Game 3: Indians vs Blue Jays, 8:00 PM

An article by posted on October 17, 2016 0 Comments
ALCS Game 3: Indians vs Blue Jays, 8:00 PM

The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays play Game 3 of the 2016 American League Championship Series at the Rogers Center at 8:00 PM tonight. The Indians enter Game 3 with a 2-0 advantage in the series. RHP Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26) vs RHP Marcus Stroman (9-10, 4.37) Indians Lineup 1. DH Carlos Santana 2. 2B Jason […]

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NLCS Game 2 Thread: Kershaw vs Hendricks, 8:00 PM

An article by posted on October 16, 2016 0 Comments
NLCS Game 2 Thread: Kershaw vs Hendricks, 8:00 PM

Los Angeles Dodgers (91-71) vs Chicago Cubs (103-58) Wrigley Field, Chi. – 8:00 PM ET – FS1 LHP Clayton Kershaw (12-4, 1.69) vs RHP Kyle Hendricks (16-8, 2.13) Catcher Miguel Montero saved his manager Joe Maddon and his closer Aroldis Chapman on Saturday night, with a pinch-hit grand slam that vaulted the Chicago Cubs to […]

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ESPN’s Keith Law Blasts Tim Tebow

An article by posted on October 15, 2016 0 Comments
ESPN’s Keith Law Blasts Tim Tebow

Prospect Analyst Keith Law didn’t mince any words in his latest ESPN Insider article in which he completely obliterates the Mets for sending Tim Tebow to the Arizona Fall League and making a mockery of it. After getting a first hand look at Tebow while scouting the league, he offers this biting criticism: Tebow the […]

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Mets Offseason Planner: Payroll Commitments, Arbitration, Free Agents

An article by posted on October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Planner: Payroll Commitments, Arbitration, Free Agents

Good Morning, everyone. I wanted to put together an offseason planner and I included some upcoming important dates to remember. Essentially what follows is a summary I compiled of our 2017 Payroll Commitments, Arbitration Eligible Players and Free Agents, along with some observations and a current payroll projection. Important Dates Five days after World Series: […]

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MLB Pipeline Name Rosario and Conlon Mets Prospects of the Year

An article by posted on October 10, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Pipeline Name Rosario and Conlon Mets Prospects of the Year

MLB Pipeline has named shortstop Amed Rosario and left-hander P.J. Conlon Mets Prospects of the Year. Rosario began the season in the Florida State League, where he batted .309/.359/.442 with 10 doubles, eight triples, three homers, 40 RBI, and 13 stolen bases for High-A St. Lucie. That earned him a promotion to Double-A Binghamton, where […]

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MLBTR: Mets Projected Arbitration Salaries

An article by posted on October 10, 2016 0 Comments
MLBTR: Mets Projected Arbitration Salaries

The Mets have 12 players eligible for arbitration this offseason and here are the projected salary figures as per MLB Trade Rumors: Lucas Duda - $6.7MM Rene Rivera - $2.2MM Justin Ruggiano - $1.5MM Addison Reed - $10.6MM Matt Harvey - $5.2MM Jeurys Familia - $8.7MM Jim Henderson - $1.4MM Zack Wheeler - $1.0MM Josh Edgin - $800K Travis d’Arnaud - $1.7MM Wilmer Flores - $1.9MM […]

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Bringing Back Bartolo Colon Should Be A No-Brainer

An article by posted on October 10, 2016 0 Comments
Bringing Back Bartolo Colon Should Be A No-Brainer

If you wanted to highlight some of the unsung heroes of the New York Mets this season, one of the first names that comes to mind is setup man Addison Reed, who posted career bests in ERA (1.97), WHIP, (0.905) appearances (80) and innings pitched (77.2) while leading the majors with 40 holds, ten more […]

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