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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Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America put together a list of players he believes could potentially get selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Among them he includes three Mets prospects who could be at risk. Wuilmer Becerra, OF, Mets (21): It’s hard to see how a team could keep Becerra on the big league roster […]

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Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

Jon Niese didn’t take his trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates too bad. In fact, you could say he sounded like a guy who was relieved to be putting the /New York Mets behind him.’ Never being one to hide his emotions, especially if his defense let him down, Niese told Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh […]

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Mets Acquire Neil Walker From Pirates For Jon Niese

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Neil Walker From Pirates For Jon Niese

The New York Mets today announced the club has acquired second baseman Neil Walker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Jon Niese. Walker, 30, batted .269 (146-543) with 32 doubles, 16 home runs and 71 RBI in 151 games for Pittsburgh in 2015. His 16 home runs were tied for most by […]

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Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Nobody knows that better than the New York Mets this morning as Day 3 of the Winter Meetings begins in Nashville. On Tuesday, the Mets were feeling chipper and were on top of the world, oozing with confidence that they had made the first signature […]

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A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

A very dejected John Ricco spoke with reporters at the Winter Meetings and admitted he was disappointed at how the Ben Zobrist situation unraveled. Ricco said Zobrist called him with his decision and said ultimately it was not about the money, but it was his desire to be closer to home and his connection to […]

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Ben Zobrist Agrees To Deal With The Chicago Cubs

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Ben Zobrist Agrees To Deal With The Chicago Cubs

Ben Zobrist going to the Cubs per Ken Rosenthal via MLB Network! The deal is for four years and $56 million dollars and is pending a physical. What a disappointment, but at least the agonizing is over… Onward and Upward… Memo to Mets: Stop these twice daily pressers and telegraphing every single thing on your […]

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Three Things We Learned From Asisstant GM John Ricco Today

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Three Things We Learned From Asisstant GM John Ricco Today

Assistant GM John Ricco spoke with reporters on Tuesday and said: 1. The Mets met again with Ben Zobrist’s agents and while they have not  a final offer they discussed the parameters for a potential deal and will negotiate further if needed. “Not quite that close but each know the general parameters, but not at the point […]

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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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