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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MMO Mailbag: A Frosty Christmas Brew With Some Mets Thoughts Too

An article by posted on 20/12/2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: A Frosty Christmas Brew With Some Mets Thoughts Too

Here are some questions straight out of our comment threads or that were supposed to be responded to during our Talkin’ Mets Live podcast but never got to them. 1. The Nationals have made a significant upgrade to last season’s division winning team, while the Mets are essentially the same team minus Bartolo and Blevins. […]

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Blue Jays Remain In Talks For Bruce and Granderson

An article by posted on 20/12/2016 0 Comments
Blue Jays Remain In Talks For Bruce and Granderson

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to engage the New York Mets on acquiring one of Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. No word on who in particular the Mets may be asking for in return, but it’s no secret they are hoping to flip one of their outfielders for a […]

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Pirates Agree On Two-Year Deal With Reliever Daniel Hudson

An article by posted on 19/12/2016 0 Comments
Pirates Agree On Two-Year Deal With Reliever Daniel Hudson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two-year, $11 million dollar contract with free agent right-hander Daniel Hudson, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Hudson, 30, is coming off a disastrous season posting a 5.22 ERA and a 1.442 WHIP in 70 appearances for the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was a far cry from 2015, […]

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Orioles Pull Offer to Mark Trumbo Off the Table

An article by posted on 18/12/2016 0 Comments
Orioles Pull Offer to Mark Trumbo Off the Table

Negotiations between the Baltimore Orioles and free agent Mark Trumbo may have come to an abrupt end as the O’s have decided to pull the offer to their former slugger, according to reporter Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. The deal the O’s had on the table was reportedly for four years and worth $52 million dollars, […]

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Does Alderson Regret Picking Up Jay Bruce’s $13 Million Option? (MMO Version)

An article by posted on 15/12/2016 0 Comments
Does Alderson Regret Picking Up Jay Bruce’s $13 Million Option? (MMO Version)

Consider this one of those MMO Mailbag articles I enjoy posting from time to time, only this time it’s not. The question was actually asked and answered by a very popular Mets site, and while normally I don’t like to do rebuttals, I feel that in this case I had to because I didn’t want […]

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Matt Harvey Feels Great, Pronounces Himself Healthy

An article by posted on 14/12/2016 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Feels Great, Pronounces Himself Healthy

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey pronounced himself healthy and ready to go on Wednesday, during a team charity event in New York. “I obviously don’t have a crystal ball, but the way things are feeling now and how my body feels. I’m feeling great.” The 2016 season was a very tough one for Harvey as he […]

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Orioles Agree On One Year Deal With Catcher Welington Castillo

An article by posted on 14/12/2016 0 Comments
Orioles Agree On One Year Deal With Catcher Welington Castillo

Jon Heyman reports via Twitter that the Baltimore Orioles have signed free agent catcher Welington Castillo to a one year deal worth $6 million dollars, that includes a player option for 2018 worth $7 million. Castillo, 29, batted .264/.322/.423 last season with 24 doubles, 16 home runs and 68 RBIs in 457 plate appearances. He […]

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Mets Continue To Play Waiting Game With Jay Bruce

An article by posted on 14/12/2016 0 Comments
Mets Continue To Play Waiting Game With Jay Bruce

Sandy Alderson updated reporters on Tuesday on the state of the team’s hot stove season, and unsurprisingly the Mets’ general manager said not much has changed since the Winter Meetings ended last week. “Pretty much status quo,” Alderson said. “There haven’t been any free-agent signings of significance in the outfield that would get the market […]

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Nimmo And Conforto On Italy’s Preliminary WBC Roster

An article by posted on 13/12/2016 0 Comments
Nimmo And Conforto On Italy’s Preliminary WBC Roster

Per Anthony DiComo on Twitter, both Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo are on Team Italy’s preliminary roster for the World Baseball Classic. It is unclear yet if they will play. With Conforto’s agents not letting him play winter ball, it is unlikely he will play in the WBC, but possible. There is a better chance […]

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MLB Raises More Than $235,000 For Shannon Forde Field

An article by posted on 12/12/2016 0 Comments
MLB Raises More Than $235,000 For Shannon Forde Field

According to an AP report, Major League Baseball and its affiliates raised more than $235,000 to fund Shannon Forde Field in Little Ferry, New Jersey, in memory of the late and beloved New York Mets media relations director. All 30 teams participated in last week’s online auction of memorabilia and meetings with current and former […]

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