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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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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Nats Deal Disgruntled Danny Espinosa To The Angels

An article by posted on 10/12/2016 0 Comments
Nats Deal Disgruntled Danny Espinosa To The Angels

A day after he skipped the the team’s annual Winterfest, citing he was unhappy with the trade for Adam Eaton, the Washington Nationals have traded infielder Danny Espinosa to the Los Angeles Angels according to a tweet by Josh Norris of Baseball America. The Nats will be getting two right-handed pitching prospects back, Austin Adams […]

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What’s Next For The New York Mets?

An article by posted on 09/12/2016 0 Comments
What’s Next For The New York Mets?

At least as far as Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets are concerned, the Winter Meetings ended without so much as a whimper. Yes, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But fret not my friends,  because unlike the Colorado Rockies, the Washington Nationals, the New York Yankees, and a few other […]

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Morning Grind: Winter Meetings Come To A Close

An article by posted on 08/12/2016 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Winter Meetings Come To A Close

Sandy Alderson told reporters yesterday, that the team hopes to get payroll below the current $150 million dollar level and that could mean holding off on adding any new contracts until they could shed existing contracts – namely Jay Bruce who is set to earn $13 million. ”If you were to take what we have right […]

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Teams Asking About Robert Gsellman, But Mets Not Interested In Trading Him

An article by posted on 06/12/2016 0 Comments
Teams Asking About Robert Gsellman, But Mets Not Interested In Trading Him

Teams have asked the Mets about right-hander Robert Gsellman, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, but Sandy Alderson has told them he’s not available. Gsellman, 23, burst onto the scene in 2016 after injuries kept on mounting throughout the year. Initially promoted from Triple A Las Vegas when lefty Steven Matz was placed on the disabled […]

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Terry Collins Looks Ahead To Spring Training and 2017 Season

An article by posted on 06/12/2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Looks Ahead To Spring Training and 2017 Season

Mets manager Terry Collins made an appearance on MLB Network on Tuesday, and he shared his thoughts on the team for Spring Training and the 2017 season. 1.  With Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz all coming off varying levels of surgery he will go slow with them in Spring Training and […]

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Winter Meetings Day 1: Bruce Has Been A Tough Sell, Things Are Heating Up

An article by posted on 06/12/2016 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Day 1: Bruce Has Been A Tough Sell, Things Are Heating Up

Here is a complete wrap-up of Day 1 at the Baseball Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Maryland. What We’re Hearing As I reported on Sunday afternoon, Sandy Alderson confirmed that he was in talks with the Baltimore Orioles and that it was a continuation of a discussion that began before they left for the Winter […]

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Giants Agree On Deal With Mark Melancon

An article by posted on 05/12/2016 0 Comments
Giants Agree On Deal With Mark Melancon

The San Francisco Giants and closer Mark Melancon have agreed to a deal pending a physical, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.com. No financial details of yet, but believed to be a four year deal in the $60-65 million range. Melancon is coming off one of the best seasons of his seven-year career. He appeared in […]

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