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 and '00, 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 Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

In the spirit of fair play some new facts emerged since news broke this morning that Mets players were being charged $1,000 to participate in offseason workouts at Port St. Lucie. Most of the legwork on this was conducted by Mike Vorkunov and it does clear up some issues. First of all, no other MLB […]

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Troy Tulowitzki or Ian Desmond to the Mets Not Happening

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Troy Tulowitzki or Ian Desmond to the Mets Not Happening

Charlie Monfort, co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, smiled when The Post told him of the many Mets fans who would love to see Troy Tulowitzki get traded to Citi Field. “It’s not happening,” Monfort responded. Ken Davidoff says the Rockies’ leaders, with both their actions and their words, have displayed how reluctant they are to […]

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Rosenthal Suggests MLB Get Involved If Wilpons Continue To Keep Mets Financially Handcuffed

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Rosenthal Suggests MLB Get Involved If Wilpons Continue To Keep Mets Financially Handcuffed

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is joining the bandwagon for the Mets to go all out for shortstop Ian Desmond of the Nationals. Rosenthal suggests trading Daniel Murphy and a top prospect, something akin to what many of our own readers have posted in our threads quite often. But which prospect? Noah Syndergaard? Steven Matz? […]

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Are The Mets A Win-Now Team That Should Go All-In?

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Are The Mets A Win-Now Team That Should Go All-In?

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation took an interesting approach in assessing which teams are in Win Now or Win Later mode. He developed a matrix with four quadrants that plots a team’s nearness to contention or otherwise by considering X and Y factors based on organizational rankings, average age of roster, and number of promising […]

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Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog has grown tired of waiting for the Mets to become relevant again and now says that it’s time for Sandy Alderson to be bold and make a trade already for a shortstop. He believes that Alderson should go ahead and trade the team’s number one prospect Noah Syndergaard plus another prospect […]

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Is Lagares the Best Defensive Center Fielder Ever?

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Is Lagares the Best Defensive Center Fielder Ever?

David Schoenfield of ESPN picked the Mets’ Juan Lagares as the center fielder for his All Underrated Team heading into the 2015 season. “Lagares has certainly received recognition as perhaps the best defensive center fielder in the majors — winning his first Gold Glove in 2014 — but because he’s not a big basher at the […]

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Mets Invite 17 Non-Roster Players To Big League Camp

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Invite 17 Non-Roster Players To Big League Camp

The Mets announced that the following 17 non-roster players have been invited to big-league camp. Pitchers Buddy Carlyle Zack Thornton Cody Satterwhite Tyler Pill Matthew Bowman Jon Velasquez Chase Bradford Scott Rice Catchers Kevin Plawecki Johnny Monell Xorge Carrillo Infielders Brandon Allen Matt Reynolds Daniel Muno Gavin Cecchini Outfielders Brandon Nimmo Alex Castellanos Spring Training […]

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Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

I was asked to calculate the Mets current payroll after some questions arose from the $85 million that was cited in yesterday’s article from The Guardian. Based on my calculations I come up with $91 million not counting Gee. Here’s the math: Guaranteed Contracts ($67.65M) David Wright $20.0M Curtis Granderson $16.0M Bartolo Colon $11.0M Michael […]

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Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with David Wright who is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. “I fully expect us to be in the playoffs,” the 32-year-old Wright said. […]

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Writer Rips Mets Ownership, Calls Them An Embarrassment

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Writer Rips Mets Ownership, Calls Them An Embarrassment

Jonathan Bernhardt of The Guardian ripped into Mets ownership but good in a scathing article that calls the team out on a few central issues. He contends that going with Wilmer Flores as the everyday shortstop is an embarrassment that underscores the financial depravity of the New York Mets. He accuses the front office of […]

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