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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Tyler Clippard and D’Backs Agree On Two-Year, $12.25 Million Deal

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Tyler Clippard and D’Backs Agree On Two-Year, $12.25 Million Deal

Free agent reliever Tyler Clippard and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a two year deal worth $12.25 million dollars reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The deal includes a $4 million signing bonus, and then salaries of $4.1M in 2016 and $4.15M in 2017. Clippard, 31, went 3-0 with a 3.06 ERA and 1.052 […]

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Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel Defect from Cuba to Pursue MLB Deals

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel Defect from Cuba to Pursue MLB Deals

Two very highly regarded Cuban National stars, Yulieski Gurriel and his brother Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., have defected from Cuba and intend to pursue MLB deals once they’ve established residency and are granted free agency by the commissioner’s office according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Because each brother has more than five years as Serie Nacional players, they are […]

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Ron Darling Wants Mets To Stop Treating Young Starters With Kid Gloves

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Ron Darling Wants Mets To Stop Treating Young Starters With Kid Gloves

You know me, I love to post fan created art and graphics of our New York Mets. On Friday night I came across this really cool poster that was designed by imlookinatu who posted it in a Mets Reddit thread. Nice job… As was reported on multiple occasions, both Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins don’t expect any […]

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Brian Cole: The Best Mets Prospect We Never Saw

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Brian Cole: The Best Mets Prospect We Never Saw

So one of my writers sent me a link to Baseball America asking me to check out last week’s Ask BA feature. A reader posed the following question to  J.J. Cooper: “Who are the best prospects such as Grant Desme who never made MLB either by choice, injury, accident or other causes?” Before I even got to Cooper’s […]

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Topps 2016 Baseball Cards Series 1: Meet The Mets!

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Topps 2016 Baseball Cards Series 1: Meet The Mets!

Here they are, hot off the press…. Topps released their 2016 Baseball Cards Series 1 sets, packs and hobby boxes this week, and there are plenty of Mets to go around including Curtis Granderson and Wilmer Flores as shown above. There are 17 Mets cards in all within the 350 regular card set. Travis d’Arnaud […]

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Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

New Mets second baseman Neil Walker is ready for the challenge of replacing Daniel Murphy this season, he tells Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “My style of baseball is kind of similar to Murph’s,’’ Walker said. “I’ve always considered myself as an athlete and a guy who pays attention to the small details. […]

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Mets and MMO Super Bowl 50 Predictions

An article by posted on February 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mets and MMO Super Bowl 50 Predictions

Super Bowl 50 is set to kickoff on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, as the NFC champion Carolina Panthers and the AFC champion Denver Broncos battle it out for this year’s Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Panthers finished the regular season with a 15–1 record and after defeating the Arizona Cardinals 49–15 in […]

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Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets could turn to one of Sean Gilmartin or Logan Verrett as a sixth starter during the first half of the season. I would also add Rafael Montero into that equation as well. That is based on comments made by general manager Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, who said the […]

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The Times, They Are A Changin’

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
The Times, They Are A Changin’

From all accounts, there was something different about the media session Mets GM Sandy Alderson held with reporters on Wednesday. When the subject turned to spending and payroll and what those two would look like in the future, there wasn’t the typical defensive posture or the always omnipresent vagueness that we’ve become so accustomed to […]

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Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

After the Yoenis Cespedes press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson fielded a couple of questions from reporters about the team, payroll and even something near and dear to all of our hearts – extension deals for some of our young pitchers. Sandy Alderson said it’s possible that extension talks for […]

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Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

Yoenis Cespedes was officially introduced to the media in a press conference held on Wednesday at Citi Field. After a brief introduction by general manager Sandy Alderson, Cespedes answered questions through interpreter Melissa Rodriguez. “I know this team has everything it needs to continue on what we started last year. Now that it’s official, I can […]

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