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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Could Mets Make A Play For Cubs’ Javier Baez or Starlin Castro This Winter

An article by posted on November 16, 2015 0 Comments
Could Mets Make A Play For Cubs’ Javier Baez or Starlin Castro This Winter

The Cubs do not intend to move third baseman Kris Bryant, shortstop Addison Russell or left fielder Kyle Schwarber, but will at least explore the trade interest they are getting in right fielder Jorge Soler and infielder Javier Baez, sources told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The goal remains the same for the Theo Epstein […]

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Mets Formally Reach Out To Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on November 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Formally Reach Out To Ben Zobrist

As expected, the New York Mets reached out to Alan Nero, the agent for free agent Ben Zobrist, according to a report by Dan Martin of the New York Post. Martin says the Mets figure to make a strong push for Zobrist, whose versatility would allow them to use him at second base and in the […]

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Mets Not Shopping Zack Wheeler, But Listening To Offers

An article by posted on November 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Shopping Zack Wheeler, But Listening To Offers

While right-hander Zack Wheeler continues to rehab from the elbow surgery which wiped out his 2015 season, there’s been no shortage of interest in the former top pitching prospect. However, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Marc Carig of Newsday said that the team is by no means shopping him, but will of course listen […]

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Desmond, Kendrick, Fowler Among 16 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 14, 2015 0 Comments
Desmond, Kendrick, Fowler Among 16 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers

It was interesting to see three players accept their qualifying offers on Friday. Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters and Dodgers starting pitcher Brett Anderson became the first players to ever accept their team’s QO since this new compensation system was adopted in 2012. Overwhelmingly, 16 of the 20 players did decline their […]

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A Comparison of Shortstops Erick Aybar vs Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on November 14, 2015 0 Comments
A Comparison of Shortstops Erick Aybar vs Wilmer Flores

As most of you all know by now, on Friday, the Atlanta Braves dealt All-World defensive shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catching prospect Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for highly regarded pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis. Also heading to Atlanta was veteran shortstop Erick Aybar. Braves GM John Coppolella told […]

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Red Sox Acquire Closer Craig Kimbrel From Padres

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Red Sox Acquire Closer Craig Kimbrel From Padres

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports broke the news that the Boston Red Sox have acquired premier closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres in exchange for a package of minor league prospects that include pitcher Logan Allen, infielder Carlos Asuaje, shortstop Javier Guerra and outfielder Manuel Margot. Both teams have confirmed the trade. Kimbrel, the […]

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Daniel Murphy Declines $15.8 Million Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Declines $15.8 Million Qualifying Offer

It’s official… Second baseman Daniel Murphy has declined his one year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets, who will now receive a compensation pick between the first and second rounds in next year’s draft when he signs with a new team. It was a no-brainer for Murphy, who has a potential multi-year deal waiting […]

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Five Things We Learned From GM Meetings

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Five Things We Learned From GM Meetings

1. Mets Are Seeking Bullpen Upgrades It appears the top priority for the Mets is improving the backend of the bullpen and finding that 8th inning setup man who could be a reliable bridge to closer Jeurys Familia.  Their bullpen was completely exposed in the World Series, blowing three late leads and allowing 24 earned […]

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Mets’ Young Arms Were All The Rage At GM Meetings

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ Young Arms Were All The Rage At GM Meetings

With the General Managers Meetings at a close, Assistant GM John Ricco and his small entourage return home to Flushing where they will speak to Sandy Alderson and discuss all the things they’ve learned and any information that was gathered. “We’re still kind of thinking about what the best direction would be based on what […]

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Braves Tell Mets They Want Matt Harvey or Jacob deGom in Andrelton Simmons Deal

An article by posted on November 12, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Tell Mets They Want Matt Harvey or Jacob deGom in Andrelton Simmons Deal

Update:  Mets inquired on Andrelton Simmons this morning and were told that it would take Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom. (Joel Sherman) That’s code for, “We’re not trading him to you or anyone else in the division.” * * * * * * According to Jonah Keri of ESPN,  the Atlanta Braves are discussing a trade […]

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