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 Minors: Arizona Fall League Season Recap

An article by posted on November 18, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Arizona Fall League Season Recap

The Arizona Fall League came to an end yesterday for Mets prospects as the Scottsdale Scorpions tied the Mesa Solar Sox at 6 and failed to make the playoffs. Leading into the AFL season the big story was former NFL player Tim Tebow being a late add to the Scorpions roster as a Mets representative. […]

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Astros Acquire Brian McCann From Yankees

An article by posted on November 17, 2016 0 Comments
Astros Acquire Brian McCann From Yankees

The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Brian McCann from the New York Yankees, bursting any hopes that that he would be acquired by the New York Mets. Aww shucks… The Yankees have made trading McCann a top priority as phenom Gary Sanchez took over the catching position and hit the ground running in the second […]

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Alderson Weighs In On Cespedes, Conforto, Walker

An article by posted on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson Weighs In On Cespedes, Conforto, Walker

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest on WOR 710 this evening, and he weighed in on a variety of topics with radio host Pete McCarthy. Obviously, chief among everything was the team’s status with free agent Yoenis Cespedes. Here’s a basic rundown of what he had to say… Right off the bat, it was […]

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Mets 2017 Roster Taking Shape, Payroll Currently At $124 Million

An article by posted on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2017 Roster Taking Shape, Payroll Currently At $124 Million

Here we are almost four weeks before the Winter Meetings and we’re already getting a good sense of what the New York Mets will look like in 2017. After seeing Neil Walker accept his one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer on Monday, it appears the Mets infield is pretty much locked in with Lucas Duda at […]

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Corey Seager and Michael Fulmer Win Rookie of the Year Honors

An article by posted on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Corey Seager and Michael Fulmer Win Rookie of the Year Honors

Major League Baseball announced their 2016 Rookie of the Year Award winners on Monday. Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager won in the National League and Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer took the honors in the American League. Seager, 22, batted .308/.365/.512 with 40 doubles, 26 homers, 72 RBI and 105 runs scored. His […]

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Neil Walker Accepts Mets’ $17.2 Million Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Accepts Mets’ $17.2 Million Qualifying Offer

According to Joel Sherman on Twitter, Neil Walker has accepted the Mets $17.2 million qualifying offer. Walker will clearly be the everyday second baseman next season which pretty much leaves Wilmer Flores, T.J. Rivera, David Wright, and Jose Reyes jockeying for playing time at third base or backing up at all four infield positions. Terry Collins […]

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Blue Jays Discussing Jay Bruce Deal With Mets

An article by posted on November 13, 2016 0 Comments
Blue Jays Discussing Jay Bruce Deal With Mets

According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden while a guest on MLB Network, the Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly discussing a deal for outfielder Jay Bruce with the New York Mets. No other particulars were mentioned and there was no indication of how far along any discussions were, but interesting to hear nonetheless. At last week’s GM […]

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Mets Want To Bring Back Jerry Blevins

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Want To Bring Back Jerry Blevins

On Twitter, Adam Rubin of ESPN said the Mets want to bring back veteran lefty reliever Jerry Blevins. He goes on to say that the Mets will “slow-play” his market, so as to see what other spending the Mets do in the meantime. Originally signed as a lefty specialist, Blevins, 33, was far more successful against right-handed […]

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Good Fundies Episode 26: Rumble Pony Up

An article by posted on November 10, 2016 0 Comments
Good Fundies Episode 26: Rumble Pony Up

Brian and Roger returned to talk about that crazy World Series and how Cleveland can’t handle winning. They also started the hot stove speculation on where Yoenis Cespedes will end up and how the team should approach their 2017 bullpen. We applauded Binghamton for naming the Mets’ Double-A squad the Rumble Ponies, and wondered if […]

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Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Cespedes, Walker, Wright, Familia

An article by posted on November 7, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Cespedes, Walker, Wright, Familia

At the GM Meetings in Scottsdale, Arizona tonight, New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson discussed a variety of topics with the media on how the team will proceed this offseason as they seek to revamp the roster for the 2017 season. The Mets are still interested in bringing back Yoenis Cespedes and spoke with his […]

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