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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New Commish Dodges Question About Wilpons and Mets Payroll

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
New Commish Dodges Question About Wilpons and Mets Payroll

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports conducted a comprehensive interview with new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred spanning a variety of topics and sensitive issues including a question about Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon. Rosenthal: Another issue — and I know this one is sensitive. The Mets play in one of the biggest markets in the […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Jenrry Mejia, Agree On $2.6 Million Contract

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Jenrry Mejia, Agree On $2.6 Million Contract

The Mets and Jenrry Mejia have agreed to a one year deal for 2.595 million to avoid arbitration, according to Jon Heyman. Mejia had filed for $3.0 million while the Mets initially offered $2.1 million. Mejia will likely start the season as the Mets closer no matter what Terry Collins keeps saying about it being […]

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Nationals Sign Former Blue Jays Closer Casey Janssen

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Former Blue Jays Closer Casey Janssen

The Washington Nationals and free agent right-hander Casey Janssen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.5 million with a mutual option that will guarantee him a total of $5 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Janssen, 33, has served as the Blue Jays closer the past three seasons, and while he’s been […]

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How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated was none to thrilled with the Mets’ offseason giving them a big fat “D” for failing to seize an opportunity to make a bold move in the NL East at a time when the Braves and Phillies are going into rebuild mode. “New York modestly upgraded its offense but burned […]

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Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN ranked the best and worst farm systems today. Law says the Cubs (No. 1) and Twins (No. 2) are among the most stacked farm systems, but the Mets were not far behind at No. 4. “They’re deep in arms and bats, especially guys who might play in the middle of the […]

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Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie in 23 days. Here’s a selection of recent quotes, notes, and blurbs from around the Mets blogosphere. Playoffs or Bust The New York Mets will make the playoffs. Queue up the celebratory Bartolo Colon GIFs! Actually call this more of a “somebody has to do it” type […]

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Mets Billboard Design Unveiled

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Billboard Design Unveiled

Mets fan Gary Palumbo unveiled the final design for the billboards that will go up by Citi Field in Queens and Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The goal was to raise awareness that the Mets are now ready to contend and become relevant again after fans were asked to be patient for six long […]

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MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

I wanted to update this post with some quotes via the New York Times from incoming MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Responding to criticism over naming Fred Wilpon chairman of the MLB Finance committee, Manfred said: “I understand the whole Madoff thing, but before and since, Fred Wilpon was an extraordinarily successful businessman.” Manfred said the […]

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Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

Last night, at the Baseball Writers of America Awards dinner in New York, general manager Sandy Alderson introduced Cal Ripken Jr. to the podium. “It’s a big night for me and for Mets fans, who have been waiting all winter for me to introduce a shortstop.” It’s been a while since Alderson has made one […]

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Featured Post: Promises, Promises

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Promises, Promises

On Wednesday, executive vice president Lou DePaoli told Newsday that Mets ticket sales are up 19.26 percent over last year. Considering the team hasn’t produced a winning season since 2008 and failed to add any high-priced box-office draw, Howard Megdal of Capital New York finds it astonishing that ticket sales would surge that significantly especially […]

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