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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ESPN Predicts Mets Trade For Seattle’s Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN Predicts Mets Trade For Seattle’s Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com predicts that the Mets and Mariners will eventually get together on a trade this offseason that will send one of infielders Brad Miller or Chris Taylor to New York in exchange for one of their back-end starters – namely Dillon Gee, Jon Niese or Bartolo Colon. Last week, an MLB executive […]

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Mets’ 40 Man Roster After Additions and Subtractions

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ 40 Man Roster After Additions and Subtractions

The Mets announced that right-handers Noah Syndergaard, Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa and Akeel Morris plus lefty reliever Jack Leathersich have been added to the 40 man roster. Additionally, Jeff Walters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, was removed from the roster. Here is what the Mets 40 Man Roster looks like after […]

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Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

While taking time out of his schedule to hand out packages of food to needy families for Thanksgiving today at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler was bursting with optimism about the Mets’ 2015 season. “We’re going to win,” said the young righthander who also hopes he’ll be a part of the Mets renaissance. “I’d rather not […]

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Beltran’s Deal With Mets Was The Gift That Keeps On Giving

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Beltran’s Deal With Mets Was The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Paul Casella of Sports on Earth analyzed 15 years of data and ranked the top producing $100+ million dollar deals in baseball history. Coming in second was the seven year deal Carlos Beltran signed with the Mets in 2005. Casella considered every deal since 1999 when Kevin Brown became the first player to land a […]

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Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

Andy Martino of the Daily News wonders if the Mets blew it and waited too long to trade starting pitcher Jon Niese. That there’s so little interest in him is a “striking contrast from two winters ago,” when many rivals were hotter for Niese than for the pitcher the Mets ultimately did move, R.A. Dickey, […]

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Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

Yesterday we learned the Mets were interested in bringing back right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle, which you can read here. Today, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Sandy Alderson also has interest in re-signing left-hander Dana Eveland. Eveland, 31, had a 2.63 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Mets, striking out 27 and walking […]

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Sandy Alderson Is Impressed With Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is Impressed With Wilmer Flores

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Wilmer Flores is impressing Mets brass with how hard he’s working on his agility and fitness during the team’s off-season conditioning program in Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson has been very outspoken about how pleased he is with Flores, and recently told Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com, “I’m one […]

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Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Echoing what I wrote last Thursday and again this Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said there’s a possibility that pitching prospect Steve Matz can make his debut in 2015 as a left-handed reliever in the Mets bullpen. Alderson is very high on Matz, recently telling MMO, “”I would say Steven is probably one of the […]

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Alderson Wants To Trade A Starting Pitcher Before Spring Training

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Trade A Starting Pitcher Before Spring Training

Sandy Alderson expressed some urgency on Tuesday, regarding his attempts in trying to trade a starting pitcher sooner rather than later. “I think we’d prefer to sort it out before spring training,” Alderson said on Tuesday. “Spring-training trades don’t happen frequently.” Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, and Jon Niese are the three arms that Sandy prefers […]

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Mets Discussing Bringing Back Reliever Buddy Carlyle

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Discussing Bringing Back Reliever Buddy Carlyle

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have discussed bringing back reliever Buddy Carlyle, who was outrighted by the team two weeks ago. For a reliever who hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, the 36-year old righthander stepped right into the Mets bullpen and delivered the best performance of his career. In 27 […]

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