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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Look Who’s Holding Up The Rear

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Look Who’s Holding Up The Rear

I couldn’t help but share this chart from MLB Trade Rumors which essentially summarizes all the activity of this current Hot Stove Season as it pertains to Guaranteed Spending, Number of Players Signed and Average Annual Value. May I direct your attention to that team all the way at the bottom of the list… Namely […]

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Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

In an exclusive interview with rehabbing Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post covered a variety of issues that go beyond the typical reports we’ve been getting on the former top pitching prospect in baseball. It’s not the usual mundane “Wheeler feels great” blah, blah, blah, push the “publish” button, mission accomplished […]

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MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

Morgan writes… I think you were way to quick to say you were “moving on” from the Mets payroll discussion just based on a one-year deal to Yoenis Cespedes, which quite frankly they were forced to do to prevent rioting at Citi Field if he had signed with the Washington Nationals. For someone I admired […]

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Revisiting The Johan Santana Deal Eight Years Later

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Revisiting The Johan Santana Deal Eight Years Later

On February 1, 2008, Johan Santana agreed to a six-year, $137.5 million dollar contract with the New York Mets, two days after the Minnesota Twins dealt their ace left-hander for center fielder Carlos Gomez, and pitching prospects Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey. By all accounts, it was a steal for the Mets. The Mets had two days […]

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Mets Unveil New Spring Training Jersey, Cap, Hoodie

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Unveil New Spring Training Jersey, Cap, Hoodie

With the reporting date for pitchers and catchers only 16 days away, here’s a preview of the new jerseys, caps and pullover hoodies Mets players will be sporting when they arrive to camp at Port St. Lucie. Jacob deGrom (above) is looking good in his official Mets Spring Training sweatshirt that features the slogan “Train […]

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Mets Could Still Bring Back Tyler Clippard

An article by posted on January 31, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Could Still Bring Back Tyler Clippard

On Sunday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that the Mets may still bring back free agent RHP Tyler Clippard, who remains one of the top relievers that is still on the market. It’s no secret that the Mets have maintained a strong desire to re-sign Clippard. Right from the very start of the offseason, […]

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The Horsemen: Gooden Says Mets Young Starters Are “Crazy Good”

An article by posted on January 30, 2016 0 Comments
The Horsemen: Gooden Says Mets Young Starters Are “Crazy Good”

Here is the latest Mets graphic by MMO reader and graphic designer David Dolinsky who you can follow on Twitter at @david_dolinsky. This stunning image is entitled “The Horsemen” and features young Mets starters Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz. You may recall David shared some other great Mets graphics like this one […]

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It’s World Series Or Bust For The Amazins

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
It’s World Series Or Bust For The Amazins

In an exclusive interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, manager Terry Collins explained what his message to the players will be when they begin arriving to Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training. “I told the players that last day, ‘You knew what it took to get here, now what are […]

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Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, infielders Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores are on the mend and both of them have shed wearing their walking boots. Flores, 24, is already in Port St. Lucie and has been working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program, writes Rubin, and he is scheduled to begin hitting this […]

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Mets Officially Announce Yoenis Cespedes Deal, Conference Call Details

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Yoenis Cespedes Deal, Conference Call Details

I wanted to update this post with a few things we learned from the Mets conference call to announce and discuss the Yoenis Cespedes deal. On the call were Jeff Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and Cespedes’ agent Brodie Van Wagenen. Outfielder Darrell Ceciliani was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Yoenis […]

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