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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These Are Not The Same Old Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
These Are Not The Same Old Mets

After a long offseason of inaction following the re-signing of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $110 million dollar deal in November, the New York Mets sprung back into action last week, re-signing left-hander Jerry Blevins and right-hander Fernando Salas to one-year deals and even adding veteran southpaw Tom Gorzelanny on a minor-league contract. So […]

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Noah Syndergaard: Hope Springs Eternal In 2017

An article by posted on February 6, 2017 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard: Hope Springs Eternal In 2017

Here’s a cool promo video featuring New York Mets ace right-hander Noah Syndergaard to get your baseball juices flowing as the start of Spring Training draws ever saw closer. It’s a short vignette that builds on that whole “pick yourself up and get back out there” speech your baseball coach used to give you in […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: One For The Money

An article by posted on February 5, 2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: One For The Money

I really think you’re all going to enjoy this week’s Mets Trivia Quiz. Can you name all the head coaches in the NFL that have been embroiled in more cheating controversies throughout their careers and have never lost their jobs than New England head coach Bill Belichick? Ha ha ha… Just messing with ya…. Here’s […]

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Blue Jays Sign Joe Smith To One-Year Deal

An article by posted on February 5, 2017 0 Comments
Blue Jays Sign Joe Smith To One-Year Deal

The Toronto Blue Jays have have agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed reliever Joe Smith, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports who reported the news via Twitter late on Saturday night. Free agent relievers have been literally flying off the board in the last 48 hours at an incredible pace leaving the likes of Joe […]

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Mets Agree To One-Year $6.5 Million Deal With Jerry Blevins (Updated)

An article by posted on February 4, 2017 0 Comments
Mets Agree To One-Year $6.5 Million Deal With Jerry Blevins (Updated)

The New York Mets have re-signed left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. The deal is for one year guaranteed at $6.5 million dollars, but includes a a team option that could bring the total value to $12.5 million over two years. He can also earn $100,000 in incentives each […]

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2017 Mets ZiPS Projections: Breakdown and Thoughts

An article by posted on February 1, 2017 0 Comments
2017 Mets ZiPS Projections: Breakdown and Thoughts

After laboring through weeks of desperate anticipation and enduring the torture of watching 27 other fan bases gleefully click onto their annual geeky and nerdy delights, it was finally our turn to open up the treasure trove that is the 2017 Mets ZiPS Projections. I couldn’t hardly wait to dig through it and sift through […]

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Nationals Sign Relievers Joe Nathan, Matt Albers

An article by posted on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Relievers Joe Nathan, Matt Albers

The Washington Nationals have announced minor-league deals with right-handed relief pitchers Joe Nathan and Matt Albers. Albers, 34, pitched in 58 games for the White Sox last year, and posted a 6.31 ERA and 1.675 WHIP. The sinker-ball pitcher saw his MLB career tank last season and is looking to bounce-back. He was linked to the Mets more […]

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FanGraphs Projects Mets For 83 Wins… Yeah, Right…

An article by posted on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
FanGraphs Projects Mets For 83 Wins… Yeah, Right…

Those no-good, downright mean-spirited, fake news spouting folks at FanGraphs currently project the New York Mets to win just 83 games in 2017 and  lose the NL East by seven games while missing the postseason and Wild Card by one game. Just kidding about the intro folks, FanGraphs does a fine job. Just like any set […]

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Three Things To Watch For At Mets Camp

An article by posted on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
Three Things To Watch For At Mets Camp

We are living in a turbulent moment in history with a country that is indignantly divided at times and tearing at each other’s throats. Sadly, that’s probably the one thing all of us can unanimously agree on these days. Writing about the the New York Mets has become my retreat from the acrimonious barrage of […]

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Royals Agree To Two-Year Deal With Brandon Moss

An article by posted on January 29, 2017 0 Comments
Royals Agree To Two-Year Deal With Brandon Moss

Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Kansas City Royals and have agreed to a two-year, $12 million dollar contract with free agent first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss. The deal is pending a physical. Moss, 33, belted 28 home runs with 67 RBIs in 464 plate appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, however after a […]

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