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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Manfred: DH Not Coming To The National League

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Manfred: DH Not Coming To The National League

In an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the National League will not adopt the designated hitter. “The most likely result on the designated hitter for the foreseeable future is the status quo,” Manfred said. “I think the vast majority of clubs in the National League want to stay where […]

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Mets To Retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 This Summer At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 This Summer At Citi Field

The New York Mets today announced they will retire Mike Piazza’s #31 uniform number Saturday night, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. before the Mets host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/Piazza or by calling (718) 507-TIXX. The Mets will commemorate the Hall of Fame career of the legendary […]

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Mets May Not Be Done Adding To The Bullpen

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets May Not Be Done Adding To The Bullpen

If you thought the Mets’ offseason was essentially done after the recent additions of LHP Antonio Bastardo and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, not so fast. During the BBWAA Dinner in Manhattan on Saturday night, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets may not be finished adding to the bullpen. After signing […]

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Mets Teammates Excited That Yoenis Cespedes Will Be Back

An article by posted on January 24, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Teammates Excited That Yoenis Cespedes Will Be Back

It didn’t take long for many of the Mets players to weigh in on the return of Yoenis Cespedes, who was resoundingly praised and lauded by his teammates this weekend at various events and social media. Hey Cespy, You need a roommate? I'm really clean but don't cook very well. #mymancrushisback!!! #bestfriendsforever — Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) […]

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Cespedes Will Be Eligible For Qualifying Offer If He Opts Out

An article by posted on January 23, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Will Be Eligible For Qualifying Offer If He Opts Out

I’ve yet to come across one contrarian Met fan or blogger who didn’t absolutely love the three year, $75 million dollar deal that will bring Yoenis Cespedes back to Flushing in 2016. As was reported initially by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Cespedes will have the ability to opt out of the contract after the first year […]

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A Well-Deserved Salute For Sandy

An article by posted on January 23, 2016 0 Comments
A Well-Deserved Salute For Sandy

I’ve long been an admirer of his stoic and measured approach, his calm and patient demeanor in the face of adversity, and most of all, the confidence he exudes in his capacity to lead and forge ahead. That he doesn’t take his marching orders from a sometimes maddening and manic fan base, but instead sticks […]

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Mets Closing In On Three-Year Deal With Cespedes

An article by posted on January 22, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Closing In On Three-Year Deal With Cespedes

Latest update, 11 p.m. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is now reporting that the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes are “closing in” on a deal According to Rosenthal, the deal will be in the range of three years and $70 million with an opt-out after year one. 10 p.m. update: According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the infamous […]

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Nationals Offer To Yoenis Cespedes Over $100 Million

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Nationals Offer To Yoenis Cespedes Over $100 Million

The Washington Nationals have made an offer to free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, who first reported they were very interested in the former Met after they lost out on signing Justin Upton. Sources tell Jon Heyman that the Nats are offering a five year deal north of $100 million […]

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Featured Article: FanGraphs Projects 84 Win Season For Mets

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Article: FanGraphs Projects 84 Win Season For Mets

FanGraphs posted their preseason projections for the 2016 season on Tuesday, and surprisingly they have the New York Mets projected for an 84-78 record. The Chicago Cubs tops the National League with 95 wins, followed by the Dodgers with 90, Nationals with 88, and the Giants with 86. The Mets are tied with the Cardinals and […]

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Latest On Cespedes: Nationals, Braves, Marlins Express Interest

An article by posted on January 19, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On Cespedes: Nationals, Braves, Marlins Express Interest

Latest Update 2:30 PM It appears that with no team willing to offer Yoenis Cespedes a long-term deal, the Mets and White Sox  now have some added competition as a few new teams are jumping into the fray. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Washington Nationals are now showing interest in Cespedes […]

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Terry Collins Says Mets Are The Hunted Ones Now

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Says Mets Are The Hunted Ones Now

Check out this interview reporter Jon Santucci conducted with Terry Collins for TC Palm. Here are two quotes I thought were pretty fascinating. The first one is Terry talking about what the message will be in spring training after a surprising World Series run in 2015. “There has to be a confidence,” Collins said. “That’s […]

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