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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Braves Sign Alex Torres To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 30, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Sign Alex Torres To Minor League Deal

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Braves have signed lefty reliever Alex Torres to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. He adds that the team is hopeful he makes the opening day bullpen. Torres, 27, officially ended his tenure with the Mets last month, after he elected free agency […]

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Dodgers Sign Scott Kazmir To Three-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 30, 2015 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Scott Kazmir To Three-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers just announced via Twitter that they have signed free agent LHP Scott Kazmir to a three-year contract. The deal is worth $48 million dollars in total for an average annual value of $16 million. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports also adds that the deal includes an opt-out clause for Kazmir, allowing him to […]

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Mets Have No Plans To Watch Denard Span

An article by posted on December 29, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have No Plans To Watch Denard Span

For those of you – and I know there’s a lot of you – holding out hope that the Mets were still in the hunt for free agent outfielder Denard Span despite the signing of Alejandro De Aza, here’s some sobering news for you… According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets […]

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White Sox and Orioles Emerge As Favorites For Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on December 29, 2015 0 Comments
White Sox and Orioles Emerge As Favorites For Yoenis Cespedes

According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the White Sox and Orioles are “emerging as leaders” in the race to sign free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, with the Angels and Giants still in the mix and the Rangers monitoring the situation. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported last week, that the Mets had bowed out on Cespedes and […]

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MMO Mailbag: Cespedes and Murphy to Nats? Where Did Cuddyer’s $12.5 Million Go?

An article by posted on December 29, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Cespedes and Murphy to Nats? Where Did Cuddyer’s $12.5 Million Go?

Jayson C. asks… Did the Mets leave the door wide open for the Washington Nationals to come away with both Daniel Murphy and Yoenis Cespedes? Joe D. replies… No, not really. From what I’m hearing they want a center fielder and I’m not sure any team other than the Mets would look at Cespedes as […]

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Neil Walker Primed For A Big Season In 2016

An article by posted on December 28, 2015 0 Comments
Neil Walker Primed For A Big Season In 2016

Mark Simon of ESPN New York has been very busy lately examining where each Mets player ranks position by position in the major leagues. He’s already analyzed and ranked David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda, and most recently the Mets’ center field platoon of Alejandro De Aza and Juan Lagares. This is really good out of […]

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Expect Big Things From Michael Conforto In 2016

An article by posted on December 28, 2015 0 Comments
Expect Big Things From Michael Conforto In 2016

When the Mets drafted Michael Conforto in the first round of the 2014 draft, it was clear right from the start that he was different from all the other top draft picks by Sandy Alderson. He was an advanced and polished college player out of Oregon State, and he was someone who didn’t have to […]

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B-Mets Sale Completed, New Owner Pledges To Stay In Binghamton

An article by posted on December 28, 2015 0 Comments
B-Mets Sale Completed, New Owner Pledges To Stay In Binghamton

Broadcaster Tim Heiman is reporting that Evans Street Baseball Inc., headed by John Hughes, have completed the purchase of the Binghamton Mets from the Binghamton Mets Baseball Club, Inc. According to Heiman, the new ownership has pledged to keep the team in Binghamton and expand the B-Mets’ experience for families, students, businesses, and the New […]

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Mets Opening Day Payroll Projects To $113 Million

An article by posted on December 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Payroll Projects To $113 Million

With the signing of Alejandro De Aza to a one year deal worth $5.75 million dollars, here is the latest Opening Day payroll projection for 2016. Guaranteed Contracts ($63.75 Million) David Wright – $20.0 Million Curtis Granderson – $16.0 Million Asdrubal Cabrera – $8.25 Million Bartolo Colon – $7.25 Million Alejandro De Aza – $5.75 […]

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Smart Baseball Moves Or More Cost-Cutting?

An article by posted on December 26, 2015 0 Comments
Smart Baseball Moves Or More Cost-Cutting?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, asks if the Mets lack of aggressiveness is just a series of good baseball decisions by the front office or evidence that they are still feeling the fallout of the Madoff debacle and simply don’t have the dough? Don’t you just hate it when the media concocts these false […]

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