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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Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman Join Mike Piazza on 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman Join Mike Piazza on 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot

Ken Griffey Jr., Trevor Hoffman and former Met closer Billy Wagner headline the new class of candidates on the 2016 Hall of Fame ballot which was just announced today. Among the other newcomers on the latest ballot are Garret Anderson, David Eckstein, Jim Edmonds, Luis Castillo, Troy Glaus, Mike Lowell and Mike Sweeney. This year’s […]

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Sandy Alderson Will Not Attend GM Meetings Due To Medical Procedure

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Will Not Attend GM Meetings Due To Medical Procedure

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson will not attend the GM Meetings in Florida due to a previously scheduled medical procedure, the team announced on Monday. Assistant GM John Ricco said that he will attend the Meetings in Sandy’s place along with Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi. “We can certainly do whatever we need to do.” […]

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Featured Article: Mets Payroll… Whither Thou Goest

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Mets Payroll… Whither Thou Goest

I’ve received about six or seven emails this week asking me what I thought the Mets payroll will be in 2016 and whether the team was ready to spend again after the huge increase in attendance and an incredible regular season that included a run all the way to the World Series. Tough question, but […]

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Alex Torres Elects Free Agency

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Alex Torres Elects Free Agency

Lefty reliever Alex Torres has officially ended his tenure with the New York Mets after he elected free agency on Friday rather than remain with Triple-A Las Vegas. Torres, you may recall, was acquired from the San Diego Padres on the eve of the regular season for minor league right-handers Cory Mazzoni and Brad Wieck. His season was fraught with disappointment […]

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Weighing In On Ian Desmond and Dexter Fowler

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Weighing In On Ian Desmond and Dexter Fowler

MLB Trade Rumors released their annual Top 50 Free Agents list, complete with projected deals and landing spots. The project that the Mets will sign shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler. Here is their capsule for each followed by my commentary. Ian Desmond - Mets. Five years, $80MM. Perhaps the game’s best shortstop from 2012-14, Desmond slumped […]

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Six Things For Mets To Consider As GM Meetings Get Underway In Florida

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Six Things For Mets To Consider As GM Meetings Get Underway In Florida

The General Managers Meetings officially begins on Monday, November 9 in Boca Raton, Florida and will last through Thursday, November 12. All 30 MLB general managers will meet and discuss a variety of baseball issues, participate in various workshops and make presentations, and elect the 2015 MLB Executive of the Year. But of course that […]

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Bob Geren Interviewed For Dodgers’ Manager Position

An article by posted on November 7, 2015 0 Comments
Bob Geren Interviewed For Dodgers’ Manager Position

If experience matters, Mets bench coach Bob Geren could have a leg up on the open managerial job for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Geren, who the Mets granted permission last week to pursue the job formerly held by Don Mattingly, had his interview with the Dodgers according to Marc Carig of Newsday. His competition for […]

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Rockies Are Discussing Daniel Murphy To Play First Base

An article by posted on November 7, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Are Discussing Daniel Murphy To Play First Base

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have internally discussed signing free agent Daniel Murphy to play first base for them. Murphy would actually thrive playing half his games at Coors Field. His pure contact swing and ability to spray the ball gap-to-gap would serve him well in that ballpark. And […]

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A Record 20 MLB Players Received A Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 7, 2015 0 Comments
A Record 20 MLB Players Received A Qualifying Offer

A record 20 free agent players received a qualifying offer worth $15.8 million dollars from their team on Friday, smashing the previous high of 13 two years ago. These players now have seven days to accept or decline their offers. No player has ever accepted a qualifying offer since the system was collectively bargained in […]

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Could Denard Span Be A Good Fit For Mets

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
Could Denard Span Be A Good Fit For Mets

The Washington Nationals made qualifying offers to Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann, but opted not to extend one to center fielder Denard Span. Span, 31, was plagued by injuries this season to his back, abdominal muscles and hip, playing just 61 games and batting .301/.365/.431 over 275 plate appearances. He underwent surgery to repair a […]

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