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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Mets Opening Day Payroll Currently At $108 Million

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Payroll Currently At $108 Million

With the New York Mets recently reaching pre-arbitration settlements with five of their eligible players, and the addition of free agent Alejandro De Aza to a one year deal worth $5.75 million dollars, here is the most current Opening Day payroll projection for 2016. Guaranteed Contracts ($78.05 Million) David Wright – $20.0 Million Curtis Granderson – […]

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Mets and Cubs Reigniting Their Once Decades Old Rivalry

An article by posted on January 17, 2016 0 Comments
Mets and Cubs Reigniting Their Once Decades Old Rivalry

Chicago Cubs co-owner and chairman of the board Todd Ricketts had nothing good to say about the New York Mets this weekend. While taking questions at a Cubs Fan Fest at the Sheraton Grand Chicago ballroom on Saturday morning, here’s what Ricketts had to say about Mets fans. “I don’t know if you guys know this, […]

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Orioles Out On Yoenis Cespedes, Agree To 7-Year Deal With Chris Davis

An article by posted on January 16, 2016 0 Comments
Orioles Out On Yoenis Cespedes, Agree To 7-Year Deal With Chris Davis

The Baltimore Orioles and free agent Chris Davis have agreed on a seven year, $161 million contract according to Jon Heyman via Twitter. The deal includes a full no-trade clause and is pending a physical. That’s a lot of money for the 29-year old Davis, who walloped 47 home runs with 117 RBIs last year and has 126 […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Harvey, Tejada, Reed, Torres, Edgin

An article by posted on January 15, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Harvey, Tejada, Reed, Torres, Edgin

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets have agreed to contracts with relievers Addison Reed for $5.3 million, Carlos Torres for $1.05 million, and Josh Edgin for $625,000, thus avoiding arbitration. Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record adds hat the Mets have also settled with Matt Harvey for $4.325 million and Ruben Tejada […]

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Report: Cespedes Weighing Orioles Offer, But Mets Not Out Yet

An article by posted on January 15, 2016 0 Comments
Report: Cespedes Weighing Orioles Offer, But Mets Not Out Yet

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN.com, the Baltimore Orioles have extended a formal contract offer to free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN adds that the Orioles offer is believed to be in the range of five years and $75-90 million dollars, and the deal includes a sixth year option. Earlier this afternoon, Jesse Sanchez of […]

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Brandon Nimmo Looking Forward To 2016 Season

An article by posted on January 15, 2016 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo Looking Forward To 2016 Season

In an interview for MLB.com, Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo discusses the ups and downs of his 2015 season. For the third year in a row, injuries impacted his ability to have that truly breakthrough season everyone has been waiting for. He also discusses how he had to mentally adapt after his promotion from Double-A Binghamton […]

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Should Mets Trade Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on January 13, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Trade Wilmer Flores

MLB.com reporter Phil Rogers speculates that if the Mets were to consider dealing infielder Wilmer Flores, they may have a couple of willing trade partners in the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. He writes: “Remember when no one thought the Mets had one shortstop? They’ve got three now, since signing Asdrubal Cabrera a few days […]

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Keith Hernandez and SNY Agree To New Contract

An article by posted on January 12, 2016 0 Comments
Keith Hernandez and SNY Agree To New Contract

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Keith Hernandez and SNY have agreed on a new contract. Mike Puma of the New York Post adds that the deal may be longer than his previous three-year contract. Hernandez will resume his role as an analyst with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling during Mets telecasts. Awesome news… […]

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Mets Could Forego Adding Reliever And Stick With What They Have In Bullpen

An article by posted on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Could Forego Adding Reliever And Stick With What They Have In Bullpen

The New York Mets reportedly still have interest in relievers Antonio Bastardo and Tyler Clippard, but only if they are willing to accept a one-year deal which appears to be very unlikely.  On Thursday, GM Sandy Alderson clarified his approach and how he views the current relief market. “Does it really improve the team to […]

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Nats Trade Drew Storen To Jays For Ben Revere

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Nats Trade Drew Storen To Jays For Ben Revere

Jon Heyman is reporting that the Washington Nationals have dealt former closer Drew Storen to the Toronto Blue Jays in return for outfielder Ben Revere. The Nats are also sending some cash and a player to be named later to the Jays. Not a bad deal for both sides. I like Revere, he puts the […]

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Terry Collins: A Life In Baseball

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins: A Life In Baseball

You’ve probably seen the ads and previews already, but just in case you haven’t here’s something you probably don’t want to miss. MLB Network will be featuring Mets manager Terry Collins in an upcoming episode of MLB Network Presents hosted by Bob Costas. The hour-long special entitled ”Terry Collins: A Life in Baseball” will air at 9:00 PM on […]

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