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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Rockies In Hot Pursuit Of Gerardo Parra, Will Likely Deal Carlos Gonzalez

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Rockies In Hot Pursuit Of Gerardo Parra, Will Likely Deal Carlos Gonzalez

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have ramped up their efforts to sign free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra, according to industry sources. Cotillo adds that the two sides are not very close to a deal at this point, as Parra is drawing interest from other clubs, including the Nationals and Angels. Parra put up respectable […]

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Mike Piazza To Have Number Retired At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza To Have Number Retired At Citi Field

A quick update to yesterday’s big news… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets plan to retire Mike Piazza’s number this season in a ceremony at Citi Field. Rubin says no official date has been set as of yet, but that the Mets are talking to Piazza’s people to confirm a date […]

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Sandy Alderson Addresses Payroll Questions and Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Addresses Payroll Questions and Yoenis Cespedes

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was on hand at the New York Athletic Club for Thursday’s Hall of Fame press conference for Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. After the event, spoke to reporters and fielded some questions about the state of the Mets. First and foremost, I was happy to learn that Sandy was […]

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Giants Agree To 3-Year Deal With Denard Span

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Giants Agree To 3-Year Deal With Denard Span

According to Jon Heyman via Twitter, the San Francisco Giants have agreed on a three-year deal with free agent outfielder Denard Span. The deal is worth $31 million guaranteed, includes $5 million in incentives, and is pending a physical. Span had an injury plagued 2015, playing in only 61 games for the Nationals. However, he was […]

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Jim Edmonds Was A Hall of Fame Ballot Casualty

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Jim Edmonds Was A Hall of Fame Ballot Casualty

One of the more disappointing story lines arising from the 2016 Hall of Fame voting results on Wednesday, was center fielder Jim Edmonds falling off the ballot in his very first year of eligibility. Edmonds only received votes from 11 of the 440 BBWAA members and failed to accrue the 5% minimum needed to remain on […]

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Mike Piazza Humbled and Honored By Hall Of Fame Selection

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Humbled and Honored By Hall Of Fame Selection

So you just got home from a long day at the office and you missed all the excitement as Mike Piazza finally got elected to the Hall of Fame earlier this evening?  Well have no fear, we’ve got you covered. The Baseball Writers Association of America punched Piazza’s ticket to Cooperstown after he received 83.0 […]

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Cooperstown Calling!!! Congratulations To Hall Of Famer Mike Piazza!!!

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Cooperstown Calling!!! Congratulations To Hall Of Famer Mike Piazza!!!

Congratulations to Mike Piazza who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame along with Ken Griffey Jr. by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The news was just announced live on MLB Network. Piazza received 83.0 percent of the vote and joins baseball immortality after his fourth year on the ballot, having missed in […]

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Braves Agree To One-Year Deal With Kelly Johnson

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Braves Agree To One-Year Deal With Kelly Johnson

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran utility infielder and outfielder Kelly Johnson, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The deal is pending a physical. Jon Heyman reports that the contract is worth $2 million dollars with the potential for $1.25 million more in incentives. Johnson, 34, split last season between the Braves and Mets, batting […]

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Mets Unwilling To Give LHP Antonio Bastardo Three-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Unwilling To Give LHP Antonio Bastardo Three-Year Deal

Reporter Mike Puma of the New York Post has confirmed that the Mets do indeed have interest in free agent reliever Antonio Bastardo. However – and this is a big however – they are unwilling to give him the three-year deal he is seeking and is expected to get. Puma says that the Mets are […]

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Hits & Misses: Carl Crawford Money, Braves Rebuild, Captain Clutch

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Carl Crawford Money, Braves Rebuild, Captain Clutch

Remember when Mets owner Fred Wilpon coined the famous phrase “Carl Crawford money” when describing what it would cost to keep then Mets shortstop Jose Reyes from bolting for free agency? I was reminded of that on Sunday when Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote: “In the first five years of his seven-year contract […]

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