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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Giants Agree On Two-Year Deal With Tim Hudson

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Giants Agree On Two-Year Deal With Tim Hudson

Less than a month after re-signing Tim Lincecum, the San Francisco Giants wasted no time on signing Tim Hudson to a two year, $23 million dollar contract. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the deal could include a full no-trade clause for the 37-year old Hudson. The veteran right-hander is coming back from […]

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Syndergaard’s Double-A Season Was Better Than You Think

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Syndergaard’s Double-A Season Was Better Than You Think

I swear that over the past two months that Noah Syndergaard is the most talked about pitching prospect in all of baseball. It’s amazing, but everytime I turn around someone somewhere is gushing over the Mets’ prized righthander. While reading Baseball Prospectus, I came across a recent article in which they pointed out that Thor’s overall numbers […]

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Mets Announce 2014 Spring Training Schedule

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Mets Announce 2014 Spring Training Schedule

The New York Mets will open their 2014 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule Friday, February 28 against the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Mets will play 33 games, including 14 home games at Tradition Field. Season tickets for Mets Spring Training games are on sale now by calling the […]

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Thoughts On Mets Adding A Slugger Like Jose Bautista

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Thoughts On Mets Adding A Slugger Like Jose Bautista

“We’ve got to find us somebody who can keep opposing pitchers from pitching around David Wright“ It’s no secret what Terry Collins is hoping for this holiday season. An bright, new, shiny power hitter. The problem is that power hitters are in short supply in this year’s free agent market, with unlikely targets like Robinson […]

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Phillies Re-Sign Carlos Ruiz To Three Year, $26 Million Deal

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Phillies Re-Sign Carlos Ruiz To Three Year, $26 Million Deal

According to the Philadelphia Enquirer, free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz will remain with the only team he’s ever played for as the Phillies inked him to a three-year, $26 million deal. Ruiz will turn 35 in January, batted .268/.320/.368 with five homers and 37 RBI this past season. In 2012, Ruiz hit .325/.394/.540 with 32 doubles, 16 […]

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MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

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MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

Nester asks… Last season the Mets combined for a 29.1 fWAR which ranked 22nd among all MLB teams. If they are going to trade Daniel Murphy, combined with the losses of Marlon Byrd, John Buck and LaTroy Hawkins they would be losing almost a third of their entire team’s production for 2013. When you consider […]

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Vic Black Was Heartbroken After Trade, LaTroy Hawkins Helped and Welcomed Him

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Vic Black Was Heartbroken After Trade, LaTroy Hawkins Helped and Welcomed Him

In an interview with The Beanball, Mets reliever Vic Black revealed he was slightly heartbroken when the Pittsburgh Pirates traded him last season. What was your reaction when you were traded by the organization that drafted you to the New York Mets? Ben, honestly I was slightly heart broken. In a sense, I felt as […]

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Royals Sign Francisco Pena To Major League Deal

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The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed minor league free agent Francisco Pena. Here is their press release: Catcher Francisco Pena, son of former Kansas City manager Tony Pena and brother of former Royals player Tony Pena Jr., has signed a Major League contract with the organization and was added to the 40-man […]

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Looking For Mr. Right…

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Looking For Mr. Right…

This was something I actually read on a Seattle Mariners thread, but I thought it related very well with the Mets front office and many Met fans as well. The ideal acquisition for the Seattle Mariners this winter is a speedy right-handed hitting corner outfielder with a strong arm, adequate power, a keen recognition of […]

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Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

An article by posted on 17/11/2013 0 Comments
Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

Since Buster Olney first reported that the Mets had interest in reliever/starter Alfredo Aceves last week, there have been a couple of updates on him. MLB Trade Rumors reported that the righthander re-hired agent Tom O’Connell to represent him recently, and that Aceves called O’Connell and apologized for firing him in the first place. Marc Carig of […]

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