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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MMO Fair or Foul: Could Nimmo Be The Centerpiece In A Deal For CarGo or Tulo?

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Could Nimmo Be The Centerpiece In A Deal For CarGo or Tulo?

This edition of MMO Fair or Foul feature Rising Apple who writes that Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo could headline a deal that could bring the Mets an elite player like Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki. Nimmo would be a piece that keeps Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Wilmer Flores in Flushing and has the potential to […]

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Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that forfeiting their second round pick will not keep them from signing a free agent who was extended a qualifying offer. Earlier this evening, Puma reported that the Mets front office deliberated over the draft pick compensation issue. The deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers came and […]

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MLBTR and MMO Free Agent Predictions

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
MLBTR and MMO Free Agent Predictions

As over a dozen of our writers get ready to release our MMO Top 12 Free Agent Predictions on Tuesday, I got this email from XtreemIcon which led to an interesting debate that makes for a great segue into tomorrow. Xtreem – Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors predicts that the Mets will sign Curtis […]

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Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

I got an email the other day asking me why I always downplay the Mets going after players like Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury or Carlos Beltran. The reader wanted to know why I’ve become such a pessimist. My response to her was simple. “I don’t trust the people in charge, hence I’m skeptical of anything […]

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Spreadsheet Baseball Doesn’t Win Championships, Character Does

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Spreadsheet Baseball Doesn’t Win Championships, Character Does

If you haven’t done so already, check out this article by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. The veteran columnist shares an incident that took place in Spring Training when Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster asked teammate Jonny Gomes how he was doing and his response was: “Great, one day closer to the parade.’’ “Let […]

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Tigers GM Says He Wont Make A Qualifying Offer To Jhonny Peralta

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Tigers GM Says He Wont Make A Qualifying Offer To Jhonny Peralta

After introducing new manager Brad Ausmus to the press on Sunday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters that the club will not make any qualifying offers to players eligible for free agency, including All Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta. It means that any team can now pursue Peralta without worrying about draft pick compensation. Although Peralta had a very […]

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Mets Announce 5-Year Partnership With Clear Channel Media

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce 5-Year Partnership With Clear Channel Media

The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any radio or television outlet, today announced the launch of a five-year landmark multimedia marketing partnership. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s 50,000-watt AM powerhouse 710 WOR will become the flagship radio […]

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Rockies Will Not Trade Tulowitzki

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Rockies Will Not Trade Tulowitzki

Just in case you didn’t believe it when Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort swore he wouldn’t trade Troy Tulowitzki two weeks ago… And just in case you thought Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd was blowing smoke in September when he responded, “no chance” after he was asked if he would trade Tulo… Rockies Senior VP Bill Geivett completed […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Greg Burke

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Interested In Bringing Back Greg Burke

The New York Mets showed some slight improvement last season in the bullpen after having the worst bullpen in the major leagues in their two previous seasons. The Mets ranked 27th with a .259 opposing batting average, 30th in strikeouts, 25th in WHIP and finished 22nd with a 3.99 ERA. Among the 12 relievers to […]

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Juan Lagares Is Off To A Sizzling Start In Winter Ball

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Is Off To A Sizzling Start In Winter Ball

It’s only been six games for Juan Lagares who is working on his bat in the Dominican Winter League, but so far the early results have been incredible for the young center fielder. Last night, Lagares went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases to raise his average to .375 for the season with […]

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