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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Brewers Unlikely To Trade Norichika Aoki

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Brewers Unlikely To Trade Norichika Aoki

Andy Martino reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are unlikely to trade outfielder Norichika Aoki, according to a major-league executive familiar with the situation. This disputes what Joel Sherman reported on Friday and actually makes a lot more sense to me… Worse yet was the notion that if they would trade him, they’d do it for Ike […]

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GM Meetings: Mets Considering Tejada At Second Base If They Sign A Shortstop

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
GM Meetings: Mets Considering Tejada At Second Base If They Sign A Shortstop

David Lennon of Newsday dishes out on the state of the Mets shortstop position. The last time the Mets considered signing an elite shortstop was 2011, and it was their homegrown free agent, Jose Reyes. We use the term “considered” loosely, however, because Sandy Alderson never made an offer and Reyes jumped to Miami for a […]

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Mets Announce Military Mondays, Reveal Camo Jersey

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Military Mondays, Reveal Camo Jersey

The New York Mets today announced the franchise will salute U.S. service men and women with Military Mondays during the 2014 season at Citi Field with complimentary tickets, retail discounts and community outreach events. The Mets will celebrate the announcement of Military Mondays with Mr. and Mrs. Met marching alongside hundreds of veterans from the […]

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Mets Will Meet Scott Boras This Week To Discuss Choo and Drew

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Meet Scott Boras This Week To Discuss Choo and Drew

David Lennon of Newsday reports that the Mets will meet with Scott Boras this week at the GM Meetings in Orlando to discuss the possibility of signing OF Shin-Soo Choo and SS Stephen Drew. The Mets have already spoken to Boras vie phone last week to express their interest in Choo and Drew. However, no dollars or parameters […]

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Phillies, Giants, Twins Have Contacted Bronson Arroyo

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies, Giants, Twins Have Contacted Bronson Arroyo

Bronson Arroyo reports that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins have contacted his agents, but that no offers have been made. On Friday we reported that the Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing the free agent righthander and that they have already called and spoken with him according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, […]

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GM Meetings: Five Trade Proposals for Sandy and the Mets

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
GM Meetings: Five Trade Proposals for Sandy and the Mets

Imagine this exciting shortstop prospect on the Mets? Okay, get your tongues back in your mouth… Did you get a chance to read John Harper’s trade proposals in the Daily News this morning? Harper proposes a string of five hypothetical trades that have the Mets using their presumed pitching surplus to solidify other areas of […]

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GM Meetings: What If $40 Million Doesn’t Go As Far As Hoped?

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GM Meetings: What If $40 Million Doesn’t Go As Far As Hoped?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post asks an interesting question this morning… What do the Mets do when $30 million-to-$40 million does not go as far as they once hoped? Like the Yanks, they can’t punt. They have been selling their fans on contention in 2014, and they can’t table that now because Matt […]

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It’s Inevitable Rangers Will Trade Andrus or Kinsler

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Inevitable Rangers Will Trade Andrus or Kinsler

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says there’s no question the Texas Rangers will have to move a middle infielder because not only do they have a logjam at the major league level, but two of the team’s top prospects also are middle infielders. It’s not out of the question that both second baseman Rougned Odor […]

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Wright Will Help Sell “The Plan” To Free Agents

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Will Help Sell “The Plan” To Free Agents

Dan Martin of the New York Post spoke by phone to David Wright who told him that he’s ready to do his part in talking to free agents who might be interested in coming to Queens. It’s a tough sell, but Wright seems up for the challenge. “I don’t think players are concerned about the financial situation,” Wright […]

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Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports is reporting that right fielder Carlos Beltran is looking for a three or four year contract and is expected to reject Cardinals’ one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer. That’s probably what the cards were hoping he does as they get ready to usher in the Oscar Taveras era. Beltran, 36, is looking […]

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