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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Phillies and Rockies Could Be Interested In Byrd

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies and Rockies Could Be Interested In Byrd

As has already been reported, the Pirates are busy trying to re-sign outfielder Marlon Byrd and there’s also reported mutual interest in rejoining the Mets. Aside from that, MLB Trade Rumors speculates that he could be a hot commodity for any team in search of cheap upgrade at a corner outfield position. Specifically they cite the Phillies […]

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Giants Decline Option On Barry Zito, Making Him A Free Agent

An article by posted on November 2, 2013 0 Comments
Giants Decline Option On Barry Zito, Making Him A Free Agent

The Giants officially declined their $18.0 million option on lefthander Barry Zito and will instead pay him the $7 million buyout. This comes as no surprise to anyone the least of whom is Zito himself, who took out a full page ad three weeks ago to thank San Francisco Giants fans. This brings to an end the […]

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Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

An article by posted on November 2, 2013 0 Comments
Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

Bill Madden of the Daily News explains why if the Mets are serious about spending, as Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson keep suggesting, they very likely will have to overpay. Here’s the problem for the Mets — and to a lesser degree the Yankees now that they can no longer guarantee free agents a legitimate […]

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Rays Exercise Option On Yunel Escobar… Good…

An article by posted on November 2, 2013 0 Comments
Rays Exercise Option On Yunel Escobar… Good…

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Rays have exercised their 2014 option on shortstop Yunel Escobar who will earn $5.0 million next season. It was believed that the Mets would have pursued Escobar had he become a free agent based on what a front office official told Andy Martino of […]

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Cardinals Inquired About Shortstop Starlin Castro, Cubs Want Young Pitching

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Cardinals Inquired About Shortstop Starlin Castro, Cubs Want Young Pitching

Beat writer Tom Loxas is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals have already contacted the Chicago Cubs about shortstop Starlin Castro. You got to hand it to John Mozeliak and company. They don’t sit around and lick their wounds. Not even 24 hours after dropping the World Series in 6 games to Boston, they are apparently […]

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Going Out In Style: Johan Santana Issues Statement To Thank Met Fans

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Going Out In Style: Johan Santana Issues Statement To Thank Met Fans

After the Mets officially declined the 2014 option on Johan Santana earlier today, the veteran lefthander issued the following statement to the team and the fans… “I want to thank the Mets organization, my teammates and of course give a big thank you to the Mets fans, who have been behind me from day one and stood […]

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Jimenez Declines Option, Arroyo Would Pitch For Mets, Tanaka Could Be Priciest Import Ever

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Jimenez Declines Option, Arroyo Would Pitch For Mets, Tanaka Could Be Priciest Import Ever

The level of uncertainty surrounding Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka, considered by far the best free agent pitcher this offseason, continues to confound the entire baseball industry, from the agents trying to represent him to the teams wanting to sign him to the system that will determine where he ultimately lands, writes Jeff Passan of Yahoo […]

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The Mighty Thor: Armed For The Future!

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
The Mighty Thor: Armed For The Future!

Check out Noah Syndergaard who is featured on the cover of Baseball America this month. Our player analyst Mitch Petanick just shot this over to me to so we could share it with the MMO community… That is one hot cover!!! Earlier today, Syndergaard was named the Mets No. 1 Prospect by Matt Eddy of […]

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Baseball America: Syndergaard Named Top Mets Prospect, Puello and Matz Snubbed

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments

Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been named the Mets’ top prospect by Baseball America in their 2014 Top 10. 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP 2. Travis d’Arnaud, C 3. Rafael Montero, RHP 4. Dominic Smith, 1B 5. Kevin Plawecki, C 6. Wilmer Flores, IF 7. Amed Rosario, SS 8. Brandon Nimmo, CF 9. Gavin Cecchini, SS 10. Jacob […]

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Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

The Phillies are targeting big-time free-agent outfielders and baseball people expect them to be in the mix for Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and possibly Curtis Granderson according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Phillies have a team built around superior starting pitching and veteran infielders, Heyman writes. But have a clear weakness in the outfield, where they got sub-par […]

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