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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Unlikely Stanton Will Ever Become A Met, But They Can Dream

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Unlikely Stanton Will Ever Become A Met, But They Can Dream

Andy Martino of the Daily News calls the Mets offseason strategy “complicated”. Why? Because they are at least as interested in pursuing trades as they are in signing free agents, and that takes time.  For the past two offseasons, the Mets’ initial business has been obvious: In 2011, they had to deal with Jose Reyes, […]

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Ron Darling To Join MLB Network As Hot Stove Analyst

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Ron Darling To Join MLB Network As Hot Stove Analyst

On Thursday, the MLB Network announced that they’ve hired Ron Darling as an analyst for the 2013-2014 Hot Stove Season. Darling, fresh off his stint as a postseason analyst for TBS, has become a very hot commodity in the broadcast world. His savvy insights and keen intellect serve him well as an analyst and he always […]

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Dodgers Decline Option On Capuano, Mets Could Be Interested

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Dodgers Decline Option On Capuano, Mets Could Be Interested

Second baseman Mark Ellis and left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano became free agents Thursday as the Dodgers declined to exercise their options for next season. The steady-fielding Ellis became expendable when the Dodgers signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year, $28-million contract. Guerrero is expected to replace Ellis at second base. Ellis, 36 and a Gold Glove finalist, batted .270/.323/.343 last season […]

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Red Sox Will Make Qualifying Offers To Napoli, Ellsbury and Drew

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Red Sox Will Make Qualifying Offers To Napoli, Ellsbury and Drew

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Red Sox plan on extending qualifying offers to first baseman Mike Napoli, centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and surprisingly shortstop Stephen Drew. The Napoli and Ellsbury QOs were widely expected, but tendering Drew an offer comes as a surprise for the Red Sox as they were expected to hand the shortstop […]

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Mets News: Santana, Hawkins, Dice-K and Feliciano Head To Free Agency

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Mets News: Santana, Hawkins, Dice-K and Feliciano Head To Free Agency

In the biggest non-story of the day, the Mets plan to decline the $25 million option on Johan Santana and will pay the $5.5 million buyout instead. There’s still a chance that they could bring back Santana this winter on a one-year deal, but don’t count on it. It’s most likely that Johan has pitched […]

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Sandy Alderson Responds To Jeff Wilpon’s Comments

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Responds To Jeff Wilpon’s Comments

“The Mets aren’t ready to trade most of their team just yet.” writes Dan Martin of the New York Post. That was his takeaway after listening to Mets GM Sandy Alderson respond to comments made by the team’s COO Jeff Wilpon on Tuesday. While there’s no doubt Jeff Wilpon was correct in pointing out the […]

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Happy Haunting, Mets Fans!

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 72 Comments
Happy Haunting, Mets Fans!

The New York Mets have provided their fans with plenty of frights and terrifying moments over their 52 year history. Some of those moments still raise the hairs on the backs of our necks whenever we think about them. If we were to compile some of them and put them into some sort of order, […]

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New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

Last month, Keith Law had an interesting article about how the new CBA punishes low-revenue teams like Royals (or the Mets?) for trying to win under tight financial constraints. Unfortunately, it’s an ESPN Insider subscription-only article, but I will share one part of it that kind of encapsulates the full thrust of his entire argument. […]

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Mets Discussing Eric Young Jr. At Second Base, Is Daniel Murphy Out?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Discussing Eric Young Jr. At Second Base, Is Daniel Murphy Out?

According to sources, the Mets have discussed at least two scenarios that would make Eric Young the everyday second baseman in 2014. Yesterday, after Mets COO Jeff Wilpon mentioned that David Wright, Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese were the only set players on the team, I wondered why Daniel Murphy was left out […]

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Choo Would Give The Mets Some Credibility

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Choo Would Give The Mets Some Credibility

Andrew asks… Why are you always pushing Shin-Soo Choo so much on your site? He’s just an average player cashing in on his walk year and in obvious decline. He sucks as a center fielder and I’d rather stick with Juan Lagares. Joe D. replies… Thanks for the question, but let me first correct you […]

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