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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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

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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

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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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Have We Seen The Last Of Rafael Montero?

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Have We Seen The Last Of Rafael Montero?

The Mets will keep and protect Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler, and feel it will be tougher to deal Jon Niese or Dillon Gee now that Matt Harvey will be missing next year, writes Joel Sherman. But if they bundle some minor league pitching — perhaps headed by Rafael Montero — can they attract another […]

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Mets Sign IF/OF Anthony Seratelli and RHP Joel Carreno to Minor League Deals

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign IF/OF Anthony Seratelli and RHP Joel Carreno to Minor League Deals

The Mets announced that they have signed signed IF/OF Anthony Seratelli and RHP Joel Carreno to minor league deals. Seratelli, 30, has played all four infield positions and  some outfield while batting .276/.337/ .418 in his eight year minor league career. The New Jersey native batted .273 last season with 11 home runs and 41 RBI in 487 […]

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Why The Mets Won’t Invest $100 Million On Any Player…

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Why The Mets Won’t Invest $100 Million On Any Player…

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog weighed in on the $100 million dollar player issue and explains why the Mets won’t go there. There are revenue reasons, I’m sure, no question. But, also, regardless of budget size and your team’s financial situation, I just don’t think Sandy Alderson believes in those sort of commitments when building a baseball team. […]

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Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that all three Dodger outfielders – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford – are available, but a rival GM told him that none were desirable. For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning […]

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Hot Stove Report: Phillies Have Made Some Offers, Mets Have Made Some Phonecalls

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Phillies Have Made Some Offers, Mets Have Made Some Phonecalls

“We’ve already made offers on several players,” Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said from Arizona, where he is watching some of the organization’s top young talent participate in the Arizona Fall League. Todd Knowing that there is a lack of power hitters available, Amaro is perhaps making a push to sign one, as the team […]

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