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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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

Within minutes after I wrote this post this morning, Ken Rosenthal quoted Curtis Granderson who said his morning in an interview, that his number one goal this offseason was to sign with a winning team. That’s not something you often hear from a free agent, but would he be willing to accept a lesser contract to […]

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New Posting System For Japanese Players and Debunking A Yankees Myth

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New Posting System For Japanese Players and Debunking A Yankees Myth

Two things here my friends… First, Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have virtually agreed on a new posting system for Japanese players, according to Ken Davidoff of The Post who has been on top of this story from the word go. “The system has been tweaked so the team posting the top bid […]

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people […]

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Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

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Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

On Monday, qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams. Each of these free agents was offered a one-year deal for $14.1 million. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson interpreted the turndowns as an indicator a bull market is possible. “That ought to tell you a little […]

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Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

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Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

Mets Showing Genuine Interest In Granderson Update 3:45 PM - The Mets plans to meet with the agent for free-agent Curtis Granderson this week according to Mike Puma. Update 3:30 PM – Granderson will reject his $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees and become a free agent according to Joel Sherman. Original Post 1:15 PM: Several beat writers […]

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Syndergaard To Follow Same Path As Wheeler/Harvey, Could Debut In July

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Syndergaard To Follow Same Path As Wheeler/Harvey, Could Debut In July

Wondering what the plan is for Noah Syndergaard? According to Andy Martino of the Daily News who spoke to Mets insiders, he will follow the same path as Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler before him. The process is familiar by now: Mets pitching prospect spends nearly all of spring training in big league camp, but is […]

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Best Fan Moment Of The Season

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Best Fan Moment Of The Season

I was watching this show on MLB Network that just concluded where they counted down the Top 50 Fan Moments of the 2013 season. It was mostly a collection of great fan catches in the stands, but tucked in neatly at No. 2 was this incredible moment that took place in Tampa Bay just before […]

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GM Meetings: Tulo and CarGo Are Not Going Anywhere

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GM Meetings: Tulo and CarGo Are Not Going Anywhere

Responding to a report by Tim Brown that the Cardinals and Rockies were discussing a trade for Troy Tulowitzki, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports spoke to one GM who told him: “The current message from the Rockies is that their two superstars — shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and left fielder Carlos Gonzalez – aren’t going anywhere.” That GM said he has been […]

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Brewers Unlikely To Trade Norichika Aoki

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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

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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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