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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Tigers GM Says He Wont Make A Qualifying Offer To Jhonny Peralta

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Tigers GM Says He Wont Make A Qualifying Offer To Jhonny Peralta

After introducing new manager Brad Ausmus to the press on Sunday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters that the club will not make any qualifying offers to players eligible for free agency, including All Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta. It means that any team can now pursue Peralta without worrying about draft pick compensation. Although Peralta had a very […]

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Mets Announce 5-Year Partnership With Clear Channel Media

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce 5-Year Partnership With Clear Channel Media

The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any radio or television outlet, today announced the launch of a five-year landmark multimedia marketing partnership. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s 50,000-watt AM powerhouse 710 WOR will become the flagship radio […]

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Rockies Will Not Trade Tulowitzki

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Rockies Will Not Trade Tulowitzki

Just in case you didn’t believe it when Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort swore he wouldn’t trade Troy Tulowitzki two weeks ago… And just in case you thought Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd was blowing smoke in September when he responded, “no chance” after he was asked if he would trade Tulo… Rockies Senior VP Bill Geivett completed […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Greg Burke

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Interested In Bringing Back Greg Burke

The New York Mets showed some slight improvement last season in the bullpen after having the worst bullpen in the major leagues in their two previous seasons. The Mets ranked 27th with a .259 opposing batting average, 30th in strikeouts, 25th in WHIP and finished 22nd with a 3.99 ERA. Among the 12 relievers to […]

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Juan Lagares Is Off To A Sizzling Start In Winter Ball

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Is Off To A Sizzling Start In Winter Ball

It’s only been six games for Juan Lagares who is working on his bat in the Dominican Winter League, but so far the early results have been incredible for the young center fielder. Last night, Lagares went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases to raise his average to .375 for the season with […]

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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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