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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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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Mets Announce Military Mondays, Reveal Camo Jersey

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Mets Announce Military Mondays, Reveal Camo Jersey

The New York Mets today announced the franchise will salute U.S. service men and women with Military Mondays during the 2014 season at Citi Field with complimentary tickets, retail discounts and community outreach events. The Mets will celebrate the announcement of Military Mondays with Mr. and Mrs. Met marching alongside hundreds of veterans from the […]

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Mets Will Meet Scott Boras This Week To Discuss Choo and Drew

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Mets Will Meet Scott Boras This Week To Discuss Choo and Drew

David Lennon of Newsday reports that the Mets will meet with Scott Boras this week at the GM Meetings in Orlando to discuss the possibility of signing OF Shin-Soo Choo and SS Stephen Drew. The Mets have already spoken to Boras vie phone last week to express their interest in Choo and Drew. However, no dollars or parameters […]

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Phillies, Giants, Twins Have Contacted Bronson Arroyo

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Phillies, Giants, Twins Have Contacted Bronson Arroyo

Bronson Arroyo reports that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins have contacted his agents, but that no offers have been made. On Friday we reported that the Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing the free agent righthander and that they have already called and spoken with him according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, […]

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GM Meetings: Five Trade Proposals for Sandy and the Mets

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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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