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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MMO Roundtable: Who Are The Mets’ Biggest Trade Chips?

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Who Are The Mets’ Biggest Trade Chips?

With so much work to do this offseason and many different areas that need to be addressed, it’s almost impossible to imagine that the Mets won’t make one or two significant trades this Winter to fill a couple of those needs. Of course the follow-up to that is, which of our players would be most […]

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David Ortiz Was The One That Got Away

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
David Ortiz Was The One That Got Away

BIG PAPI, A MET? Yes, it’s true according to an article on WFAN that cites a report from USA Today that calls David Ortiz the Met who got away. The Minnesota Twins offered Ortiz to the Mets for practically a bag of balls in Nov. 2002, according to USA Today. The tidbit was published Friday […]

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No Multi-Year Deals Expected For Current Mets Players

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
No Multi-Year Deals Expected For Current Mets Players

A source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, “Do not expect any comparable multi-year deals this offseason for players under the Mets’ control.” By comparable, it’s a reference to the 5-year deal Jon Niese signed with the Mets before the 2012 season. Rubin indicates that the best candidates for such a deal would be arbitration […]

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Mets Fans Seeking A Quantum Of Solace

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Fans Seeking A Quantum Of Solace

Quantum: The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently. Solace: Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation. After the Chicago White Sox inked Cuban sensation Jose Dariel Abreu to a six-year, $68 million dollar deal – a fair price for one who is expected to produce like Frank Thomas – my inbox began getting […]

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An Ode To Whitestone Mike

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
An Ode To Whitestone Mike

You know when I was just a teenager, I was the drummer in a band we called Andromeda. Yes, I’m aware that some Swedish band has since swiped our name, but that’s okay as I heard they were heavy metal too. I also wrote dozens of songs, mostly on the backs of napkins at 3:00 […]

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Jose Dariel Abreu Signs 6-Year Deal With White Sox

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Dariel Abreu Signs 6-Year Deal With White Sox

Updated 10/17 9:00 PM Free agent Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu has agreed to a deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal says the deal is for six years and $68 million, shattering the four-year, $36MM contract signed by Yoenis Cespedes and the seven-year, $42MM pact signed by Yasiel Puig. As I […]

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Syndergaard’s Injury Risk As Low As Any Major Pitching Prospect In Baseball

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments

Here’s a couple of tidbits from Keith Law’s chat today… Jeff (NY) – Still Aaron Sanchez over Noah Syndergaard? I know you go based on ceiling, but does probability start to factor in now? Klaw – No, I can’t stay with that, seeing Sanchez’ delivery and potential injury risk. Syndergaard doesn’t have Sanchez’ offspeed stuff, […]

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Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

The Mets 40-Man roster is now at 36 after the Angels claimed lefthander Robert Carson on waivers, the Dodgers grabbed outfielder Mike Baxter, and the team outrighted LHP Sean Henn and RHP Greg Burke. Expect more purging as the Mets must make room for Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice and Johan Santana who must all be activated […]

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Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. Last week, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of […]

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Backman Expected To Remain With Mets

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Expected To Remain With Mets

The Mets have not been asked by any other organization for permission to speak with Wally Backman about a managerial vacancy. So team officials still expect Backman to return as Triple-A Las Vegas manager in 2014, an insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The source could not yet guarantee Backman’s return, noting it […]

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