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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Hits & Misses: Beltran To The Phillies? Tulo and CarGo Are Going Nowhere?

An article by posted on October 10, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Beltran To The Phillies? Tulo and CarGo Are Going Nowhere?

I read some scuttlebutt last night about the Philadelphia Phillies possibly honing in on free agent to be Carlos Beltran this winter. If every free-agent signee were able to guarantee a replication of the previous year’s performance, Beltran would be No. 1 on the Phillies’ list. In 600 plate appearances for the Cardinals in 2013, […]

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Mets Not Interested In Cano Or Abreu, Are In The Market For A Unicorn

An article by posted on October 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Not Interested In Cano Or Abreu, Are In The Market For A Unicorn

Andy Martino of the NY Daily News reports that the Mets aren’t expected to pursue free agents Robinson Cano or Jose Abreu according to “major league sources familiar with the team’s thinking,” . A high-ranking team official recently told the Star-Ledger’s Jorge Castillo that Alderson’s scouts came away “impressed” with Abreu’s power. But obviously (and predictably) not that impressed. An unsurprising […]

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Damn You, Heisenberg

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Damn You, Heisenberg

It’s bad enough that my favorite show of all time, Breaking Bad, has come to an end. But in what can only be construed as an awful attempt to throw more salt into my still open wounds, this… Unused #BreakingBad scene where Walt became Phillies fan, but we realized that would make him too unlikable. […]

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Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

Sometimes, reality can be such a damn bitch… I read Joel Sherman’s interview with Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the Yankees, in which he discusses the decision to get their payroll under $189 million. What really stood out at me was his response to whether this was a soft goal or a mandate. “It is something […]

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Harvey Ready For Elbow Surgery, Understands It Was His Only Option

An article by posted on October 8, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Ready For Elbow Surgery, Understands It Was His Only Option

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post spoke agent Scott Boras who told him that Matt Harvey is mentally prepared to undergo elbow surgery which should happen within the next two weeks. “The thing is that he gave it time and he had repeated conversations with the doctors, and did a very thorough analysis and I think […]

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Bronson Arroyo Looking For 2-Year Deal, Reds Could Trade Homer Bailey

An article by posted on October 8, 2013 0 Comments
Bronson Arroyo Looking For 2-Year Deal, Reds Could Trade Homer Bailey

Bronson Arroyo hasn’t heard from the Reds front office, reports Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. The longtime Reds pitcher knew that his last start of 2013 vs. the Pirates — where he allowed five homers — was possibly his final start with the club. Nothing has changed since the season ended to have Arroyo thinking any […]

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A Candid Discussion About David Price And The Mets

An article by posted on October 8, 2013 0 Comments
A Candid Discussion About David Price And The Mets

Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with nine executives who think the Rays will trade their starting pitcher David Price this offseason. The scouts’ consensus was that the Rangers, Cubs and D-Backs were the favorites for successfully dealing for the elite 28-year old lefthander. We had an email conversation about him late last night and this […]

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Could Shortstop Jhonny Peralta Fit Into The Mets Plan This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 8, 2013 0 Comments
Could Shortstop Jhonny Peralta Fit Into The Mets Plan This Offseason?

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post writes that Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta will head a new wave of available players that he refers to as “Biogenesis free agents.” With regard to Peralta, Davidoff speculates that both the Yankees and Mets will be paying attention to him and if they aren’t, they should be. What makes […]

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Rangers Could Trade Profar or Andrus For A Big Haul

An article by posted on October 8, 2013 0 Comments
Rangers Could Trade Profar or Andrus For A Big Haul

The Dallas Morning News quoted Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels who spoke about the logjam in their middle infield and specifically about shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar who garnered a lot of interest during this season’s deadline. Daniels expects plenty of teams to inquire on Profar this winter. “I feel like everyone on our staff and in […]

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David Wright Nominated For Hank Aaron Award

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright Nominated For Hank Aaron Award

The New York Mets, Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media today announced that David Wright was named the club’s nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award.  Fans can vote exclusively online at Mets.com and MLB.com. Wright, who was named to his seventh All-Star team (fifth as starter), led the Mets with a .307 batting average.  The third baseman hit […]

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