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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2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

Now that all the sorting out has been completed, the Mets will officially be selecting in the No. 10 slot for the 2014 First Year Player Draft. The Mets “earn” a protected pick going into the 2013-14 offseason. Here’s the official order for next June’s first round which includes the consolation pick for the Toronto Blue […]

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Mets To Refinance Debt Payment For Mid-2014, Losses Significantly Lower In 2013

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets To Refinance Debt Payment For Mid-2014, Losses Significantly Lower In 2013

According to a report in the New York Post, the Mets will be looking to refinance “roughly $250 million in bank debt”. This is no doubt referring to the large note that becomes due in June of 2014, that we’ve talked and heard so much about. But thanks to the great job by Sandy Alderson, […]

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Pitching Coach Dan Warthen Also Gets A 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have given pitching coach Dan Warthen a two-year contract, according to front office sources. Earlier today, Sandy Alderson confirmed that all coaches the coaches were being retained, but Warthen is the only one to receive a multi-year deal. Warthen has been the Mets’ pitching […]

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Check It Out… Mets 2013 Greatest Hits

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Check It Out… Mets 2013 Greatest Hits

Check out some of the Mets’ top highlights from the 2013 season, including the emergence of Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Juan Lagares and several other wild walk-off wins…

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Mets Announce Terry Collins Has Signed A 2-Year Extension

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Terry Collins Has Signed A 2-Year Extension

The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed Manager Terry Collins to a two-year extension with a club option for 2016. Collins’ entire coaching staff will also return. “Terry has a great passion for the game,” said Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. “He has helped make our younger players better.  He’s a […]

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Team Insiders Say They’ll Listen To Offers On Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Team Insiders Say They’ll Listen To Offers On Daniel Murphy

Team Insiders Say They’ll Listen To Offers On __________. Fill in the blank… In this particular case, the player that Adam Rubin is referring to is second baseman Daniel Murphy. The thing is, whenever the Mets say they aren’t trading anyone and only listening to offers, that player may as well pack their bags. We […]

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Mets Contacted LaTroy Hawkins, Likely To Return Next Season

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Contacted LaTroy Hawkins, Likely To Return Next Season

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News is reporting that LaTroy Hawkins, undoubtedly one of the best free agent signings of the season for the Mets, has already had discussions with the front office to return in 2014. Hawkins was already having a solid season for the Mets – serving as the team’s setup man. But […]

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Look For Mets Payroll To Be Less Than 2013 Levels

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 1 Comment
Look For Mets Payroll To Be Less Than 2013 Levels

This is actually kind of funny. No less than five minutes ago, I was reviewing my one question for Sandy Alderson, who will be addressing the media in a press conference scheduled for noon. We’ll have John Delcos there and Sandy is expected to have a Q&A after he announces the new Terry Collins extension. […]

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And Then This Happened…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 1 Comment
And Then This Happened…

Here’s a nice way to start the Mets offseason… On Saturday at Sporting Park, fans gathered to watch the soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City. As in most sporting events that take place in this great country, the action on the field doesn’t begin without first playing the National Anthem, and […]

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Alderson To Announce 2-Year Extension For Collins During Noon Press Conference

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson To Announce 2-Year Extension For Collins During Noon Press Conference

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson will address the media at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 30 in the Citi Field Press Conference Room. He is expected to announce a two-year contract extension for Terry Collins to remain the manager of the Mets. The deal is reportedly valued at $1 million per season and includes an […]

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