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 and '00, 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 Fan Shot: Why I Love The Mets

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why I Love The Mets

Last year at this time, we ran our annual MMO Fan Shot Contest. Contestants were urged to submit a Fan Shot, the theme of which was, “Why I Love The Mets.” We gave away Amazon Gift Cards to the runners up and the grand prize winner won a brand new Kindle Fire HD Tablet. We’ll […]

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Red Sox Deal Cespedes To Detroit For Porcello

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox Deal Cespedes To Detroit For Porcello

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Red Sox have traded Yoenis Cespedes and two other players to the Tigers for Rick Porcello and a minor leaguer. Porcello gives the Red Sox the starter they’ve been looking for. The 26 year old went 15-13 last season with a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP  in […]

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Marlins Land Dee Gordon In Six-Player Deal With Dodgers

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins Land Dee Gordon In Six-Player Deal With Dodgers

The Marlins and Dodgers completed a blockbuster six-player deal that sends shortstop Dee Gordon and RHP Dan Haren to Miami in exchange for LHP Andrew Heaney, second baseman Enrique Hernandez, RHP Chris Hatcher and catcher Austin Barnes. What started out as a simple Gordon for Heaney swap as first mentioned by ESPN’s Buster Olney, turned […]

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Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

Adam Rubin reports that the Colorado Rockies “definitely have interest” in acquiring Dillon Gee, according to what source told him. Rubin adds that the Mets are intrigued by lefty reliever Rex Brothers, a team insider said. Brothers, 27, went 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA in 74 relief appearances for Colorado last season. Lefty batters actually […]

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Mets Could Lose Multiple Players Including Logan Verrett In Rule 5 Draft

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Could Lose Multiple Players Including Logan Verrett In Rule 5 Draft

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he expects to lose multiple players in the Rule 5 Draft, particularly during the minor league portion. Joel Sherman adds that the Mets are expected to lose RHP Logan Verrett during the MLB portion of the draft. Verrett, 24, went 11-5 with a 4.33 ERA and 1.370 WHIP for Triple-A Las […]

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Twins Would Swap SS Eduardo Escobar For Gee, Mets Not Interested

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Twins Would Swap SS Eduardo Escobar For Gee, Mets Not Interested

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Twins have interest in Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon, but the Mets don’t like shortstop Eduardo Escobar who they were looking to swap. Sherman says the Twins will move on and a trade is now unlikely. Escobar batted .275 with 35 doubles, six home runs and […]

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Mets Payroll Near $100 Million But Likely To Drop Before Opening Day

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Payroll Near $100 Million But Likely To Drop Before Opening Day

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York estimates the Mets payroll is currently at around $99.3 million dollars barring any further changes to the roster. With the new league minimum set at $507,500, Rubin assigned that figure to 14 pre-arbitration players while adding in the $62.5 million in guaranteed contracts to David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon, […]

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Defense Matters, But Apparently Not That Much

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Defense Matters, But Apparently Not That Much

It was interesting to hear Sandy Alderson downplay the importance of defense on Tuesday which seemed to indicate the Mets are moving closer to the realization that Wilmer Flores could very well be the Mets Opening Day shortstop. “We’re going to have to score more runs than the other team, so that’s a combination of […]

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Jon Lester Agrees To $155 Million Pact With Cubs

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Lester Agrees To $155 Million Pact With Cubs

Free agent Jon Lester has agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. The deal contains an option for 2021 that, if it becomes guaranteed, would make the deal worth $170 million over seven seasons. The $25.8 million average annual value of the deal is the second-highest for a pitcher behind Clayton […]

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Shortstop Update: Alexei Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Xander Bogaerts Off The Market

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Shortstop Update: Alexei Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Xander Bogaerts Off The Market

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times confirms what many already suspected that the White Sox are not trading shortstop Alexei Ramirez. White Sox GM Rick Hahn was never very motivated in trading Ramirez unless a team was willing to overpay.  “It’s certainly not something we’re pursuing on our end.” Yesterday, the Cubs informed the […]

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