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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Braves Tell Mets They Want Matt Harvey or Jacob deGom in Andrelton Simmons Deal

An article by posted on November 12, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Tell Mets They Want Matt Harvey or Jacob deGom in Andrelton Simmons Deal

Update:  Mets inquired on Andrelton Simmons this morning and were told that it would take Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom. (Joel Sherman) That’s code for, “We’re not trading him to you or anyone else in the division.” * * * * * * According to Jonah Keri of ESPN,  the Atlanta Braves are discussing a trade […]

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Mets Interested In RHP Joakim Soria

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Interested In RHP Joakim Soria

The Mets are showing interest in free agent reliever Joakim Soria, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Soria, 31, was one of the most dominant closers in the American League when he was with the Kansas City Royals. From 2007 to 2011 he saved 160 games and posted a 2.40 ERA and 1.043 WHIP […]

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Bartolo Colon Prefers To Start, May Not Return To Mets

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Prefers To Start, May Not Return To Mets

On Tuesday, Assistant GM John Ricco spoke with reporters and said that while Bartolo Colon would like to return to the Mets, he will first look for an opportunity to start before considering a role as a reliever. “From what I understand, he is interested in coming back,” Ricco explained. “But he’s going to go […]

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Hot Stove: Reds Open To Trading Todd Frazier, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Reds Open To Trading Todd Frazier, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman

The Cincinnati Reds are willing to listen to trade offers for any player on their roster, including OF Jay Bruce, LHP Aroldis Chapman and 3B Todd Frazier according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Sources told Rosenthal that while the team was against a fire sale at the trade deadline, owner Bob Castellini is now on […]

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Top Free Agent Reliever Darren O’Day Already Has Offers In Hand

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Top Free Agent Reliever Darren O’Day Already Has Offers In Hand

The market for free-agent right-hander Darren O’Day is moving quickly, reports Buster Olney of ESPN, and he already has offers in hand. Olney says the Tigers, Red Sox and Giants are three clubs to have significant interest in O’Day, but he’s not aware if they are among the teams to have extended a formal offer. […]

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Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

I wanted to update this post in which I argued that the Mets should not trade either of their two young catchers for the reasons I outlined below. The question came up last night at the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort, the site of the GM Meetings. Assistant GM John Ricco was asked if the […]

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Coca-Cola Already In Negotiations To Replace Pepsi Sign at Citi Field

An article by posted on November 10, 2015 0 Comments
Coca-Cola Already In Negotiations To Replace Pepsi Sign at Citi Field

There’s an update to this story. The New York Times has confirmed that Coca-Cola is negotiating a deal to become the official soft drink of the New York Mets. Any agreement will include replacing the giant Pepsi Cola sign that towers above Citi Field with Coca-Cola and renaming the Pepsi Porch will also be a […]

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2016 Mets Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday, November 30

An article by posted on November 10, 2015 0 Comments
2016 Mets Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday, November 30

The Mets announced on Tuesday single game tickets will go on sale Monday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Mets.com/Tickets and (718) 507-TIXX. An exclusive presale for Citi cardmembers starts Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Mets.com/CitiPreSale. Season ticket and partial plans are available now as well at Mets.com/Tickets. The Mets also announced their […]

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Jose Reyes Arrested For Assaulting His Wife

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Arrested For Assaulting His Wife

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested in Maui on Halloween night for allegedly grabbing his wife by the throat and shoving her into a sliding glass door, according to Chris Tanaka of Hawaii News Now. Reyes, now with the Colorado Rockies, was arrested at the Four Seasons Hotel after security called police. Mug shot […]

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Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman Join Mike Piazza on 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman Join Mike Piazza on 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot

Ken Griffey Jr., Trevor Hoffman and former Met closer Billy Wagner headline the new class of candidates on the 2016 Hall of Fame ballot which was just announced today. Among the other newcomers on the latest ballot are Garret Anderson, David Eckstein, Jim Edmonds, Luis Castillo, Troy Glaus, Mike Lowell and Mike Sweeney. This year’s […]

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