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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Ben Zobrist Deal Could Eclipse Four Years, $60 Million

An article by posted on December 2, 2015 0 Comments
Ben Zobrist Deal Could Eclipse Four Years, $60 Million

Yahoo Sports‘ Jeff Passan is hearing from clubs involved in the Ben Zobrist pursuit that the high demand now has his price tag sitting at four years and $60 million dollars and that it will likely go even higher than that. As many as 20 teams have engaged Zobrist according to a report by Nick […]

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Has Anything Changed Financially For The Mets After A 2015 Windfall?

An article by posted on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Has Anything Changed Financially For The Mets After A 2015 Windfall?

It certainly appears as though the Mets do not plan to do anything significant if they fail to land free agent infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist, who is expected to sign with a team by the end of next week’s Winter Meetings. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets don’t appear inclined to offer Zobrist […]

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Cubs Could Trade Starlin Castro If They Land Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Cubs Could Trade Starlin Castro If They Land Ben Zobrist

According to a report by Jesse Rogers of ESPN, in the event the Chicago Cubs sign Ben Zobrist, team sources say they will almost certainly end up trading 2B/SS Starlin Castro. A three-time All Star, Castro had a very pedestrian season in 2015, batting .265 with a .296 on-base and .671 OPS. However, the 25-year old Castro […]

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Baseball America Tabs Sandy Alderson MLB Exec of the Year

An article by posted on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball America Tabs Sandy Alderson MLB Exec of the Year

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Baseball America is set to name New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson as Major League Baseball’s executive of the year. Nothing yet on the BA site, but Rubin has close to ties to them so it should be officially announced shortly. ** Scratch that lest sentence, here […]

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Hot Stove: Braves’ Shelby Miller Drawing Heavy Trade Interest

An article by posted on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Braves’ Shelby Miller Drawing Heavy Trade Interest

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the market for Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller is reaching a fevered pitch and as many as 20 teams have checked in on him. Miller, 25, had an excellent season for the Braves despite his 6-17 record, posting a 3.02 ERA, 1.247 WHIP and 3.45 FIP in 205.1 […]

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MMO Mailbag: What Does The Future Hold For Sean Gilmartin?

An article by posted on November 30, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: What Does The Future Hold For Sean Gilmartin?

Dave in Spain asks… Do you know what the Mets long-term plans are for Sean Gilmartin? Is it definite that he´ll be in the pen in 2016, or could he possibly go back to being a starter in Vegas? Thanks! Joe D. replies… Ah… Sean Gilmartin, what a fantastic story he was this season. The young left-hander […]

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Mets Plan To Tender and Keep Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on November 30, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Plan To Tender and Keep  Jenrry Mejia

Even though reliever Jenrry Mejia was suspended twice for performance enhancing drugs last season – including a current 162 game suspension that’ll continue into the 2016 season – the New York Mets plan to keep the arbitration-eligible Mejia and will not non-tender him at Wednesday’s deadline, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Mejia, […]

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Mets Players Receive Record $300K World Series Share

An article by posted on November 30, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Players Receive Record $300K World Series Share

Major League Baseball announced the 2015 Postseason Shares on Monday in a press release. A full Postseason Share for the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals was worth $370,069.03, while a full share for the National League Champion New York Mets totaled $300,757.78. The average share value for the Mets was a record high […]

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Hot Stove: Tigers Agree To Deal With RHP Jordan Zimmermann

An article by posted on November 29, 2015 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Tigers Agree To Deal With RHP Jordan Zimmermann

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a deal with free agent RHP Jordan Zimmermann. The former Washington Nationals rotation mainstay will receive a five year deal worth $110 million dollars. Zimmermann, 29, posted a 3.66 ERA and 1.205 WHIP in 33 starts for the Nats this season, with […]

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A’s Could Deal Infielders Brett Lawrie or Danny Valencia

An article by posted on November 29, 2015 0 Comments
A’s Could Deal Infielders Brett Lawrie or Danny Valencia

Trying to recapture some of their lost luster from 2014, the Oakland A’s reacquired infielder Jed Lowrie from the Houston Astros on Wednesday for minor-league reliever Brendan McCurry. Lowrie’s return all but ensures that the A’s will move either second baseman Brett Lawrie or third baseman Danny Valencia says Bay Area reporter Susan Slusser of […]

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Featured Article: Does Cuban Righthander Yaisel Sierra Make Sense For Mets?

An article by posted on November 29, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Does Cuban Righthander Yaisel Sierra Make Sense For Mets?

One International free agent who is garnering some attention this offseason is Cuban right-hander Yaisel Sierra. He is considered the top unrestricted free agent from Cuba this offseason according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, who also adds that Sierra is not subject to the July 2 international signing guidelines and limits. Sierra, 24, consistently clocks in at 94-97 mph […]

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