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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Baseball Winter Meetings Thread: And So It Begins…

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball Winter Meetings Thread: And So It Begins…

The 2015 Baseball Winter Meetings are set to begin tonight as all 30 MLB front offices, agents and players arrive on Sunday at the world-famous Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. With GM Sandy Alderson getting treatment for cancer and unable to attend, representing the Mets is Assistant GM John Ricco and a […]

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Mets Have Not Approached Their Starting Pitchers About Multi-Year Deals

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Not Approached Their Starting Pitchers About Multi-Year Deals

Assistant general manager spoke to reporters on Friday on a variety of subjects, most of which we’ve covered issue by issue in the last 48 hours here on MMO. However, there were a couple of things Ricco said about our young starting pitching that are worth a closer examination and some discussion. Kristie Ackert of […]

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Hot Stove: Jeff Samardzija Lands 5-Year, $90 Million Deal with Giants

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Jeff Samardzija Lands 5-Year, $90 Million Deal with Giants

Mothers don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. Let them grow up to be below average starting pitchers with mediocre stuff instead. The San Francisco Giants have signed free agent right-hander Jeff Samardzija to a five-year, $90 million contract on Saturday. Samardzija, 30. went 11-13 with a 4.96 ERA last season which ranked […]

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Oakland Signs Reliever Ryan Madson To 3-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Oakland Signs Reliever Ryan Madson To 3-Year Deal

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with free agent reliever Ryan Madson on a three-year deal worth $22 million dollars reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Madson, 35, came back with a solid season after missing three years with various injuries including Tommy John surgery. The Kansas City Royals rolled the dice on him last […]

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Mets Have No Plans to Move Curtis Granderson from Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on December 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have No Plans to Move Curtis Granderson from Leadoff Spot

The New York Mets have no plans to move Curtis Granderson out of the leadoff spot where he performed so well during the 2015 season. While the search is on to find a center fielder to platoon with Juan Lagares, that has less to do with making a change at the top of the order […]

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Sandy Alderson Diagnosed With Cancer

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Diagnosed With Cancer

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with  cancer and is facing 8 to 12 weeks of chemotherapy the team announced on Friday. The Mets would not expand on the type of cancer, but did say it was treatable. Obviously, Sandy will not attend the Winter Meetings as he battles through this. […]

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Mets Sign RHP Jim Henderson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign RHP Jim Henderson To Minor League Deal

The New York Mets announced that they have signed RHP Jim Henderson to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Henderson, 33, has made 111 career relief appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers between 2012 and 2014 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.125 WHIP. In 2013, his first full season in the major […]

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Yunel Escobar Is Not A Good Fit For Mets

An article by posted on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Yunel Escobar Is Not A Good Fit For Mets

The Nationals are expected to make third baseman/shortstop Yunel Escobar available during next week’s Winter Meetings, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Escobar, 33, saw some big improvement at the plate in 2015 after being acquired by the Nationals, easily eclipsing his 93 wRC+ with the Rays in 2014 and posting a 120 wRC+ with […]

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Market For Reliever Joakim Soria Is Getting Robust

An article by posted on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Market For Reliever Joakim Soria Is Getting Robust

Joakim Soria, who is one of the top relief pitchers on the market along with Darren O’Day, is looking for a contract worth approximately $27 million over three years according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. The Mets, who are in need of another shutdown pitcher to pair with Jeurys Familia, are reportedly interested in Soria who would […]

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Mets Tender Contracts To All Their Arbitration-Eligible Players

An article by posted on December 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Tender Contracts To All Their Arbitration-Eligible Players

The New York Mets have tendered contracts to all eight players eligible for arbitration, the team just announced. No man left behind… Ruben Tejada and Addison Reed were the only two players really on the bubble, but both will be back next season. On another note, our prayers and thoughts go out to all the […]

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