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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Hits & Misses: Trading Santana, More On Bourn, A Little On Collins

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Trading Santana, More On Bourn, A Little On Collins

The top story for the Mets continues to be Michael Bourn – will he sign or won’t he? Will MLB protect the pick or won’t they. There are good arguments to be made on both sides, but the bottom line is that ultimately Bourn will go wherever he wants to play, be it the Mets, […]

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Boras Has Better Offers On Bourn Than The Mets At His Disposal

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Boras Has Better Offers On Bourn Than The Mets At His Disposal

The Mets are willing to give free agent Michael Bourn a four-year deal, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Scott Boras is claiming that he has better offers at his disposal than whatever the Mets have discussed with him. Sherman speculates that Boras could simply be bluffing to try and get more […]

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Some Concerns About The Mets And Attendance At St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Some Concerns About The Mets And Attendance At St. Lucie

Deep concerns over declining attendance is not only limited to Citi Field this season for the Mets. The community of Port St. Lucie, where the Mets make their Spring Training home, have some abiding concerns about the team, attendance and revenue themselves. Ray McNulty of TC Palm says the Mets are nothing-special, and they have done […]

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Chat Live With Sandy Alderson Tomorrow

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Chat Live With Sandy Alderson Tomorrow

Remember to send your questions to @Mets on Twitter and don’t forget to include the hashtag #AskSandy with all your questions.

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Law Ranks Wheeler, d’Arnaud, Syndergaard In Top 100 MLB Prospects

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
Law Ranks Wheeler, d’Arnaud, Syndergaard In Top 100 MLB Prospects

Hopefully, ESPN doesn’t kill me for sharing this from my ESPN Insider account. Shhh… Don’t tell anybody… This seems to be a recurring dream – I mean theme -or is it meme… I think it’s awesome that virtually every minor league expert, baseball scout and baseball executive, seem to share the same sentiment on these three. All of […]

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Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez Come Full Circle

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez Come Full Circle

Last off season, only a few hours after we learned that Jose Reyes had signed with the Miami Marlins, Sandy Alderson made some noise of his own and traded Angel Pagan to the Giants in exchange for center fielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez. After already signing Andres Torres to a one-year deal, $2 […]

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Spring Training ’13: Darin Gorski Will Get Long Look As Reliever

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Training ’13: Darin Gorski Will Get Long Look As Reliever

On Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson talked a little bit about Mets left-handed pitching prospect Darin Gorski. Alderson said that Gorski will get a serious look as a reliever in Spring Training, but it is unlikely he’ll make the Opening Day roster. The Mets just want to see how Gorski performs in that role. Gorski, 25, has […]

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Marlins On Verge Of Signing Jose Valverde?

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins On Verge Of Signing Jose Valverde?

Former Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde is on the verge of signing with the Miami Marlins according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. However, Jon Heyman reports that Valverde is still talking with a number of teams, including the Marlins, and that nothing is imminent. The Mets were reportedly pursuing Valverde as an option to try and replace Frank Francisco as the team’s closer. The […]

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MMO’s 2013 Top 25 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
MMO’s 2013 Top 25 Mets Prospects

After many months of thoughtful deliberating, boisterous debating and countless incidents of throwing food at each other, here is our official and final MMO Top 25 Prospects for 2013. A special thanks goes to Satish AKA Perseus, who used his Zeus-like powers to take all of our analysis, emails, and notes written on the back […]

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Mets Still Want MLB To Protect Pick, Will Go All Out For Bourn

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Still Want MLB To Protect Pick, Will Go All Out For Bourn

A Mets source told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that the front office is still trying to get MLB to allow them to keep their first-round pick if they sign Michael Bourn. They are still trying to determine whether they can convince Bourn to sign a potential backloaded deal and that they will go “all out on the compensation” […]

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