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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David Wright: The Captain Turns 33

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 0 Comments
David Wright: The Captain Turns 33

Happy Birthday to Mets third baseman David Wright, who turned 33 today. It’s amazing how time catches up to everyone. Seems like only yesterday we were all in awe watching Wright hitting those bombs off Paul Lo Duca in the Home Run Derby… All those great expectations we had for him and the team… A […]

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Tyler Clippard Wants Two-Year Deal, Mets Won’t Go More Than One

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Tyler Clippard Wants Two-Year Deal, Mets Won’t Go More Than One

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that free agent reliever Tyler Clippard is seeking a two-year deal. That could be a deal-breaker for the Mets who are not likely to go beyond a one-year deal for their former setup man. Previous Report – 12/18 The New York Mets have not ruled out re-signing reliever […]

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Mets To Attend Denard Span Workout After New Year

An article by posted on December 19, 2015 0 Comments
Mets To Attend Denard Span Workout After New Year

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post has confirmed that the New York Mets are among the teams that will be on hand for the special workout Denard Span has planned  in Tampa after the New Year. The free agent center fielder says he fully recovered from his hip surgery and his agent Scott Boras […]

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Noah Syndergaard Hoping Mets Bring Back Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on December 19, 2015 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Hoping Mets Bring Back Yoenis Cespedes

During a Citibank sponsored event, Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard spread some holiday cheer serving coffee and giving away Mets hats from a food truck near Union Square. He spoke about the team’s offseason moves and expressed his hope that the Mets find a way to re-sign outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who remains a free agent. “Of course […]

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Mets Announce Bartolo Colon Deal, DFA Johnny Monell

An article by posted on December 18, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Announce Bartolo Colon Deal, DFA Johnny Monell

8:00 PM The Mets made their one-year deal with Colon official on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated Johnny Monell for assignment. “I’ve had a great experience in New York,” Colon said in a statement Friday. “The fans are great, being part of the postseason was great. I’ll do anything Terry wants […]

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Game Changer: The R.A. Dickey Trade Turns Three

An article by posted on December 17, 2015 0 Comments
Game Changer: The R.A. Dickey Trade Turns Three

Today marks the three year anniversary of the trade I’ve come to refer to as The Game Changer for the New York Mets. It was on this day in 2012, that Sandy Alderson dealt the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a package that included […]

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Mets Checked In With 1B/OF Ryan Raburn

An article by posted on December 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Checked In With 1B/OF Ryan Raburn

According to Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record, the Mets have checked in on free agent outfielder Ryan Raburn. I wrote about Raburn last week as a potential option for the Mets as a bench player who could give Terry Collins some valuable flexibility as a player who can play both corner outfield spots as well […]

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Nationals Have Set Their Sights On Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on December 16, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Have Set Their Sights On Daniel Murphy

According to William Ladson of MLB.com, the Washington Nationals have expressed interest in signing free-agent second baseman Daniel Murphy. The Nationals have their fingers in a lot of pots since missing out Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward, both of whom spurned higher offers from the Nats. They have been connected to free agents and former Mets […]

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Dick Scott Named Bench Coach For Terry Collins

An article by posted on December 16, 2015 0 Comments
Dick Scott Named Bench Coach For Terry Collins

The New York Mets have named former MLB shortstop Dick Scott as Terry Collins’ new bench coach, the team announced this afternoon. Scott, 53, was the team’s Director of Player Development under Sandy Alderson since 2013, after initially replacing Terry Collins as the Minor League Field Coordinator when he became Mets manager. He is very highly […]

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Neil Walker Will Wear No. 20, Excited To Be A Met

An article by posted on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Neil Walker Will Wear No. 20, Excited To Be A Met

New addition Neil Walker was at Citi Field this afternoon, where the New York Mets held their annual Kids Holiday Party. He will wear uniform No. 20 for the Mets this season to honor his father, former big leaguer Tom Walker. The number was retired in Pittsburgh for hall of famer Pie Traynor. Walker, 29, is […]

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