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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Twins Sign Wilfredo Tovar To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Twins Sign Wilfredo Tovar To Minor League Deal

The Minnesota Twins have signed former Met infielder Wilfredo Tovar to a minor league deal according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Tovar, 24, was outrighted by the Mets last November to make room on the 40-man roster. He was signed out of Venezuela in 2007 at the age of 16 and spent eight years in […]

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Bullpen Notes: Mets Checked In On Jake McGee, Could Look At Matt Albers

An article by posted on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Bullpen Notes: Mets Checked In On Jake McGee, Could Look At Matt Albers

Latest Reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York brings up right-handed reliever Matt Albers as a potential target the Mets will look at as they seek to upgrade their bullpen. The Mets have shown serious interest in Albers in the past, and are expected to do so again this offseason. Albers, 32, went 2-0 with a 1.21 […]

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Jeurys Familia and Jesse Orosco to be Honored at Munson Dinner

An article by posted on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia and Jesse Orosco to be Honored at Munson Dinner

The 36th Annual Thurman Munson Awards, which remember the late, great Yankees captain and catcher, will be presented at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Tuesday night, February 9, 2016, and the honorees were announced Monday. New York baseball’s two premier closers – the Yankees Andrew Miller (36 saves) and the Mets […]

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Will Ownership Squander All The Goodwill From Fans In 2015

An article by posted on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Will Ownership Squander All The Goodwill From Fans In 2015

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post put together an impassioned plea to Mets ownership in which he asks if they are going to squander all the good will that the team garnered from a loyal Mets fan base in 2015. You can see it on the faces of Mets fans now, as plain as […]

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Pete Rose To Remain Banned From Baseball

An article by posted on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Pete Rose To Remain Banned From Baseball

In March of this year, Pete Rose made a formal request to be reinstated to Major League Baseball, and new commissioner Rob Manfred agreed to meet with Rose and hear him out. “I want to make sure I understand all of the details of the Dowd Report and Commissioner Bart Giamatti’s decision and the agreement that was […]

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Promises, Promises: Hey Wilpons, How About A Cespedes For The Rest Of Us?

An article by posted on December 12, 2015 0 Comments
Promises, Promises: Hey Wilpons, How About A Cespedes For The Rest Of Us?

They say that timing is everything. Perhaps after last night’s surprising announcement that Michael Cuddyer is retiring, thus giving the Mets a tidy financial windfall, maybe we should rethink that Juan Lagares platoon the front office was planning for the 2016 season. Maybe it’s time for the Mets put on their big boy pants and […]

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Mariners Sign RHP Steve Cishek To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

An article by posted on December 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mariners Sign RHP Steve Cishek To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

The Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a two-year, guaranteed $10 million contract with free agent right-hander Steve Cishek to be their new closer, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. The deal is pending completion of a physical exam. Cishek’s agreement includes incentives for games finished that could increase his overall payout to $17 million, a […]

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Cuddyer Retirement Raises Questions and Reactions

An article by posted on December 12, 2015 0 Comments
Cuddyer Retirement Raises Questions and Reactions

When our own Michael Mayer discovered that Michael Cuddyer was no longer listed on the 40 man roster and then crosschecked it with MLB.com and Mets.com he surmised that the Wilpons may have just received a very Happy Hanukkah present and that the veteran outfielder had retired. Look at what is on the Mets current […]

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David Wright Reportedly Doing Captain Stuff

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
David Wright Reportedly Doing Captain Stuff

If you thought David Wright was simply chilling out at home this Winter and hanging his stockings by the chimney with care, think again. The Mets captain was so engaged on social media, that as soon as he saw the story building up that Neil Walker was about to be a Met, he took immediate […]

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Boras: Mets Have Not Discussed Extension Deal For Harvey

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Boras: Mets Have Not Discussed Extension Deal For Harvey

On Wednesday, Scott Boras told reporters the Mets have not approached him about an extension for right-hander Matt Harvey who is currently arbitration-eligible and is expected to earn roughly $.5 million dollars. “With a player that caliber it does happen, but probably not until January,” Boras said. Boras has been a thorn in the Mets’ side […]

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