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 and '00, 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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No Extension Talks With Murphy, Trade Contingent On Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
No Extension Talks With Murphy, Trade Contingent On Shortstop Situation

In a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson acknowledged Thursday that the Mets are not particularly interested in working on a contract extension this offseason with second baseman Daniel Murphy who becomes a free agent after the 2015 season. “Anytime soon? Probably not,” Alderson said about contract-extension dialogue. Alderson also added […]

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Sandy Alderson Fires Back At Scott Boras

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Fires Back At Scott Boras

After agent Scott Boras continued his annual mocking of the new York Mets by saying these days the Mets are doing a little better and shopping in the “ready-foods section” a clear swipe at the Michael Cuddyer signing. Boras has been very critical of the Mets as being the big market team with small market […]

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Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

On Tuesday afternoon I fielded a reader’s question on whether the Mets were now doing better financially because of the recent Cuddyer signing. Of course they’re not. But right on cue, GM Sandy Alderson had the following to say regarding where the Mets payroll currently is and where it’s headed. He completely validated my earlier […]

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Cuddyer Will Wear Number 23, Says “Time Is Now” For Mets

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Cuddyer Will Wear Number 23, Says “Time Is Now” For Mets

Michael Cuddyer told reporters that he will wear uniform number 23 with the Mets, proudly worn by former Flushing notables Doug Flynn, Bernard Gilkey and Mike Baxter. Though predominantly a right fielder, Cuddyer said he will play wherever the Mets decide, and Curtis Granderson pretty much echoed those same sentiments. He believes the Mets are ready […]

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Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

On Tuesday, Andy Martino of the Daily News asked Arizona’s GM Dave Stewart for his take on Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, or Bartolo Colon, who the Mets would prefer to move in a deal for one of the Diamondbacks shortstops. “We don’t have any interest in those kind of guys,” Stewart told the News. “If […]

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Showalter, Williams Win Manager of Year Awards, Collins Gets A Vote

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Showalter, Williams Win Manager of Year Awards, Collins Gets A Vote

Baltimore’s Buck Showalter and Washington’s Matt Williams were respectively named AL and NL Manager of the Year for 2014. Showalter, a three time winner, received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He won the award previously with the New York Yankees in 1994 and Texas […]

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Sandy Alderson: Mets’ Attention Now Shifts To Shortstop

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Mets’ Attention Now Shifts To Shortstop

On a conference call this afternoon, Sandy Alderson said the team’s next step this offseason is to address the shortstop situation. “We’ve looked at our shortstop situation, as many of you have. It would be next on our list to consider,” Alderson said. ” It’s definitely something we’ll be taking a look at over the […]

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MMO Exclusive: I Guess Sandy Wasn’t Kidding After All

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: I Guess Sandy Wasn’t Kidding After All

One of our readers named Matt, reached out to me last week and wrote: I’ve been following MMO for the last two years or so, although I’ve only commented maybe once or twice. Thank you for the great content and dedication. Anyway, the reason I am writing is because I am taking a Literature of […]

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Mets Sign Outfielder Alex Castellanos to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign Outfielder Alex Castellanos to Minor League Deal

The Mets announced they have signed outfielder Alex Castellanos to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training. Castellanos, 28, played for PCL Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres last season, batting .275 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 113 games. A 10th-round pick of the St. Louis […]

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Happy Veteran’s Day To All Who Served

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Happy Veteran’s Day To All Who Served

On behalf of everyone at Metsmerized Online, we would like to take some time to remember and honor all of the brave servicemen and women that have served and continue to serve our great country. Each Veteran’s Day we have an opportunity to recognize all the sacrifices of the amazing men and women who make up the […]

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