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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Trading Curtis Granderson?

An article by posted on December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Trading Curtis Granderson?

Here’s something different… Andy Martino of the Daily News suggests that the Mets should explore the possibility of trading outfielder Curtis Granderson so that they could free up some payroll and go after a bigger bat like Matt Kemp or Justin Upton. “Try to move Granderson, clearing payroll and an outfield spot for a Kemp […]

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Winter Meetings Day 1: And Away We Go…

An article by posted on December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Day 1: And Away We Go…

Today marks the start of the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, California. The Mets have already made their big move early in the offseason when they signed Michael Cuddyer to a two year, $21 million contract, but there’s still plenty of work that lies ahead. According to Sandy Alderson, there may not be […]

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Winter Meetings: Mets Approached Mariners About Chris Taylor and Brad Miller

An article by posted on December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Winter Meetings: Mets Approached Mariners About Chris Taylor and Brad Miller

Potentially some good news on the Chris Taylor front. Reporting from the Winter Meetings in San Diego, sources have told Adam Rubin that the Mets have had discussions with the Seattle Mariners about both of their young shortstops — Taylor and Brad Miller. Some reports have suggested that Seattle may keep both of them, playing […]

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Alderson On Trading Pitching: “Everyone’s Looking For Something For Nothing”

An article by posted on December 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson On Trading Pitching: “Everyone’s Looking For Something For Nothing”

Speaking to reporters at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson described his inability to trade one of his pitchers as follows: “Everybody’s looking for something for nothing.” As most of you already know, the Mets are actively trying to deal at least one of their bottom three starting pitchers; Bartolo […]

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Should Mets Sign Free Agent Closer David Robertson?

An article by posted on December 7, 2014 0 Comments
Should Mets Sign Free Agent Closer David Robertson?

Daily News columnist John Harper believes the Mets should do something “eye-popping” and sign free-agent closer David Robertson. Harper is skeptical of the Mets closer situation and asks, “Do you really trust Jenrry Mejia?” He refers to Mejia and Jeurys Familia as a tightrope act and adds that even before Bobby Parnell got hurt he […]

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Yankees Acquire Didi Gregorius In Three-Team Deal With D-Backs, Tigers

An article by posted on December 5, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Acquire Didi Gregorius In Three-Team Deal With D-Backs, Tigers

The Yankees, Diamondbacks and Tigers have completed a three-team trade that will send Didi Gregorius to the Yankees, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. LHP Robbie Ray will be heading to the Diamondbacks from the Tigers, while Detroit nets RHP Shane Greene from the Yanks. The Yankees will get five years of team  control […]

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White Sox Shopping For Top Right-Handed Starter

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
White Sox Shopping For Top Right-Handed Starter

The White Sox may be open to trying to keep All-Star Max Scherzer in the AL Central, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. as they look to add a “top” right-handed starter. “The White Sox are in the market for a veteran right-handed starter, and with some payroll flexibility remaining after two key moves, they […]

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The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

The next Lenny Dykstra? Not quite… Question: What do Andres Torres, Collin Cowgill and Eric Young Jr. all have in common? Answer: Aside from all three having been released by the Mets, they each opened the season as the Mets official leadoff hitter in the last three years. It’s going on four years since Jose […]

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Mets Actively Shopping Gee, Niese, Colon In Pitching Rich Market

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Actively Shopping Gee, Niese, Colon In Pitching Rich Market

In a followup to Sunday’s Joel Sherman column about the ill-timing of the Mets and trying to unload pitching in a pitching rich market, his colleague Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets are “actively” trying to deal at least one of the “bottom three” in their rotation; Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, or Jon Niese. “None […]

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A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

It was interesting reading about the value of lineup flexibility and also having various interchangeable parts on the bench who were versatile and provided a manager with the ability to maximize his strategic opportunities. That’s what Gil Hodges always said when talking about our miracle Mets. With that on my mind I came across a […]

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