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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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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Astros Re-Sign Reliever Tony Sipp

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Astros Re-Sign Reliever Tony Sipp

According to MLB Network, free agent reliever Tony Sipp will be heading back to Houston and has agreed to a deal with the Astros. No contract details were disclosed, and the deal is pending a physical. I’m sure Johnny-On-The-Spot Heyman will announce details soon. Update: Ken Rosenthal reports it’s a three-year, $18 million deal. Sipp […]

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Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America put together a list of players he believes could potentially get selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Among them he includes three Mets prospects who could be at risk. Wuilmer Becerra, OF, Mets (21): It’s hard to see how a team could keep Becerra on the big league roster […]

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Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

Jon Niese didn’t take his trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates too bad. In fact, you could say he sounded like a guy who was relieved to be putting the /New York Mets behind him.’ Never being one to hide his emotions, especially if his defense let him down, Niese told Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh […]

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Mets Acquire Neil Walker From Pirates For Jon Niese

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Neil Walker From Pirates For Jon Niese

The New York Mets today announced the club has acquired second baseman Neil Walker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Jon Niese. Walker, 30, batted .269 (146-543) with 32 doubles, 16 home runs and 71 RBI in 151 games for Pittsburgh in 2015. His 16 home runs were tied for most by […]

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Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Nobody knows that better than the New York Mets this morning as Day 3 of the Winter Meetings begins in Nashville. On Tuesday, the Mets were feeling chipper and were on top of the world, oozing with confidence that they had made the first signature […]

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A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

A very dejected John Ricco spoke with reporters at the Winter Meetings and admitted he was disappointed at how the Ben Zobrist situation unraveled. Ricco said Zobrist called him with his decision and said ultimately it was not about the money, but it was his desire to be closer to home and his connection to […]

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Ben Zobrist Agrees To Deal With The Chicago Cubs

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Ben Zobrist Agrees To Deal With The Chicago Cubs

Ben Zobrist going to the Cubs per Ken Rosenthal via MLB Network! The deal is for four years and $56 million dollars and is pending a physical. What a disappointment, but at least the agonizing is over… Onward and Upward… Memo to Mets: Stop these twice daily pressers and telegraphing every single thing on your […]

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