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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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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Latest On Tulowitzki: Mets Checked In, But No Significant Discussions

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Tulowitzki: Mets Checked In, But No Significant Discussions

Earlier this afternoon, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Mets were talking to the Rockies about shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. That was confirmed by Mets beat reporter Marc Carig of Newsday: “According to a source, the Mets are indeed doing their due diligence. Have checked with Rockies on shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.” However, Jon Heyman […]

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Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie of the Year!

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie of the Year!

2014 NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WINNER! The Baseball Writers Association of America have named Mets righthander Jacob deGrom the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year. He received 26 of the 30 first place votes and was second on the other four. DeGrom beat out Reds OF Billy Hamilton and Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong. […]

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Mets and Michael Cuddyer Agree On 2-Year Deal Worth $21 Million

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Michael Cuddyer Agree On 2-Year Deal Worth $21 Million

The Mets and Michael Cuddyer have agreed on a two-year deal, the team announced on Twitter. Joel Sherman reports that the total deal is worth $21 million dollars, with $8.5 million for the 2015 season, and $12.5 million in 2016. According to beat reporters, the Mets simply were not willing to part with any of […]

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Mets Head To GM Meetings With Plenty Of Work To Do

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Head To GM Meetings With Plenty Of Work To Do

The annual General Managers Meetings officially begins on Monday night in Phoenix, AZ where everyone will meet for dinner and learn who was named the 2014 MLB Executive of the Year. But of course that is merely the backdrop. The GM Meetings have evolved into a staging ground for all of the wheeling and dealing […]

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Mets Not Interested In Torii Hunter

An article by posted on November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Not Interested In Torii Hunter

In a report for ESPN Insider, Buster Olney listed outfielders Torii Hunter and Jonny Gomes among ten of the best bargains in this year’s free agent market. Jon Heyman reported that there are seven teams that have serious interest in Hunter, but according to Newsday’s Marc Carig, the Mets are not one of them. Hunter, 39, batted .286/.319/.446 with […]

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Red Sox Not Eager To Trade Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox Not Eager To Trade Yoenis Cespedes

2014: .260 AVG – 36 2B – 22 HR – 100 RBI – .719 OPS Appearing on MLB Network Radio, GM Ben Cherington said the Red Sox will listen to trade proposals for all of their outfielders, but that they’re not eager to deal any one of them including Yoenis Cespedes. “By this time we’ve talked […]

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Mets To Be Aggressive; Early Targets Include Tulo, CarGo, Castro, Gordon, Cespedes

An article by posted on November 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Be Aggressive; Early Targets Include Tulo, CarGo, Castro, Gordon, Cespedes

While this won’t be the first time that the Rockies have listened to offers for Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, most baseball insiders believe this time it will actually happen. With Dan O’Dowd out and new Rockies GM Jeff Bridich in, “they can sell any trade as part of a fresh start for an organization […]

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Dykstra, Satin, Seratelli Among 17 Mets Minor League Free Agents

An article by posted on November 8, 2014 0 Comments
Dykstra, Satin, Seratelli Among 17 Mets Minor League Free Agents

Here is the full list of Mets minor league free agents as comprised by Baseball America: RHP: Giancarlo Alvarado (AAA), Buddy Carlyle (AAA), Joel Carreno (AAA), Jeremy Hefner (A+), Ryan Reid (AAA), Miguel Socolovich (AAA), Ismael Tijerina (A) LHP: Angel Cuan (A+), Dana Eveland (AAA), Scott Rice (AAA) C: Kai Gronauer (AAA) 1B: Brandon Allen (AAA), […]

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