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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Braves Agree To One-Year Deal With Kelly Johnson

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Braves Agree To One-Year Deal With Kelly Johnson

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran utility infielder and outfielder Kelly Johnson, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The deal is pending a physical. Jon Heyman reports that the contract is worth $2 million dollars with the potential for $1.25 million more in incentives. Johnson, 34, split last season between the Braves and Mets, batting […]

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Mets Unwilling To Give LHP Antonio Bastardo Three-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Unwilling To Give LHP Antonio Bastardo Three-Year Deal

Reporter Mike Puma of the New York Post has confirmed that the Mets do indeed have interest in free agent reliever Antonio Bastardo. However – and this is a big however – they are unwilling to give him the three-year deal he is seeking and is expected to get. Puma says that the Mets are […]

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Hits & Misses: Carl Crawford Money, Braves Rebuild, Captain Clutch

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Carl Crawford Money, Braves Rebuild, Captain Clutch

Remember when Mets owner Fred Wilpon coined the famous phrase “Carl Crawford money” when describing what it would cost to keep then Mets shortstop Jose Reyes from bolting for free agency? I was reminded of that on Sunday when Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote: “In the first five years of his seven-year contract […]

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Featured Post: Would You Move Zack Wheeler To Yankees In Andrew Miller Deal?

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Would You Move Zack Wheeler To Yankees In Andrew Miller Deal?

John Harper of the Daily News suggests that the Mets and Yankees could really help each other out and proposes a trade that would fill some significant needs for both GM Brian Cashman and his Flushing counterpart Sandy Alderson. With the Yankees acquiring reliever Aroldis Chapman and still in need of a starter for the […]

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Mets To Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary Of 1986 World Series Team

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary Of 1986 World Series Team

The New York Mets today announced a 30th anniversary celebration of the 1986 World Championship team Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. The Mets will commemorate the achievements of one of the most legendary and beloved teams in New York sports history with special promotional giveaways and in-ballpark […]

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Spring Training Notes: Non-Roster Invites, 44 Days Until Pitchers & Catchers

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
Spring Training Notes: Non-Roster Invites, 44 Days Until Pitchers & Catchers

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets say no decision has been made yet on non-roster invites to major league camp among candidates who were with organization in 2015. He predicts that catchers Johnny Monell and Xorge Carrillo, infielders Gavin Cecchini, T.J. Rivera, Danny Muno and Jayce Boyd, and pitchers Paul Sewald, […]

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HOF Tracker: Support For Mike Piazza Slips To 87.2 Percent

An article by posted on January 3, 2016 0 Comments
HOF Tracker: Support For Mike Piazza Slips To 87.2 Percent

I’m not feeling as confident about Mike Piazza getting into Cooperstown this year as I was five days ago. I still believe he’ll squeak in but this latest round of public balloting hasn’t been too kind to Mikey J. 40 more ballots have become public and when you have BBWAA voters like Jon Morosi and […]

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Which Players Could Get Traded To Address Team Needs In 2016?

An article by posted on January 3, 2016 0 Comments
Which Players Could Get Traded To Address Team Needs In 2016?

Frank asks… Last season the Mets almost traded Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores and then did trade a bunch of prospects including Michael Fulmer, Robert Whalen and Luis Cessa. If the Mets find themselves needing significant help again at the trade deadline, who are some of the names that could be trade chips? Joe D. […]

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Our MMO Comment Guidelines

An article by posted on January 2, 2016 0 Comments
Our MMO Comment Guidelines

Our goal at MMO is to raise the level of discourse in the comment threads by eliminating inappropriate language and insults, and encouraging a lively and healthy discussion about the New York Mets or baseball in general. Unfortunately, in the last few days we needed to part company with a few users who ignored several […]

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Jon Heyman and CBS Sports Call It Quits

An article by posted on January 2, 2016 0 Comments
Jon Heyman and CBS Sports Call It Quits

According to the good folks at Awful Announcing, here’s a shocker… Veteran MLB reporter Jon Heyman is no longer with CBS Sports. When contacted by Awful Announcing, Heyman confirmed the news to them and added that his role at MLB Network will be unaffected by the departure. One of the most respected baseball insiders in the industry, Heyman […]

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