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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With the increasing likelihood that Wilmer Flores will be the Mets Opening Day shortstop, here’s a mailbag question I posted on Monday that I now updated. Sandy Alderson just told reporters: “We’ve continued to have conversations about shortstop with other teams, but nothing is likely to occur.” Victor asks… In your Winter Ball update you […]
The Mets are no longer as rigid on finding a second lefty for the bullpen, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. He adds that Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry may be the only MLB deals the Mets give out this winter. Sandy Alderson did say in December that the additions of LHP Scott Rice, who signed […]
The New York Yankees and Stephen Drew have agreed to a one year deal worth $5 million dollars according to reports by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and David Lennon of Newsday. The deal is pending a physical. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports adds that Drew’s contract includes up to $1.5 million in incentive bonuses, […]
The Mets announced they have avoided arbitration with reliever Bobby Parnell and agreed to a contract for the 2015 season. Adam Rubin reports that Parnell will get the same $3.7 million he earned last season. Parnell, 30, underwent Tommy John surgery last April and is expected to return to action in mid April or early […]
Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs is reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have a deal in place with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.2 million dollars according to International sources. Apparently they had a verbal deal that will kick in on July 2. January 5 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that teenager Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be […]
The BBWAA have elected four players into the Hall of Fame and they are Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. Biggio received 82.7 percent of the votes (549 ballots cast). Johnson was 97.3, Martinez 97.1 and Smoltz at 82.9. It is the first time since 1955 that four players have been elected […]
The Mets announced they have re-signed right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle to a minor-league deal with a spring-training invite. Carlyle, 37, had a 1.45 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 31.0 innings with the Mets last season, striking out 28 and walking five.
January 5 According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Ben Zobrist has one of the biggest trade markets out there. He is being pursued seriously by the Giants, Nationals, Angels, and Cubs. A source told him that the Rays are said to be asking for at least one top prospect and a mid-level one. […]
It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons […]
The Mets will hold their annual winter blood drive on Thursday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Citi Field’s Caesars Club, the team announced. All donors will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a Mets home game in April, excluding Opening Day. Donors can park in Lot G off 126th St. and […]