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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Keith Hernandez and SNY Agree To New Contract

An article by posted on January 12, 2016 0 Comments
Keith Hernandez and SNY Agree To New Contract

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Keith Hernandez and SNY have agreed on a new contract. Mike Puma of the New York Post adds that the deal may be longer than his previous three-year contract. Hernandez will resume his role as an analyst with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling during Mets telecasts. Awesome news… […]

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Mets Could Forego Adding Reliever And Stick With What They Have In Bullpen

An article by posted on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Could Forego Adding Reliever And Stick With What They Have In Bullpen

The New York Mets reportedly still have interest in relievers Antonio Bastardo and Tyler Clippard, but only if they are willing to accept a one-year deal which appears to be very unlikely.  On Thursday, GM Sandy Alderson clarified his approach and how he views the current relief market. “Does it really improve the team to […]

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Nats Trade Drew Storen To Jays For Ben Revere

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Nats Trade Drew Storen To Jays For Ben Revere

Jon Heyman is reporting that the Washington Nationals have dealt former closer Drew Storen to the Toronto Blue Jays in return for outfielder Ben Revere. The Nats are also sending some cash and a player to be named later to the Jays. Not a bad deal for both sides. I like Revere, he puts the […]

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Terry Collins: A Life In Baseball

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins: A Life In Baseball

You’ve probably seen the ads and previews already, but just in case you haven’t here’s something you probably don’t want to miss. MLB Network will be featuring Mets manager Terry Collins in an upcoming episode of MLB Network Presents hosted by Bob Costas. The hour-long special entitled ”Terry Collins: A Life in Baseball” will air at 9:00 PM on […]

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Rockies In Hot Pursuit Of Gerardo Parra, Will Likely Deal Carlos Gonzalez

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Rockies In Hot Pursuit Of Gerardo Parra, Will Likely Deal Carlos Gonzalez

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have ramped up their efforts to sign free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra, according to industry sources. Cotillo adds that the two sides are not very close to a deal at this point, as Parra is drawing interest from other clubs, including the Nationals and Angels. Parra put up respectable […]

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Mike Piazza To Have Number Retired At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza To Have Number Retired At Citi Field

A quick update to yesterday’s big news… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets plan to retire Mike Piazza’s number this season in a ceremony at Citi Field. Rubin says no official date has been set as of yet, but that the Mets are talking to Piazza’s people to confirm a date […]

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Sandy Alderson Addresses Payroll Questions and Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Addresses Payroll Questions and Yoenis Cespedes

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was on hand at the New York Athletic Club for Thursday’s Hall of Fame press conference for Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. After the event, spoke to reporters and fielded some questions about the state of the Mets. First and foremost, I was happy to learn that Sandy was […]

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Giants Agree To 3-Year Deal With Denard Span

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Giants Agree To 3-Year Deal With Denard Span

According to Jon Heyman via Twitter, the San Francisco Giants have agreed on a three-year deal with free agent outfielder Denard Span. The deal is worth $31 million guaranteed, includes $5 million in incentives, and is pending a physical. Span had an injury plagued 2015, playing in only 61 games for the Nationals. However, he was […]

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Jim Edmonds Was A Hall of Fame Ballot Casualty

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Jim Edmonds Was A Hall of Fame Ballot Casualty

One of the more disappointing story lines arising from the 2016 Hall of Fame voting results on Wednesday, was center fielder Jim Edmonds falling off the ballot in his very first year of eligibility. Edmonds only received votes from 11 of the 440 BBWAA members and failed to accrue the 5% minimum needed to remain on […]

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Mike Piazza Humbled and Honored By Hall Of Fame Selection

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Humbled and Honored By Hall Of Fame Selection

So you just got home from a long day at the office and you missed all the excitement as Mike Piazza finally got elected to the Hall of Fame earlier this evening?  Well have no fear, we’ve got you covered. The Baseball Writers Association of America punched Piazza’s ticket to Cooperstown after he received 83.0 […]

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