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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A Record 20 MLB Players Received A Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 7, 2015 0 Comments
A Record 20 MLB Players Received A Qualifying Offer

A record 20 free agent players received a qualifying offer worth $15.8 million dollars from their team on Friday, smashing the previous high of 13 two years ago. These players now have seven days to accept or decline their offers. No player has ever accepted a qualifying offer since the system was collectively bargained in […]

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Could Denard Span Be A Good Fit For Mets

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
Could Denard Span Be A Good Fit For Mets

The Washington Nationals made qualifying offers to Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann, but opted not to extend one to center fielder Denard Span. Span, 31, was plagued by injuries this season to his back, abdominal muscles and hip, playing just 61 games and batting .301/.365/.431 over 275 plate appearances. He underwent surgery to repair a […]

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Juan Lagares Will Not Need Elbow Surgery

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Will Not Need Elbow Surgery

New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will not require surgery to correct the issue that diminished his throwing capability this past season, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Lagares was examined by team doctors on  Wednesday. Lagares signed a four-year contract worth $23 million and runs through the 2019 season. The includes a $9.5 […]

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Mets Release Eric Young Jr.

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Release Eric Young Jr.

The New York Mets removed outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the 40-man roster on Friday, making him a free agent. He joins Anthony Recker and Wilfredo Tovar who also became free agents after they were outrighted on Thursday. This puts the Mets 40-man roster at 37. In his second stint with the Mets, Young went […]

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GM Meetings Preview: Sandy Heads To Florida On Monday

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
GM Meetings Preview: Sandy Heads To Florida On Monday

The General Managers Meetings officially begins on Monday, November 9 in Boca Raton, Florida and will last through Thursday, November 12. All 30 MLB general managers will meet and discuss a variety of baseball issues, participate in various workshops and make presentations, and elect the 2015 MLB Executive of the Year. But of course that is […]

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MMO’s Clayton Collier Talks Mets With Brian Cristiano

An article by posted on November 5, 2015 0 Comments
MMO’s Clayton Collier Talks Mets With Brian Cristiano

It’s all about the Mets these days in New York, and despite how the Fall Classic ended everyone agrees that the Mets made huge strides in 2015 and all in all this was an exciting season for the team and the fans. On that note, Brian Cristiano, CEO of Bold Worldwide spoke with our Senior […]

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Granderson Had Surgery To Repair Thumb On Tuesday

An article by posted on November 5, 2015 0 Comments
Granderson Had Surgery To Repair Thumb On Tuesday

The New York Mets announced that Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson had surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Granderson underwent the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery and is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for Spring Training. He suffered the injury during Game Three of […]

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Matt Harvey Named NL Comeback Player of the Year

An article by posted on November 5, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Named NL Comeback Player of the Year

This should come as no surprise, but Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has been named the NL Comeback Player of the Year. Major League Baseball made the announcement this morning. Prince Fielder was named AL Comeback Player. Harvey, 26, made a career-high 29 starts and pitched 189 1/3 regular-season innings, going 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA, […]

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Howie Rose Calls 2015 Mets Season The Greatest Highlight Of Broadcast Career

An article by posted on November 5, 2015 0 Comments
Howie Rose Calls 2015 Mets Season The Greatest Highlight Of Broadcast Career

Newsday’s Neil Best, caught up with Mets radio play-by-play announcer Howie Rose who says covering the 2015 Mets season is undoubtedly “the greatest damn season of broadcasting I’ve ever had.” “I can’t find the right words to tell you how much I loved this season, from the 11-game winning streak and even through the down […]

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Mets Payroll Is Roughly $92 Million Before Any Additions

An article by posted on November 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Payroll Is Roughly $92 Million Before Any Additions

Before making any new roster additions this offseason, the Mets payroll projects to be roughly $92 million for the 2016 season according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. He basically added up the guaranteed payroll commitments and arbitration projections that I posted on Monday and have included here for your convenience.  During a question and […]

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