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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Alderson: Mets Would Be Logical Landing Spot For Stephen Drew

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Would Be Logical Landing Spot For Stephen Drew

10:30 AM Quick update to this via MetsBlog: The Mets would be a logical landing spot for free-agent SS Stephen Drew, Sandy Alderson told MLB Network on Wednesday. However, he added, Drew and his agent, Scott Boras, are imploring a strategy that may keep him on the open market until June. ”In light of what Nelson Cruz got, […]

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Mets Beat: Rafael Montero is “***king Smooth”

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Beat: Rafael Montero is “***king Smooth”

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: While watching right-hander Rafael Montero throwing live batting practice Tuesday, Dan Warthen uttered two words to the bullpen catcher standing next to him. “[Expletive] smooth!” the pitching coach excitedly said. Warthen repeatedly has said this spring training that the 23-year-old Montero possesses as close to a perfect delivery as any in […]

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Looks Like Niese Will Start Opening Day

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Looks Like Niese Will Start Opening Day

The Mets plan to start Jonathon Niese on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals on March 31 at Citi Field, then have Bartolo Colon start Game 2 of the season and Dillon Gee start Game 3, team insiders told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Rubin says that would push Zack Wheeler and the fifth starter to the second series of the season, against the Cincinnati […]

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MMO Mailbag: Would You Trade Montero For Franklin?

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Would You Trade Montero For Franklin?

Jordan asks… I read that the Mets might be talking to Seattle about getting Nick Franklin. Do you think we could get him and should we? Joe D. replies… Let me answer it like this… Surely the Mets must know it’s going to cost them someone like Rafael Montero to snag Franklin from the M’s, […]

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Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

Union head Tony Clark told the Associated Press that he is concerned that free agents who would cost a team a draft choice for signing them are still without jobs. Of the 13 players who would require compensation, three remain unsigned with teams already at spring training — shortstop Stephen Drew, designated hitter Kendrys Morales and right-hander Ervin Santana. “The way […]

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Wright Values Loyalty and Believes In Sandy

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Values Loyalty and Believes In Sandy

David Wright made the decision to stay with the Mets because he values loyalty, he told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. He believes that Sandy Alderson will do the same and stay with the Mets even though the GM’s name has been mentioned as a possible successor to commissioner Bud Selig. Wright said it was Alderson […]

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Boras Says Stephen Drew Could Sit Out Until June

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Boras Says Stephen Drew Could Sit Out Until June

In the latest chapter of the Stephen Drew Chronicles, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, contends that the free agent shortstop could sit out until after the First Year Player Draft in June. He further adds that fellow free agents Ervin Santana and Kendrys Morales could also sit out as well. Such a move could strike a blow against major league […]

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Collins Wants Players To Speak Up About Injuries

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Wants Players To Speak Up About Injuries

After Terry Collins learned that Ike Davis played through an oblique injury for most of the season, as reported by Mike Puma of the NY Post, he addressed the matter this afternoon at Tradition Field in St. Lucie. “There’s got to be a conversation. And then certainly it’s up to me to decide which way […]

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Daniel Murphy Is Open To Discussing An Extension With Mets

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Is Open To Discussing An Extension With Mets

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, that he would be open to discussing an extension with the front office, but that no such talks have taken place yet. Murphy said that he leaves the contract negotiations and extensions all to his agent, but added that he feels extraordinarily lucky to be where he is right […]

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Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

Terry Collins said Wilmer Flores earned a big compliment while the Mets manager was talking to someone who had watched Flores play winter ball for several years. According to Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, Collins was told Flores was reminiscent of former Mets’ second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo. “The bat potential is off the charts. Everybody […]

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