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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Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

Yesterday we learned the Mets were interested in bringing back right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle, which you can read here. Today, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Sandy Alderson also has interest in re-signing left-hander Dana Eveland. Eveland, 31, had a 2.63 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Mets, striking out 27 and walking […]

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Sandy Alderson Is Impressed With Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is Impressed With Wilmer Flores

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Wilmer Flores is impressing Mets brass with how hard he’s working on his agility and fitness during the team’s off-season conditioning program in Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson has been very outspoken about how pleased he is with Flores, and recently told Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com, “I’m one […]

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Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Echoing what I wrote last Thursday and again this Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said there’s a possibility that pitching prospect Steve Matz can make his debut in 2015 as a left-handed reliever in the Mets bullpen. Alderson is very high on Matz, recently telling MMO, “”I would say Steven is probably one of the […]

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Alderson Wants To Trade A Starting Pitcher Before Spring Training

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Trade A Starting Pitcher Before Spring Training

Sandy Alderson expressed some urgency on Tuesday, regarding his attempts in trying to trade a starting pitcher sooner rather than later. “I think we’d prefer to sort it out before spring training,” Alderson said on Tuesday. “Spring-training trades don’t happen frequently.” Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, and Jon Niese are the three arms that Sandy prefers […]

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Mets Discussing Bringing Back Reliever Buddy Carlyle

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Discussing Bringing Back Reliever Buddy Carlyle

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have discussed bringing back reliever Buddy Carlyle, who was outrighted by the team two weeks ago. For a reliever who hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, the 36-year old righthander stepped right into the Mets bullpen and delivered the best performance of his career. In 27 […]

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Foo Fighters To Perform At Citi Field On July 16

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Foo Fighters To Perform At Citi Field On July 16

The New York Mets and Live Nation today announced that multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning American rockers Foo Fighters will perform at Citi Field on Thursday, July 16. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 22 in a five-hour presale from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. exclusively at the Citi Field Box Office adjacent to the Jackie Robinson […]

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Syndergaard Early Favorite For 2015 Rookie of the Year

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Early Favorite For 2015 Rookie of the Year

Jim Callis of MLB.com, predicts that Mets righthander Noah Syndergaard will win next year’s NL Rookie of the Year award, following the same path as RHP Jacob deGrom. “He doesn’t have as clear a path to a regular big league role…at least not at the moment, but Syndergaard should claim a spot in the Mets’ rotation […]

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It All Still Hinges On Wright and Granderson

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
It All Still Hinges On Wright and Granderson

Manager Terry Collins says “2015 is gonna be the year,” and that the Mets are “gonna be in the mix to play in October.” “We’ve been preaching patience for four years, and it’s time to step up,” said Collins on Thursday while volunteering at a food bank in Queens. “We’ve got Matt coming back, Michael […]

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The Franchise Turns 70

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Franchise Turns 70

James Rosen of the New York Post, penned a worthy piece that reminds us of the remarkable career and the greatness of Mets icon Tom Seaver who turns 70 today. “His very motion was a thing of beauty: the high leg kick, the deep rearing back of his right arm, his right knee, perpetually dirtied, […]

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An Incremental Upgrade At Shortstop Is Not Worth Trading Syndergaard or Wheeler

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
An Incremental Upgrade At Shortstop Is Not Worth Trading Syndergaard or Wheeler

One shortstop that seems to be high on many a Met fans’ wish list is Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez, and it’s been widely reported that the Mets have already been in contact with the White Sox for their All Star infielder. Ramirez batted .273 last season with a .305 on-base, 15 home runs and 74 RBI. […]

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