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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MLB Source: Yoan Moncada Could Be Next Robinson Cano

An article by posted on February 8, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Source: Yoan Moncada Could Be Next Robinson Cano

As was reported last week, Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada is now free to sign with any MLB team. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says he can’t find one GM, either involved or not involved in obtaining him, who doesn’t rave about Moncada, and who wouldn’t take him No. 1 in the draft if he […]

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Mets Add Lefty Reliever Duane Below

An article by posted on February 7, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Add Lefty Reliever Duane Below

The Mets have signed left-handed reliever Duane Below to a minor-league contract, but have not invited him to big-league camp. Below, 29, has appeared in the majors with the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins. He went a combined 2-4 with a 4.27 ERA in 43 appearances (three starts) with those clubs from 2011 through 2013. […]

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Wilmer Flores Out To Prove Doubters Wrong

An article by posted on February 7, 2015 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Out To Prove Doubters Wrong

A determined Wilmer Flores told Kevin Kernan of the NY Post he has no plans to give up the shortstop position and that when all is said and done the joke will be on those who doubted him. “I know I can take that position,’’ Flores said at Tradition Field. “I’m real proud of myself because […]

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Wright Closing In On Some Career MLB Milestones

An article by posted on February 6, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Closing In On Some Career MLB Milestones

Third baseman David Wright is already the Mets franchise leader in a number of offensive categories ranking first all-time in hits (1,702), runs (907), doubles (375), and RBI (939). However, as the Mets captain enters the 2015 season, he’s closing in on a few MLB career milestones that might help pave the way to Cooperstown […]

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Mets Need To Solve The Nationals

An article by posted on February 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Need To Solve The Nationals

With 23 of the first 26 games this season coming against the NL East, Sandy Alderson was asked how important it is for the Mets to get off to a strong start this season? “We played very well against the NL East last year, with one obvious exception. When they signed Max Scherzer, my response […]

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Niese Glad He Wasn’t Dealt, Says There’s Method To Sandy’s Madness

An article by posted on February 6, 2015 0 Comments
Niese Glad He Wasn’t Dealt, Says There’s Method To Sandy’s Madness

Veteran columnist Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, delivers another solid player profile from Port St. Lucie where he’s been reporting from the last few weeks. This time Kernan catches up with lefthander Jon Niese who is glad to still be a Met and says he was told he would not be traded. “They […]

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Frank Cashen Ranked 10th Best GM in Baseball History

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Frank Cashen Ranked 10th Best GM in Baseball History

So our friends Mark Armour and Dan Levitt are continuing to roll out their Top General Managers in MLB history. They, of course, are the co-writers of In Pursuit of Pennants, which examines how front offices have historically found innovative ways to build winning teams. Last week, they named ranked Sandy Alderson 12th Best GM of […]

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Will Mets Keep It Together When The Bill Comes Due?

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Will Mets Keep It Together When The Bill Comes Due?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post is anxious to see how the Mets will keep this young core of talent, that they’ve asked fans to wait five years for, intact once they start getting expensive. “Matt Harvey will see his salary begin a significant climb next offseason when he is first-time arbitration eligible. Zack […]

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About Those 10-12 More Wins…

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
About Those 10-12 More Wins…

Looks like there’s a lot of angst today over something Sandy Alderson said last night at an event for Mets season ticket holders. Let me set the stage for you. On Monday, Alderson was a guest of Chris Russo on MLB Network and said he had high expectations for this team as currently constructed and […]

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6 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson At Season Ticket Holders Event

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
6 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson At Season Ticket Holders Event

Here’s a brief summary of what we learned from the Mets Season Ticket Holders event at Citi Field where Sandy Alderson, John Ricco, Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi fielded questions from the group. Matt Harvey will be held back to start the home opener against the Nationals and won’t pitch in the first two series […]

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