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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I’m Not So Sure The Mets Are Out On Bronson Arroyo

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
I’m Not So Sure The Mets Are Out On Bronson Arroyo

I’m not so sure the Mets are out on Bronson Arroyo anymore. It’s just a hunch combined with a two things I heard this weekend from a couple of people who sort of have an inside track on things. I know that Jon Heyman reported the Mets were likely out, but I think he based […]

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Mets Should Forego Free Agent Relievers And Give Young Arms A Shot

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Forego Free Agent Relievers And Give Young Arms A Shot

The Mets may consider converting minor-league righthanded starter Cory Mazzoni into a relief pitcher in Spring Training, a switch suggested by our own Binghamton Mets beat writer John Bernhardt since September. Adam Rubin posted the news on Twitter and said that Mazzoni would get a chance to make the Opening Day roster. Mazzoni, 24, was plagued by […]

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Alderson Is The Best GM In Baseball?

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Is The Best GM In Baseball?

Will Leitch of The New Yorker, tabbed Sandy Alderson as the best GM in baseball and here’s his reasoning: Almost every move Alderson has made since taking over in 2010 has been golden. The Mets’ farm system, decaying when he took over, is now near the top of the majors, headed by pitchers Noah Syndergaard […]

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Grading The Mets Offseason So Far

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Grading The Mets Offseason So Far

As Sandy Alderson and his front office approach the third-quarter turn of the offseason we wanted to do a quick take on how fans are viewing the offseason so far. I asked our staff to grade Sandy on his offseason moves to date. So here are the results of our Mid Hot Stove Season Report Card […]

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Josh Satin Has Begun Learning To Play The Outfield

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Josh Satin Has Begun Learning To Play The Outfield

Josh Satin has begun shagging flies and learning to play the outfield according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. This was planned for Satin back in September as he looks to become more versatile as a player and possibly take on a super utility role with the Mets. “Realistically, I know the only […]

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Talkin’ Baseball: Beane vs Rizzo Throwdown

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Talkin’ Baseball: Beane vs Rizzo Throwdown

Chase Hughes of CSN Washington, did some digging around and discovered that since Mike Rizzo took over as the GM of the Washington Nationals, he’s orchestrated seven different trades with Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics since 2010. That’s a lot of dealing with one team and sometimes they end up trading the same players […]

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Yankees Have No Intentions Of Trading Gardner

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Have No Intentions Of Trading Gardner

The Yankees have “absolutely no intention” of trading Brett Gardner to clear room in center field for Jacoby Ellsbury or to fill a need elsewhere, according to team president Randy Levine. Appearing Sunday morning on ESPN Radio’s “The Ian O’Connor Show,” Levine declined to comment on reports the Yankees rejected a Gardner-for-Brandon Phillips trade offer from Cincinnati but did say he fully […]

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On Matt Harvey Doing Guest Appearances During Mets Broadcasts

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
On Matt Harvey Doing Guest Appearances During Mets Broadcasts

Bob Raisman of the Daily News came up with a great idea of having Matt Harvey doing special guest spots during some SNY Mets telecasts, whether it be in the booth or studio. “Naturally this all will be predicated on whether Harvey, coming off Tommy John surgery, would be inclined to go behind the microphone,” […]

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Mets Were Among The Winners At The Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Were Among The Winners At The Winter Meetings

John Harper of the Daily News picks his winners and losers of the just concluded Baseball Winter Meetings. Among the losers he tabs the Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves for losing key players, and the Toronto Blue Jays for doing essentially nothing. As for the winners he goes with the Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, and oh […]

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It’s 50/50 That Lagares or Flores Make Team Out Of Spring Training

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
It’s 50/50 That Lagares or Flores Make Team Out Of Spring Training

I find it so strange that two of the team’s top MLB-ready position prospects – Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares – are also the two players who stand to lose significant playing time in 2014, according to statements made by the front office and just the buzz we heard in Orlando. Both players have done […]

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