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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An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Comment Guidelines

Our goal at MMO is to raise the level of discourse in the comment threads by eliminating inappropriate language and insults, and encouraging a lively and healthy discussion about the New York Mets or baseball in general. Please follow these 9 simple guidelines: 1. You are all welcome to leave comments and join in or start a […]

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Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada To Command $40M Bonus, Putting Him Out Of Mets Reach

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada To Command $40M Bonus, Putting Him Out Of Mets Reach

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, four different MLB executives and general managers predicted that Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada will land a record-breaking $30-40 million dollar signing bonus. The Yankees, Braves, Red Sox and Cubs all reportedly had four or more scouts in attendance to watch Moncada, and the Mets had a scout there […]

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Sandy, Terry, 90 Wins, Playoffs, And The Bottom Line

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy, Terry, 90 Wins, Playoffs, And The Bottom Line

Terry Collins had a few things to say today about the state of the Mets. The Mets manager weighed in on Michael Cuddyer, and all the things he brings to a clubhouse, “We’re really glad he’s in our clubhouse now. We got a great clubhouse, to add another big piece of a guy who has […]

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Alderson Reluctant To Trade Mejia Or Mess With The Bullpen

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Reluctant To Trade Mejia Or Mess With The Bullpen

For the same reasons I pointed out a couple of days ago below, general manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post the Mets would be reluctant to trade a reliever this offseason. “The bullpen hasn’t been a strength over the last three or four years until last season and even last […]

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Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

Sandy Alderson acknowledged the Daily news report regarding the relationship between Jon Niese and Terry Collins, but said it would have no bearing on which pitcher the Mets will trade this offseason. “It would have no impact whatsoever,” Alderson said Thursday morning, as the GM meetings concluded. “I don’t know to what extent that incident […]

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No Extension Talks With Murphy, Trade Contingent On Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
No Extension Talks With Murphy, Trade Contingent On Shortstop Situation

In a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson acknowledged Thursday that the Mets are not particularly interested in working on a contract extension this offseason with second baseman Daniel Murphy who becomes a free agent after the 2015 season. “Anytime soon? Probably not,” Alderson said about contract-extension dialogue. Alderson also added […]

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Sandy Alderson Fires Back At Scott Boras

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Fires Back At Scott Boras

After agent Scott Boras continued his annual mocking of the new York Mets by saying these days the Mets are doing a little better and shopping in the “ready-foods section” a clear swipe at the Michael Cuddyer signing. Boras has been very critical of the Mets as being the big market team with small market […]

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Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

On Tuesday afternoon I fielded a reader’s question on whether the Mets were now doing better financially because of the recent Cuddyer signing. Of course they’re not. But right on cue, GM Sandy Alderson had the following to say regarding where the Mets payroll currently is and where it’s headed. He completely validated my earlier […]

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Cuddyer Will Wear Number 23, Says “Time Is Now” For Mets

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Cuddyer Will Wear Number 23, Says “Time Is Now” For Mets

Michael Cuddyer told reporters that he will wear uniform number 23 with the Mets, proudly worn by former Flushing notables Doug Flynn, Bernard Gilkey and Mike Baxter. Though predominantly a right fielder, Cuddyer said he will play wherever the Mets decide, and Curtis Granderson pretty much echoed those same sentiments. He believes the Mets are ready […]

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Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

On Tuesday, Andy Martino of the Daily News asked Arizona’s GM Dave Stewart for his take on Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, or Bartolo Colon, who the Mets would prefer to move in a deal for one of the Diamondbacks shortstops. “We don’t have any interest in those kind of guys,” Stewart told the News. “If […]

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