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, '00 and '15, 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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So You Think You Know The Mets: 100 Run Seasons

An article by posted on 17/01/2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: 100 Run Seasons

Last week, 498 of you tried your luck at trying to name all the pitchers who won 15 or more games for the Mets in a season. You guys mostly did an outstanding job. This week, I want you to name every player who delivered a 100 run season for the Mets. In 54 years, […]

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Rangers Sign Dillon Gee To Minor League Deal

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Rangers Sign Dillon Gee To Minor League Deal

The Texas Rangers announced that they have signed right-hander Dillon Gee to a minor league deal. Gee, 30, is still recovering from thoracic outlet surgery — the same procedure that Matt Harvey is attempting to come back from this Spring. A former New York Met, Gee is expected to compete for a fifth starter spot […]

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Mets Are Looking For Two Prospects In Exchange For Bruce

An article by posted on 15/01/2017 0 Comments
Mets Are Looking For Two Prospects In Exchange For Bruce

According to a report by Philadelphia beat writer Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the New York Mets are holding out for two prospects in exchange for outfielder Jay Bruce. The Phillies, he writes, have had longstanding interest in Bruce, however they are committed to hanging on to their prospects, and feel that they could sign Brandon […]

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Where Does The Mets Lineup Stack Up In 2017?

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Where Does The Mets Lineup Stack Up In 2017?

Buster Olney, in an article exclusive to ESPN Insiders, concluded his offseason Top 10 feature by ranking the best lineups in major league baseball heading into the 2017 season. The ranking was based on input from executives representing all 30 MLB front offices. This latest entry in this series is entitled: Top MLB Lineups: Which Batting […]

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Mets Current Payroll and Arbitration Recap

An article by posted on 14/01/2017 0 Comments
Mets Current Payroll and Arbitration Recap

As the deadline for exchanging arbitration figures between the players and their teams came and went on Friday, the New York Mets had themselves quite a busy day.  With eight players still unsigned entering the day, the Mets came to settlements with seven players just before the team’s hard line “File and Trial” deadline. Jeurys […]

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Wally Backman Claims Sandy Alderson Has It In For Him

An article by posted on 10/01/2017 0 Comments
Wally Backman Claims Sandy Alderson Has It In For Him

In an exclusive interview with Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, Wally Backman had some explosive things to say about his parting of ways with the New York Mets including that he’s been blackballed by GM Sandy Alderson and betrayed by owner Jeff Wilpon. “There’s been a bad roadblock, and I know where it’s coming […]

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Mets and Mejia Agree On $1.9MM Contract He’ll Never Collect

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Mets and Mejia Agree On $1.9MM Contract He’ll Never Collect

In what can only be deemed a ridiculous formality, suspended relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia and the New York Mets agreed on Tuesday to a one-year contract worth $1,976,000. Because he was given a lifetime ban from baseball after testing positive for a PED for the third time, Mejia will not collect one red cent of […]

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MMO Exclusive: Nelson Figueroa Weighs In On Bruce Situation, Starting Rotation, 2017 Mets

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MMO Exclusive: Nelson Figueroa Weighs In On Bruce Situation, Starting Rotation, 2017 Mets

Former Mets pitcher and current SNY studio analyst Nelson Figueroa, was kind enough to answer a few questions for me on Monday. Brooklyn born and raised like myself, Figgy has an intimate and very passionate view of the game. Mets fans have come to love his crisp analysis after each Mets game and his strong […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: 15 Game Winners

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So You Think You Know The Mets: 15 Game Winners

Here’s your chance to see just how much you know about the New York Mets. Each week we’ll post a new quiz that puts your Mets knowledge to the test. Have fun trying to solve each week’s challenge in this fun new Metsmerized Online feature. Let’s start off with a simple challenge. Name every pitcher […]

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MMO Mailbag: Ranking the Sluggers on Trade Block

An article by posted on 10/01/2017 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Ranking the Sluggers on Trade Block

Carl asks… I read over the weekend that the Minnesota Twins might be close to trading Brian Dozier who I wasn’t even aware he was available. What other power hitters are available right now in addition to Jay Bruce and how would you rank them in terms of value? Joe D. replies… There may be […]

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