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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Merry Christmas From Everyone At MMO!

An article by posted on December 24, 2015 0 Comments
Merry Christmas From Everyone At MMO!

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank all of you for helping us to maintain such a vibrant and interactive community on MMO. Since day one, our goal has always been to create a Fan Site that truly represented a broad section of the fan base where all opinions had value. A site […]

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Johnny Monell Clears Waivers

An article by posted on December 24, 2015 0 Comments
Johnny Monell Clears Waivers

Johnny Monell, who the Mets designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Bartolo Colon, has cleared waivers. Monell, 29, was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas but can opt for free agency and refuse the assignment. According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, he will make a decision after Christmas. The lefty-swinging catcher […]

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What’s Everyone Screaming About?

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
What’s Everyone Screaming About?

As promised I wanted to weigh in on the latest concocted controversy stemming from the Mets signing a left-handed outfielder to platoon with Juan Lagares on Monday- which by the way was the team’s stated goal from the moment the hot stove season started. I know this because I’ve expended well over 50,000 words on […]

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Holiday Cheer In Short Supply After Latest Mets Move

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Holiday Cheer In Short Supply After Latest Mets Move

It’s been a while since the Mets blogosphere erupted with the kind of vitriol I saw after we learned the team had signed Alejandro De Aza to be their left-handed hitting outfielder to pair with Juan Lagares in center field. But this time even the media dipped their toes into the maelstrom. Here’s some of […]

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Looking At Where Mets Payroll Currently Stands

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Looking At Where Mets Payroll Currently Stands

Is it possible that the New York Mets could essentially have their entire offseason plan wrapped up by the start of the New Year? It’s absolutely plausible. I wanted to take a quick look at where the Mets stand now after a whirlwind December that included the acquisitions of Bartolo Colon, Jerry Blevins, Neil Walker […]

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10 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers Remain Unsigned

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
10 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers Remain Unsigned

Of the 16 free agents who rejected their qualifying offers this winter, 10 of them still remain unsigned as December draws to a close. Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles Chris Davis, Orioles Ian Desmond, Nationals Dexter Fowler, Cubs Yovani Gallardo, Rangers Alex Gordon, Royals Howie Kendrick, Dodgers Ian Kennedy, Padres Daniel Murphy, Mets Justin Upton, Padres Any […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Willing To Play Third Base If Needed

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Willing To Play Third Base If Needed

Recently acquired shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera participated on a conference call on Friday afternoon with the Mets beat and media. He weighed in on a number of topics which I’ve summarized below. There was no hiding of his excitement of being with the Mets and Cabrera was genuinely thrilled. “They are a very good team. It’s […]

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David Wright: The Captain Turns 33

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 0 Comments
David Wright: The Captain Turns 33

Happy Birthday to Mets third baseman David Wright, who turned 33 today. It’s amazing how time catches up to everyone. Seems like only yesterday we were all in awe watching Wright hitting those bombs off Paul Lo Duca in the Home Run Derby… All those great expectations we had for him and the team… A […]

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Tyler Clippard Wants Two-Year Deal, Mets Won’t Go More Than One

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Tyler Clippard Wants Two-Year Deal, Mets Won’t Go More Than One

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that free agent reliever Tyler Clippard is seeking a two-year deal. That could be a deal-breaker for the Mets who are not likely to go beyond a one-year deal for their former setup man. Previous Report – 12/18 The New York Mets have not ruled out re-signing reliever […]

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Mets To Attend Denard Span Workout After New Year

An article by posted on December 19, 2015 0 Comments
Mets To Attend Denard Span Workout After New Year

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post has confirmed that the New York Mets are among the teams that will be on hand for the special workout Denard Span has planned  in Tampa after the New Year. The free agent center fielder says he fully recovered from his hip surgery and his agent Scott Boras […]

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