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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Harvey Is Here To Win and Determined To Become Mets’ Ace!

An article by posted on January 22, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Is Here To Win and Determined To Become Mets’ Ace!

Updated on 1/22 by Joe D. Matt Harvey was at Citi Field on Monday where he worked out and spent some time throwing long-toss. Afterward he spoke to a group of beat writers about the upcoming season. The Mets’ young righthander does not want to be placed on any innings limit this season and wasn’t […]

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Will Ike Davis Still Be Here When The Winning Starts?

An article by posted on January 22, 2013 0 Comments
Will Ike Davis Still Be Here When The Winning Starts?

I saw a comment on one of the threads this morning that floated the possibility that Ike Davis won’t be around when the Mets start contending again. ESPN’s Jason Martinez believes the Mets will approach the team’s only legitimate 30+ home run hitter with a deal for a contract extension at some point this year or […]

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How Much Money Will Mets Make For The All Star Game?

An article by posted on January 22, 2013 0 Comments
How Much Money Will Mets Make For The All Star Game?

I always wanted to know exactly what if any revenue the Mets would rake in because of the All Star Game. It looks like I got my answer today. While the event will rake in revenue of a hundred million dollars or more in sponsorships, advertising and merchandising, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com says this: How […]

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ESPN: Mets Could Contend Again In 2015

An article by posted on January 22, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN: Mets Could Contend Again In 2015

Jason Martinez of ESPN Insider (subscription required) projects the Mets to optimally contend again in 2015 as he continues posting his Future Contenders series. How can the Mets go from 74 wins and 24 games out in their division in 2012 to World Series Contender in a matter of a few seasons? First off, the […]

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Phillies Sign Delmon Young To $750K Contract

An article by posted on January 22, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Sign Delmon Young To $750K Contract

The Phillies have signed free agent outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract. Young, 27, batted .267 with 27 doubles, 18 home runs and 74 RBI in 151 games for the Detroit Tigers last year.  Against left-handed pitchers, he hit .308 (56-182) with a .500 slugging percentage and, defensively, made 29 starts in left […]

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MMO Prospect Pulse: Juan Centeno, C

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Prospect Pulse: Juan Centeno, C

I have been asked more than once why I thought minor league catching prospect Juan Centeno received a non-roster invite by the Mets to Spring Training. I’ll admit that I was initially puzzled by the move, but after a minute of deliberating it wasn’t really as surprising as one would think. A quick look to […]

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DePodesta On The State Of The Mets Farm System

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
DePodesta On The State Of The Mets Farm System

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, spoke with Mets VP of Player Development and Scouting Paul DePodesta about the state of the Mets farm system. “First, I think the system when we first arrived was underrated,” Paul DePodesta insisted. “It included current big leaguers like Dillon Gee,Ruben Tejada, Lucas Duda and Kirk Nieuwenhuis, among others. Our job is to […]

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Projected 2013 Mets Minor League Rotations

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Projected 2013 Mets Minor League Rotations

On Friday, I had a question asking me what I thought the starting rotation would look like for the St. Lucie Mets this season. I quickly realized that I couldn’t do it without figuring out the rotations in Savannah and Binghamton first. It ended up being one of those wicked logic problems, but when I […]

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Are The Mets Still In The Game For Pavano?

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Are The Mets Still In The Game For Pavano?

Last week, the Daily News reported that the Mets have talked to Carl Pavano’s agent and are genuinely interested in bringing the former Yankee to Flushing. Dave Pepe said his client Pavano  “has no trepidation about playing in New York. He’s a veteran. He’s been doing this a long time.” “The Mets obviously have a need,” […]

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Alderson Makes Another Joke About The Outfield

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Makes Another Joke About The Outfield

According to the NY Times, Sandy Alderson was at it again on Saturday night at the annual dinner sponsored by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Addressing the audience before he introduced Rusty Staub and Bud Harrelson from the pennant-winning 1973 Mets, Alderson impishly said he had good news for […]

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