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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Lucas Duda Undergoes Surgery On Freak Fractured Wrist Injury

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Undergoes Surgery On Freak Fractured Wrist Injury

The New York Mets today announced outfielder Lucas Duda underwent surgery yesterday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair a fracture in his right wrist. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Weiland, the Mets’ hand specialist. The fracture occurred while Duda was moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern […]

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Surveying The Mets Landscape One Area At A Time

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Surveying The Mets Landscape One Area At A Time

What frightens me most about this coming offseason as compared to the last 3-4 is the enormity of moves that will be required to fill the vastness of areas that need correcting if we are to make a dent in the standings in 2013 to 2015. Whereas in off-seasons past where each year had 2-3 items on our list […]

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When Sandy Promised “Wholesale Changes” Did It Resonate With You?

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
When Sandy Promised “Wholesale Changes” Did It Resonate With You?

October is gone, the World Series is gone too, and we’re into the first week of November. All quiet on the Eastern Front. Thanks to some of the well-timed leaks soon after the season ended, there was suddenly an urgency to this offseason compared to seasons past. An apparent $100 million offer was being floated […]

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At Least 12 Teams Would Be Interested In Trading For Dickey

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
At Least 12 Teams Would Be Interested In Trading For Dickey

Andy Martino of the Daily News, reports that if the Mets were to pursue a trade for their top starter R.A. Dickey, at least 12 or more teams could be interested according to a few baseball executives he spoke with. One National League talent evaluator told Martino, “It makes sense that they would think about selling high on […]

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Rival Executives “Smell A Rat” In Philly

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
Rival Executives “Smell A Rat” In Philly

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports spoke with two rival executives who say “they smell a rat” in the Phillies’ pursuit of free-agent center fielder B.J. Upton. The executives believe that to gain some leverage in going after Upton this offseason, Ruben Amaro Jr. fired their hitting coach and replaced him with Steve Henderson, the Rays’ hitting coach from […]

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Citi Field Food Drive: Help People In Need, Get Free Pair Of Mets Tickets

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
Citi Field Food Drive: Help People In Need, Get Free Pair Of Mets Tickets

The New York Mets today announced they will hold a Food Drive Wednesday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Citi Field to benefit New Yorkers in need. Fans can drop off their food donation inside the Hodges VIP entrance next to the Mets Team Store. Fans donating 10 items or more of […]

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Mariners Re-Sign Perez To $1.5MM Deal

An article by posted on November 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mariners Re-Sign Perez To $1.5MM Deal

Updated Post 11/4 The Seattle Mariners announced that they have re-signed reliever Oliver Perez to a one-year contract for the 2013 season. “We are happy to have reached a mutual agreement with Oliver,” said GM Jack Zduriencik in a statement. ”He did a very nice job in helping solidify our bullpen after his call up last summer. As a veteran […]

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Cody Ross To The Mets? Don’t Bet On It…

An article by posted on November 4, 2012 0 Comments
Cody Ross To The Mets? Don’t Bet On It…

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, The Mets could target free agent OF Cody Ross this winter. “The Mets have a glaring need for outfield help”, Puma points out, and “multiple baseball officials yesterday pointed to Cody Ross as a possible free-agent target for the team.” The righthanded hitting Ross batted .267/.326/.481 with 22 […]

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Some Surprises As Far As Players Who Did Or Didn’t Get Qualifying Offers Last Night

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Some Surprises As Far As Players Who Did Or Didn’t Get Qualifying Offers Last Night

As you may have already heard, the Angels have opted against giving outfielder Torii Hunter a $13.3 million qualifying offer. After five years with Anaheim and becoming a fan favorite and an integral part of the Angels’ clubhouse, Hunter is now a free agent. Last night, veteran pitcher Dan Haren also became a free agent despite a last minute […]

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Hairston Among Seven Mets Who Became Free Agents Today

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Hairston Among Seven Mets Who Became Free Agents Today

Last night when the clock struck midnight, the following players became free agents and will most likely not be back. They include Scott Hairston, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Ronny Cedeno, Kelly Shoppach, Tim Byrdak and Chris Young. Yesterday, a club source told Mike Puma of the NY Post that Hairston was the one free agent the Mets most want […]

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