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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Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

It wasn’t too long ago that when the subject of top Mets pitching prospects came up, the first two names that jumped to mind were righthanders Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia. As a matter of fact, going into the 2011 season, both were still ranked as the two best pitching prospects in the Mets system. […]

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Thoughts On the New York Mets and Amway Business Center at Citi Field

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On the New York Mets and Amway Business Center at Citi Field

Last season, the New York Mets answered the pleas of Mets fans everywhere and gave us the blue walls we so desperately wanted at Citi Field. As a show of good faith, this season, the Mets have graciously decided to add a matching blue awning to go with the blue outfield walls… And the best […]

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Giancarlo Stanton Blockbuster Trade With NY Mets in the Works?

An article by posted on February 26, 2013 0 Comments
Giancarlo Stanton Blockbuster Trade With NY Mets in the Works?

Let me get this out of the way first, I give full credit to RotoExperts for the dramatic title. It looked way too seductive to me and I felt it would be a cardinal sin to mess with it or alter it in any way. But lets get to the sirloin… Apparently they’ve been given some hot […]

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Slow Start Sends Duda to the Sidelines for a Few Days

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Slow Start Sends Duda to the Sidelines for a Few Days

I expressed my concerns about Lucas Duda’s 0-7 start late last night, which you can read below. I was not surprised by what I predicted would be an avalanche of “it’s only two games” rebuttals. There they are for all of you to see. It seems like many readers chose to ignore that it was Terry […]

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Mets Attendance Expected To Decline, It Still Comes Down To The Product On The Field

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Attendance Expected To Decline, It Still Comes Down To The Product On The Field

Josh Kosman of the NY Post is reporting that the Mets won’t have much money to play with this season and are expecting to lose more than $10 million this year as well as suffering a fifth straight year of declining attendance. “There is little room this year to raise salaries,” said a source familiar with the […]

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Mets Willing To Deal Murphy or Tejada, Plus Montero, Fulmer or Syndergaard For Upton?

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Deal Murphy or Tejada, Plus Montero, Fulmer or Syndergaard For Upton?

While the Mets try to make do with an outfield made up of what would likely be utility outfielders on most other teams, John Harper of the Daily News sheds some new details on the Mets’ failed pursuits of Justin Upton and Michael Bourn. Regarding Upton, the Mets were hoping he would just fall in […]

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Wheeler Wows Them All In Spring Debut

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Wows Them All In Spring Debut

The Mets beat the Nationals 5-3 in their Grapefruit league opener this afternoon. But most Met fans didn’t care about the score – they were more interested in getting an eyeful of the Mets’ top prospect, Zack Wheeler. The kid didn’t disappoint. Wheeler is a man of few words, as those who’ve met him would tell you, […]

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Mets Sign Ryhne Hughes To Minors Deal, Backman Concerned About Sin City

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Ryhne Hughes To Minors Deal, Backman Concerned About Sin City

February 23 – The Mets have announced they’ve signed first baseman Rhyne Hughes to a minor league contract and that he will report to minor league camp. Hughes, 29, played 75 games for Double-A Bowie in the Baltimore Orioles system last season. The left-handed hitting Hughes batted .278/.370 OBP/.504 with 19 doubles, 13 home runs and 51 RBI […]

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With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on February 22, 2013 0 Comments
With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

Sandy Alderson told reporters today the Mets Spring Complex, that left-hander Johan Santana‘s first Grapefruit League start would be pushed back by as much as two weeks. Alderson said that there was no structural issue and that it is just a matter of building up strength in Santana’s arm. Initially, Santana was scheduled to make his […]

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The Mets Outfield Could Be The Worst Ever Of All Time?

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Outfield Could Be The Worst Ever Of All Time?

When new MMO writer Daniel Nelson sent me a link to a Grantland article entitled, The Mets’ Outfield Could Be the Worst Unit in Professional Sports, and Maybe All of Life, my first inclination after I was done vomiting, was to email the writer of that garbage, Sean Fennessy, and tell him what I thought. However, I […]

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