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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Who Is More Valuable To The Mets: R.A. Dickey or David Wright?

An article by posted on October 14, 2012 0 Comments
Who Is More Valuable To The Mets: R.A. Dickey or David Wright?

Wouldn’t it be just the Mets luck that their top two most productive players are no lock to be with the team at the start of next season? We should be used to it by now considering we lost our two most productive players last season in Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes – two players […]

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The Mets Lady Passes Away

An article by posted on October 14, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets Lady Passes Away

The Star-Ledger reported that Bo Field, 84, of Kearny, N.J., died on Oct. 13, 2012. Known as “The Mets Lady,” she was a diehard Mets fan who was well-known at Shea Stadium. She was a season ticket holder who sat behind home plate and was televised many times. Bo was the fan who could always be […]

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Mets Could Begin Formal Negotiations With Wright and Dickey Next Week

An article by posted on October 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Could Begin Formal Negotiations With Wright and Dickey Next Week

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that Mets officials and the agents for David Wright have not yet scheduled a meeting or begun formal contract negotiations, but could do so next week, according to people involved in the process. There have not yet been substantive talks between the team and R.A. Dickey’s representatives either — although in both […]

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Mets Ticket Prices, Economics 101, Schmucks and Agendas

An article by posted on October 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Ticket Prices, Economics 101, Schmucks and Agendas

I was so close to pounding out a few sentences the other day in response to Howard Megdal’s latest rant about the Mets raising some ticket prices as much as 7%. I did my best to resist, but Mark Healey’s article today pushed me over the edge and I found myself with a great need […]

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A Great Manager Makes All The Difference

An article by posted on October 13, 2012 0 Comments
A Great Manager Makes All The Difference

While I lick my wounds from another bittersweet Mets season, a season in which I saw no progress, I take solace in the fact there’s still some great baseball being played in October. I’m watching all these games and I can’t help getting caught up in all this drama… It’s so exciting and yet bittersweet at the […]

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Will Wright’s Extension Rank Up There With Some Of MLB’s Worst Deals?

An article by posted on October 12, 2012 0 Comments
Will Wright’s Extension Rank Up There With Some Of MLB’s Worst Deals?

Nobody knows how much David Wright will ultimately get as Sandy Alderson and the third baseman try to come to a meaningful resolution on a contract extension that will keep in Flushing until as long as 2020. What we do know is that Sandy Alderson said after the season that the negotiations will be quick, or […]

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I Hope The Nationals Go Down In Flames For Shutting Down Strasburg

An article by posted on October 11, 2012 0 Comments

We never got a chance to discuss the pros and cons of the Washington Nationals shutting down their ace Stephen Strasburg who they opted not to include on their post season roster. It was a bold move to say the least by Nats GM Mike Rizzo, but was it the right call? Bob Nightengale of […]

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Mets 2012 Season: Top 10 Disappointments

An article by posted on October 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets 2012 Season: Top 10 Disappointments

On Monday, me and John Delcos brought you the Top 10 Positives from the Mets 2012 season, and as promised here are our Top 10 Disappointments from the 2012 season in no particular order… Doing Nothing At Trade Deadline Kevin Burkhardt said the players looked at the front office’s inaction at the trade deadline as a “kick […]

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Is A Longterm Deal For Wright In Mets’ Best Interest?

An article by posted on October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Is A Longterm Deal For Wright In Mets’ Best Interest?

Last week in one of our MMO Roundtable posts, I posed the question to our staff about whether David Wright would be back in a Mets uniform next season. Only one out of the seventeen who replied said Wright wouldn’t be back. Almost all of them made comments that Sandy Alderson has to do “whatever it takes”, or […]

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Rounding The Bases: Braves Could Target Wright, Marlins Could Deal Johnson

An article by posted on October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Rounding The Bases: Braves Could Target Wright, Marlins Could Deal Johnson

The Miami Marlins will dangle starter Josh Johnson as “trade bait” this offseason the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported Sunday. Despite some talk out of Florida that the Marlins won’t deal Johnson, who can become a free agent after 2014, the 28-year-old could be trade bait says SI.com. The Marlins would likely get a boatload […]

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