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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NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post projects a very rosy outlook for the Mets now that the team has signed third baseman David Wright. He speculates that with Wright firmly entrenched as the Mets cornerstone, the pieces of a playoff team are falling into place. The long-term starting rotation has Jon Niese (signed to a […]

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Two Mets Sources: Don’t Rule Out An Angel Pagan Return

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Two Mets Sources: Don’t Rule Out An Angel Pagan Return

According to what a two different team sources told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, don’t rule out an Angel Pagan return for the Mets in 2013. But a second team insider now also has insisted the Mets likely will spend for one quality outfielder. The source said don’t even rule out a return of Angel Pagan to Flushing, […]

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Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired starting pitcher Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves for reliever Jordan Walden, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Here are two summaries from MLBTR: Hanson, 26, pitched to a 4.48 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 174 2/3 innings this year. The right-hander missed time with […]

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Wright Updates: Being Named Captain, Making More Than Johan, New Deal Replaces Option

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Updates: Being Named Captain, Making More Than Johan, New Deal Replaces Option

Andy Martino of the Daily News also reports that the deal is an eight-year deal and that it replaces the 2013 option. The eight year, $138 million dollar contract essentially voids the option year contract. Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports writes that that it was very important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana‘s $137.5 million […]

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Mike Piazza Among A Strong Cast To Debut On HOF Ballot

An article by posted on November 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Among A Strong Cast To Debut On HOF Ballot

With the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot set to be officially released this afternoon, the whole steroids era controversy and how the BBWAA continues to view players from that era, will come to to light once again. Have their sentiments softened or are they still standing their ground? For Mets fans, all eyes will be […]

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Would John Lannan Be A Solid Fit For The Mets?

An article by posted on November 28, 2012 0 Comments
Would John Lannan Be A Solid Fit For The Mets?

On Tuesday, Nationals beat writer William Ladson, tweeted that he expects the Nats to non-tender lefthanded starting pitcher John Lannan on Friday. Ladson also added that he believed Lannan would be a solid fit for the Mets. I took a quick glance at Lannan’s career numbers and the first thing that came to mind was, “I’ve seen these […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Meet Metsie, A Bewildered Mets Fan

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Meet Metsie, A Bewildered Mets Fan

I got these pictures emailed to me from one of our readers Eileen (Always Amazin), and I thought you’d love to see them. Meet Metsie, all 2.8 pounds of him… Apparently, Metsie was thrilled about R.A. Dickey winning the Cy Young award when this shot was taken. Metsie looks a little bewildered at times, like […]

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David Wright Calls Reports Inaccurate

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Calls Reports Inaccurate

Updated Post 7:30 PM According to MLBTR, David Wright is calling all of today’s reports inaccurate: Mets third baseman David Wright offered commentary on the slew of reports from earlier today regarding his rumored contract negotiations, telling MLBTR, ”I have said from Day 1 that I want to play my entire career with the New York Mets. I remain hopeful […]

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Mets Offer Wright 7 Year Deal Between $125-$150 Million?

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Offer Wright 7 Year Deal Between $125-$150 Million?

Updated Post 3:30 PM Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is now reporting that a source has revealed to him that the Mets counteroffer to David Wright is for seven years and between $125M and $150M. If Mets are indeed offering Wright such a deal, Rosenthal adds, it seems unlikely he would reject it unless he wanted to […]

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Meanwhile In The Dickey Camp…

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Meanwhile In The Dickey Camp…

R.A. Dickey told reporters this morning that he is surprised by how slow negotiations have gone on a contract extension, and expressed disappointment with the slow pace. He is no longer sure they’re far enough along to determine if talks are going in the right direction. Dickey said the Mets have made a formal offer and he […]

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