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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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

Here’s a new feature that will take a look at some of the stuff making the rounds in the Mets blogosphere. Tell us if you think the following statement is Fair or Foul. Trying to piecemeal together a ballclub like the Mets have done almost never works. Incremental upgrades work for contending teams. They’re wasted […]

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Wilmer Flores Being Phased Out At Shortstop

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Being Phased Out At Shortstop

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, posted a cool article on the future of shortstop for the Mets and dishes out some interesting info on Ruben Tejada as well as prospect Wilmer Flores whose shift from shortstop has already begun. Two or three years ago, there was a notion around baseball that, perhaps, Wilmer Flores, a middle […]

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Wright Seen As A One-Year Rental And Injury Risk

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Seen As A One-Year Rental And Injury Risk

Paul Hoynse of the Cleveland Plain Dealer fielded a question about the Tribe dealing for David Wright in his mailbag feature. Hey, Hoynsie: Just was watching the MLB Network and they suggested the Tribe make a run at David Wright. Matching Lonnie Chisenhall and a couple young pitchers such as David Huff and Corey Kluber could […]

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My Mock Up On Mets Retired Numbers

An article by posted on January 15, 2012 0 Comments
My Mock Up On Mets Retired Numbers

Over at MetsBlog, I saw this mock-up of how Mike Piazza’s retired number would look on the wall at Citi Field. I was bored today so I quickly made a mock-up of my own…  What do you think? Then I thought, hey wait a second the walls are going to be blue this season, so…

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mike Piazza’s Mets Legacy

An article by posted on January 15, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mike Piazza’s Mets Legacy

Here’s a new feature that will take a look at some of the stuff making the rounds in the Mets blogosphere. Tell us if you think the following statement is Fair or Foul. It is probably unfair, but to me this encapsulates the 8-year Piazza Era in New York; a time marked by some spectacular […]

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Wright Not Looking Forward To Trade Rumors

An article by posted on January 15, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Not Looking Forward To Trade Rumors

Mets third baseman David Wright took questions from reporters during his second annual Vegas Night charity event. Andy McCullough spoke to Wright who spoke a little about his legacy. “I’ve never been one that wanted to make every last dollar that I could playing this game. I’m obviously very fortunate where if God forbid I got hurt […]

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Pelfrey, Torres, Ramirez, Acosta File For Arbitration

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey, Torres, Ramirez, Acosta File For Arbitration

Mike Pelfrey, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez, and Andres Torres all filed for arbitration before the midnight deadline last night. Pelfrey earned $3.925 million, Torres earned $2.2 million and Ramirez earned $1.65 million in 2011. They are all expected to get significant raises for the upcoming season. Tuesday is the deadline for teams and players to exchange salary arbitration figures. […]

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Yankees Land RHP Michael Pineda From Mariners For Montero

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Yankees Land RHP Michael Pineda From Mariners For Montero

The New York Yankees have acquired young right-hander Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners for top hitting prospect Jesus Montero. The trade was first reported by CBS Sports. The Mariners also received Yankees right-hander Hector Noesi in the deal. Pineda, who turns 23 next week, is a potentially dominant starter who struck out 173 batters in 171 […]

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Mets Announce Ronny Cedeno Signing

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Ronny Cedeno Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a one-year major league contract. Cedeno, 28, hit .249 (103-413) with 43 runs scored, 25 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 32 RBI in 128 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011. He made 118 starts at shortstop and ranked […]

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Is Being A Met Fan Like A Greek Tragedy?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Is Being A Met Fan Like A Greek Tragedy?

David Groveman of Mack’s Mets had an interesting post in which he compares Mets fans to the Greek mythological figure King Sisyphus who was cursed to rolling a huge boulder uphill for eternity. The tragic fate of this Jerk of a King is similar in many ways to my experience as a Met fan. The Mets begin […]

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