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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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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Mets Flagship Station WFAN Switching From AM To FM

An article by posted on October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Flagship Station WFAN Switching From AM To FM

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times is reporting that Mets flagship station WFAN could be switching from 660 AM to 101.9 FM in the coming months. It looks like that for the time being they will be broadcasting in simulcast on both stations, but that could change once the majority of the listenership gets used to […]

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Who Are The Available Outfielders As Sandy Institutes His Wholesale Changes?

An article by posted on October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Who Are The Available Outfielders As Sandy Institutes His Wholesale Changes?

With so many items on the Mets to-do list this offseason, their longest such list in nearly a decade, you’ll get few arguments that improving the outfield would be paramount after addressing the R.A. Dickey and David Wright situations. The Mets will not be the only team spanning the terrain for available outfielders. Division rivals like Philadelphia have made […]

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Ten Positives From The Mets 2012 Season

An article by posted on October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Ten Positives From The Mets 2012 Season

John Delcos and myself have collaborated before on several projects and are contributors to each other’s blogs. We will be working again this offseason beginning with today’s feature on the Top Ten Positives to take away from the Mets’ overall disappointing season. Tomorrow we’ll examine the Top Ten Negatives. So in no particular order we give you […]

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Stop Dragging My Heart Around…

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Stop Dragging My Heart Around…

Adam Rubin at ESPN New York again points out why it’s hard to fathom the Mets making any considerable moves of note in light of the undeniable facts of their 2013 payroll obligations: These six players alone total $79.5 million: Santana $25.5 million + $5.5 million buyout = $31 million Bay $16 million + $3 […]

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Mets Owners Looking To Refinance SNY Loan To Generate More Cash

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Owners Looking To Refinance SNY Loan To Generate More Cash

In a report for the New York Times, Richard Sandomir says the Mets are talking to banks in an effort to raise more cash so to be able to reorganize their debt. According to Sandomir, the Mets could refinance SNY’s $450 million loan and then borrow more to repay some of the team’s debt and pick […]

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