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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Chat Live With Sandy Alderson Tomorrow

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Chat Live With Sandy Alderson Tomorrow

Remember to send your questions to @Mets on Twitter and don’t forget to include the hashtag #AskSandy with all your questions.

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Law Ranks Wheeler, d’Arnaud, Syndergaard In Top 100 MLB Prospects

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
Law Ranks Wheeler, d’Arnaud, Syndergaard In Top 100 MLB Prospects

Hopefully, ESPN doesn’t kill me for sharing this from my ESPN Insider account. Shhh… Don’t tell anybody… This seems to be a recurring dream – I mean theme -or is it meme… I think it’s awesome that virtually every minor league expert, baseball scout and baseball executive, seem to share the same sentiment on these three. All of […]

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Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez Come Full Circle

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez Come Full Circle

Last off season, only a few hours after we learned that Jose Reyes had signed with the Miami Marlins, Sandy Alderson made some noise of his own and traded Angel Pagan to the Giants in exchange for center fielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez. After already signing Andres Torres to a one-year deal, $2 […]

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Spring Training ’13: Darin Gorski Will Get Long Look As Reliever

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Training ’13: Darin Gorski Will Get Long Look As Reliever

On Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson talked a little bit about Mets left-handed pitching prospect Darin Gorski. Alderson said that Gorski will get a serious look as a reliever in Spring Training, but it is unlikely he’ll make the Opening Day roster. The Mets just want to see how Gorski performs in that role. Gorski, 25, has […]

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Marlins On Verge Of Signing Jose Valverde?

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins On Verge Of Signing Jose Valverde?

Former Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde is on the verge of signing with the Miami Marlins according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. However, Jon Heyman reports that Valverde is still talking with a number of teams, including the Marlins, and that nothing is imminent. The Mets were reportedly pursuing Valverde as an option to try and replace Frank Francisco as the team’s closer. The […]

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MMO’s 2013 Top 25 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
MMO’s 2013 Top 25 Mets Prospects

After many months of thoughtful deliberating, boisterous debating and countless incidents of throwing food at each other, here is our official and final MMO Top 25 Prospects for 2013. A special thanks goes to Satish AKA Perseus, who used his Zeus-like powers to take all of our analysis, emails, and notes written on the back […]

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Mets Still Want MLB To Protect Pick, Will Go All Out For Bourn

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Still Want MLB To Protect Pick, Will Go All Out For Bourn

A Mets source told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that the front office is still trying to get MLB to allow them to keep their first-round pick if they sign Michael Bourn. They are still trying to determine whether they can convince Bourn to sign a potential backloaded deal and that they will go “all out on the compensation” […]

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If You Re-Build It They Will Come?

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
If You Re-Build It They Will Come?

You know the old saying from the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta. If you built it they will come… That hasn’t exactly been a case of life imitating art where the Mets are concerned. In fact, it’s not even close. According to a report by ESPN, Mets attendance […]

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Mets Should Take A Shot On Outfielder Russ Canzler

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Take A Shot On Outfielder Russ Canzler

To make room for newly-acquired slugger Travis Hafner, the Yankees designated outfielder Russ Canzler for assignment. Canzler is no stranger to being DFA’d. After spending last season with the Cleveland Indians, Canzler was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays in December, reclaimed by the Tribe in January, and finally claimed by the Yankees two weeks […]

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Being Brutally Honest Is Somewhat Refreshing

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
Being Brutally Honest Is Somewhat Refreshing

If you haven’t checked out this interview with Mark Teixeira by Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, you should. After all, how often is it that you see a $200 million dollar ballplayer who is on the decline say something like this… “I have no problem with anybody in New York, any fan, saying you’re […]

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