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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What Was Your Favorite Moment of the 2012 Mets Season?

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
What Was Your Favorite Moment of the 2012 Mets Season?

Basically when I asked this question I expected it would be a toss-up between Johan Santana’s No-Hitter on June 1, or R.A. Dickey’s incredible Cy Young worthy campaign. That’s exactly what we got. But there was a part of me that was wondering and hoping if anyone would bring up the 76 games that the […]

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Arbitration Projections Total $8.5 Million For Davis, Murphy, Parnell, Thole

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
Arbitration Projections Total $8.5 Million For Davis, Murphy, Parnell, Thole

MLB Trade Rumors reviewed the Mets nine arbitration eligible players:and projected what they could earn this offseason at the bargaining table: Daniel Murphy – $3MM Bobby Parnell – $1.5MM Josh Thole – $1.2MM Rob Johnson – $600K Ike Davis – $2.8MM Fred Lewis – $500K Manny Acosta – $1.1MM Andres Torres – $3.2MM Mike Pelfrey – $5.7MM Ike Davis […]

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Alderson Must Use The Moneyball Principles That Landed Him Mets Job In The First Place

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Must Use The Moneyball Principles That Landed Him Mets Job In The First Place

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post says that due to lingering payroll flexibility issues the Mets have no margin for errors like the Angel Pagan trade and the Frank Francisco signing. he also points out that their is a lack of organizational depth to execute a significant trade without impacting the major-league team nor the dollars to […]

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If Dickey Demands More Than 2 Year Extension, Should We Trade Him?

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
If Dickey Demands More Than 2 Year Extension, Should We Trade Him?

It’s a foregone conclusion that the Mets will exercise the $5 million dollar team option on R.A. Dickey sometime in the next 2-3 days. Then there’s the matter of extension talks which Sandy Alderson said would be a top priority. The question is how many years is too many years? A two year extension would […]

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Headley Edges Wright To Win First Gold Glove At Third Base

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
Headley Edges Wright To Win First Gold Glove At Third Base

Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres has won the National League Gold Glove Award at third base for the 2012 season. It’s the first of Headley’s career. Headley was voted the top defensive third baseman in the National League by managers and coaches. He was never really considered a solid defender at the hot corner, but […]

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Melky To The Mets Would Be A Bad Idea, But It Could Happen

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
Melky To The Mets Would Be A Bad Idea, But It Could Happen

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, spoke with several major league executives who said they believed that the Mets and Phillies will be very interested in outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will be a free agent this offseason. There’s also a good chance that the Giants will try to re-sign Cabrera, especially if they are unable to work […]

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Has Murphy Done Enough To Keep His Job At Second Base?

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
Has Murphy Done Enough To Keep His Job At Second Base?

Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have spoken glowingly about the progress made at second base by Daniel Murphy this season. “I think anytime you’re a guy who’s trying to learn a new position, you spend a lot of time at that position to get comfortable, and Dan has worked very, very hard,” Collins said. “I […]

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Mets Desperate For Cheap Power, Eying Miguel Olivo At Catcher

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Desperate For Cheap Power, Eying Miguel Olivo At Catcher

The Mets are desperate to find power at minimal costs this offseason and at no position more than catcher, where their five homers last season were by far the fewest in the majors, says Joel Sherman in his column for the New York Post. One name to keep an eye on is Miguel Olivo. who is someone […]

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Amazin’ Memories: Duke Snider, Hall Of Famer and Mets All Star

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin’ Memories: Duke Snider, Hall Of Famer and Mets All Star

This vintage United Press International telephoto was taken the day after the Mets purchased Duke Snider for $40,000 from the Los Angeles Dodgers and reuniting him with longtime teammate Gil Hodges. Of course that’s Mets manager Casey Stengel who’s chatting it up with Gil and Duke on the dugout steps just before an April 6th spring training […]

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Cabrera, Posey Win Hank Aaron Award

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments

Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey were selected Saturday as winners of the 2012 Hank Aaron Award as the most outstanding offensive players in each league. Cabrera won the first Triple Crown since 1967, leading the American League with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs. The Venezuela native became the first Latin-born winner of […]

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