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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Raissman: Bobby V. Coming To SNY?

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
Raissman: Bobby V. Coming To SNY?

Is Bobby Valentine about to bring his high-wire act to the Mets Pregame show on SNY this season? That’s what some sources are telling Bob Raissman of the Daily News. MLB sources say SportsNet New York brass has reached out to Valentine to discuss a possible studio role on Mets telecasts. Valentine, who managed the Mets (1996-2002), […]

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Thoughts and Prayers For Landon Powell Who Lost His Daughter Last Night

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts and Prayers For Landon Powell Who Lost His Daughter Last Night

Catcher Landon Powell, whom the Mets recently signed to a Minor League contract, lost his five-month-old daughter to a fatal liver condition last night. Powell’s baby daughter, Izzy, was born prematurely and was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Such a sad story to report. To learn more you can visit their Facebook page, Prayers For Izzy. […]

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Refinancing SNY Loan Will Prepare Mets For Expected Declining Revenues

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments
Refinancing SNY Loan Will Prepare Mets For Expected Declining Revenues

Michael Breit was a guest on YES Network’s The State of Sports where they discussed the state of the Mets finances, the refinancing, revenue and cash flow. The Mets took advantage of better interest rates which was the main factor in refinancing $700 million dollars in debt.  With the refinance the Mets cashed out a […]

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MMO Fair Or Foul: Why Not Start 2014 A Little Earlier?

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair Or Foul: Why Not Start 2014 A Little Earlier?

Metsmerized is all about representing the whole of the Mets fan base, not just the ones who worship Sandy or those who don’t, and not just the ones who dominate Twitter and those fans who don’t. Eight in ten Mets fans I ask don’t even have Twitter accounts and look at me like I have […]

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Best Mythical Met: Sidd Finch Or Matt Wheeler?

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments
Best Mythical Met: Sidd Finch Or Matt Wheeler?

Earlier today we had a funny little email exchange between me, Jessep and Satish (AKA Perseus). It started out like this… Joe D.: The first time we ever spoke to Zack Wheeler, one of the questions asked was what are his likes and dislikes. He was quick to say, “I can’t stand when people write my […]

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Hits & Misses: Upton, Hairston, Bourn and the Dynamic Duo

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Upton, Hairston, Bourn and the Dynamic Duo

What I love most about Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey is their incredible determination and confidence. Each of them possess a similar swagger and they both exactly know what they want and go after it. They pair that confidence with a professionalism you don’t see very often in players so young. I’m sure you caught […]

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The Bourn Ultimatum: Should We Or Shouldn’t We?

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Ultimatum: Should We Or Shouldn’t We?

The Mets want Michael Bourn, but not at the risk of losing their first round draft pick according to John Harper of the Daily News. No surprise there, but even if they could get MLB to protect their pick, are they suddenly going to splurge with the money it would take to sign the Scott […]

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Cubs And Hairston Agree On A Two Year, $6 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs And Hairston Agree On A Two Year, $6 Million Deal

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in agreement with Scott Hairston on a two-year contract. Hairston can earn up to $6 million dollars including incentives according to ESPN’s Bruce Levine. Scott Hairston was reportedly looking for a two-year, $8 million contract to which the Mets balked and countered with a one year deal for […]

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Frank Wren Gets His Man, Justin Upton To The Braves!

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Wren Gets His Man, Justin Upton To The Braves!

Update from Perseus 10:15 AM Well, it looks like the Upton Brothers will be united in Atlanta after all. According to MLBTR, the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed, in principle, to a deal that would send Justin Upton to the Braves. Mark Bowman of MLB.com provided the terms of the trade: The Braves […]

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MMO Caption Contest: Win This Original 1986 Mets Score Book In Mint Condition!

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Caption Contest: Win This Original 1986 Mets Score Book In Mint Condition!

WIN THIS 1986 METS OFFICIAL PROGRAM! I can assure you this is a beauty and one of over a dozen I own from that magical season. This one still has the scorecard in it and is in mint condition. I’ll be giving away a few of my other score books in the next few days, […]

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