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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Mets 2012 Highlights Video

An article by posted on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets 2012 Highlights Video

Among the Mets’ top highlights of 2012 was R.A. Dickey becoming the first pitcher to win 20 games for the team in over two decades and of course Johan Santana’s No-Hitter on June 1st. But there were plenty more nice moments we’ll take away from 2012 besides those two, and this Mets video does a […]

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My Thoughts On MetsBlog’s Take On Alderson’s Interview

An article by posted on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
My Thoughts On MetsBlog’s Take On Alderson’s Interview

Thoughts from Joe D. I wanted to weigh in on this interview and decided to include my thoughts but leave HoJo’s original post below for thise who did not get a chance to hear the original interview and wanted a summary. You can still listen to the full interview here. I was inspired to write this […]

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Mets and Digital Domain Cancel Naming Rights Deal

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets and Digital Domain Cancel Naming Rights Deal

Digital Domain is canceling it’s $100,000 per year agreement for naming rights on the Mets’ stadium in Port St. Lucie as part of it’s corporate restructuring in bankruptcy court, according to Ballpark Digest. As you’ll read below, I originally sourced the problems at Digital Domain almost a month ago and even speculated that the naming rights […]

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Have We Seen David Wright’s Final Game In A Mets Uniform?

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Have We Seen David Wright’s Final Game In A Mets Uniform?

Until something gets done, the David Wright situation will to be the central theme on Mets blogs everywhere for this entire offseason. I wanted to get things started by asking our staff the following most important question for the Mets moving forward. Have we seen David Wright’s final game in a Mets uniform?   Mitch: No. The […]

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Alderson To Exercise Options on Dickey and Wright, Any Extension Deal Will Not Include 2013

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson To Exercise Options on Dickey and Wright, Any Extension Deal Will Not Include 2013

By now you all read most of the answers Sandy Alderson gave to reporters yesterday before the game. The beat writers did a great job and we got a lot of answers to a lot of important questions. There were no big surprises that came out of it or anything earth shattering. It’s mostly what […]

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Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

Well, Sandy Alderson did meet with Mets beat writers as I mentioned earlier and he had a mouthful to say. Adam Rubin got a good summary of everything: Wow… So lets see… 1. Informal conversations have taken place with Dickey and Wright. I think that’s called discussing parameters. 2. Buyouts on options for Santana and […]

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Collins Says Duda’s A Keeper, Wants His Players Committed To Drawing Walks

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Says Duda’s A Keeper, Wants His Players Committed To Drawing Walks

Terry Collins was a guest on WFAN yesterday with Mike Francesa and told him that he believes he has some unfinished business as manager of the Mets. They discussed a variety of topics which you can read about on MetsBlog or listen to on WFAN. It was mostly the same stuff we’ve all heard before, but two […]

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Alderson To Give A State Of The Team Address This Morning

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson To Give A State Of The Team Address This Morning

Updated 10/3 Mets GM Sandy Alderson plans to give a state-of-the-team address to Mets beat writers before this afternoon’s final game of the season against the Marlins. Check back as we’ll have a full summary of the press event. Original Post 10/2 Those team sources are talking to Adam Rubin at ESPN New York again. He […]

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Dickey To Have Surgery For Abdominal Tear, Plus What Ojeda Said

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey To Have Surgery For Abdominal Tear, Plus What Ojeda Said

After their 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, the Mets announced that R.A. Dickey will have surgery on October 18 in Philadelphia, to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he tore back in April. Apparently he has been pitching with discomfort all season long, but during his start it was the worst pain he’s had and […]

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MMO Roundtable: What Should Be The Number One Priority This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 2, 2012 0 Comments

In this MMO Roundtable edition, I asked our staff the following: What is the number one priority for the Mets this offseason?   Mitch: While the outfield has some issues, the bullpen is priority number one. The Mets lost a bunch of games because of the bullpen’s inability to get the job done…I’m not sure […]

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