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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Wright Updates: Being Named Captain, Making More Than Johan, New Deal Replaces Option

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Updates: Being Named Captain, Making More Than Johan, New Deal Replaces Option

Andy Martino of the Daily News also reports that the deal is an eight-year deal and that it replaces the 2013 option. The eight year, $138 million dollar contract essentially voids the option year contract. Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports writes that that it was very important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana‘s $137.5 million […]

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Mike Piazza Among A Strong Cast To Debut On HOF Ballot

An article by posted on November 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Among A Strong Cast To Debut On HOF Ballot

With the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot set to be officially released this afternoon, the whole steroids era controversy and how the BBWAA continues to view players from that era, will come to to light once again. Have their sentiments softened or are they still standing their ground? For Mets fans, all eyes will be […]

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Would John Lannan Be A Solid Fit For The Mets?

An article by posted on November 28, 2012 0 Comments
Would John Lannan Be A Solid Fit For The Mets?

On Tuesday, Nationals beat writer William Ladson, tweeted that he expects the Nats to non-tender lefthanded starting pitcher John Lannan on Friday. Ladson also added that he believed Lannan would be a solid fit for the Mets. I took a quick glance at Lannan’s career numbers and the first thing that came to mind was, “I’ve seen these […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Meet Metsie, A Bewildered Mets Fan

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Meet Metsie, A Bewildered Mets Fan

I got these pictures emailed to me from one of our readers Eileen (Always Amazin), and I thought you’d love to see them. Meet Metsie, all 2.8 pounds of him… Apparently, Metsie was thrilled about R.A. Dickey winning the Cy Young award when this shot was taken. Metsie looks a little bewildered at times, like […]

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David Wright Calls Reports Inaccurate

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Calls Reports Inaccurate

Updated Post 7:30 PM According to MLBTR, David Wright is calling all of today’s reports inaccurate: Mets third baseman David Wright offered commentary on the slew of reports from earlier today regarding his rumored contract negotiations, telling MLBTR, ”I have said from Day 1 that I want to play my entire career with the New York Mets. I remain hopeful […]

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Mets Offer Wright 7 Year Deal Between $125-$150 Million?

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Offer Wright 7 Year Deal Between $125-$150 Million?

Updated Post 3:30 PM Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is now reporting that a source has revealed to him that the Mets counteroffer to David Wright is for seven years and between $125M and $150M. If Mets are indeed offering Wright such a deal, Rosenthal adds, it seems unlikely he would reject it unless he wanted to […]

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Meanwhile In The Dickey Camp…

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Meanwhile In The Dickey Camp…

R.A. Dickey told reporters this morning that he is surprised by how slow negotiations have gone on a contract extension, and expressed disappointment with the slow pace. He is no longer sure they’re far enough along to determine if talks are going in the right direction. Dickey said the Mets have made a formal offer and he […]

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Mets Acquire Infielder Brandon Hicks From Oakland For Cash

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Infielder Brandon Hicks From Oakland For Cash

The Mets announced that they have acquired infielder Brandon Hicks from the Oakland A’s for cash considerations. Hicks, 27, hit .172 with three home runs and seven RBI in 64 at-bats over 22 games with the A’s last season. He also batted .244 with 18 homers and 61 RBIs in 328 at-bats with Triple-A Sacramento. […]

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Can Yankees Deal With News Corp, Bring Good Tidings To Mets Fans?

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Can Yankees Deal With News Corp, Bring Good Tidings To Mets Fans?

They say it takes money to make money, and nobody does that better than the New York Yankees. Those suits running the Bronx Bombers and the YES Network are always on the move  - looking to make more money and win more championships. They have one of the best brands in all of sports, but […]

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MMO Mailbag: What’s The Latest On Dillon Gee, Will He Still Be In Rotation?

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: What’s The Latest On Dillon Gee, Will He Still Be In Rotation?

Andrew asks: Is there any news regarding Dillon Gee’s recovery from his arm surgery? Will he be ready for Spring Training and do you think he will be in the rotation next season? Joe D. replies: As far as his health and recovery is concerned, Dillon Gee is expected to be 100% by the time […]

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