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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Patience Has Its Price, But Striking Early Has Its Rewards

An article by posted on December 25, 2012 0 Comments
Patience Has Its Price, But Striking Early Has Its Rewards

Although finding a power hitter, particularly one who could man an outfield spot and bat righthanded, was one of the Mets top priorities this offseason, the strategy of waiting the market out has proved futile. Unless upgrading the outfield was never the priority that the front office wanted us to believe it was, lets call this […]

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Wishing All Of You A Very Merry Christmas

An article by posted on December 25, 2012 0 Comments
Wishing All Of You A Very Merry Christmas

I wish you all the joy, hope and happiness of this Holiday Season! On behalf of everyone at MMO, we wish you a Happy New Year! May the joy and spirit of the holidays be yours throughout the year!

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Some Christmas Cheer From The Mets Blogospehre

An article by posted on December 24, 2012 0 Comments
Some Christmas Cheer From The Mets Blogospehre

Yes, even us die-hards take a break from the everyday rigors of writing about those not-always so Amazin’ Mets. Why some of us even like to poke some fun and use humor as a way to ease the pain a little. A few such bloggers did just that and are worthy of mention on this […]

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MLB News: Swisher Signs With Tribe, Ibanez To M’s, Bosox Nab Hanrahan From Bucs

An article by posted on December 23, 2012 0 Comments
MLB News: Swisher Signs With Tribe, Ibanez To M’s, Bosox Nab Hanrahan From Bucs

Free agent Nick Swisher has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, as first reported by Mark Feinsand of the Daily News. Feinsand adds that the contract includes a vesting option for a fifth season that could bring the deal’s value to $70 million. The 32-year-old Swisher spent the last four seasons with the New York Yankees and batted […]

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Despite Interest From Yankees, Hairston Prefers A Return To Mets

An article by posted on December 23, 2012 0 Comments
Despite Interest From Yankees, Hairston Prefers A Return To Mets

Updated by HoJo on 12/23 Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, reports that  while the New York Yankees remain interested in free agent Scott Hairston, he would prefer to return to the Mets where he believes he’d be able to log significantly more playing time. Hairston has been holding out for the Mets since the season […]

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Dickey Writes A Farewell Message To Mets Fans

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Writes A Farewell Message To Mets Fans

R.A. Dickey wrote his own farewell message to Mets fans which was published him in the Daily News this evening. Here is his letter to Mets fans in its entirety: A little over a year ago I was knocking around book titles with my publisher when we finally found a keeper. The minute I heard the […]

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David Wright Feels Privileged To Know “The Plan”

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Feels Privileged To Know “The Plan”

In a column for Newsday, Marc Carig posted comments that David Wright made this week while discussing the way he envisions his role on the team. The Mets third baseman understands that he is now the public face of the franchise and that the fans now expect him to ultimately lead this team to a post […]

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Keith Law, Sal Fasano, FanGraphs On Travis d’Arnaud, Park Factors, Defense

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Keith Law, Sal Fasano, FanGraphs On Travis d’Arnaud, Park Factors, Defense

Keith Law of ESPN answered a couple of questions about the Mets new catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud during his weekly chat this week. Q – Do you see Travis d’Arnaud continuing at catcher longterm, or do the Mets need to think of him in the outfield or first base (possibly trading or moving Ike Davis). […]

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Cody Ross Agrees To 3-Year Deal With D’Backs

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Cody Ross Agrees To 3-Year Deal With D’Backs

Cody Ross has reportedly agreed to a three year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The free agent outfielder had been on the Mets radar, but as Craig Lerner wrote this morning, he was far removed from the Mets price range. No details yet on the dollars, but it could be around $26 million or thereabouts. With […]

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Who Were The Best Double-Play Combo Ever?

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Who Were The Best Double-Play Combo Ever?

Matt Snyder, a blogger for Eye On Baseball,  wonders if Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell were the best double-play combination ever? My answer is, probably yes. The second baseman and shortstop were together for more than ten years and racked up a combined 11 All-Star appearances, seven Gold Gloves and seven Silver Sluggers. Snyder says […]

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