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 Arizona Fall League Recap

An article by posted on November 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Arizona Fall League Recap

With the Arizona Fall League now at an end, here is a quick summery of our eight prospects fared while playing for the Surprise Saguaros. Pitchers  Adam Kolarek (0-0, 2.92 ERA, 12.1 IP, 19 H, 5 BB, 8 K)  – The Mets have high hopes for Kolarek who could be a future closer for the team by […]

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Mets Want A Monster Package For Dickey

An article by posted on November 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Want A Monster Package For Dickey

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the Mets want a ‘monster package’ for R.A. Dickey, which is likely a few high-end prospects, major leaguers, outfielders and catching help. He cites a high-ranking MLB executive, that “if the Mets don’t get this level return, they’re probably not going to trade him.” Wow, talk about too […]

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Giancarlo Stanton Writes His Ticket Out Of Miami, Met Fans Can Only Dream

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Giancarlo Stanton Writes His Ticket Out Of Miami, Met Fans Can Only Dream

In a post for MLB.com, Peter Gammons, Stanton fired away at team ownership, a move that will essentially hasten his exodus from South Beach. I’m certain that most of you already heard about Stanton’s first reaction to the trade when he took to Twitter and said, “Alright I’m ticked off. I do not like this at all. […]

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Sunday Morning Grind: The Future Has Arrived

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Sunday Morning Grind: The Future Has Arrived

The Mets are on a mission to upgrade their catching position and somehow figure out their outfield configuration before the ump cries “Play Ball” on Opening Day. Offensively, the Mets ranked the worst in MLB at both positions. Defensively, I’m not sure, but suffice it to say it was pretty awful. On that note, scratch […]

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Son Of Bernie Madoff’s Accountant Commits Suicide

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Son Of Bernie Madoff’s Accountant Commits Suicide

The son of Bernard Madoff’s longtime accountant, Dave Friehling, has committed suicide in central Ohio, authorities have reported. Jeremy Friehling, 23, was found dead at his apartment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday in Columbus, where he was a second-year student at Ohio State’s medical school, police there said. He himself pleaded guilty to securities […]

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Alderson Draws A Line In The Sand

An article by posted on November 17, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Draws A Line In The Sand

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Sandy Alderson is not necessarily seeking a resolution to either David Wright’s or R.A. Rickey’s contract situation right now, but would like some clarity after Thanksgiving but before the Winter Meetings. “At some point we need resolution on these discussions to be able to move on. But that time is not […]

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Mets Made Dickey A Two Year Offer

An article by posted on November 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Made Dickey A Two Year Offer

Updated 6:20 PM  Major League sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Mets plan to offer R.A. Dickey a two-year contract extension… The New York Mets could be on the verge of a breakthrough in their negotiations with National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Or, maybe not. The Mets plan to offer Dickey a […]

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Wheeler Will Be Up Before All Star Break

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler Will Be Up Before All Star Break

A Mets person suggested to David Lennon of Newsday that top prospect Zack Wheeler will be in the Mets rotation before the All Star break. Certainly good news, and now it’s up to Zack Wheeler to make it happen. When he was last seen in Triple-A Buffalo, Wheeler made only six starts and went 2-2 with […]

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Mets Wouldn’t Trade Jon Niese For Alex Gordon?

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Wouldn’t Trade Jon Niese For Alex Gordon?

John Harper of the Daily News asked a Mets source if Jon Niese would be enough to land Royals Gold Glove left fielder Alex Gordon. I was stunned to see the response he got. But would they [the Mets] be better off trading Jonathon Niese than Dickey? As a 26-year-old lefthander who is under team […]

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Are We Really About To Trade A Reigning Cy Young Award Winner

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Are We Really About To Trade A Reigning Cy Young Award Winner

R.A. Dickey has just won the Cy Young Award… R.A. Dickey has just done what no Mets pitcher has done since 1985… R.A. Dickey may get his award on Opening Day in a Blue Jays or Dodgers uniform, or any other team who gives Sandy Alderson whatever it is he’s looking for. If that happens, […]

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