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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Beltran Signs With Cards, Marquis Goes To Twins

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Signs With Cards, Marquis Goes To Twins

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, former Met Carlos Beltran has signed a two-year deal worth $25 million dollars with the St. Louis Cardinals. Beltran reportedly turned down a couple of three-year offers to join St. Louis for a chance to contend. Last season, Beltran batted .300/.385/.525 in 598 plate appearances for the Mets and […]

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Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Oakland Athletics will trade LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for four minor leaguers; right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris. Three of the players the Nats gave up were on their top-ten prospects list. Gonzalez, 25, will be under team control through the 2015 season and joins what […]

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Wright Staying Put? I Don’t Think So…

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Wright Staying Put? I Don’t Think So…

Rockies beat reporter Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, said via Twitter: “My understanding is that the Mets will hold on to David Wright until the Trade Deadline,” I’m not buying it one bit… As I felt and said all through the 2011 season – that the Mets would never re-sign Jose Reyes – I have that same […]

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Baby, Baby, Baby, You’re Out Of Time

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Baby, Baby, Baby, You’re Out Of Time

What did I say was going to happen before Opening Day? <scratches head> Oh yeah, this… You’re obsolete my baby, my poor discarded baby, I say baby, baby, baby you’re outta time…. The Wilpon’s have always loved slogans… The Team, The Time… Your Season Has Come… We need one for the 2012 Mets… What’cha got?

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Thole Getting Head Start On Workouts

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Thole Getting Head Start On Workouts

The New York Post, caught up with catcher Josh Thole who is heading to Dallas to begin working on improving his skills as a catcher. Thole realizes how poorly he has performed and is hoping to turn around what was a bad season overall for him in 2011. “I didn’t have a tremendous year by any means,” said […]

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With Perks Like These Mets Should Have No Problem Selling $20MM Stakes

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments
With Perks Like These Mets Should Have No Problem Selling $20MM Stakes

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times obtained a leaked three-page document that was drawn up by the team’s investment banker and distributed to potential investors interested in buying $20 million dollar stakes in the Mets. In order to attract minority owners, the document included not only a description of the complex financial arrangements which […]

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Rockies Want Niese, Not Turner

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke to a major league source who told him that the Mets have expressed interest in Colorado Rockies outfielder/second baseman Eric Young Jr. The source speculated that “sending Justin Turner to Colorado might get the potential deal done”. However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports followed that up and later reported that […]

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Is Daniel Murphy Part Of The Mets Future?

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments
Is Daniel Murphy Part Of The Mets Future?

I’m a big Daniel Murphy fan. I love his determination, I’m impressed by his plate approach, I believe in his value as an offensive player, and his enthusiasm is totally awesome. That said, I just don’t see him as part of the master plan. I’ve heard and read all the quotes about him being the […]

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Mets Missing The Boat On Some Great Available Pitching

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Missing The Boat On Some Great Available Pitching

It’s kind of sad to sit back and watch the names of all these solid young pitchers dominate the rumor mill and the trading block this hot stove season. In any other year, we might have seen the Mets jump in on one or two of these pitchers to fortify the rotation, but instead we […]

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Mets Announce They Will Eliminate St. Lucie Rookie Team

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce They Will Eliminate St. Lucie Rookie Team

According to the NY Post, the Mets will have one less minor league affiliate next season as they seek to cut costs. The team announced Tuesday it plans to eliminate its rookie team in St. Lucie of the Gulf Coast League. The Mets will have Rookie teams in Kingsport, Tenn., and in the Dominican Republic. […]

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