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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MMO Fair or Foul: The Hair Of The Dog That Bit The Mets

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: The Hair Of The Dog That Bit The Mets

I totally loved digging into the first half of this reaction post by Bill Price of the Daily News, after learning that the Mets balked at Scott Hairston’s two year contract demand. Just who the heck does Scott Hairston think he is? According to reports, he has the nerve of asking the Mets for a 2-year, $8 […]

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Mets Don’t Fear The Beard, Haven’t Closed Door On Wilson

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Fear The Beard, Haven’t Closed Door On Wilson

Updated On Jan. 17 by Joe D. From Marc Carig of Newsday, the latest on The Beard: Source: Mets still haven’t closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson. Fear the Beard Rumors! Updated On Jan. 16 by Joe D. This from Mike Puma of the NY Post: Brian Wilson […]

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Mejia Hasn’t Exhausted All His Options, Could Start Season In Minors

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mejia Hasn’t Exhausted All His Options, Could Start Season In Minors

This from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: Jenrry Mejia has a fourth option the Mets can use in 2013. So the right-hander does not necessarily have to make the major league ballclub out of spring training. Assuming the Mets sign a veteran starting pitcher to round out the rotation, Mejia logically would compete for a […]

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Daniel Murphy Likes Mets Offseason Moves, Wright Extension, Dickey Trade, Cowgill

An article by posted on January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Likes Mets Offseason Moves, Wright Extension, Dickey Trade, Cowgill

Adam Rubin caught up with Daniel Murphy who is very upbeat about the Mets’ offseason. Murphy says we extended the best third baseman in the majors in David Wright, has heard great things about Collin Cowgill and has no problem with not adding any major league free agents. Asked specifically about parting with Dickey, Murphy […]

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Short Shots: Mets Wiggling Back In, Best Bullpen: Braves Or Nationals?

An article by posted on January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Short Shots: Mets Wiggling Back In, Best Bullpen: Braves Or Nationals?

The more I keep saying that there’s no chance in hell that the Mets will trade for Justin Upton or Giancarlo Stanton, the more I keep reading stuff like this: However, if you’re a Mets fan who wants Upton (or Jason Kubel) now, root for Michael Bourn to a take a one-year deal with the […]

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Nats Bolster Bullpen, Sign Rafael Soriano

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Nats Bolster Bullpen, Sign Rafael Soriano

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that free agent reliever Rafael Soriano has agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract with the Washington Nationals. As a result of the signing, the Nationals will have to surrender the team’s first round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, while the Yankees will receive a compensatory pick sandwiched between the first and […]

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D’Backs Want Wheeler, Mets Don’t Match Up In Upton Deal

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
D’Backs Want Wheeler, Mets Don’t Match Up In Upton Deal

Updated by Joe D. on 1/15 at 1:30 PM According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks are not a good match for a Justin Upton deal. D’Backs GM Kevin Towers is insisting that he will not lower his trade request for Upton since the deal with the Seattle Mariners evaporated last […]

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Is Valdespin Out Of The Mets’ Team Picture?

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Is Valdespin Out Of The Mets’ Team Picture?

JetsMets13 asks… What has happened to Jordany Valdespin’s stock in the organization? I keep hearing about Duda, Nieuwenhuis and Baxter with hardly ever a mention of ‘Spin. I thought he flashed some nice power in limited playing time, and when they handed him an outfielder’s glove he adapted very quickly. What gives? Joe D. replies… […]

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Mets Invite Rafael Montero, Cory Mazzoni, Juan Centeno to Spring Training

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Invite Rafael Montero, Cory Mazzoni, Juan Centeno to Spring Training

The New York Mets today announced the club invited righthanded pitchers Rafael Montero and Cory Mazzoni, catcher Juan Centeno, infielder Josh Satin and outfielder Matt den Dekker to major league Spring Training. Montero, 22, went a combined 11-5 with a 2.36 ERA (32 earned runs/122.0 innings) and 110 strikeouts in 20 starts for Savannah (A) […]

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MMO Originals: Week Ending January 13

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Originals: Week Ending January 13

As MMO continues to provide our readers with some of the most original articles and analysis on the New York Mets and Major League Baseball, here is a small sampling of some exclusive MMO content from the week that was: Enter Sandy-Man by Matthew Balasis – 62 comments Alderson Shows Dickey No Respect by Joe D. – […]

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