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 Not Looking Forward To Trade Rumors

An article by posted on January 15, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Not Looking Forward To Trade Rumors

Mets third baseman David Wright took questions from reporters during his second annual Vegas Night charity event. Andy McCullough spoke to Wright who spoke a little about his legacy. “I’ve never been one that wanted to make every last dollar that I could playing this game. I’m obviously very fortunate where if God forbid I got hurt […]

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Pelfrey, Torres, Ramirez, Acosta File For Arbitration

An article by posted on January 14, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey, Torres, Ramirez, Acosta File For Arbitration

Mike Pelfrey, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez, and Andres Torres all filed for arbitration before the midnight deadline last night. Pelfrey earned $3.925 million, Torres earned $2.2 million and Ramirez earned $1.65 million in 2011. They are all expected to get significant raises for the upcoming season. Tuesday is the deadline for teams and players to exchange salary arbitration figures. […]

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Yankees Land RHP Michael Pineda From Mariners For Montero

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Yankees Land RHP Michael Pineda From Mariners For Montero

The New York Yankees have acquired young right-hander Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners for top hitting prospect Jesus Montero. The trade was first reported by CBS Sports. The Mariners also received Yankees right-hander Hector Noesi in the deal. Pineda, who turns 23 next week, is a potentially dominant starter who struck out 173 batters in 171 […]

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Mets Announce Ronny Cedeno Signing

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Ronny Cedeno Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a one-year major league contract. Cedeno, 28, hit .249 (103-413) with 43 runs scored, 25 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 32 RBI in 128 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011. He made 118 starts at shortstop and ranked […]

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Is Being A Met Fan Like A Greek Tragedy?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Is Being A Met Fan Like A Greek Tragedy?

David Groveman of Mack’s Mets had an interesting post in which he compares Mets fans to the Greek mythological figure King Sisyphus who was cursed to rolling a huge boulder uphill for eternity. The tragic fate of this Jerk of a King is similar in many ways to my experience as a Met fan. The Mets begin […]

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Will Johan Santana’s Velocity Suffer As A Result Of The Surgery?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Will Johan Santana’s Velocity Suffer As A Result Of The Surgery?

Interesting response by Anthony DiComo when he was asked a question regarding a potential loss in velocity for Johan Santana who had already seen the velocity on his fastball decline in the years before his shoulder surgery in 2010. Isn’t Johan Santana the first pitcher of his kind to suffer this kind of injury? He […]

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More On Losing F-Mart

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments

Toby Hyde of Mets Minor League Blog poses an interesting question: I just find this whole little episode stunning. Giving up Fernando Martinez for nothing just seems odd. Surely Martinez was worth something, like a live arm or two, on the trade market. Moreover, there is still slack on the Mets 40-man roster. This feels a little […]

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Wilpon Doesn’t Sound Like A Man Who’s Considering Bankruptcy To Me

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Doesn’t Sound Like A Man Who’s Considering Bankruptcy To Me

Shh… Fred Wilpon spoke. Did you hear it? Yes, it’s been almost a year to the day since you last read a quote from the Mets CEO, and I must say that he’s sounding like he has a lot more spring to his steps these days. Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal caught up […]

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Selig Extension Official, Endorses Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments
Selig Extension Official, Endorses Fred Wilpon

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has received a two-year contract extension through the 2014 to remain in his current role. Selig’s extension had been rumored for months and was approved in a 29-1 vote Thursday during owners’ meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. He will be 80 when the new deal expires. “I am very humbled […]

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Sandy Almighty

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Almighty

The other day I jokingly suggested that I was going to have Kelly design a special graphic for Lord Sandy – a moniker that frequently appears on our comment threads. I even asked if we should make one with a halo or without… Well as luck would have it, longtime friend of MMO and frequent […]

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