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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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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Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm…

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments
Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm…

This is the time of year where I start getting antsy and can’t wait for baseball to get here already. The holidays are over, the weather sucks, and the waiting is the hardest part. This is a renamed version of my old “Cup of Joe” posts where I share some thoughts on the latest Mets […]

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Scott Hairston Signing Official

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
Scott Hairston Signing Official

Mets make it official. The New York Mets today announced the club has re-signed outfielder Scott Hairston to a one-year major league contract. Hairston, 31, batted .235 (31-132) with 20 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 24 RBI in 79 games with the Mets last season. The 6-0, 204-pounder hit three […]

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Ike Davis Is “Ready To Play”

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments

Some good news from Anthony Rieber of Newsday: Ike Davis said Tuesday he is “good to go” for spring training after more than two months of hard rehab on the freakish left ankle injury that cost him most of the 2011 season. “I’m there now,” he said after a two-hour workout at Fischer SportsPhysical Therapy and Conditioning […]

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Mets Close To Finalizing $100 Million In Shares

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Close To Finalizing $100 Million In Shares

According to the Daily News, the Mets are close to finalizing the sale of at least five $20 million shares in the team, a move that would help pay off $350 million in club debt, baseball officials familiar with the transactions told the Daily News. Major League Baseball has vetted and approved the investors, and […]

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