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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Heyman Confirms A’s Want Huge Haul For Gio Gonzalez

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Heyman Confirms A’s Want Huge Haul For Gio Gonzalez

Confirming what I posted here last night, Jon Heyman reported today via Twitter, that the A’s are seeking a huge package of prospects in return for starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Two things you cant take to the bank about the Mets this offseason: 1. Mets wont pay huge dollars for any free agents. 2. Mets […]

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Mets Seeking A Four-Month Extension To Repay MLB Loan

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Seeking A Four-Month Extension To Repay MLB Loan

Josh Kosman and Kaja Whitehouse of the NY Post and FOX Sports, have been covering the ongoing Madoff/Wilpon/Picard storyline since it’s inception and today they are reporting that the extension the Mets are trying to work out for paying back the $25 million dollar emergency loan from MLB, is actually a 4-month extension. “The Mets […]

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Selig Helped Wilpons Break The Einhorn Deal

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Selig Helped Wilpons Break The Einhorn Deal

On Thursday, John Harper of the Daily News, reported that there is now “a level of pessimism among MLB people about whether the Wilpons are going to survive their financial problems.” An MLB official told Harper the it could be the banks, more so than MLB, that are likely to start squeezing the Wilpons, writing, “They’re sort […]

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Sandy Alderson, The Multi-Tasker

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson, The Multi-Tasker

Remember back in early October when I first mentioned that Sandy Alderson may bid the Mets farewell after the 2012 season to take over for Bud Selig as commissioner of baseball? Remember when I told you a person who works at MLB told me that “the Mets are Sandy Alderson’s test”? Here’s something that may […]

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A Special Holiday Message…

An article by posted on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
A Special Holiday Message…

As you know, Mets Merized Online was on hand for the Mets’ Annual Holiday Party, held earlier this week at Citi Field. It was a fun event and our own videographer, Jim Mancari took a lot of video and photographs while he was there – some of which he has posted already. Daniel Murphy did […]

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Done Deal – Mets Sign RHP Jon Rauch For $3.5 Million

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Done Deal – Mets Sign RHP Jon Rauch For $3.5 Million

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent righthanded pitcher Jon Rauch to a one-year contract. Rauch, 33, appeared in 53 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, finishing 5-4 with 11 saves. He compiled a 4.85 ERA (28 earned/52.0 innings) with 36 strikeouts and pitched 1.0 inning or more […]

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The Silver Lining To This Mets Debacle?

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
The Silver Lining To This Mets Debacle?

Every once in a while, I come across a comment on MMO that reads more like a stand-alone post and deserves special consideration. T Agee responded to my post this morning and gave me much to think about, but more importantly he reminds me of a few things that I sometimes forget while I stew […]

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Johan Santana May Not Be Ready By Opening Day

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments

Last night during the Mets Holiday Party, Mets GM Sandy Alderson sounded less confident than he has in the past regarding starting pitcher, Johan Santana. “We do have some question marks, of course, with Santana being one of them,” general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday at the team’s annual Christmas party. “We think he’s going […]

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A Bridge To Nowhere

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
A Bridge To Nowhere

As you may have heard or read on this site a couple of days ago, the Mets received a $40 million dollar bridge loan to help them buy time until the sales of those $20 million dollars stakes to individual investors start materializing. It was Bank of America who kicked in the dough, and it […]

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Hot Stove News: Dontrelle To Phillies, Aramis To Brewers, Rowand To Marlins

An article by posted on December 13, 2011 0 Comments

A major-league source confirmed that the Phillies have agreed to a one-year deal for under $1 million dollars with Dontrelle Willis pending a physical. Willis posted a 5.00 ERA in 75 2/3 innings for Cincinnati in 2011, but the Phillies apparently saw enough to guarantee the lefthander a one-year contract for 2012 based mostly on […]

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