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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Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Frank Francisco to a two-year contract. Francisco, 32, went 1-4 with 17 saves and a 3.55 ERA (20 earned runs/50.2 innings) in 54 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. The 6-2, 250-pounder issued 18 walks and had 53 strikeouts. […]

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This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

I’m so sick of reading about the Mets these days. I’m seeing one terrible truth unveiled after another. And though I was warned about everything that was coming down before the Mets break camp next next March, it doesn’t make it any easier to see this once proud franchise disintegrate into oblivion. This song seems […]

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Hot Stove News: J-Roll Re-Signs, Padres Get Huge Haul For Latos

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Stove News: J-Roll Re-Signs, Padres Get Huge Haul For Latos

J-Roll Is Back The Phillies and shortstop Jimmy Rollins have agreed to a three-year deal with a vesting option for a fourth year. The deal is worth approximately $33 million guaranteed. Rollins hit .268 with 16 home runs, 63 runs batted in, and 30 stolen bases last year while playing his usual Gold Glove defense at […]

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Can We Please Stop Reporting That Sandy Alderson Is Shopping Jon Niese?

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments

Sometimes it just boggles my mind how some bloggers can’t seem to differentiate between a writer’s speculation or a legitimate rumor. Case in point are these recent Jon Niese to Colorado for Seth Smith rumors. Before I tear into the heart of these outlandish attempts to fire up the fan base, let me begin with […]

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Mets Re-Sign Queens Native, Mike Baxter

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Re-Sign Queens Native, Mike Baxter

After being non-tendered on Monday evening to make room on the 40-man roster for free-agent acquisition Jon Rauch, outfielder Mike Baxter is back with organization. The Mets announced that Baxter has agreed to a minor-league deal to remain with the club and also received an invitation to spring training. The Queens native batted .235 in 22 games […]

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My Outrage Goes Beyond Baseball

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
My Outrage Goes Beyond Baseball

As most readers on MMO know, the Mets recently got a $40 million dollar bridge loan from Bank of America to help tide the team over until some of those $20 million dollar ownership stakes they’ve been peddling start to come through. For more on that, read my post “A Bridge To Nowhere” and catch yourself up. […]

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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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