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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Cerrone: Mets and Wright $20 Million Apart

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Cerrone: Mets and Wright $20 Million Apart

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog says he’s heard that Sandy Alderson and David Wright are just $20 million dollars apart on a new contract extension. However, based on what I’m hearing, Wright’s camp is thinking seven years and at least $130 million guaranteed, while the Mets are thinking more like six years and around $110 million. Frankly, that’s […]

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Mets Hire Jim Malone As Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Hire Jim Malone As Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

The Mets announced they have named Jim Malone Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Malone, 45, was the Mets’ Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2002. He was the minor league Strength and Conditioning coordinator for the Kansas City Royals from 2000-2001 and the Cleveland Indians minor league Strength and Conditioning Coordinator from 2004-2005. Malone spent the previous seven […]

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About That Whole “Wilpon Is Broke” Rumor

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
About That Whole “Wilpon Is Broke” Rumor

Thoughts from Joe D. Well isn’t this an interesting way to interrupt my Sunday AMC “Gory Matters Here” marathon? I’m not seeing or buying what is being reported. I hate having to rehash all this stuff again, but the Mets are getting fiscally better everyday. I already told you last month, about the new National […]

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Mets Are Shopping Dickey, But Not Wright

An article by posted on November 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Are Shopping Dickey, But Not Wright

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says while no new Mets contract is close to happening with David Wright, there’s still said to be some optimism that a deal with their best player will eventually happen. No trade talks involving Wright are on the horizon, and the Mets will instead continue to talk to Wright and his representatives exclusively. […]

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Mets Might Bring Back Andres Torres

An article by posted on November 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Might Bring Back Andres Torres

A source has told Dan Martin of the New York Post that the Mets may very well bring back center fielder Andres Torres for another season. A second straight brutal season at the plate likely means the Mets will non-tender Andres Torres, but the team has not ruled out the possibility of bringing back the center fielder, according […]

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Happy Veteran’s Day From All Of Us At MMO

An article by posted on November 11, 2012 0 Comments
Happy Veteran’s Day From All Of Us At MMO

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online we would like to take some time to remember and honor all of the brave servicemen and women that have served and continue to serve our great country. Each Veteran’s Day we have an opportunity to recognize all the amazing men and women who make up the greatest military […]

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David Cone to Guest Bartend at Foley’s to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
David Cone to Guest Bartend at Foley’s to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Five Time All-Star “Pitches In” to Aid New Yorkers in Need During his 17-year major league career, David Cone took the mound in big spots for the Mets, Yankees and three other teams. However, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, he’ll be “pitching in” to help New York area residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The popular […]

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The High Cost Of Catching

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
The High Cost Of Catching

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that while the Mets and Red Sox had not engaged in discussions about catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, he ponders whether the two would match up for a deal now that they have signed free agent catcher David Ross. It’s not a bad idea, but Ken Rosenthal reports that the […]

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Alderson Says Thole Will Most Likely Be Back In 2013

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Says Thole Will Most Likely Be Back In 2013

Yesterday at the GM Meetings, Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and emphasized that while he gets perhaps a little more payroll flexibility than he originally anticipated, that it still doesn’t change much about the kinds of players they can acquire this winter, and that they still will be looking at the bottom of the free agent […]

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Mets Probably Won’t Trade Murphy, Not Very High On Valdespin

An article by posted on November 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Probably Won’t Trade Murphy, Not Very High On Valdespin

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a Mets official told him that the team probably won’t trade Daniel Murphy because of the hole it would create at second base. The official also said that prospect Jordany Valdespin is not viewed highly. You could tell the Mets went out of the way after […]

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