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 Struggling for Cash, Borrow Another $40 Million

An article by posted on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Struggling for Cash, Borrow Another $40 Million

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, the Mets recently borrowed another $40 million dollars as a “bridge loan” meant to keep the team afloat as they try to raise money through the sale of minority shares in the team. People familiar with the team’s situation have said the owners had firm commitments from at […]

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Mets Sign A Couple Of Minor Leaguers, Claim Pirates RHP Off Waivers

An article by posted on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign A Couple Of Minor Leaguers, Claim Pirates RHP Off Waivers

The Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson and catcher Lucas May to minor league contracts and claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner off waivers from Pittsburgh. Mets.com has the 411 on them: Hefner, 25, posted a 9-7 record and a 4.98 ERA for San Diego’s Triple-A Tucson affiliate last season, ranking sixth in the Pacific Coast […]

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Braun’s Failed Test Revealed Synthetic Testosterone

An article by posted on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Braun’s Failed Test Revealed Synthetic Testosterone

The positive result was triggered by elevated levels of testosterone in Braun’s system, the sources told “Outside the Lines.” A subsequent, more comprehensive test revealed the testosterone was synthetic — not produced by Braun’s body. Every individual naturally produces testosterone and a substance called epitestosterone, typically at a ratio of 1-to-1. In Major League Baseball, […]

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The Morning Grind: Kumbaya vs. Devil’s Advocate

An article by posted on December 11, 2011 0 Comments
The Morning Grind: Kumbaya vs. Devil’s Advocate

I haven’t done a Morning Grind in a while, although my colleague Clayton has done a nice job with them lately. But there’s something that’s been bugging me in the last few days and I wanted to bring it to a debate. Basically, it’s a question based on so much of what I’ve seen on […]

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MMO Flashback: 12/13/2010 – It’s Always About The Money

An article by posted on December 11, 2011 0 Comments

MMO FLASHBACK - DECEMBER 13, 2010 I feel compelled to pen something before the end of this year, although it is a year that we would all like to forget as Mets fans.  We have had almost nothing to brag about during the off-season as fans of the Metropolitans except that we have returning players that may help […]

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2012 Mets Offseason Score Sheet

An article by posted on December 11, 2011 0 Comments
2012 Mets Offseason Score Sheet

Here is an update to our 2012 Mets Offseason Score Sheet… Mets Guaranteed Contracts Johan Santana: 2012 – $24 million, 2013 – $25.5 million, 2014 – $25 million club option ($5.5M buyout) Jason Bay: 2012 – $16 million, 2013 – $16 million, 2014 – $17 million vesting option ($3M buyout) David Wright: 2012 – $15 million, 2013 – […]

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Don’t Kid Yourself, Alderson’s Taking A Page From Beane’s 2012 Playbook

An article by posted on December 10, 2011 0 Comments
Don’t Kid Yourself, Alderson’s Taking A Page From Beane’s 2012 Playbook

According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Daniel Murphy is the one player on the Mets that the Dodgers tried to trade for at the Winter Meetings, according to a baseball source, and they might make another run at him. Murphy was the unnamed player general manager Ned Colletti referred to when he said he might be able […]

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Wright Weighs In On Reyes

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
Wright Weighs In On Reyes

David Wright has issued the following statement regarding Jose Reyes: “Jose’s a great friend and a great player. While I will miss him as a friend and teammate, I’m glad he was able to get the contract that he earned and deserved. I truly wish him all the best in Miami. I have trust and faith […]

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What If David Wright Pulls A Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
What If David Wright Pulls A Jose Reyes?

We just saw Jose Reyes deliver the greatest season ever by a Mets shortstop. Additionally, after 49 seasons without a National League batting champion, the Mets now have one in Jose Reyes and nobody could ever take that away from him or the Mets. (Can a no-hitter be far behind?) At 27-years old, Reyes had the […]

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Sandy Alderson Is Now The Face Of The Franchise

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is Now The Face Of The Franchise

Here are some blogger’s and journalist’s reactions to the Jose Reyes saga. None are as rosy as the reactions I saw posted somewhere else the other day, so I thought I’d bring some balance to the Force. What follows is a perplexing thought that slapped me in the face this morning. Bob Klapisch, The Record […]

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