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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Forget Smith And Take A Look At Spilborghs

An article by posted on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
Forget Smith And Take A Look At Spilborghs

I’m not understanding all this buzz over Colorado outfielder Seth Smith. A few Mets rumors have even hinted that the Mets could swap either Jon Niese or Daniel Murphy for the Rockies’ 4th outfielder. Really? Why? Snith, 29, has had a very mediocre career batting .275 with a .348 OBP in 1,286 AB over his […]

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What To Expect From The Mets In 2012

An article by posted on December 26, 2011 0 Comments
What To Expect From The Mets In 2012

Anthony DiComo talks about what the Mets could expect to do n 2012. I’m not expecting much in 2012 from the Amazins’, especially with a team that must now overcome the losses of Beltran, Reyes and K-Rod from last Opening Day’s roster. Like last year, they will once again be banking on a healthy return […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

An article by posted on December 24, 2011 0 Comments
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I wish you all the joy, hope and happiness of this Holiday Season! On behalf of everyone at MMO, we wish you a Happy New Year! May the joy and meaning of the holidays be yours throughout the year!

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Mounting Debt, Falling Revenues, Huge Concerns

An article by posted on December 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mounting Debt, Falling Revenues, Huge Concerns

Richard Sandomir of the NY Times writes that MLB is growing concerned with the Mets’ mounting debt and falling revenues. But the Mets worry Major League Baseball enough to be seen as a troubled franchise on a short tether. Their $430 million loan on the team is due in 2014. Their $25 million loan from […]

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NL East Sans Mets: Armed and Dangerous

An article by posted on December 23, 2011 0 Comments
NL East Sans Mets: Armed and Dangerous

With some help from Adam Rubin, I ranked the current projected NL East starting rotations according to which ones will be the best in 2012 and also 2013. 2012 NL East Projected Rotations Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, Vance Worley Atlanta Braves: Tim Hudson, Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor Miami Marlins: Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Ricky Nolasco, Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad (with Volstad likely […]

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We’ve Seen These So-Called Nice Hauls From Beane Before

An article by posted on December 23, 2011 0 Comments
We’ve Seen These So-Called Nice Hauls From Beane Before

Athletic’s GM Billy Beane is getting lots of praise today for the hauls he’s apparently gotten for young pitchers Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez, two pitchers Beane hailed as the part of the sustainable winning run he predicted back in 2007 when he traded his team’s best players at the time; Nick Swisher and Dan Haren. Now […]

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Beltran Signs With Cards, Marquis Goes To Twins

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Signs With Cards, Marquis Goes To Twins

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, former Met Carlos Beltran has signed a two-year deal worth $25 million dollars with the St. Louis Cardinals. Beltran reportedly turned down a couple of three-year offers to join St. Louis for a chance to contend. Last season, Beltran batted .300/.385/.525 in 598 plate appearances for the Mets and […]

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Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Oakland Athletics will trade LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for four minor leaguers; right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris. Three of the players the Nats gave up were on their top-ten prospects list. Gonzalez, 25, will be under team control through the 2015 season and joins what […]

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Wright Staying Put? I Don’t Think So…

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Wright Staying Put? I Don’t Think So…

Rockies beat reporter Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, said via Twitter: “My understanding is that the Mets will hold on to David Wright until the Trade Deadline,” I’m not buying it one bit… As I felt and said all through the 2011 season – that the Mets would never re-sign Jose Reyes – I have that same […]

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Baby, Baby, Baby, You’re Out Of Time

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Baby, Baby, Baby, You’re Out Of Time

What did I say was going to happen before Opening Day? <scratches head> Oh yeah, this… You’re obsolete my baby, my poor discarded baby, I say baby, baby, baby you’re outta time…. The Wilpon’s have always loved slogans… The Team, The Time… Your Season Has Come… We need one for the 2012 Mets… What’cha got?

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