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 News: Fred Lewis Also Chopped From 40-Man Roster

An article by posted on October 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets News: Fred Lewis Also Chopped From 40-Man Roster

Yesterday, the Mets announced that they have removed catcher Rob Johnson from the 40-man roster and that he is now a free agent. Johnson was actually eligible for arbitration with the Mets, but now that becomes a moot point. He appeared in 17 games for the Mets in 2012 and hit .250 with four RBI in 52 […]

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Yankees GM Shoots Down A-Rod To Marlins Rumor

An article by posted on October 17, 2012 0 Comments
Yankees GM Shoots Down A-Rod To Marlins Rumor

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has denied a published report that suggested the Yankees have held discussions with the Miami Marlins about a potential Alex Rodriguez trade. ”It’s not true”, Cashman told MLB.com. Earlier today, Keith Olbermann reported that the Yankees are willing to pay nearly all of the $114 million dollars that is still owed to Rodriguez through […]

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Ludwick Will Decline $5M Option, Could Sign Multi-Year Deal To Stay With Reds

An article by posted on October 17, 2012 0 Comments
Ludwick Will Decline $5M Option, Could Sign Multi-Year Deal To Stay With Reds

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that outfielder Ryan Ludwick will turn down his side of the $5 million mutual option on his contract with the Reds, However, Heyman adds that the Reds will discuss a new multi-year deal with Ludwick in the hopes of keeping him in Cincinnati. Over the weekend, Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News, reported […]

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Is Peter Bourjos Worth Trading For?

An article by posted on October 17, 2012 0 Comments
Is Peter Bourjos Worth Trading For?

According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos could end up being traded this winter if the Angels re-sign free-agent OF Torri Hunter. With the obvious Mets need for a centerfielder, just about any rumor of an available centerfielder automatically has the Mets attached to them, but that doesn’t make it so. When you ask yourself what […]

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Mets Remove Justin Hampson From 40-Man, Opts For Free Agency

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Remove Justin Hampson From 40-Man, Opts For Free Agency

Mets lefty reliever Justin Hampson has been removed from the team’s 40-man roster and has opted for free agency. Hampson, 32, appeared in 13 games with the Mets in 2012, his first major league action since his time with the Padres in 2008. The Mets southpaw had a seriously good season in Triple-A Buffalo where […]

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Teams Not Showing Interest In Ricciardi and DePo For GM Jobs

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
Teams Not Showing Interest In Ricciardi and DePo For GM Jobs

I was inspired to write my thoughts on something that has been like an itch I couldn’t reach on my back. You know what I mean? Aren’t those a real pain in the asterisk? I saw a post by Matt at MetsBlog that says Backman and Geren have not been mentioned in manager searches. (Yes, I know, it’s […]

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Wheeler, Gorski, Satin, Marte Among Mets Rule 5 Eligibles

An article by posted on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Gorski, Satin, Marte Among Mets Rule 5 Eligibles

According to Chris Walendin of tgpMets, Mets minor league pitchers Zack Wheeler, Chris Schwinden and Darin Gorski are among many players in the Mets organization that are currently eligible for this year’s Rule 5 Draft. The following players comprise the complete list: Triple-A Buffalo Bisons Dylan Owen Josh Satin Chris Schwinden Zack Wheeler Double-A Binghamton Mets […]

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MMO Mailbag: Is Carlos Beltran A Hall Of Famer?

An article by posted on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Is Carlos Beltran A Hall Of Famer?

I received this email from one of our longtime readers who you all know as Markcomic1. This question popped into mind as I was doing my usual joke writing, baseball reading and news trolling. Carlos Beltran is sneaking up on 2000 hits for his career, he has over 330 home runs and over 300 steals with a decent […]

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Beltran Sets Postseason Record In SLG and OPS, Pagan Could Net Giants A First Round Pick

An article by posted on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
Beltran Sets Postseason Record In SLG and OPS, Pagan Could Net Giants A First Round Pick

During the St. Louis Cardinals’ 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants, Carlos Beltran who hit a two run homer in the fourth inning, became the all time leader with a .817 slugging percentage in National League Championship Series  history. This after becoming the all-time leader in the ALDS with a 1.486 OPS. Last night, […]

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Who Is More Valuable To The Mets: R.A. Dickey or David Wright?

An article by posted on October 14, 2012 0 Comments
Who Is More Valuable To The Mets: R.A. Dickey or David Wright?

Wouldn’t it be just the Mets luck that their top two most productive players are no lock to be with the team at the start of next season? We should be used to it by now considering we lost our two most productive players last season in Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes – two players […]

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