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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Thole Getting Head Start On Workouts

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Thole Getting Head Start On Workouts

The New York Post, caught up with catcher Josh Thole who is heading to Dallas to begin working on improving his skills as a catcher. Thole realizes how poorly he has performed and is hoping to turn around what was a bad season overall for him in 2011. “I didn’t have a tremendous year by any means,” said […]

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With Perks Like These Mets Should Have No Problem Selling $20MM Stakes

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments
With Perks Like These Mets Should Have No Problem Selling $20MM Stakes

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times obtained a leaked three-page document that was drawn up by the team’s investment banker and distributed to potential investors interested in buying $20 million dollar stakes in the Mets. In order to attract minority owners, the document included not only a description of the complex financial arrangements which […]

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Rockies Want Niese, Not Turner

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke to a major league source who told him that the Mets have expressed interest in Colorado Rockies outfielder/second baseman Eric Young Jr. The source speculated that “sending Justin Turner to Colorado might get the potential deal done”. However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports followed that up and later reported that […]

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Is Daniel Murphy Part Of The Mets Future?

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments
Is Daniel Murphy Part Of The Mets Future?

I’m a big Daniel Murphy fan. I love his determination, I’m impressed by his plate approach, I believe in his value as an offensive player, and his enthusiasm is totally awesome. That said, I just don’t see him as part of the master plan. I’ve heard and read all the quotes about him being the […]

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Mets Missing The Boat On Some Great Available Pitching

An article by posted on December 21, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Missing The Boat On Some Great Available Pitching

It’s kind of sad to sit back and watch the names of all these solid young pitchers dominate the rumor mill and the trading block this hot stove season. In any other year, we might have seen the Mets jump in on one or two of these pitchers to fortify the rotation, but instead we […]

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Mets Announce They Will Eliminate St. Lucie Rookie Team

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce They Will Eliminate St. Lucie Rookie Team

According to the NY Post, the Mets will have one less minor league affiliate next season as they seek to cut costs. The team announced Tuesday it plans to eliminate its rookie team in St. Lucie of the Gulf Coast League. The Mets will have Rookie teams in Kingsport, Tenn., and in the Dominican Republic. […]

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Mets To Shop F-Mart On Ebay

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Puma of the New York Post is reporting that Fernando Martinez‘s knee isn’t improving, and that the Mets are now considering moving him. Puma says the Mets are hoping an American League team shows interest in the former Mets #1 prospect, but if there’s no interest they could possibly release him. Martinez is hitting just .077 (2-for-26) […]

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Jim Duquette and Others Auditioning To Call Mets Games In 2012

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments
Jim Duquette and Others Auditioning To Call Mets Games In 2012

Mike Puma reports on some progress in the WFAN radio booth… A source from the Wall Street Journal told me that the Mets will give the job as Howie Rose’s co-host to whom ever is willing to work for three hots (at Shake Shack) and a cot at the holding cell at Citi Field which […]

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Rangers Win Rights To Negotiate With Darvish

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers have won the posting auction of Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish with a record $51.7M bid, sources tell Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The Japanese phenom’s agent, Arn Tellem. issued the following statement: “The Rangers are an extraordinary franchise in an exceptional city with equally exceptional fans,” Tellem said. ’”Yu is honored to be prized so […]

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The First Cut Is The Deepest

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
The First Cut Is The Deepest

Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal writes today, that while the Mets have operated like a typical big-market team for years, their payroll is shrinking to a degree that is almost unprecedented within the industry, at least in this millennium. General manager Sandy Alderson said recently that he expects the payroll for 2012 to […]

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