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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Are You Happy With Things?

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
Are You Happy With Things?

As we get ready to close out another year and head into 2012, where do you stand as a Mets fan? Are you happy with the direction of the team? Why? How many games do you think the Mets will win in 2012? What about 2013? Who are the core players of the Mets right […]

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Orioles Sign Endy Chavez To One Year Deal

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments

Former Met Endy Chavez is headed to the Baltimore Orioles according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Chavez will earn $1.5 million in 2012 with the potential to earn another $500,000 in performance bonuses. Chavez, 33, played in 83 games last season with the Texas Ranger, batting .301 with five homers, ten stolen bases and 37 runs scored in […]

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The Mets Center (Fielder) of Attraction

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Center (Fielder) of Attraction

This weekend is just flying by between getting ready for the holidays and this very cool Mets website I’m completely rebuilding for a fellow Mets blogger. But today is Sunday and I’m not leaving this house for nothing – well maybe if there’s an air raid or something like that… In case you missed it, […]

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Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Frank Francisco to a two-year contract. Francisco, 32, went 1-4 with 17 saves and a 3.55 ERA (20 earned runs/50.2 innings) in 54 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. The 6-2, 250-pounder issued 18 walks and had 53 strikeouts. […]

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This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

I’m so sick of reading about the Mets these days. I’m seeing one terrible truth unveiled after another. And though I was warned about everything that was coming down before the Mets break camp next next March, it doesn’t make it any easier to see this once proud franchise disintegrate into oblivion. This song seems […]

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Hot Stove News: J-Roll Re-Signs, Padres Get Huge Haul For Latos

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Stove News: J-Roll Re-Signs, Padres Get Huge Haul For Latos

J-Roll Is Back The Phillies and shortstop Jimmy Rollins have agreed to a three-year deal with a vesting option for a fourth year. The deal is worth approximately $33 million guaranteed. Rollins hit .268 with 16 home runs, 63 runs batted in, and 30 stolen bases last year while playing his usual Gold Glove defense at […]

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Can We Please Stop Reporting That Sandy Alderson Is Shopping Jon Niese?

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments

Sometimes it just boggles my mind how some bloggers can’t seem to differentiate between a writer’s speculation or a legitimate rumor. Case in point are these recent Jon Niese to Colorado for Seth Smith rumors. Before I tear into the heart of these outlandish attempts to fire up the fan base, let me begin with […]

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Mets Re-Sign Queens Native, Mike Baxter

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Re-Sign Queens Native, Mike Baxter

After being non-tendered on Monday evening to make room on the 40-man roster for free-agent acquisition Jon Rauch, outfielder Mike Baxter is back with organization. The Mets announced that Baxter has agreed to a minor-league deal to remain with the club and also received an invitation to spring training. The Queens native batted .235 in 22 games […]

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My Outrage Goes Beyond Baseball

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
My Outrage Goes Beyond Baseball

As most readers on MMO know, the Mets recently got a $40 million dollar bridge loan from Bank of America to help tide the team over until some of those $20 million dollar ownership stakes they’ve been peddling start to come through. For more on that, read my post “A Bridge To Nowhere” and catch yourself up. […]

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Heyman Confirms A’s Want Huge Haul For Gio Gonzalez

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Heyman Confirms A’s Want Huge Haul For Gio Gonzalez

Confirming what I posted here last night, Jon Heyman reported today via Twitter, that the A’s are seeking a huge package of prospects in return for starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Two things you cant take to the bank about the Mets this offseason: 1. Mets wont pay huge dollars for any free agents. 2. Mets […]

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