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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The Reyes and Pujols Contracts

An article by posted on December 30, 2011 0 Comments
The Reyes and Pujols Contracts

I found it very interesting how creative both sides were in constructing the contracts for Jose Reyes and the Marlins, and Albert Pujols and the Angels.. Both players got huge deals, but each one took less money up front to help their teams in the next two years. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported that Pujols’ 10-year […]

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Mets Project A Better Than 10% Increase In Attendance In 2012

An article by posted on December 29, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Project A Better Than 10% Increase In Attendance In 2012

In a follow-up to the S&P story making the rounds today, the New York Times reported that according to S&P the Mets project a better than 10% increase in attendance for the 2012 season. S.&P. also described as “aggressive” the team’s preliminary projection that attendance will rise to 2.5 million in 2012 from 2.29 million […]

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Red Sox Acquire Andrew Bailey

An article by posted on December 28, 2011 0 Comments
Red Sox Acquire Andrew Bailey

ESPN.com’s Buster Olney is reporting that A’s closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney have been traded to the Red Sox for right fielder Josh Reddick and two minor leaguers, third baseman Miles Head and right-hander Raul Alcantara. Bailey, 27, is eligible for arbitration for the first time after making only $465,000 this year, would be under the Red Sox control […]

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What The Hell Do I Know…

An article by posted on December 28, 2011 0 Comments
What The Hell Do I Know…

So last night I’m having an email exchange with one of our writers, Clayton Collier. We talked about the Mets and Dickey mostly when he suddenly tells me he just asked free agent Omar Vizquel if he would ever consider signing with the Mets if they made him an offer. Surprisingly, Vizquel replied and said, “Not, […]

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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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