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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Thanks For A Wonderful Year!

An article by posted on December 31, 2011 0 Comments
Thanks For A Wonderful Year!

I can’t believe we are at the end of yet another year at Mets Merized Online. 2011 was a wonderful year for our site as we continued to grow far beyond my wildest expectations. I only wish that our beloved Mets was experiencing the same success as we are currently enjoying, but I assure you […]

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Ruben Tejada: Rey Ordonez or Something Even Better?

An article by posted on December 30, 2011 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada: Rey Ordonez or Something Even Better?

No matter how old some of the readers here are – young or old will surely remember the “Gloved One”, Rey Ordonez. Known for his defensive wizardy at shortstop, Rey-Rey debuted with the Mets in 1996 and was the Mets’ starting shortstop for the next seven seasons. He was a key component to what Sports […]

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Mets Prospect Hub On Lagares, Wheeler, Nimmo, Fulmer

An article by posted on December 30, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Prospect Hub On Lagares, Wheeler, Nimmo, Fulmer

Tej from Mets Prospect Hub was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for me the other day via email: In Baseball America’s most recent rankings of the Mets top prospects, Zack Wheeler, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Fulmer held three of the top ten spots with Wheeler tabbed as the organization’s top prospect. Is […]

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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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