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 Offer Arbitration To Reyes

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Offer Arbitration To Reyes

The Mets have offered Jose Reyes salary arbitration, according to Adam Rubin. Despite some changes free agent compensation in the CBA, Reyes’ status remains unchanged and he is still considered a Type-A free agent and if he declines arbitration the Mets would be guaranteed two draft picks as compensation. The Mets will automatically get a sandwich pick between the […]

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MMO Interview With Baseball Digest’s Mark Healey

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Mark Healey was kind enough to answer a few questions for me on the state of the New York Mets. For those of you who don’t know, Mark is the Online Editor for Baseball Digest and also hosts, BD Fantasy Baseball on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Among his many other projects, Mark is the Co-publisher and […]

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What Others Are Saying About The New Labor Agreement

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
What Others Are Saying About The New Labor Agreement

Rather than bore you with what I like or don’t like about the new labor agreement, let me share some astute thoughts from those better equipped to talk about the various provisions in the new labor agreement. My father always told me, “never take your car to a butcher for repairs or get legal advice from your […]

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An Interview With MetsBlog’s Matt Cerrone

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments

Recently, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog was kind enough to answer a few questions for me via email, in which he shares his thoughts on some of the issues facing the Mets and the current state of the team. Joe – I am very concerned about Johan Santana despite the rosy outlook that he will be ready for […]

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Unforgettaball Gifts For Mets Fans!

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Unforgettaball Gifts For Mets Fans!

MMO 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Hey Mets fans, with Black Friday only days away and another holiday shopping season suddenly upon us, here’s something you can get for all those special Mets fans in your life; Unforgetaballs! Artist Emily M. Wolfson has ditched her canvas and easel, and decided to apply her wonderful talents to […]

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Mets Thoughts: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Last week, Adam Rubin posed a question to his readers that seven days later I still can’t find the words to compose an appropriate response. But I’ll take a stab at it. Mets fans, how do you feel about the prospect of seeing Reyes come back to Queens in a garish Miami uniform? Can a New […]

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Comment: MetFanLou on Bobby V

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Interesting comment from MetFanLou: If Bobby V is the new Red Sox manager they will go after Yu Darvish. Bobby speaks fluent Japanese and his expertise with Japanese ballplayers is second to none. You can bet this was discussed during his interviews and may have been the motivating factor. After all he would be leaving […]

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Where There’s Smoke…

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Where There’s Smoke…

Last week, I wrote a little bit about some information I came across regarding Bud Selig, his friendship with Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson, and the state of the Mets. I left that post with this: “There is something amiss with this franchise. Can you see it?” Here is another log for that fire to warm […]

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Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

The Phillies have acquired Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash, according to the Rockies’ official Twitter account. In Wigginton, the Phillies get a decent right-handed bat for the bench who can help fill in for the sidelined Ryan Howard at first base and occasionally spell Placido Polanco at third base. After batting .248 with 22 […]

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Havens, Lagares, Familia Among Seven Players Added To Mets 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
Havens, Lagares, Familia Among Seven Players Added To Mets 40 Man Roster

The Mets have added SS Wilmer Flores, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, RHP Robert Carson, RHP Jeurys Familia, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and OF Cesar Puello to the 40-man roster. The following players are unprotected; Jefry Marte, Jose De La Torre, Dylan Owen, Allan Dykstra, Kai Gronauer, Brad Holt, Collin McHugh, Roy Merritt, Brandon Moore, Edgar Ramirez, Sean […]

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