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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Not Sure Mets Have Dollars To Sign Jeff Francis

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Not Sure Mets Have Dollars To Sign Jeff Francis

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, says the Mets are among four teams “keeping tabs” on LHP Jeff Francis. Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. He allowed 224 hits while issuing 39 walks and striking out 91. It was the first time he had made more than 30 […]

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Terry Collins’ Twitter Recap

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins’ Twitter Recap

Terry Collins did an outstanding job today answering questions from Mets fans on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights: Are you worried Wright trade rumors could distract him & the team? David Wright is a true professional – he understands that rumors are part of the business. With so many new faces in the […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Are Wallflowers?

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Are Wallflowers?

The Mets’ decision to auction off parts of the old walls at Citi Field is getting a lot of attention lately – moreso than the new walls. Check this out… Because they can’t lure you to the ballpark with a winning team, the Mets will try to lure you with home runs. They’re bringing in […]

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Daniel Murphy To Receive Rising Star Award At Thurman Munson Dinner

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy To Receive Rising Star Award At Thurman Munson Dinner

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy will receive the inaugural “Thurman Rising Star Award” at the 32nd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Tuesday night, January 31, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, it was announced today by AHRC New York City Foundation. Murphy will be cited for his perseverance in returning from injury […]

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Gary Carter In Grave Condition

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments

Gary Carter’s fight with brain cancer has turned from brave to extremely grave. On Thursday, Carter’s family received a phone call from the doctors at Duke University who have been treating the Mets Hall of Fame catcher informing them that the most recent MRI revealed “several new spots/tumors on his brain,” Carter’s daughter, Kimmy Bloomers, wrote […]

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Wright Checks Out The New Wall At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Checks Out The New Wall At Citi Field

Check out these photos from the Mets on Twitter. David Wright stopped by Citi Field for an up close look at the new outfield walls. Wright: “I’m excited about the changes…I can’t wait until April”

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Gotham Baseball Winter Issue Is Here!

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments

My good buddy Mark Healey, who does an incredible job running Baseball Digest, together with Joseph Lara, have just released the latest edition of Gotham Baseball magazine. The issue is packed with great articles ranging from the aftermath of Jose Reyes leaving to the impending return of Mets ace Johan Santana and a wide variety […]

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Mets Invite Matt Harvey and Matt den Dekker To Major League Camp

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Invite Matt Harvey and Matt den Dekker To Major League Camp

   The Mets have invited RHP Matt Harvey and CF Matt den Dekker to Mets spring training camp in Port St. Lucie. Adam Rubin also added that Zack Wheeler, who was aquired in the Carlos Beltran trade, was not extended an invitation. Harvey has been considered the more polished of the two and is said to be 1-2 years […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Who Is Wright?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Who Is Wright?

Buster Olney of ESPN.com, talked to three evaluators about Wright’s game. From an AL evaluator: ”He will have value at the trade deadline if healthy and performing as usual. He will bring compensation as a free agent, so his value to Mets is fairly high, and a team acquiring him will have to give up more […]

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Rangers Sign Darvish To Six-Year, $60 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers and Japanese RHP Yu Darvish have agreed to a six-year contract just before today’s 5:00 pm  ET deadline, according to multiple reports. The two sides agreed on a multi-year contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $10 million per season for six seasons. GM Jon Daniels and Darvish’s agents worked […]

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