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 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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MMO Fair or Foul: Should SOPA Bother You?

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Should SOPA Bother You?

MLB Supports SOPA and That Should Bother You I am all for legislation that goes after individuals that pirate copyrighted material. This bill appears to be too vague and far-reaching. Modern corporations can’t be trusted with this far-reaching power because they will use it in a way to destroy necessary competition. The reality is this […]

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Jose Reyes To Kick Off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Mets Not Invited

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Jose Reyes To Kick Off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Mets Not Invited

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will kick off the 2012 season with their Opening Night telecast featuring the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals versus Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. This season will also mark the debut of analyst Terry Francona, who ironically replaces Bobby Valentine and joins play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman […]

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Concern Should Be About Medical Staff, Not Rubin

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Concern Should Be About Medical Staff, Not Rubin

Anthony Rieber of Newsday spoke to Ike Davis yesterday who said that he does not blame the medical staff for the treatment of a bone bruise in his ankle despite the setback that occurred after the team opted to put the ankle in a boot that restricted circulation in his foot and ankle and prevented healing. “I wasn’t really […]

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Today, The Mets Settled All Family Business

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Today, The Mets Settled All Family Business

The Mets avoided hearings with four players eligible for salary arbitration after reaching one-year agreements with starter Mike Pelfrey, relievers Ramon Ramirez and Manny Acosta, and center fielder Andres Torres, the team announced Tuesday. Here are the final numbers. RP Manny Acosta signed for $875,000. His 2011 salary was $450,000. RP Ramon Ramirez signed $2.65 million. His 2011 salary was […]

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(Updated) More Good News For Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
(Updated) More Good News For Fred Wilpon

More good news for Fred Wilpon as Richard Sandomir of the NY Times relays Judge Rakoff’s ruling on Irving Picard’s appeal… Sandomir adds that Rakoff says trustee “has entirely failed to demonstrate the kind of extraordinary circumstances that would warrant” a pre-trial appeal, and that trial record in case against Mets owners “will inform the very […]

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Mike Pelfrey Signed For What!

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments

2011: 7 W, 13 L, 4.74 ERA, 1.47 WHIP I just heard from Adam Rubin of ESPN, that Mike Pelfrey has avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal for <brace yourself> $5.675 million dollars. Wow, that’s incredible… That’s a $1.75 million dollar raise for Big Pelf who is coming off one of the worst […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

Here’s a new feature that will take a look at some of the stuff making the rounds in the Mets blogosphere. Tell us if you think the following statement is Fair or Foul. Trying to piecemeal together a ballclub like the Mets have done almost never works. Incremental upgrades work for contending teams. They’re wasted […]

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