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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Who Are The Available Outfielders As Sandy Institutes His Wholesale Changes?

An article by posted on October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Who Are The Available Outfielders As Sandy Institutes His Wholesale Changes?

With so many items on the Mets to-do list this offseason, their longest such list in nearly a decade, you’ll get few arguments that improving the outfield would be paramount after addressing the R.A. Dickey and David Wright situations. The Mets will not be the only team spanning the terrain for available outfielders. Division rivals like Philadelphia have made […]

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Ten Positives From The Mets 2012 Season

An article by posted on October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Ten Positives From The Mets 2012 Season

John Delcos and myself have collaborated before on several projects and are contributors to each other’s blogs. We will be working again this offseason beginning with today’s feature on the Top Ten Positives to take away from the Mets’ overall disappointing season. Tomorrow we’ll examine the Top Ten Negatives. So in no particular order we give you […]

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Stop Dragging My Heart Around…

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Stop Dragging My Heart Around…

Adam Rubin at ESPN New York again points out why it’s hard to fathom the Mets making any considerable moves of note in light of the undeniable facts of their 2013 payroll obligations: These six players alone total $79.5 million: Santana $25.5 million + $5.5 million buyout = $31 million Bay $16 million + $3 […]

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Mets Owners Looking To Refinance SNY Loan To Generate More Cash

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Owners Looking To Refinance SNY Loan To Generate More Cash

In a report for the New York Times, Richard Sandomir says the Mets are talking to banks in an effort to raise more cash so to be able to reorganize their debt. According to Sandomir, the Mets could refinance SNY’s $450 million loan and then borrow more to repay some of the team’s debt and pick […]

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Mets Could Have Wright and Dickey Signed By World Series

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Could Have Wright and Dickey Signed By World Series

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a baseball source says the Mets could have both David Wright and R.A. Dickey agreeing to sign extensions with the Mets by the start of the World Series. The Mets general manager made it clear earlier this week a resolution on both players’ futures could come […]

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Wild Start To 2012 Post Season: The Infield Fly Rule Game

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Wild Start To 2012 Post Season: The Infield Fly Rule Game

The Cardinals beat the Braves 6-3 Friday night at Atlanta’s Turner Field. But a disputed infield fly rule call in the eight inning sent the game into complete chaos. It felt like you were watching a bizarre episode the Twilight Zone. Have a look… What Happened? Here is MLB.com’s official recap of the events: The Cardinals were […]

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Mets 2012 Highlights Video

An article by posted on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets 2012 Highlights Video

Among the Mets’ top highlights of 2012 was R.A. Dickey becoming the first pitcher to win 20 games for the team in over two decades and of course Johan Santana’s No-Hitter on June 1st. But there were plenty more nice moments we’ll take away from 2012 besides those two, and this Mets video does a […]

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My Thoughts On MetsBlog’s Take On Alderson’s Interview

An article by posted on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
My Thoughts On MetsBlog’s Take On Alderson’s Interview

Thoughts from Joe D. I wanted to weigh in on this interview and decided to include my thoughts but leave HoJo’s original post below for thise who did not get a chance to hear the original interview and wanted a summary. You can still listen to the full interview here. I was inspired to write this […]

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Mets and Digital Domain Cancel Naming Rights Deal

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets and Digital Domain Cancel Naming Rights Deal

Digital Domain is canceling it’s $100,000 per year agreement for naming rights on the Mets’ stadium in Port St. Lucie as part of it’s corporate restructuring in bankruptcy court, according to Ballpark Digest. As you’ll read below, I originally sourced the problems at Digital Domain almost a month ago and even speculated that the naming rights […]

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Have We Seen David Wright’s Final Game In A Mets Uniform?

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Have We Seen David Wright’s Final Game In A Mets Uniform?

Until something gets done, the David Wright situation will to be the central theme on Mets blogs everywhere for this entire offseason. I wanted to get things started by asking our staff the following most important question for the Mets moving forward. Have we seen David Wright’s final game in a Mets uniform?   Mitch: No. The […]

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