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 Notes: Turner In The Outfield, Broxton Not An Option, Murphy At Second

An article by posted on November 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Turner In The Outfield, Broxton Not An Option, Murphy At Second

Here’s a few Mets items that are making the rounds this morning. According to a team source who spoke to Mike Puma, the Mets have already figured out what life will be in a post-Reyes era. To begin, Daniel Murphy will become the everyday second baseman with Ruben Tejada taking over full-time duties at shortstop. In this scenario, second […]

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CBS Sports Says Reyes and Marlins Have No Deal

An article by posted on November 13, 2011 0 Comments
CBS Sports Says Reyes and Marlins Have No Deal

6:00 PM – 5:41 PM - “Marlins source tells me Jose Reyes is NOT a Miami Marlin,” team beat writer Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post has said on Twitter. 5:36 PM - MLB Network Radio saying they are NOT reporting Reyes to Marlins. Hearing elsewhere it IS happening. From Maury Brown via Twitter. 5:27 PM […]

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The Downside To Upside and the Downsizing of the Mets

An article by posted on November 13, 2011 0 Comments
The Downside To Upside and the Downsizing of the Mets

I read a good post this morning from Steve Popper of the Bergen Record who wrote a little bit about seldom discussed return for losing  Jose Reyes – the compensatory picks. He writes that “draft picks have been the lure for this front office” because they are “confident they can rebuild the Mets’ farm system through smart […]

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What’s So Funny?

An article by posted on November 12, 2011 0 Comments
What’s So Funny?

I came across this post on Amazin Avenue by Chris McShane, which actually reflects perfectly the overriding sentiment on Twitter immediately after it was announced the the Phillies agreed to a contract with closer Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year deal. He writes: The good news out of Philadelphia is that the Phillies have signed Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year […]

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Reyes Leaning Toward Marlins, But Wants To See More Offers

An article by posted on November 12, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes Leaning Toward Marlins, But Wants To See More Offers

As Jorge Sedano, a contributor for the Miami Herald, first reported via Twitter that a team source told him that Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins is “almost a done deal.” The news quickly gained steam and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, then reported that the Marlins have made significant offers to both Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Albert Pujols. Yesterday, […]

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Mets Notes: Mets Assign Evans and Pridie To Buffalo, Ike Davis Feeling Good

An article by posted on November 12, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Mets Assign Evans and Pridie To Buffalo, Ike Davis Feeling Good

The Mets have outrighted first baseman Nick Evans and outfielder Jason Pridie to Triple-A Buffalo. Both players have officially cleared waivers and have been removed from the Mets’ 40-man roster. Each player has the right to declare free agency, but both are expected to accept their assignments. Evans, now 25, is stuck behind Ike Davis at […]

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Marlins Make Significant Offer To Reyes

An article by posted on November 11, 2011 0 Comments
Marlins Make Significant Offer To Reyes

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Marlins have made significant offers to both Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols. Anyway, so maybe I was wrong… So sue me… That said, significant doesn’t sound like the three-year deal a Mets official suggested on Wednesday night., so nobody’s perfect. Original Post 10:00 AM Last night, Jorge Sedano, […]

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Happy Veteran’s Day From MMO

An article by posted on November 11, 2011 0 Comments

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online we would like to take some time to remember and honor all of the brave servicemen and women that have served and continue to serve our great country. I’ll be getting together with a bunch of them at a special dinner where I look forward to seeing […]

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Video: Alderson On SNY Mets Hot Stove

An article by posted on November 10, 2011 0 Comments

Tonight, Sandy Alderson was a guest of Kevin Burkhardt on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove show. Here is Parts 1 and 2 of the interview courtesy of SNY.tv. Part One On Reyes – “We’ve had a couple of face to face meetings, but I wouldn’t call them substantive in terms of a contract negotiation…Once the exclusive […]

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NY Times: Mets Could Go From Bad to Dreadful

An article by posted on November 10, 2011 0 Comments
NY Times: Mets Could Go From Bad to Dreadful

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times posted a gloomy outlook for the Mets who he sees as the cellar-dwellers of the National League East moving forward. He goes on to say that while the Mets remain in a holding pattern, the Phillies have won the division five years in a row, the Braves have a […]

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