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, '00 and '15, 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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Strange Tales: So These Three GMs Walk Into A Bar…

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Strange Tales: So These Three GMs Walk Into A Bar…

By now you’ve all made the rounds and got everybody’s take on Sandy Alderson’s interview with Mike Francesa yesterday. You know the one right? It was the interview that was the exact opposite of the first interview he did with Francesa back in October. Remember that one? The one where the Mets were going to […]

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YES and MSG Networks Trump SNY In 2012 Viewership

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
YES and MSG Networks Trump SNY In 2012 Viewership

According to Multichannel News, it was another huge year in 2012 for the YES Network as they celebrated their 10th anniversary by finishing as the most-watched regional sports network in the country for a 10th straight year. In the New York regional viewing area, YES trumps SNY by nearly 75% more viewers. Yankees’ telecasts on […]

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Should Piazza Be Inducted Into Mets Hall of Fame In 2013?

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Should Piazza Be Inducted Into Mets Hall of Fame In 2013?

Should the Mets induct Mike Piazza into the Mets Hall of Fame and retire his Number 31 during the 2013 season? Daniel Nelson – It doesn’t matter all that much to me. If I had to make a choice though, I’d say go for it. This season will be a trying year as far as […]

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David Wright Will Be Only Mets Representative In The WBC

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright Will Be Only Mets Representative In The WBC

Updated by Joe D. on 1/17 The rosters have all been announced for the World Baseball Classic and David Wright will be the only Met player participating. Lacking any other legitimate star players, this is not really a surprise. In the last WBC the Mets had more players participating than any other MLB team including […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: The Hair Of The Dog That Bit The Mets

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: The Hair Of The Dog That Bit The Mets

I totally loved digging into the first half of this reaction post by Bill Price of the Daily News, after learning that the Mets balked at Scott Hairston’s two year contract demand. Just who the heck does Scott Hairston think he is? According to reports, he has the nerve of asking the Mets for a 2-year, $8 […]

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Mets Don’t Fear The Beard, Haven’t Closed Door On Wilson

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Fear The Beard, Haven’t Closed Door On Wilson

Updated On Jan. 17 by Joe D. From Marc Carig of Newsday, the latest on The Beard: Source: Mets still haven’t closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson. Fear the Beard Rumors! Updated On Jan. 16 by Joe D. This from Mike Puma of the NY Post: Brian Wilson […]

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Mejia Hasn’t Exhausted All His Options, Could Start Season In Minors

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mejia Hasn’t Exhausted All His Options, Could Start Season In Minors

This from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: Jenrry Mejia has a fourth option the Mets can use in 2013. So the right-hander does not necessarily have to make the major league ballclub out of spring training. Assuming the Mets sign a veteran starting pitcher to round out the rotation, Mejia logically would compete for a […]

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Daniel Murphy Likes Mets Offseason Moves, Wright Extension, Dickey Trade, Cowgill

An article by posted on January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Likes Mets Offseason Moves, Wright Extension, Dickey Trade, Cowgill

Adam Rubin caught up with Daniel Murphy who is very upbeat about the Mets’ offseason. Murphy says we extended the best third baseman in the majors in David Wright, has heard great things about Collin Cowgill and has no problem with not adding any major league free agents. Asked specifically about parting with Dickey, Murphy […]

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Short Shots: Mets Wiggling Back In, Best Bullpen: Braves Or Nationals?

An article by posted on January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Short Shots: Mets Wiggling Back In, Best Bullpen: Braves Or Nationals?

The more I keep saying that there’s no chance in hell that the Mets will trade for Justin Upton or Giancarlo Stanton, the more I keep reading stuff like this: However, if you’re a Mets fan who wants Upton (or Jason Kubel) now, root for Michael Bourn to a take a one-year deal with the […]

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Nats Bolster Bullpen, Sign Rafael Soriano

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Nats Bolster Bullpen, Sign Rafael Soriano

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that free agent reliever Rafael Soriano has agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract with the Washington Nationals. As a result of the signing, the Nationals will have to surrender the team’s first round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, while the Yankees will receive a compensatory pick sandwiched between the first and […]

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D’Backs Want Wheeler, Mets Don’t Match Up In Upton Deal

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
D’Backs Want Wheeler, Mets Don’t Match Up In Upton Deal

Updated by Joe D. on 1/15 at 1:30 PM According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks are not a good match for a Justin Upton deal. D’Backs GM Kevin Towers is insisting that he will not lower his trade request for Upton since the deal with the Seattle Mariners evaporated last […]

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