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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Something Smells Fishy In Miami

An article by posted on January 13, 2013 0 Comments
Something Smells Fishy In Miami

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins are about to re-sign outfielder Austin Kearns, but that’s not the most interesting item in his column. It looks like high ranking Marlins executives including owner Jeffrey Loria have been avoiding the media since the middle of November. Besides forbidding president David Samson from doing his radio show, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria also […]

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Minor League Q&A: Team Very High On Ynoa, Lupo and Lagares Among Others

An article by posted on January 12, 2013 0 Comments
Minor League Q&A: Team Very High On Ynoa, Lupo and Lagares Among Others

During a Q&A with Paul DePodesta and other Mets executives on Thursday, I was able to get some brief, but straight answers on a variety of questions I had pertaining to the Mets minor league system, prospects and the draft. Metsmerized: Was bringing back GCL affiliate a result of your inability to properly place players where they belonged […]

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Alderson Keeping His Options Open At Closer

An article by posted on January 11, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Keeping His Options Open At Closer

According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, Sandy Alderson said while Frank Francisco is the team’s current closer, he continues to weigh options which remain on the open market. “Confident? I’m willing,” Alderson said in regards to Francisco’s ability to close. “There’s still a lot out there and we’re looking.” This doesn’t surprise […]

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MLB and Players Union Agree To Introduce Random HGH Blood Testing In 2013

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
MLB and Players Union Agree To Introduce Random HGH Blood Testing In 2013

Major League Baseball is about to take the next step in its attempt to rid the sport of performance enhancing drugs. MLB is set to announce an agreement with the players’ association for random, unannounced, in-season blood testing for HGH, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman. The testing will begin this upcoming […]

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MMO Short Shots: Snubbings, Drubbings, And Aaron Sele

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Short Shots: Snubbings, Drubbings, And Aaron Sele

Check out this cool sketch from the very talented Chris Panetta who runs the popular Mets In Stitches. If you love these art blog posts like I do, I suggest you add this site to your favorites. A picture really is worth a thousand words. If I had his talent I would have sketched the […]

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2013 Mock Draft: TTF Has Mets Taking 3B Colin Moran

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mock Draft: TTF Has Mets Taking 3B Colin Moran

Through The Fence Baseball posted their updated 2013 Mock Draft yesterday. The first round of the 2013 MLB draft keeps shrinking they say. When the Los Angeles Angels signed free agent Josh Hamilton a couple of weeks ago, they lost their first-round pick. They became the second team to lose their first-round pick, joining the Atlanta Braves, who […]

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Hairston Deal Not Imminent

An article by posted on January 9, 2013 0 Comments
Hairston Deal Not Imminent

A baseball official said free-agent Scott Hairston does not appear to be imminently signing anywhere, according to a report by Adam Rubin. And while speculation is that teams, including the Yankees and Mets, would like to hold the line on a contract for Hairston at one year, there is a belief the Mets could go to two […]

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Dickey Thankful Mets Didn’t Meet His Demands, Jays GM Says Alderson Showed No Respect

An article by posted on January 9, 2013 0 Comments
Dickey Thankful Mets Didn’t Meet His Demands, Jays GM Says Alderson Showed No Respect

Associated Press reported on some of the comments made at R.A. Dickey’s introductory press conference in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made a disparaging remark against the Mets front office who he said didn’t give the reigning Cy Young the respect he deserved. After going 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA […]

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Alderson Shoots Minaya A Zinger…

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Shoots Minaya A Zinger…

For some strange reason I keep posting about stuff and then it’s in the news the next day (not my post, the subject). So speaking of that 11th pick the Mets have, here’s what Sandy Alderson had to say about it courtesy of Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger. “We don’t want to lose our first-round […]

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Alderson Will Take The Reactive Approach On Collins’ Lame Duck Status

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Will Take The Reactive Approach On Collins’ Lame Duck Status

In regards to manager Terry Collins’ contract status, Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the following: “Look, it would be disingenuous to say, ‘No, it won’t be an issue. Sometimes it becomes an issue. I think it’s a function of whether Terry makes it an issue, or the club makes it an issue, […]

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With LaRoche Signed, Nationals Looking To Trade Morse

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
With LaRoche Signed, Nationals Looking To Trade Morse

With the Nationals now officially re-signing Adam LaRoche, GM Mike Rizzo is speaking to 5-6 teams about a trade involving Mike Morse according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Mets are rumored to be one of those teams. Morse hits rightys and leftys equally well batting .292/.343/.487 vs RHPs in his career with a .303/.357/.503 line […]

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