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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MMO Fan Shots: I Hope This Means The Mets Are Back In The Steak Aisle

An article by posted on January 6, 2013
MMO Fan Shots: I Hope This Means The Mets Are Back In The Steak Aisle

DrDooby says: Omar Minaya wasn’t a great GM. However, he also wasn’t a terrible GM. He did what he was asked to do, i.e. build a quick fix winner, while swimming in cash and having two inexpensive young building blocks in Wright & Reyes. Yes, he did at the cost of future payrolls – but he couldn’t foresee the collapse of […]

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Mets Willing To Pay Most Of Santana’s Salary To Move Him

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Pay Most Of Santana’s Salary To Move Him

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets are hoping they could unload Johan Santana before the start of the season. Cafardo says that the Mets are one of three teams willing to “pick up most of the freight” to get rid of Santana, Vernon Wells, and Alfonso Soriano. The Mets would help pay the $31 million left […]

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Mets Announce Wally Backman Will Manage Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on January 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Wally Backman Will Manage Las Vegas 51s

The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate for the 2013 season. Backman will begin his first season as manager of Las Vegas […]

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Mets Refinance $700M In Debt, Gain $160M In Spending Money

An article by posted on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Refinance $700M In Debt, Gain $160M In Spending Money

Since the NY Post broke the story on Thursday that the Mets have refinanced $450 million dollars in SNY loans, we’ve gotten a little more clarity on what looks to be an ambitious overall re-fi plan by the Wilpons. Including other outstanding loans that were refinanced, Mets owners have re-positioned about $700 million in total debt. In […]

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Plenty Of Buzz Still Swirling Around For Stanton, Ethier, Upton

An article by posted on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
Plenty Of Buzz Still Swirling Around For Stanton, Ethier, Upton

There is still plenty of buzz surrounding trade rumors for Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Upton and Andre Ethier. All three are not being actively shopped (much like R.A. Dickey), but the phone lines are ringing, teams are calling in, and there is active dialog going on. Something could eventually happen with all three marquee outfielders if things break […]

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How Many Games Will The Mets Win In 2013?

An article by posted on January 3, 2013 0 Comments
How Many Games Will The Mets Win In 2013?

How many games will the Mets win in 2013? Will the Mets will advance to the playoffs before 2015? Matt S. - Who knows, but my gut tells me 75 wins. Sit tight ladies and gentleman, these next couple seasons are going to be painful. However the dust will settle and the stars can potentially align […]

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Cubs Agree To 4-Year, $52 Million Deal With RHP Edwin Jackson

An article by posted on January 2, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs Agree To 4-Year, $52 Million Deal With RHP Edwin Jackson

The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Edwin Jackson agreed to terms on a four-year, $52 million deal, a source told ESPN’s Jim Bowden on Thursday. Jackson, 29, was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 starts and tossed 189.2 innings for the Washington Nationals in 2012. The Nationals did not make a qualifying offer to Jackson, […]

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Mets Sign Outfielder Andrew Brown To Minors Deal

An article by posted on January 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Outfielder Andrew Brown To Minors Deal

The Mets have signed righty-hitting corner outfielder Andrew Brown to a minor league deal with a spring-training invite. Brown, 28, has hit a combined .224 with five homers and 14 RBIs in 134 at-bats over two seasons in the majors, with the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies. Twenty-four of his major league starts have come in right field, with […]

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MMO Fair Or Foul: The Rope-A-Dope

An article by posted on January 2, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair Or Foul: The Rope-A-Dope

Check out this article I came across yesterday on NJ.com by David Searles, who seems to have the same concerns about the front office and their strategy as myself, but does a much better job of espousing those concerns than I usually do. I decided to review the Mets 40 man roster to see how many players […]

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It Was A Banner Year In 2012 For MMO!

An article by posted on January 1, 2013 0 Comments
It Was A Banner Year In 2012 For MMO!

Wow, has it really been another year? I wanted to take this first day of 2013 to give you a little update on the year that was and also offer up some thanks and appreciation for what was an incredible 2012 for MetsMerizedOnline.com Despite being in the throes of the offseason, MMO has experienced exponential […]

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Mets 2013 Grapefruit League Schedule

An article by posted on January 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets 2013 Grapefruit League Schedule

2013 GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE SCHEDULE Sat. February 23, Washington Nationals – Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Sun. February 24, University of Michigan – Port St. Lucie, 12:10 p.m. Sun. February 24, Houston Astros – Kissimmee TBA Mon. February 25, Washington Nationals – Port St. Lucie, 6:10 p.m. Tue. February 26, Miami Marlins – Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Wed. […]

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