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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Mariners Acquire Kendrys Morales From Angels

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mariners Acquire Kendrys Morales From Angels

The Seattle Mariners have traded left-hander Jason Vargas to the Angels in exchange for 1B/DH  Kendrys Morales. “We have been focused on adding offense this off-season, and feel that Kendrys will be a middle-of-the-order bat for us. He’s a switch-hitter with power who has played, and hit, in the AL West,” GM Jack Zduriencik said in a […]

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Zack Wheeler On Cover of Baseball America

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler On Cover of Baseball America

Last week, Baseball America released its scouting reports on the top 10 organizational prospects on the horizon for the New York Mets and topping their list is right-handed pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. Our own Ben Yoel tweeted a copy of this month’s print issue of Baseball America with our boy Zack smack dab on the cover. Nice! Obviously, Baseball America […]

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Frank Francisco Undergoes Surgery To Remove Bone Spur In Right Elbow

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Undergoes Surgery To Remove Bone Spur In Right Elbow

Mets just announced that RHP Frank Francisco underwent surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The surgery was performed by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Francisco is expected to begin throwing in six weeks and is expected to be ready for Opening Day […]

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Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

Dave Cameron of FanGraphs wrote a report for ESPN Insider, and listed Jon Niese as one of three left-handed starters that is developing into an unexpected ace. “Niese shares are a lot of similarities with a young James Shields. His average fastball velocity is around 90 mph, and to balance it out he leans heavily on his cut fastball […]

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Mets Trade Jefry Marte To A’s For Minor League Outfielder Collin Cowgill

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Trade Jefry Marte To A’s For Minor League Outfielder Collin Cowgill

The Mets have announced they have acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the A’s in exchange for Minor League infielder Jefry Marte. Cowgill, 26, was part of the package that went from Arizona to Oakland in last offseason’s Trevor Cahill deal. After a solid season at Triple-A in 2011, he slumped this season with Triple-A Sacramento batting .254 with four home runs […]

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Mr. Met Rocking A Hawaiian Shirt, Sunglasses And Flip-Flops

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mr. Met Rocking A Hawaiian Shirt, Sunglasses And Flip-Flops

The St. Lucie Mets unveiled their new logo on Monday in an afternoon full of pomp and circumstance.  Okay, you can ditch that last part, I just always wanted to use those words in a sentence about the Mets. “It’s a fresh look. We thought it was a good time with our 25th anniversary coming up […]

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Recap Of Mets Conference Call

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Recap Of Mets Conference Call

Here’s a recap of tonight’s conference call with Sandy Alderson who fielded questions from beat writers and reporters. 6:40 PM – Alderson begins apologizing to writers, thanking Dickey. “The final chapter has not been written, but it has been an extraordinary career.” (Rubin) 6:41 PM - Alderson says it was an “extraordinary privilege” to have Dickey […]

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Press Release: Mets Land Top Prospects For R.A. Dickey

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Press Release: Mets Land Top Prospects For R.A. Dickey

Flushing, New York: The New York Mets today announced that they acquired catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, righthanded pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. TRAVIS D’ARNAUD (pronounced “DAR-no”) The 23-year-old d’Arnaud was ranked by MLB.com […]

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Blue Jays And Dickey Agree To Extension

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Blue Jays And Dickey Agree To Extension

Update by Dan Valis ar 12:05 PM Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has reported that the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey have agreed on a two-year extension worth $25 million, pending a physical. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports that Dickey has already landed in Florida to undergo his physical which will take place at their […]

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Mets See Kirk Nieuwenhuis As A Stopgap

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets See Kirk Nieuwenhuis As A Stopgap

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, fielded some questions in his mailbag piece this morning. I thought his reply to a question about Kirk Nieuwenhuis was worth sharing. Will the Mets give Kirk Nieuwenhuis another chance at center field, or do you think they will pick up some reject from another team? Now that Andres Torres is […]

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Cy Gone: Reactions To Dickey Trade From The Locals

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Cy Gone: Reactions To Dickey Trade From The Locals

I’ll be posting reactions from the major media outlets as they begin to weigh in on the trade between the Mets and Blue Jays I tired making some calls to get some information on who the unknown prospect is that that the Mets are also including in the trade, but mum’s the word. But although […]

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