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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We’re Not Going Down Without A Fight, Mets Interested In Sizemore!

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
We’re Not Going Down Without A Fight, Mets Interested In Sizemore!

Sorry for the dramatics… I’m just practicing for the year when we can actually use exclamation points again in our titles… SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt reports that the Mets are “very interested” in center fielder Grady Sizemore. Sizemore underwent microfracture right knee surgery in September and will be unavailable until midway through the 2013 season. He attempted to work his way […]

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The Face Of The Franchise Turns 30 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
The Face Of The Franchise Turns 30 Today

A very Happy Birthday goes out to third baseman David Wright from all of us at MMO. Yesterday, we honored Wright by making him the first active player to be inducted into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame. Wright turns 30 today and is all set to begin earning his brand new 8-year, $140 million dollar […]

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Mets Considering Whether To Bring Back Chris Young

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 56 Comments
Mets Considering Whether To Bring Back Chris Young

According to a team insider, the Mets are still considering whether to bring back and re-sign free-agent RHP Chris Young, Andy Martino reports in the Daily News. The trade that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto and brought back catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, created a new hole in the starting rotation. The Mets will not replace their lost […]

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Dodgers Interested in Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 56 Comments
Dodgers Interested in Bobby Parnell

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, reports that the Dodgers are looking for relief pitchers and are interested in the Mets’ Bobby Parnell. Sources suggest the Dodgers are considering a variety of relievers, and could also make a play for either Indians closer Chris Perez or Mets reliever Bobby Parnell instead. The Dodgers would prefer a left-hander, but many of their best choices appear […]

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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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