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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Mets Not Worried About d’Arnaud’s Knee, Still No Closure On Deal

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Not Worried About d’Arnaud’s Knee, Still No Closure On Deal

Updated by Joe D. at 12:30 PM Good news for anyone concerned about Travis d’Arnaud’s knee which he injured last June and resulted in missing the rest of the season. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, club sources have told him that the team have reviewed the medical records and are not concerned about the knee, […]

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Mets Magic Moments: Mano A Mano Edition

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Magic Moments: Mano A Mano Edition

Earlier this morning, during a twitter exchange with my friend Michael Baron of MetsBlog, the name of Matt Franco came up, and of course you can’t mention Matty without recalling one of the most memorable at-bats in franchise history. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mariano Rivera on the mound, and two strikes […]

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How The Mets Seduced And Swayed The Fanbase

An article by posted on December 15, 2012 0 Comments
How The Mets Seduced And Swayed The Fanbase

The Mets haven’t done many things right in the last half decade, and God knows they’ve paid the price with plenty of bad press and a sorely tarnished image. Have no fear… I’m not about to resurrect all the bad memories of the last five years and point out every single thing that has gone horribly wrong. […]

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Phillies Closing In On Cody Ross

An article by posted on December 15, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Closing In On Cody Ross

If the Mets were serious about their interest in free agent outfielder Cody Ross, this may not be want they want to hear. The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten more intense in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder Cody Ross, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal adds that other teams have also stepped it up for Ross including the Mariners, Braves and Red […]

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Phillies Bolster Rotation And Bullpen, Sign John Lannan and Mike Adams

An article by posted on December 15, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Bolster Rotation And Bullpen, Sign John Lannan and Mike Adams

While the Mets try to upend their rotation and trade R.A. Dickey for prospects, the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a one-year deal with starting pitcher John Lannan and a two year deal with reliever Mike Adams. Lannan’s deal is for a reported $2.5 million in guaranteed money with another $2.5 million in achievable bonuses according to […]

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Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To The Connecticut Families

An article by posted on December 15, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To The Connecticut Families

On Friday our Country endured another day of heartache, one that brought many of us to tears. I just wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to the families that endured such a horrific tragedy on Friday. My heart breaks for the unspeakable acts that happened to those poor children and teachers, and the pain and suffering that their families […]

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Mets Raise Single Game Ticket Prices Across The Board

An article by posted on December 14, 2012 0 Comments

The New York Times’ Ken Belson reports that despite finishing below .500 again, the Mets have raised single-game ticket prices for nearly every seating category, regardless of whether it is for the most expensive dates like opening day and the interleague series against the Yankees or for less appealing matchups early and late in the […]

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Examining A Potential Dickey For Gose And Arencibia Swap

An article by posted on December 14, 2012 0 Comments
Examining A Potential Dickey For Gose And Arencibia Swap

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are close to agreeing on a trade that could send Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto for a couple of yet to be defined players, according to major league sources. The speculation and buzz is pointing to Antony Gose and J.P. Arencibia. Outfield prospect Anthony Gose who batted .222 with a .622 OPS […]

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Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

According to his agent Gene Mato, former Mets reliever Manny Acosta has signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. The deal includes $500K in performance bonuses. The righthander was non-tendered by the Mets following a season that saw him post a 6.46 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 45 relief appearances. Acosta, 31, pitched parts […]

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Sandy Alderson Is The Great Pretender

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is The Great Pretender

I’m so fed up with this lingering R.A. Dickey situation. Make a decision one way or the other and move on already. Sandy Alderson says a lot of things, most of which end up ringing hollow or untrue. You just never know what to believe with him, and he never answers any questions directly. He […]

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Andres Torres Agrees To Deal With Giants

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Andres Torres Agrees To Deal With Giants

Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area is reporting that Andres Torres is heading back to the San Francisco Giants and that the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal pending a physical. Torres rejoins the Giants as a fourth outfielder after starting in centerfield for them from 2009-11 before they traded him to the Mets […]

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