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 Have $95M Payroll And Only $5 Million To Spend? Not Exactly…

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have $95M Payroll And Only $5 Million To Spend? Not Exactly…

Just caught a glimpse of this on MetsBlog: So, as we’ve been discussing all winter, the Mets payroll is around the same number as it was last year, but without adding new talent to the roster (and reducing their payroll commitments by parting ways with Jon Rauch, Mike Pelfrey, Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez). Now, Sandy Alderson […]

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Joe Saunders Expected To Make Decision Soon

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Saunders Expected To Make Decision Soon

After holding out for a three-year deal for most of the winter, it appears that Joe Saunders is close to deciding where he’ll pitch in 2013. The Mets are reportedly interested in signing the left-hander to replace R.A. Dickey and fill their vacant spot in the starting rotation. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Orioles vice […]

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Duda Starts Hitting Off A Tee, Feels Great

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Starts Hitting Off A Tee, Feels Great

Updated by Joe D. on 1/20 Projected left fielder Lucas Duda, who underwent November 5th surgery to repair a fractured right wrist, has started hitting off a tee in his native California. “It’s going well, feels great,” Duda told ESPN New York on Sunday. Duda expects no difficulties with the wrist during spring training. Well here’s […]

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Ike Davis Agrees To One Year, $3.1 Million Contract

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Agrees To One Year, $3.1 Million Contract

Updated 1/19 The Mets and Ike Davis have agreed to a one-year, $3.125 million contract, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Okay Murph, you’re next… Updated 1/18 According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy have filed for arbitration. Davis is seeking $3.7 million, and the Mets have countered […]

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MMO Mailbag: Wheeler vs. Harvey

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Wheeler vs. Harvey

I received an email from Justin after I posted about which Mets prospects will make their debut in 2013 and what the odds were. Justin asks… I liked your post about the 2013 Debuts and was wondering if we could see Wheeler or anyone else hit the ground running the same way Matt Harvey did […]

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Blue Jays Introduce Jose Reyes To Toronto Fans & Media

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Blue Jays Introduce Jose Reyes To Toronto Fans & Media

The Blue Jays formally introduced Jose Reyes to fans and media on Friday in Toronto. General manager Alex Anthopoulos was very excited to add Reyes who he called a catalyst and one of the most dynamic players he ever saw: “I don’t know that we’re going to see another shortstop like this in Toronto for […]

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MMO Commenting Policy

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Commenting Policy

Updated 1/18 I just had to delete 67 comments from readers and writer alike. Still more to chop, but seriously what gives? Why must some of you engage in a wicked game of “johnny on the pony” and only add to the situation we are trying to rectify? What’s with this new thing of everyone […]

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Which Prospects Will Debut In 2013?

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Which Prospects Will Debut In 2013?

So which prospects can we expect to see debut for the Mets this season? Will we see another dazzling Harvey-esque type debut to instill some hope for the future? This is a good question and one that will be more fun to tackle than all the questions about the major league squad. 2:1 Odds Zack […]

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Mets Sign Catcher Landon Powell to Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Catcher Landon Powell to Minor League Contract

The Mets just announced they have signed C Landon Powell to a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training. Powell spent some time in the majors and in 406 plate appearances with the Oakland Athletics he posted a .207/.284/.328 batting line. He also was behind the plate for Dallas Braden’s perfect game last season. […]

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Outfield? What Outfield?

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Outfield? What Outfield?

I find it difficult to take everything Sandy Alderson says at face value. That’s just a nice way of saying I can’t believe anything he says. I’m now referring to him as “Hans Christian Alderson” for his ability to weave the most amazing yarns and whimsical tales. The observant ones among you all realize that […]

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