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 Sign Ryhne Hughes To Minors Deal, Backman Concerned About Sin City

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Ryhne Hughes To Minors Deal, Backman Concerned About Sin City

February 23 – The Mets have announced they’ve signed first baseman Rhyne Hughes to a minor league contract and that he will report to minor league camp. Hughes, 29, played 75 games for Double-A Bowie in the Baltimore Orioles system last season. The left-handed hitting Hughes batted .278/.370 OBP/.504 with 19 doubles, 13 home runs and 51 RBI […]

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With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on February 22, 2013 0 Comments
With Concerns About Santana’s Arm, Niese Could Be Mets’ Opening Day Starter

Sandy Alderson told reporters today the Mets Spring Complex, that left-hander Johan Santana‘s first Grapefruit League start would be pushed back by as much as two weeks. Alderson said that there was no structural issue and that it is just a matter of building up strength in Santana’s arm. Initially, Santana was scheduled to make his […]

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The Mets Outfield Could Be The Worst Ever Of All Time?

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Outfield Could Be The Worst Ever Of All Time?

When new MMO writer Daniel Nelson sent me a link to a Grantland article entitled, The Mets’ Outfield Could Be the Worst Unit in Professional Sports, and Maybe All of Life, my first inclination after I was done vomiting, was to email the writer of that garbage, Sean Fennessy, and tell him what I thought. However, I […]

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Nationals Sign Right-Hander Chris Young To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Right-Hander Chris Young To Minor League Deal

The Washington Nationals have signed former Met right-hander Chris Young to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. Young, 33, has spent the last two seasons with the Mets and in 2012 he went 4-9 with a 4.15 ERA in 20 starts but ended the season strongly posting a 2.73 […]

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Updated 2013 Mets Minor League Rotations

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Updated 2013 Mets Minor League Rotations

Exactly a month ago I rolled out my first pass at preseason projections for our Mets minor league rotations. We now have some more clarity and I found myself having to make several updates to my original projections. Stocks have risen for pitchers like Rafael Montero and Jake deGrom, while others have seen their values slip a little […]

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Murphy Will Be Fine, Could Miss A Week To Ten Days

An article by posted on February 20, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Will Be Fine, Could Miss A Week To Ten Days

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is back in camp after flying to New York yesterday to be examined by team doctors for what was being diagnosed as a strained intercostal muscle. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirmed through a second source that Murphy received a cortisone shot and that the diagnosis “was consistent” with the intercostal […]

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Mets 2013 Promotional Schedule

An article by posted on February 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets 2013 Promotional Schedule

The New York Mets today announced the promotional schedule for the 2013 season at Citi Field. The Mets will give away nearly 400,000 items to fans of all ages highlighted by the All-Star Bobblehead Series featuring Ron Darling (April 21), John Franco (May 25) David Wright (June 30), Dwight Gooden (July 21) and Tom Seaver […]

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Collins Wants To Officially Name Wright Captain

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Wants To Officially Name Wright Captain

Terry Collins told reporters today, that he intends to go to Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson to discuss naming David Wright the official captain of the Mets. “I’ve never had to do that before, so I’m not really sure what the process is,” the manager said. “I have an idea in my head of how […]

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Wheeler Will Not Go Down Without A Fight

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Will Not Go Down Without A Fight

Most of you may have been listening when Terry Collins appeared on the YES Network with Mike Francesa last week, and laid down the gauntlet for top Mets pitching prospect Zack Wheeler when he was asked about his chances to make the Mets starting rotation out of camp. “As we sit here today, no,” Collins […]

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Five Moves That Can Happen This Spring: Mets Will Trade For At Least One Starting Outfielder

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Five Moves That Can Happen This Spring: Mets Will Trade For At Least One Starting Outfielder

XtreemIcon just emailed me a link to Jim Bowden’s latest post on ESPN Insider (subscription required). Bowden goes out on a limb and predicts five moves that will happen this Spring. Among them he says the Mets will breakdown and make a trade for at least one everyday starting outfielder: The Mets will open spring […]

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