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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MMO’s 2013 Top 25 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
MMO’s 2013 Top 25 Mets Prospects

After many months of thoughtful deliberating, boisterous debating and countless incidents of throwing food at each other, here is our official and final MMO Top 25 Prospects for 2013. A special thanks goes to Satish AKA Perseus, who used his Zeus-like powers to take all of our analysis, emails, and notes written on the back […]

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Mets Still Want MLB To Protect Pick, Will Go All Out For Bourn

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Still Want MLB To Protect Pick, Will Go All Out For Bourn

A Mets source told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that the front office is still trying to get MLB to allow them to keep their first-round pick if they sign Michael Bourn. They are still trying to determine whether they can convince Bourn to sign a potential backloaded deal and that they will go “all out on the compensation” […]

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If You Re-Build It They Will Come?

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
If You Re-Build It They Will Come?

You know the old saying from the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta. If you built it they will come… That hasn’t exactly been a case of life imitating art where the Mets are concerned. In fact, it’s not even close. According to a report by ESPN, Mets attendance […]

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Mets Should Take A Shot On Outfielder Russ Canzler

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Take A Shot On Outfielder Russ Canzler

To make room for newly-acquired slugger Travis Hafner, the Yankees designated outfielder Russ Canzler for assignment. Canzler is no stranger to being DFA’d. After spending last season with the Cleveland Indians, Canzler was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays in December, reclaimed by the Tribe in January, and finally claimed by the Yankees two weeks […]

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Being Brutally Honest Is Somewhat Refreshing

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
Being Brutally Honest Is Somewhat Refreshing

If you haven’t checked out this interview with Mark Teixeira by Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, you should. After all, how often is it that you see a $200 million dollar ballplayer who is on the decline say something like this… “I have no problem with anybody in New York, any fan, saying you’re […]

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Mets Entertaining A K-Rod Reunion

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Entertaining A K-Rod Reunion

Adding to my post from this afternoon, they Mets have entertained a reunion with former closer Francisco Rodriguez, a source told Marc Carig of Newsday. K-Rod along with Jose Valverde are among a group of former closers who could bolster the team’s bullpen depth, writes Carig. Speaking generally, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he will likely add […]

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Mets Sign Marlon Byrd To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Marlon Byrd To Minor League Deal

The Mets just announced they have signed OF Marlon Byrd to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. Byrd, 35, was suspended for 50 games in June after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs last season. “I made an inexcusable mistake,” Byrd said in a statement . “Several years ago, I had surgery for a condition […]

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2013 Topps Baseball Series 1: No Wright, Harvey, Wheeler

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Topps Baseball Series 1: No Wright, Harvey, Wheeler

When I was a kid, there was nothing like the feeling I got when the local candy store busted out the new edition of Topps Baseball Cards. I couldn’t wait to start tearing open those waxpacks, tossing out the gum and desperately start thumbing through them all hoping to find a Met. Five bucks and […]

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MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

A couple of weeks ago, the great Mets historian and author Matt Silverman, was nice enough to give me a sneak preview into his newest publication, Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season. The verdict is in, and Matt has done it again – delivering another Amazin’ Book that should be a part of every Met fan’s […]

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Alderson Says He Is Responsible For Lack Of Spending, Not Ownership

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says He Is Responsible For Lack Of Spending, Not Ownership

Mets season ticket holders were gathered at the Caesar’s Club at Citi Field tonight, where Sandy Alderson and his front office fielded questions about a variety of issues. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of covering the event and retweeting some of the quotes from those who were on hand. Regarding […]

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