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 By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

Amazin’ Avenue recently wrote that as currently constructed, the Mets’ outfield could be a whole lot better than many expect. They go onto build a good case that Lucas Duda in left can be at least league average (offensively), Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill can pair up to be league average as well, and a Mike […]

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Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

During an interview Sunday with MLB Network Radio, Sandy Alderson expressed that the loss of a first-round pick would be too steep a price for him to consider signing Michael Bourn, who is the best outfielder left on the free-agent market. The Mets GM also confirmed that his plan for 2013 is to have one […]

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Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

In discussing the impact that the Braves acquisition of Justin Upton will have on the Mets, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com writes: “It makes for a particularly tricky situation in Flushing, where the Mets are concentrating on a long-term plan built around Wheeler, Harvey, Travis d’Arnaud and the rest of their vastly improved farm system. Tricky […]

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Banner Day Moved To May 11, Great Job By Mets!

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Banner Day Moved To May 11, Great Job By Mets!

The results are in and the Mets have announced that Banner Day will be held on Saturday, May 11 prior to the 1:10 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you already purchased tickets to the original May 26 date and want to re-schedule, you can contact the Mets at bannerday@nymets.com. Great job by the Mets for […]

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Alderson Says He Could Go To Camp With Current Outfielders

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says He Could Go To Camp With Current Outfielders

Another thing Sandy Alderson discussed during his appearance on MLB Network Radio this morning, was the state of the Mets outfield. The Mets GM said it’s possible that he will go into camp with just the current group of outfielders and possibly Andrew Brown and Collin Cowgill. “There’s not a lot left on the shelf,” […]

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Projected Mets Opening Day Roster (2/13)

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Projected Mets Opening Day Roster (2/13)

Yesterday we got more clarity on what the Mets Opening Day roster will look like. Believe it or not there’s really not many battles going on this Spring. Terry Collins cleared up some questions yesterday and showed where he was leaning. For some of these players a complete fail or unfortunate injury will keep them […]

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Oswalt’s Agent Denies Any Interest From Mets, Alderson Still Looking For Arms

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Oswalt’s Agent Denies Any Interest From Mets, Alderson Still Looking For Arms

Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Roy Oswalt‘s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client: If the Mets indeed are interested in signing veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt, it’s news to his longtime agent, Bob Garber. “Not sure where the report came from,” Garber said in a text message. “I’m not aware […]

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Raissman: Bobby V. Coming To SNY?

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
Raissman: Bobby V. Coming To SNY?

Is Bobby Valentine about to bring his high-wire act to the Mets Pregame show on SNY this season? That’s what some sources are telling Bob Raissman of the Daily News. MLB sources say SportsNet New York brass has reached out to Valentine to discuss a possible studio role on Mets telecasts. Valentine, who managed the Mets (1996-2002), […]

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Thoughts and Prayers For Landon Powell Who Lost His Daughter Last Night

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts and Prayers For Landon Powell Who Lost His Daughter Last Night

Catcher Landon Powell, whom the Mets recently signed to a Minor League contract, lost his five-month-old daughter to a fatal liver condition last night. Powell’s baby daughter, Izzy, was born prematurely and was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Such a sad story to report. To learn more you can visit their Facebook page, Prayers For Izzy. […]

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Refinancing SNY Loan Will Prepare Mets For Expected Declining Revenues

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments
Refinancing SNY Loan Will Prepare Mets For Expected Declining Revenues

Michael Breit was a guest on YES Network’s The State of Sports where they discussed the state of the Mets finances, the refinancing, revenue and cash flow. The Mets took advantage of better interest rates which was the main factor in refinancing $700 million dollars in debt.  With the refinance the Mets cashed out a […]

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