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 Unveil Blue Jersey For 2013 Season

An article by posted on November 14, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Unveil Blue Jersey For 2013 Season

The Mets have unveiled the new blue jerseys they will be wearing during the 2013 season. The team just shared a photo of Johan Santana sporting the new duds. I gotta tell you, I love these blue jerseys, but I love winning baseball better. Hopefully it won’t be long until the Mets Twitter account unveils […]

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Rob Johnson Signs With Cardinals, Gets Spring Training Invite

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Rob Johnson Signs With Cardinals, Gets Spring Training Invite

Rob Johnson, who appeared in 17 games for the Mets last season, has signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Johnson also received an invite to major league camp. Johnson, 29, finished the season on the DL with a torn ligament in his left thumb, which did not require surgery. He batted […]

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Heyman: Bay’s Salary Being Deferred For Only Two Years

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Heyman: Bay’s Salary Being Deferred For Only Two Years

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that Jason Bay may have gotten a better deal for himself by leaving the Mets than he did when he initially signed with them. Not only will Bay be paid the entire $21 million he is owed by the Mets, as has been reported, but the $15 million that is […]

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Trading Dickey Is Only The “Backup Plan”

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Trading Dickey Is Only The “Backup Plan”

  Today in Coney Island, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and pitcher Johan Santana, distributed boxed lunches to residents in Brooklyn that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Afterward, Jeff Wilpon spoke with reporters and said that the team’s top priority remains retaining both David Wright and R.A. Dickey. Wilpon says negotiations are “on-going” with both players. He also […]

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Who Was The Mets Most Valuable Player In 2012, Wright Or Dickey?

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Who Was The Mets Most Valuable Player In 2012, Wright Or Dickey?

There wasn’t a real lot to rave about when you consider the Mets 2012 season as a whole, but even in an 88-loss season, there were a few bright spots. We had our first No-Hitter in franchise history, we saw one of our top prospects breakthrough in a big way, and one of the Mets’ […]

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A Futuristic Seaver Fires An Explosive Fastball

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments

Check out this video of a futuristic Tom Seaver unleashing an explosive fastball to home plate at Citi Field. The designer writes: It’s pitcher versus batter as a high powered windup unleashes a sci-fi fastball in this thrilling one minute all CG short created exclusively for The New York Mets. Way to pick up the […]

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Cerrone: Mets and Wright $20 Million Apart

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Cerrone: Mets and Wright $20 Million Apart

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog says he’s heard that Sandy Alderson and David Wright are just $20 million dollars apart on a new contract extension. However, based on what I’m hearing, Wright’s camp is thinking seven years and at least $130 million guaranteed, while the Mets are thinking more like six years and around $110 million. Frankly, that’s […]

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Mets Hire Jim Malone As Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Hire Jim Malone As Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

The Mets announced they have named Jim Malone Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Malone, 45, was the Mets’ Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2002. He was the minor league Strength and Conditioning coordinator for the Kansas City Royals from 2000-2001 and the Cleveland Indians minor league Strength and Conditioning Coordinator from 2004-2005. Malone spent the previous seven […]

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About That Whole “Wilpon Is Broke” Rumor

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
About That Whole “Wilpon Is Broke” Rumor

Thoughts from Joe D. Well isn’t this an interesting way to interrupt my Sunday AMC “Gory Matters Here” marathon? I’m not seeing or buying what is being reported. I hate having to rehash all this stuff again, but the Mets are getting fiscally better everyday. I already told you last month, about the new National […]

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Mets Are Shopping Dickey, But Not Wright

An article by posted on November 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Are Shopping Dickey, But Not Wright

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says while no new Mets contract is close to happening with David Wright, there’s still said to be some optimism that a deal with their best player will eventually happen. No trade talks involving Wright are on the horizon, and the Mets will instead continue to talk to Wright and his representatives exclusively. […]

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