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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Royals Agree On One-Year Deal With Endy Chavez

An article by posted on December 30, 2012 0 Comments
Royals Agree On One-Year Deal With Endy Chavez

The Kansas City Royals have signed former Met outfielder Endy Chavez to a one-year contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Terms of the deal have not yet been reported. Chavez, 34, can play all three outfield spots and is coming off a down year in which he hit just .203/.236/.278 with two homers, 12 RBI, six […]

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Thoughts On The Reliever Market, Mets Needs, Spending

An article by posted on December 29, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The Reliever Market, Mets Needs, Spending

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets are scouring the market for bullpen help. Heyman mentions Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Capps as possible players the Mets might kick the tires on, but do we really want to go there? It would have been nice to get a reliever like Jeremy Affeldt, who will […]

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This Date In Mets History: Mets Trade For Mo’ Heartache, Mo’ Misery, Mo’ Infamy

An article by posted on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Mets Trade For Mo’ Heartache, Mo’ Misery, Mo’ Infamy

I seriously expected to see a 1,000 word post on this from my buddy Ed Marcus at Real Dirty Mets, but be that as it may, MLB Trade Rumors does a nice job recapping the day we traded Kevin Appier for Mo Vaughn. On this date in 2001, the Mets acquired first baseman Mo Vaughn from the […]

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Mets Unveil Their 2013 BP Cap Featuring Mr. Met!

An article by posted on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Unveil Their 2013 BP Cap Featuring Mr. Met!

Paul Lukas of ESPN, shares a glimpse of the 2013 Mets Batting Practice caps which features Mr. Met. He writes: Mr. Met has appeared only one time on a Mets uni component (he was a sleeve patch for a fauxback that was worn three times in 2009), so it’s cool to see him on the BP cap. […]

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The Evolution Of A Mets Championship Team

An article by posted on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
The Evolution Of A Mets Championship Team

There seems to be a lot buzz in our comment threads lately about former Mets GM Frank Cashen, who many fans, rightfully so, look to as the standard bearer when it comes to building a championship. While doing a search I came across a post about the evolution of the 1986 Mets that Newsday had posted back […]

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Are You Happy With The Direction Of The Mets?

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Happy With The Direction Of The Mets?

Before we all split for the Holidays, I polled our writers on a number of different Mets issues that are facing the team. We discussed payroll and spending, the Dickey trade, the offseason so far, and also what we felt about the overall direction of the team and the confidence in this front office. How […]

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Patience Has Its Price, But Striking Early Has Its Rewards

An article by posted on December 25, 2012 0 Comments
Patience Has Its Price, But Striking Early Has Its Rewards

Although finding a power hitter, particularly one who could man an outfield spot and bat righthanded, was one of the Mets top priorities this offseason, the strategy of waiting the market out has proved futile. Unless upgrading the outfield was never the priority that the front office wanted us to believe it was, lets call this […]

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Wishing All Of You A Very Merry Christmas

An article by posted on December 25, 2012 0 Comments
Wishing All Of You A Very Merry Christmas

I wish you all the joy, hope and happiness of this Holiday Season! On behalf of everyone at MMO, we wish you a Happy New Year! May the joy and spirit of the holidays be yours throughout the year!

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Some Christmas Cheer From The Mets Blogospehre

An article by posted on December 24, 2012 0 Comments
Some Christmas Cheer From The Mets Blogospehre

Yes, even us die-hards take a break from the everyday rigors of writing about those not-always so Amazin’ Mets. Why some of us even like to poke some fun and use humor as a way to ease the pain a little. A few such bloggers did just that and are worthy of mention on this […]

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MLB News: Swisher Signs With Tribe, Ibanez To M’s, Bosox Nab Hanrahan From Bucs

An article by posted on December 23, 2012 0 Comments
MLB News: Swisher Signs With Tribe, Ibanez To M’s, Bosox Nab Hanrahan From Bucs

Free agent Nick Swisher has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, as first reported by Mark Feinsand of the Daily News. Feinsand adds that the contract includes a vesting option for a fifth season that could bring the deal’s value to $70 million. The 32-year-old Swisher spent the last four seasons with the New York Yankees and batted […]

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