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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Short Shots: Mets Wiggling Back In, Best Bullpen: Braves Or Nationals?

An article by posted on January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Short Shots: Mets Wiggling Back In, Best Bullpen: Braves Or Nationals?

The more I keep saying that there’s no chance in hell that the Mets will trade for Justin Upton or Giancarlo Stanton, the more I keep reading stuff like this: However, if you’re a Mets fan who wants Upton (or Jason Kubel) now, root for Michael Bourn to a take a one-year deal with the […]

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Nats Bolster Bullpen, Sign Rafael Soriano

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Nats Bolster Bullpen, Sign Rafael Soriano

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that free agent reliever Rafael Soriano has agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract with the Washington Nationals. As a result of the signing, the Nationals will have to surrender the team’s first round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, while the Yankees will receive a compensatory pick sandwiched between the first and […]

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D’Backs Want Wheeler, Mets Don’t Match Up In Upton Deal

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
D’Backs Want Wheeler, Mets Don’t Match Up In Upton Deal

Updated by Joe D. on 1/15 at 1:30 PM According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks are not a good match for a Justin Upton deal. D’Backs GM Kevin Towers is insisting that he will not lower his trade request for Upton since the deal with the Seattle Mariners evaporated last […]

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Is Valdespin Out Of The Mets’ Team Picture?

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Is Valdespin Out Of The Mets’ Team Picture?

JetsMets13 asks… What has happened to Jordany Valdespin’s stock in the organization? I keep hearing about Duda, Nieuwenhuis and Baxter with hardly ever a mention of ‘Spin. I thought he flashed some nice power in limited playing time, and when they handed him an outfielder’s glove he adapted very quickly. What gives? Joe D. replies… […]

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Mets Invite Rafael Montero, Cory Mazzoni, Juan Centeno to Spring Training

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Invite Rafael Montero, Cory Mazzoni, Juan Centeno to Spring Training

The New York Mets today announced the club invited righthanded pitchers Rafael Montero and Cory Mazzoni, catcher Juan Centeno, infielder Josh Satin and outfielder Matt den Dekker to major league Spring Training. Montero, 22, went a combined 11-5 with a 2.36 ERA (32 earned runs/122.0 innings) and 110 strikeouts in 20 starts for Savannah (A) […]

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MMO Originals: Week Ending January 13

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Originals: Week Ending January 13

As MMO continues to provide our readers with some of the most original articles and analysis on the New York Mets and Major League Baseball, here is a small sampling of some exclusive MMO content from the week that was: Enter Sandy-Man by Matthew Balasis – 62 comments Alderson Shows Dickey No Respect by Joe D. – […]

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Mets Consider Bringing Back Jon Rauch

An article by posted on January 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Consider Bringing Back Jon Rauch

With pitchers and catchers reporting in just 29 days, the Mets continue to hold out on filling their major league roster with the hope that prices in the free agent market will tumble and become somewhat suitable for front office’s not so rich tastes. The team has the money to spend and is not restricted, a […]

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Is Daniel Murphy A Top 10 Second Baseman?

An article by posted on January 13, 2013 0 Comments
Is Daniel Murphy A Top 10 Second Baseman?

Nobody will ever mistake Daniel Murphy for Dustin Pedroia or Ian Kinsler at second base. But last night, Murphy was good enough to be on MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Now: Second Basemen”. Murphy held up the rear with the No. 10 spot and of course Robinson Cano was the top selection. Based on their […]

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Something Smells Fishy In Miami

An article by posted on January 13, 2013 0 Comments
Something Smells Fishy In Miami

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins are about to re-sign outfielder Austin Kearns, but that’s not the most interesting item in his column. It looks like high ranking Marlins executives including owner Jeffrey Loria have been avoiding the media since the middle of November. Besides forbidding president David Samson from doing his radio show, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria also […]

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Minor League Q&A: Team Very High On Ynoa, Lupo and Lagares Among Others

An article by posted on January 12, 2013 0 Comments
Minor League Q&A: Team Very High On Ynoa, Lupo and Lagares Among Others

During a Q&A with Paul DePodesta and other Mets executives on Thursday, I was able to get some brief, but straight answers on a variety of questions I had pertaining to the Mets minor league system, prospects and the draft. Metsmerized: Was bringing back GCL affiliate a result of your inability to properly place players where they belonged […]

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