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 and '00, 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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Gorski Named Class A Advanced Top Starting Pitcher.

An article by posted on October 24, 2011 0 Comments

Darin Gorski has been selected as the 2011 Top Starting Pitcher in Class A Advanced. The 2009 seventh-rounder of the Mets not only established a personal best by winning 11 games for St. Lucie, he also tossed three complete games and was selected to the Florida State League All-Star team. Gorski was 11-3 as a starter, […]

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If You Like Chicken and Beer, the Red Sox Are Hiring

An article by posted on October 23, 2011 0 Comments

After all the jokes made at the Mets expense over the last few years, some of you might enjoy this departure from that. Nice to see another team getting treated like the punchline to a bad joke. Hat tip to Ryan O’Hara.

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Site News: I Hear You Loud And Clear

An article by posted on October 22, 2011 0 Comments
Site News: I Hear You Loud And Clear

I am well aware of some of the abuses that are rampant on our site lately with regards to our Rating System, Shoutbox Terms Of Agreement Violations, Comment Guidelines Violations, and the overall lack of civility between dueling factions who simply have differing opinions on basic baseball philosophy. We have always had heated baseball debates […]

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Hot Stove Report: C.J. Wilson Will Get $75MM, Wainwright’s Option Picked Up, Reyes To Nats Rumors

An article by posted on October 22, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: C.J. Wilson Will Get $75MM, Wainwright’s Option Picked Up, Reyes To Nats Rumors

C.J. Wilson According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, one GM said he envisioned a $75 million, five-year deal for Rangers ace C.J. Wilson. “He has been a bomb in this postseason, but the laws of supply and demand still help”, he writes. One GM suggested Wilson would do better with a non-playoff team because of his […]

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There Are No Words…

An article by posted on October 21, 2011 0 Comments
There Are No Words…

“Former Mets GM Omar Minaya interviewed yesterday for the vacancy in the Angels front office. Given Minaya’s less than stellar track record and his love for former Expos and aging names in his time here I sincerely hope that he lands in LA. Sandy Alderson and company would have a field day with him”.  ~  Stephen Schmidt, Amazin […]

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What Everyone Is Talking About

An article by posted on October 21, 2011 0 Comments
What Everyone Is Talking About

When it’s this time of the year, and all you get is one post from Joel Sherman injected into the Mets news cycle in the last 24 hours, what you end up getting is “Joel Sherman Day”. (Aren’t you glad most of our content on MMO is unique and original?) So Joel, the floor is […]

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Mets Bid Iggy Sayonara

An article by posted on October 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Bid Iggy Sayonara

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have released reliever Ryota Igarashi says a major league source. Igarashi posted a disappointing 5.74 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 69/46 K/BB ratio over 69 innings in two seasons with the Mets after signing a two-year, $3 million deal to play for the team in 2010. Iggy bypasses the […]

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Can Mets Survive With Tejada At SS If Reyes Bolts?

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

Former Mets bench coach Chip Hale, told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin that if the Mets lose Jose Reyes to free agency, young Ruben Tejada is more than capable to hold his own as an everyday shortstop for the Mets in 2012. “Whether he plays second every day next year or short, he’s going to be […]

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A Very Amusing Little Bottle Of Wine

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

Unless your internet was down yesterday, it was nearly impossible for you to miss this post by Patrick Flood that was referenced on every saber-friendly Mets site or SNY Blog east of the Pacific Ocean yesterday. Flood examined 46 multi-year contracts that were dished out to starting pitchers over the last ten years and concluded, […]

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Crawford’s Impact On Reyes…

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments
Crawford’s Impact On Reyes…

I read Matt Cerrone’s take on whether the deal Carl Crawford signed last offseason would impact Jose Reyes this offseason. He writes: I don’t think Crawford’s deal will impact the market for Jose Reyes as much as I initially thought. I figured seeing Crawford struggle might spook teams interested in Jose, considering both players rely […]

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