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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MMO Exchange: The CBA, Comp Picks, Equilibrium vs. Gattaca

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exchange: The CBA, Comp Picks, Equilibrium vs. Gattaca

Believe it or not, most of what we write on MMO you never actually see here on the site. Some of the best writing takes place in our daily email exchanges that are ongoing throughout the day and never stop. For example, ere are a few typical exchanges: Qualifying Offers Are Evil This one started […]

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MMO Take 5 – With @lagranderusty

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Take 5 – With @lagranderusty

Today, we have the pleasure of bringing you Ed Marcus of Real Dirty Mets in a new edition of MMO Take 5. Many of you may know Ed from the Mets Twitterverse where he stalks unassuming fans under the nomenclature of @lagranderusty. My mornings would not be complete without a tweet from Ed linking me […]

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MMO Hall of Fame Ballot: And The Winners Are…

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Hall of Fame Ballot: And The Winners Are…

All the Hall of Fame ballots have been cast, all the votes have been tallied, and now there’s some guy in a Steve Henderson jersey is walking to the podium with a large white envelope in his hand… You guessed it, it’s time for MMO to reveal their Hall of Fame results and the winners […]

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Alderson: It’s Concievable We’ll Go With What We Have

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: It’s Concievable We’ll Go With What We Have

You may remember a few days ago I posted about Adam Rubin who was told by a source that Mets may not sign another outfielder. (see below) Today, Rubin gets it straight from Mets GM Sandy Alderson who told him: It’s conceivable we’ll go with what we have, but we’re still looking. I wouldn’t say […]

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Heyman: Mets Still Have Plenty Of Dollars To Spend

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Heyman: Mets Still Have Plenty Of Dollars To Spend

According to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets have quite a bit of dollars left to spend. Heyman says the team is still looking to add an outfielder, a starting pitcher and a bullpen arm. Last week I answered a question about how much the Mets had to spend, and I speculated […]

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Can Ike Davis Mash 40 Homers In 2013?

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Can Ike Davis Mash 40 Homers In 2013?

Ike Davis had an incredible second half for the Mets last season and even led the NL in home runs during that span. Plagued with some rust from an ankle injury that wiped out his 2011 season and a bout with Valley Fever, Davis had two very forgettable months to start the 2012 campaign - combining for […]

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MMO Fan Shots: I Hope This Means The Mets Are Back In The Steak Aisle

An article by posted on January 6, 2013
MMO Fan Shots: I Hope This Means The Mets Are Back In The Steak Aisle

DrDooby says: Omar Minaya wasn’t a great GM. However, he also wasn’t a terrible GM. He did what he was asked to do, i.e. build a quick fix winner, while swimming in cash and having two inexpensive young building blocks in Wright & Reyes. Yes, he did at the cost of future payrolls – but he couldn’t foresee the collapse of […]

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Mets Willing To Pay Most Of Santana’s Salary To Move Him

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Pay Most Of Santana’s Salary To Move Him

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets are hoping they could unload Johan Santana before the start of the season. Cafardo says that the Mets are one of three teams willing to “pick up most of the freight” to get rid of Santana, Vernon Wells, and Alfonso Soriano. The Mets would help pay the $31 million left […]

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Mets Announce Wally Backman Will Manage Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on January 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Wally Backman Will Manage Las Vegas 51s

The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate for the 2013 season. Backman will begin his first season as manager of Las Vegas […]

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Mets Refinance $700M In Debt, Gain $160M In Spending Money

An article by posted on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Refinance $700M In Debt, Gain $160M In Spending Money

Since the NY Post broke the story on Thursday that the Mets have refinanced $450 million dollars in SNY loans, we’ve gotten a little more clarity on what looks to be an ambitious overall re-fi plan by the Wilpons. Including other outstanding loans that were refinanced, Mets owners have re-positioned about $700 million in total debt. In […]

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