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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Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN ranked the best and worst farm systems today. Law says the Cubs (No. 1) and Twins (No. 2) are among the most stacked farm systems, but the Mets were not far behind at No. 4. “They’re deep in arms and bats, especially guys who might play in the middle of the […]

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Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie in 23 days. Here’s a selection of recent quotes, notes, and blurbs from around the Mets blogosphere. Playoffs or Bust The New York Mets will make the playoffs. Queue up the celebratory Bartolo Colon GIFs! Actually call this more of a “somebody has to do it” type […]

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Mets Billboard Design Unveiled

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Billboard Design Unveiled

Mets fan Gary Palumbo unveiled the final design for the billboards that will go up by Citi Field in Queens and Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The goal was to raise awareness that the Mets are now ready to contend and become relevant again after fans were asked to be patient for six long […]

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MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

I wanted to update this post with some quotes via the New York Times from incoming MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Responding to criticism over naming Fred Wilpon chairman of the MLB Finance committee, Manfred said: “I understand the whole Madoff thing, but before and since, Fred Wilpon was an extraordinarily successful businessman.” Manfred said the […]

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Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

Last night, at the Baseball Writers of America Awards dinner in New York, general manager Sandy Alderson introduced Cal Ripken Jr. to the podium. “It’s a big night for me and for Mets fans, who have been waiting all winter for me to introduce a shortstop.” It’s been a while since Alderson has made one […]

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Featured Post: Promises, Promises

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Promises, Promises

On Wednesday, executive vice president Lou DePaoli told Newsday that Mets ticket sales are up 19.26 percent over last year. Considering the team hasn’t produced a winning season since 2008 and failed to add any high-priced box-office draw, Howard Megdal of Capital New York finds it astonishing that ticket sales would surge that significantly especially […]

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Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

Speaking to Newsday reporter Marc Carig at his fundraiser to benefit a children’s hospital in his hometown Friday night, Mets third baseman David Wright said he supports Sandy Alderson’s decision not to trade a young arm like Steven Matz, Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard to bring in a player that can fill or upgrade a […]

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Cuddyer Downplays Injury History, Says Mets Will Challenge For NL East Supremacy

An article by posted on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Cuddyer Downplays Injury History, Says Mets Will Challenge For NL East Supremacy

Michael Cuddyer told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he doesn’t buy the notion he’s a “disabled list stint waiting to happen” for the Mets. The Mets’ biggest splash this offseason was limited to 49 games last season with the Rockies, but told Puma the injuries were “freakish in nature.” “A broken shoulder was […]

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Kevin Long Says If Hitters Can Deliver Peak Performances, Offense Will Be Pretty Good

An article by posted on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Says If Hitters Can Deliver Peak Performances, Offense Will Be Pretty Good

I just viewed the video on Kevin Long, who’s in Port St. Lucie, speaking to Daily News reporter John Harper on Mets Hot Stove. The new Mets hitting coach says that if all the players remain healthy and stay on the field AND if they all deliver their peak performance or better than their peak […]

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Nationals Talkin’ Shit, But Don’t Count Us Out Yet

An article by posted on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Talkin’ Shit, But Don’t Count Us Out Yet

Michael Cuddyer was at Citi Field today entertaining some local kids at a charity event. Afterward while speaking to reporters, he responded to the hype surrounding the Washington Nationals being the best team in the NL East and comments by ownership and management about their powerhouse rotation. “I think the ‘Baseball Almanac’ would be written […]

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