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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Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

The New York Post reports that one-time Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels avoided prison time today by pleading guilty to two counts of criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of tax fraud. Samuels, 52, who was banned for life from CitiField and the Mets’ spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla, was […]

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Mets Great John Franco to Join Citi at Presale Promotion Events in NYC

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments

OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS VIA ONLINE PRESALE THIS MONDAY AND TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27 AND 28 The New York Mets today announced Citi will offer Citi credit and debit cardholders an exclusive opportunity to purchase Mets single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field before they go on sale to the general […]

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Pitchers and Catchers Report: It’s Good To Be Back

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Pitchers and Catchers Report: It’s Good To Be Back

Welcome to the official start of the Mets’ 2012 season as Pitchers and catchers officially report to Digital Domain Park in St. Lucie today to kickoff Spring Training. KEY DATES Feb. 20 ~ Pitchers and catchers report. Feb. 21 ~ Manager Terry Collins to address the media at 10:00 am. Feb. 22 ~ First workout […]

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Mookie Wilson To Serve As Roving Instructor and Mets Ambassador

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments

The Mets announced that Mookie Wilson will remain in the Mets organization in a role that includes both baseball and business duties. Wilson, who first put on a Mets uniform in September 1980, will be in spring training to work with the major league and minor league players. The former outfielder also will visit the […]

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Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

With Mets pitchers and catchers set to report later this morning, lets take a look at a couple of things Sandy Alderson said over the weekend when he spoke to reporters in St. Lucie. I was a little taken back by what he said when he was asked where he’d like to see the team do […]

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Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

MetsBlog posted this recap of Sandy Alderson’s comments to reporters this morning at Digital Domain Park. His decision to trade or keep David Wright this summer will not directly be tied to their record at that time – his 2013 option is a factor in his situation. If the team is contending towards the trade deadline, he […]

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New Court Filing Says Picard Lawsuit Built On Shaky Evidence

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
New Court Filing Says Picard Lawsuit Built On Shaky Evidence

Michael O’Keefe of the Daily News reported about some new documents filed by the Mets in Manhattan federal court on Thursday as they continue to push for a summary judgement to dismiss the suit by trustee Irving Picard, before it goes to trial on March 19. Mets lawyers are arguing that Picard has failed to […]

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Mets Minors Q&A With Seedlings To Stars – Part Two

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Q&A With Seedlings To Stars – Part Two

Here is the second and final part of the Q & A I conducted with Wally Fish and Nathaniel Stoltz, two of the guys behind the great baseball site Seedlings To Stars. Who is most likely the shortstop of the future for the Mets Jordany Valdespin or Danny Muno? Nathaniel: I have to take Valdespin […]

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Orange & Blue And All For You, Kid…

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Orange & Blue And All For You, Kid…

Orange and Blue, and all for you, Kid… Earlier today, New York State senator Marty Golden, announced that the Empire State Building would be lit up with orange and blue lights tonight in honor of Gary Carter. That’s the view of the Empire State Building from SB Nation’s Rob Neyer that he just posted on […]

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Collins All Smiles After Santana Completes Bullpen Session

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Collins All Smiles After Santana Completes Bullpen Session

  Good news today as Mets ace Johan Santana threw 25 pitches during a brief bullpen session, his first work from a mound since an instructional league last Fall. The southpaw felt great afterwards and is scheduled to throw from a mound again on Tuesday. As he did last spring with Carlos Beltran, manager Terry […]

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