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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Mets Notes: Wright, Hairston & Torres Making Progress, den Dekker Called Back

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wright, Hairston & Torres Making Progress, den Dekker Called Back

The Mets assigned two more players to minor league camp Friday morning according to Adam Rubin. Infielder Josh Satin and right-hander Fernando Cabrera will now join left-handed reliever Chuck James who was also reassigned to the minors after yesterday’s game. However this morning, Me3ts prospect Matt den Dekker has officially returned to major league camp. The move was prompted because […]

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Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

I wanted to update this post with some new information on the center field front as follows: Center fielder Andres Torres spoke to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York this morning and said his calf injury is improving. “I feel better,” Torres said. “Just a few more days, I hope, I’ll go back to the field. […]

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Edgin Making A Case For Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Edgin Making A Case For Opening Day Roster

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, left-handed reliever Garrett Olson is the front-runner to replace the injured Tim Byrdak who is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the season. Byrdak underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee last week, and afterward the team announced the lefty specialist would miss about six weeks. Another possibility to replace Byrdak is […]

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Hits And Misses: Mets Season Tix Are Mega-Cool, Forbes Doesn’t Impress Me, Johan and Dickey Do

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits And Misses: Mets Season Tix Are Mega-Cool, Forbes Doesn’t Impress Me, Johan and Dickey Do

It’s been a heck of a week for me with the publishers deadline for our 2012 Mets Annual upon me and various other things, but I always find time for my Mets. Before I get into some things, our friends at Real Dirty Mets have some openings for new writers. If you’re interested in trying […]

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Alderson and Wright Glad Mets Owners Reached Settlement

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson and Wright Glad Mets Owners Reached Settlement

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said “there’s a sense of relief for the team” now that a settlement was reached in the Bernie Madoff case. Alderson told reporters at Digital Domain: “From just an overall organizational standpoint, the landscape today is a lot brighter than it was two or three days ago, going into a […]

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Video: The Funnier Side Of Wilpon/Picard Settlement

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments

You’ll enjoy this humorous take on yesterday’s settlement with the trustee by Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz. It even features are lovable mascot Mr. Met. It’s in Chinese, but I’m certain you’ll enjoy it all the same. Courtesy of NMA World Edition Videos. Hat tip to JetsMets13.

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Andres Torres Leaves Game With Leg Injury, Updates On Hairston and Wright

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments
Andres Torres Leaves Game With Leg Injury, Updates On Hairston and Wright

Center fielder Andres Torres left tonight’s game in the third inning with an apparent injury to his left calf. Backup outfielder Adam Loewen, who is trying to win a job on the Mets’ bench, replaced Torres in the the game. Meanwhile, in other injury related news, Scott Hairston called his first major workout since straining his […]

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The Mets Outstanding Debt Obligations And A Road Map To Meeting Those Obligations

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets Outstanding Debt Obligations And A Road Map To Meeting Those Obligations

What a big day for the Mets owners yesterday, huh? Mets fans I’ve spoke to and chatted with seem to have mixed feelings  about yesterday’s events. But like I advise all my Mets buddies, stop worrying about what you can’t control and take your emotion out of the equation. Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz were […]

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Weighing In Some More On Mets Owners, Reyes, Direction, Future

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Weighing In Some More On Mets Owners, Reyes, Direction, Future

Today’s settlement news has led to quite a few readers who emailed me and disagree with some or all of the points in my last post. And of course that is perfectly fine. I started this site to encourage debate and conversely, I view criticism of what I post on this site as a badge of […]

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Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

As most of you now know, Mets ownership and trustee Irving Picard reached a settlement for $162 million this morning, as was first reported by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times. In the light of this news we have also learned that the Mets will not pay anything for three years because their net obligation could end up […]

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