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 Minor Leaguers Doyle and Moviel Suspended 50 Games For Substance Violation

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minor Leaguers Doyle and Moviel Suspended 50 Games For Substance Violation

New York Mets catcher Charles “Dock” Doyle and pitcher Scott Moviel have been suspended 50 games each under baseball’s minor league drug program. Both were penalized Monday for second violations involving a drug of abuse. Doyle, 25, hit .296 with two homers and 11 RBIs last year for the Class A St. Lucie Mets. He […]

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The Anti-Mets Agenda: Whatever Happened To Journalistic Integrity?

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments
The Anti-Mets Agenda: Whatever Happened To Journalistic Integrity?

In the space of an hour today, I saw a series of posts from various ESPN journalists on Twitter that really had me scratching my head this morning. Check these out… Those are just Marchand and Olney, there were more. Law decides to rank the Mets farm system 22nd (a total cheap shot), Rubin took […]

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NL East Positional Battle: Catcher

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Positional Battle: Catcher

TRS86 of the Real Dirty Mets is posting an interesting series that is worth reading and checking out. He is doing a position by position breakdown of all the NL East teams and ranking them accordingly. He started with the catcher position where he ranked them as follows: #1 Brian McCann #2 Wilson Ramos #3 Carlos […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Which Teams Got Better In The NL East

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Which Teams Got Better In The NL East

This edition of Fair or Foul features Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog who looks at the NL East and doesn’t buy into the “every other team got better except the Mets” argument. See what you think? The Braves and Phillies did very little to improve their teams, as well. They either traded guys away, signed fill-in […]

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Pelfrey Has That Sinking Feeling Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments

Anthony McCarron from the Daily News, has an update on Mike Pelfrey who is hard at work trying to rediscover that killer sinker that made him the Mets first round draft pick in 2005. Mike Pelfrey estimates that he has already thrown 1,000 sinkers over the winter during workouts at Wichita State, his alma mater. The […]

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Wilpons Take Battle With Picard To U.S. Supreme Court

An article by posted on February 8, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpons Take Battle With Picard To U.S. Supreme Court

Anthony Destefano of Newsday reported that the owners of the New York Mets are taking their battle with the trustee in the Bernard Madoff case to the U.S. Supreme Court – at least they are trying to. In a little noticed filing last Friday, Sterling Equities Associates, the umbrella organization of the Wilpon family and other team owners, asked the nation’s high court […]

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ESPN: Mets Farm System Ranked 22nd In MLB

An article by posted on February 8, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Mets Farm System Ranked 22nd In MLB

ESPN Insider - Keith Law ranks the Mets’ farm system at 22nd in the majors, albeit ahead of division rivals Philadelphia (No. 25) and Miami (No. 28) “It’s actually getting better here, but rebuilding a system takes years, and the Mets have really just begun to inject higher-upside talent into the system.” I’m not sure I agree with […]

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Wright Will Be The Most Compelling Storyline Of The 2012 Season

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Will Be The Most Compelling Storyline Of The 2012 Season

It’s true you know, David Wright will be the face that launched a thousand posts during the 2012 season. Brace yourselves for an avalanche of rants and raves on what the Mets should do with their once budding star third baseman. As Wright gets ready to embark upon his ninth season with the Mets, the […]

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13 Days Until Mets Pitchers & Catchers Report To St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
13 Days Until Mets Pitchers & Catchers Report To St. Lucie

As the reporting date for pitchers and catchers nears, it seems some players couldn’t wait to head down to the Mets Spring Training Complex in Port St. Lucie to get an early start. Are you ready for baseball? Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole are already in Port St. Lucie working out! More early workouts from […]

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Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

In this week’s mailbag, Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, fields a question about the prospect status of lefthander Darin Gorski. Why doesn’t anyone mention Darin Gorski as a top pitching prospect? His stats last year were exceptional. Two reasons. Firstly, Gorski produced those statistics (a 2.08 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 29 walks in 138 2/3 innings) […]

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