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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Gary Carter Attends His Baseball Team’s Opening Night

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments
Gary Carter Attends His Baseball Team’s Opening Night

Gary Carter, who is waging a courageous battle against brain cancer, found the strength to be with his team for their season opener. The Palm Beach Post writes: Around the edge of the warning track and back into the familiar buzz of the ballpark came Gary Carter on Thursday night, riding in the back of a golf cart […]

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Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson

The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent starting pitcher Edwin Jackson. The right-hander flew to Washington today for his physical after which the deal should be officially announced by the team. Jon Heyman reports that deal is believed to be worth $8 million to $12 million dollars. Ken Rosenthal of FOX […]

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Polo Grounds, Bob Mandt, Dick Young, Banner Day Trivia

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
Polo Grounds, Bob Mandt, Dick Young, Banner Day Trivia

As you all know by now, the New York Mets announced that Banner Day will return Sunday, May 27 prior to the Mets playing the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Banner Day was a Mets tradition from 1963 to 1996 with fans of all ages parading on the field showing their […]

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Steven Cohen To Buy Minority Stake In Mets

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
Steven Cohen To Buy Minority Stake In Mets

According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, billionaire investment manager Steve Cohen, who  is set to become one of the $20 million minority investors in the New York Mets. The deal would not preclude Cohen from pursuing the Dodgers, according to two people familiar with the transaction but not authorized to discuss it. Shakin […]

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Daniel Murphy: Pumped, Excited, Ready To Rake!

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy: Pumped, Excited, Ready To Rake!

Last night at the 32nd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner in New York, Daniel Murphy told reporters that expectations for the Mets this season are to make the playoffs. “Expectations for us this year are like any other. We expect to go to the playoffs.” His thoughts on Terry Collins seeing him batting in the leadoff spot: […]

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Mack’s Mets: I Shot An Arrow Into The Air

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mack’s Mets: I Shot An Arrow Into The Air

My buddy Mack Ade from Mack’s Mets shot an arrow into the air, and this is what happened… Mack – I have designated you as one of the “Lords of Baseball”. Well, at least you’re one of mine. The question… what two teams will play in the 2012 World Series? Jason Parks, Baseball Prospectus – […]

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Mets Mailbag: If Money Is So Tight, Why Did Mets Give Francisco So Much?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Mailbag: If Money Is So Tight, Why Did Mets Give Francisco So Much?

Here’s an interesting question that was posed to Anthony DiComo who does a pretty good job in his reply. I just watched Brad Lidge sign a one-year contract for $1 million with the Nationals. I watched the Mets sign Frank Francisco to a much larger contract. If money is so tight, why go the direction […]

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Mets To Sell 10 Shares Of Team

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Sell 10 Shares Of Team

According to Steven Marcus of Newsday, the Mets expect to complete the sale of ten minority shares of the team at $20 million each by the end of February. It previously was believed that the Mets would close on a minimum of four units by the end of January. No reason was given for the new […]

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Mets Notes: Bucholz To Skip 2012, Ankiel Still On Mets Radar, Oberkfell To Bears

An article by posted on January 30, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Bucholz To Skip 2012, Ankiel Still On Mets Radar, Oberkfell To Bears

Reliever Taylor Buchholz, who has dealt with anxiety and depression issues throughout his career, plans to skip the 2012 season, agent David Pasti told ESPN New York. Buchholz signed with Mets last offseason and went on the DL on June 2 with what was announced as shoulder fatigue. But a month later both Buchholz and […]

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Reality Bites: 2012 Topps Jose Reyes Baseball Card

An article by posted on January 30, 2012 0 Comments
Reality Bites: 2012 Topps Jose Reyes Baseball Card

REALITY BITES! I guess seeing is believing, and this image certainly brings home the realization that Jose Reyes is now the shortstop for the Miami Marlins. Nice airbrush job by Topps… I’d like to thank Mr. North Jersey for the link and also credit to the Palm Beach Post for the image.

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