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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MMO 2012 Mets Annual Coming In April

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
MMO 2012 Mets Annual Coming In April

After years of tossing the idea around, we finally decided to take the proverbial plunge and bring to you what I can only describe as our Amazin’ Labor of Love… Without further adieu, I present to all of you the first look at the Mets Merized Online 2012 Mets Annual. This 2012 Annual will feature […]

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Mets Have Worst Spring Record In MLB, Does It Matter

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Have Worst Spring Record In MLB, Does It Matter

After yesterday’s loss to the Astros, the Mets have not won in their last nine Grapefruit League games. At 3-11, they have the worst spring record in the majors. On the bright side, with no game scheduled for today, there’s no chance that they can extend their winless streak to ten. This is certainly not […]

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Hefner and Puello Reassigned To Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 18, 2012 0 Comments
Hefner and Puello Reassigned To Minor League Camp

After the game today, the Mets optioned Cesar Puello and Jeremy Hefner to minor league camp. The Mets now have 40 players in major league camp. Original Post 3/16 Add infielders Zach Lutz and Val Pascucci to the list of players that were reassigned to minor league camp. The Mets made the decision to cut them […]

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Collins Undecided If Johan Starts On Opening Day

An article by posted on March 17, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Undecided If Johan Starts On Opening Day

According Andy Martino of the Daily News, manager Terry Collins does not believe Johan Santana will open the season on the disabled list, but he’s not yet decided if Santana will be his Opening Day starter. “I have not decided who is pitching Opening Day. Now, my point is, right now, as we get through spring training, we […]

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Adam Rubin On Why Certain Players Are Cut Early In Camp

An article by posted on March 16, 2012 0 Comments
Adam Rubin On Why Certain Players Are Cut Early In Camp

I wanted to share this great insight by Adam Rubin who posted the following on his blog at ESPN New York in response to a reader’s question on why so many players were cut from major league camp yesterday. Assistant GM John Ricco explained that any player on the 40-man roster who is still in major league […]

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The First Cuts Are The Deepest

An article by posted on March 16, 2012 0 Comments
The First Cuts Are The Deepest

Yesterday, was a big day in at the Mets Spring Training Complex at Digital Domain Park as the team made their first round of cuts and reassigned 13 players to minor league camp. The move left the Mets with 42 players in camp which will eventually be pared down to 25 before Opening Day. There’s […]

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Nominations For 2012 Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments

Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame Announces Nominations for 2012 Induction The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame today announced the names of the nominees on the 2012 induction ballot. They include: Big Ed Delahanty, whose lifetime .346 average ranks fifth all-time; Gene Michael, scout and GM responsible for signing players including Derek Jeter and […]

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Harvey’s Gone, But We Haven’t See The Last Of Him In 2012

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey’s Gone, But We Haven’t See The Last Of Him In 2012

I was holding off on this post to see whether or not Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey would survive the first official round of spring training cuts. He didn’t. But that’s okay, and for those of you that were hoping to see at least another start from this unbelievably talented pitcher, take solace in the […]

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Judge Deals A Jarring Blow To Mets Defense

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
Judge Deals A Jarring Blow To Mets Defense

On Wednesday, the Mets owners were dealt a jarring blow to their defense when Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz must prove that they were not “willfully blind” to Madoff’s scheme. The burden of proof will not be on Irving Picard, but instead it’s on the Mets owners who have to […]

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Nickeas and Thole Responding To Manager’s Challenges

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Nickeas and Thole Responding To Manager’s Challenges

Last month I posted my thoughts on Josh Thole and how the heat was on for him this spring, and that he wasn’t going to be handed the starting catching job on a silver platter. Thole knows exactly what’s at stake: “I’m getting to a point where we’re not in a trial-and-error period anymore,” Thole […]

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