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 Announce Josh Lewin To 2012 WFAN Broadcast Team

An article by posted on February 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Josh Lewin To 2012 WFAN Broadcast Team

Sports Radio 66 WFAN New York – the flagship station for New York Mets baseball – and the New York Mets today named play-by-play veteran Josh Lewin to the 2012 Mets radio broadcast team. Lewin will join Howie Rose in the booth. Lewin, 43, has 16 years of Major League Baseball broadcast experience, calling games […]

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A.J. Burnett Close To Being Traded To Pirates

An article by posted on February 12, 2012 0 Comments
A.J. Burnett Close To Being Traded To Pirates

It looks like A.J. Burnett is on his way to the Pirates. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Pirates and Yankees have a framework for a possible A.J. Burnett deal in place. The deal is not done but the two teams have a lot of common ground and Pittsburgh is still the frontrunner. Yesterday, […]

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Jason Bay Sees 30-Homer Seasons Ahead, Scout Disagrees

An article by posted on February 12, 2012 0 Comments
Jason Bay Sees 30-Homer Seasons Ahead, Scout Disagrees

Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke with Jason Bay and over the weekend and the Mets’ $66 million left-fielder sees a return to his 30-homer seasons despite his struggles the last two years. Now 33, Bay believes his troubles are not related to age or mechanics and attributes the problems to overthinking. “All those years I did […]

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MMO Fair Or Foul: Was F-Mart The LH Bat We Needed?

An article by posted on February 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair Or Foul: Was F-Mart The LH Bat We Needed?

Soon after the Nationals snatched up left-handed hitting outfielder Rick Ankiel, the Mets pulled the plug on their quest to land a left-handed bat for the team. Ankiel had been high on their list and some reports even circulated that Sandy Alderson may have offered the one-time pitching phenom a minor league deal. Anyway, that […]

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Astonishing Tales: And The Mets Are Now The 2012 World Series Champs!

An article by posted on February 11, 2012 0 Comments
Astonishing Tales: And The Mets Are Now The 2012 World Series Champs!

Thanks to our reader Hank Johnson who sent us the link this post by Joe Lucia of The Outside Corner, who calls himself a dreamer and articulates the Mets’ path to the World Series in 2012. You wanted optimism, right? It’s all part of a series he’s doing for all 30 teams – you see, Joe’s actually […]

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2012 Mets Over and Under

An article by posted on February 10, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Over and Under

As the official proclamation came down from Sandy Alderson that the Mets are pretty much done making anymore additions, I thought we’d have some fun. Me and a few of the guys (XtreemIcon, Jessep and Satish) thought it would be cool to do an “Over and Under” for the 2012 season. Don’t worry, it’s not […]

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It’s Now Or Never For Josh Thole

An article by posted on February 10, 2012 0 Comments
It’s Now Or Never For Josh Thole

David Lennon reports in Newsday, that Josh Thole has worked intensely with Mets catching coordinator Bob Natal this offseason in an effort to prevent a recurrence of the defensive issues that plagued him in 2011. “I’m getting to a point where we’re not in a trial-and-error period anymore,” Thole said. “It is what it is. If I don’t […]

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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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