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 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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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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