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 Had Plenty Of Missed Opportunities In Last Quarter Century

An article by posted on February 5, 2012 0 Comments

Here’s an interesting quote from Rich Couthino via Twitter: For Met Fans who consider themselves "long suffering" consider since 1986 only Braves and Cards have been in more NLCS's than Mets — Rich Coutinho (@coutinho9) February 5, 2012 Honestly, I never looked at it this way, but it still doesn’t make me feel any better […]

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Blue Skies, Smiling At Me

An article by posted on February 4, 2012 0 Comments
Blue Skies, Smiling At Me

Who’d have thought it? Certainly not Fred Wilpon. But Frank McCourt is about to be his salvation. For if the Dodgers wind up selling for $2 billion or more, the value of the Mets, a signature franchise in their own right, in the country’s largest media market with their own network and new stadium, despite their […]

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Reyes’ Sheds Dreads For Charity

An article by posted on February 4, 2012 0 Comments
Reyes’ Sheds Dreads For Charity

No more dreadlocks for Jose Reyes. The new Miami Marlins shortstop cut off his patented dreadlocks for charity on national TV Friday — though not entirely by choice. Reyes had to comply with a team rule prohibiting hair below a player’s helmet line. After his trim, Reyes’ hair was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of […]

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Time Warner and Comcast To Purchase 16% of Mets

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments
Time Warner and Comcast To Purchase 16% of Mets

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that Time Warner Cable and Comcast are nearing a plan to finance SNY’s purchase of four shares in the Mets, worth $80 million. Time Warner Cable and Comcast are nearing a plan to finance SNY’s purchase of four shares in the Mets, worth $80 million, said one […]

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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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