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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Updated 2012 MLB Draft Order

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Updated 2012 MLB Draft Order

Jim Callis of Baseball America released an updated version of the 2012 Draft Order. The Mets will have the 12th, 35th, 65th and 68th selections of the first 100 picks. First Round 1. Astros 2. Twins 3. Mariners 4. Orioles 5. Royals 6. Cubs 7. Padres 8. Pirates 9. Marlins 10. Rockies 11. Athletics 12. […]

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Barry Larkin Elected To The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Barry Larkin Elected To The Hall Of Fame

Congratulations to Barry Larkin on his election into the Hall of Fame. Here is the how the voting went down for the top five players: Barry Larkin 86%, Jack Morris 67%, Jeff Bagwell 56%, Lee Smith 51%, and Tim Raines 49% Barry Larkin was the only player to be inducted which is exactly how our […]

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Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

This is from New York Magazine’s special series entitled “Workplace Confidential“. As the title suggests, it’s a series of articles from different employees across many different industries who tell all under the cloak of anonymity. It’s really sad to see what the Mets have become: A great franchise, on the biggest stage in sports, is […]

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Eight Things That Mets/CRG Will Lead To

An article by posted on January 7, 2012 0 Comments
Eight Things That Mets/CRG Will Lead To

Now that I’ve established what Turnaround Consultants like CRG actually do, and that barely less than 10% of the businesses that contract them file for bankruptcy, here is what you can expect to see in the next 12 months. Like all the top turnaround consultants out there, CRG will do an exhaustive analysis on all aspects of […]

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Where Will Mets Pitching Prospects Start Their Seasons?

An article by posted on January 7, 2012 0 Comments
Where Will Mets Pitching Prospects Start Their Seasons?

Yesterday, I asked our Mets minor league expert Pete Shapiro where he thought our top pitching prospects would start their 2012 seasons. His answer was interesting enough that I thought I’d share it with all of you: I’m going to go out on a limb and say Harvey and Familia are going to start at […]

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Mets Setting The Record Straight, What Are Turnaround Consultants

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Setting The Record Straight, What Are Turnaround Consultants

Apparently, the Mets Twitter account is very busy today and surely they want to set the record straight on that whole Mets + CRG = Bankruptcy thing you may have heard about. Yes, there does seem to be lots of talk about that today… Good question and a very well worded (but prepared) response. Darren […]

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Budgeting, Bridge Loans and Uncle Bud

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
Budgeting, Bridge Loans and Uncle Bud

12/6 – Thoughts by Joe D. I wanted to add my own thoughts to the news that came out last night regarding the Mets retaining the services of CRG Partners which was first reported by Eno Sarris. Regular readers here shouldn’t have been surprised as for months I’ve been saying what the Wilpons say about […]

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Jon Rauch Is 100% Healthy, Frank Francisco Happy To Be Here

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Rauch Is 100% Healthy, Frank Francisco Happy To Be Here

Jon Rauch was part of Sandy Alderson’s big initiative to revamp the bullpen this offseason. Today, Rauch confirmed in a conference call that the knee he had surgery on back in September is now fully healed. “So right now, I’m 100 percent, right where I need to be in my workouts and getting prepared for […]

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Mets Should Have Moved On Carlos Zambrano

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Should Have Moved On Carlos Zambrano

Thoughts by Joe D. It looks like the Marlins have acquired Carlos Zambrano for the rock-bottom price of $1.5MM to $2.5MM depending on various reports. The Cubs will be picking up the rest of his $18 million dolar salary. Granted, Big Z is a known hot-head. He hates losing and you don’t want to be anywhere near […]

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Baseball Has A Hall Of A Problem

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball Has A Hall Of A Problem

We’ve been having a nice HOF debate on MMO this week ahead of the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame announcement on Monday from Cooperstown. The writers on MMO are also casting their Hall of Fame ballots and we will be announcing our own Hall of Fame inductees this Friday. So far we already have […]

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