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: 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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ESPN: Mets Farm System Ranked 22nd In MLB

An article by posted on February 8, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Mets Farm System Ranked 22nd In MLB

ESPN Insider - Keith Law ranks the Mets’ farm system at 22nd in the majors, albeit ahead of division rivals Philadelphia (No. 25) and Miami (No. 28) “It’s actually getting better here, but rebuilding a system takes years, and the Mets have really just begun to inject higher-upside talent into the system.” I’m not sure I agree with […]

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Wright Will Be The Most Compelling Storyline Of The 2012 Season

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Will Be The Most Compelling Storyline Of The 2012 Season

It’s true you know, David Wright will be the face that launched a thousand posts during the 2012 season. Brace yourselves for an avalanche of rants and raves on what the Mets should do with their once budding star third baseman. As Wright gets ready to embark upon his ninth season with the Mets, the […]

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13 Days Until Mets Pitchers & Catchers Report To St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
13 Days Until Mets Pitchers & Catchers Report To St. Lucie

As the reporting date for pitchers and catchers nears, it seems some players couldn’t wait to head down to the Mets Spring Training Complex in Port St. Lucie to get an early start. Are you ready for baseball? Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole are already in Port St. Lucie working out! More early workouts from […]

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Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

In this week’s mailbag, Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, fields a question about the prospect status of lefthander Darin Gorski. Why doesn’t anyone mention Darin Gorski as a top pitching prospect? His stats last year were exceptional. Two reasons. Firstly, Gorski produced those statistics (a 2.08 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 29 walks in 138 2/3 innings) […]

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Mets Web-Dings: Ike Davis Is Ready To Make His Mark

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Web-Dings: Ike Davis Is Ready To Make His Mark

Here is part of a great post by Michael Friere of Macks Mets who weighs in on Ike Davis: The Mets drafted Ike with the 18th overall pick, in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft out of Arizona State University. Advance billing on Ike was that he was a solid hitter, […]

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Mets To Announce Josh Lewin Will Replace Wayne Hagin In Radio Booth

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Announce Josh Lewin Will Replace Wayne Hagin In Radio Booth

Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record is hearing that the Mets are ready to announce Josh Lewin as the replacement for Wayne Hagin in the WFAN radio booth for the 2012 season. Klapisch says that the former Texas Rangers broadcaster would be signed to a one-year deal. It was Neil Best of Newsday, who first […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Boycotting The Mets In 2012

An article by posted on February 6, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Boycotting The Mets In 2012

This ended up being a terrible weekend for me. What started as a routine doctor visit on Friday, ended up with me being admitted to the hospital for the umpteenth time in the last 3 years. So this is coming to you live from my hospital bed and via my Blackberry. So anyway, I read […]

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