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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Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

Fred Wilpon met with reporters this morning and took questions for about 20 minutes without ducking or avoiding any of them. Adam Rubin has the entire transcript, but here’s a few things that caught my attention: You cut your payroll dramatically. How concerned should Mets fans be about the future and viability of you owning […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Collins Arrived A Few Years Too Late

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Collins Arrived A Few Years Too Late

He arrived a few years too late, truth be told. Terry Collins would have been the perfect manager to guide the Contender Mets of a few years back, the 2006-08 heartbreak kids who always found a way to spill tomato sauce all over the final chapters of their stories and their seasons. We know that […]

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Mets Afternoon Notes: Captain Kirk, Santana’s Schedule, Collins Not Worried About OF Defense

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Afternoon Notes: Captain Kirk, Santana’s Schedule, Collins Not Worried About OF Defense

Sunday Afternoon Notes Despite Sandy Alderson’s concern about the Mets outfield defense, manager Terry Collins indicated he is not worried about it. “We know Andres Torres is an outstanding defender,” Collins said. “We know the left fielder is a very good outfielder, and the kid who is playing right field is working as hard as any guy […]

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Mets Announce Uniform Patch To Honor Gary Carter

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Uniform Patch To Honor Gary Carter

The New York Mets today announced that the team will wear a patch to honor Gary Carter during the 2012 season. Carter died on Feb. 16 after a courageous battle against brain cancer. The patch features a black home plate with “KID 8” in white lettering.  The patch will be worn on all Mets jerseys for […]

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Matt Harvey Draws Rave Reviews After An Impressive Showing

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Draws Rave Reviews After An Impressive Showing

Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey had everyone abuzz yesterday after an electric early spring performance while facing live batters. Teammates, coaches and everyone on hand raved about his velocity, his command, and the wicked movement on his breaking pitches. The baseball exploded out of his hand and bore down on hitters. Harvey exhibited a […]

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Lucas Duda: This Guy Is Going To Be A Monster

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda: This Guy Is Going To Be A Monster

When Sandy Alderson was asked what his expectations were for Lucas Duda last week on Twitter, he responded, “OPS, High OBP and big power. He put on another show in BP today.” I loved Terry Collins’ take much better. After watching his right fielder take a few pitches over the fence and out of the […]

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Mets Announce 2012 Promotional Schedule

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2012 Promotional Schedule

The New York Mets today announced the promotional schedule for the 2012 season at Citi Field.  The Mets will give away 490,000 items to fans of all ages and special events will include Banner Day (Sunday, May 27) and the Mets Hall of Fame Induction of John Franco presented by Citi (Sunday, June 3).  Single […]

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A Date Which Will Live In Mets Infamy?

An article by posted on February 24, 2012 0 Comments
A Date Which Will Live In Mets Infamy?

You know I caught something Jason Bay said right after he arrived to Mets camp and spoke to reporters yesterday. “For everything I have done in my career, I haven’t done it in New York, and I completely understand that.” Lets expand on that a little… Check out these numbers I looked up last night… […]

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Jenrry Mejia and Johan Santana Take Huge Steps Forward

An article by posted on February 24, 2012 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia and Johan Santana Take Huge Steps Forward

Mets pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia threw off a mound for the first time since he undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. Manager Terry Collins watched Mejia and said he was happy to see him on the mound again. “I thought he looked good and loose. He had really good extension”, Collins said. There’s a very good […]

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Will Justice Be Served In The Trustee’s Lawsuit Against Sterling?

An article by posted on February 24, 2012 0 Comments
Will Justice Be Served In The Trustee’s Lawsuit Against Sterling?

A federal judge said Thursday that he will soon decide whether the clawback lawsuit by the trustee Irving Picard against Mets owners will go to trial. “I’ll have a bottom line ruling by no later than March 5 determining what goes to trial,” U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said. Judge Rakoff deferred his decision […]

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