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 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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Nationals Sign Rick Ankiel

An article by posted on February 5, 2012 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Rick Ankiel

The Nationals have signed Rick Ankiel to a minor league contract with a spring training invite, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times. Ankiel hit .236 with nine home runs and 37 RBIs in 122 appearances for the Nationals last season. The Mets were reportedly very interested in Ankiel and according to Jon Heyman, they were trying […]

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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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