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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Looking Back At That Halladay Trade

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
Looking Back At That Halladay Trade

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, posted his regular mailbag feature this week and I found this Q&A pretty interesting: I don’t want to be “that guy,” but am I the only fan ruing the day that the Mets did not pull the trigger on trading for Roy Halladay? There’s no doubt that Halladay is one of the […]

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Joe Torre Resigns MLB Job To Join Group Trying To Buy Dodgers

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments

Joe Torre has resigned as Major League Baseball’s executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Torre managed the Dodgers from 2008-10, then retired and joined MLB last February as a top aide to Commissioner Bud Selig. The Dodgers have been put up for sale by […]

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Baseball Instinct 360° – 2012 Top Prospects

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball Instinct 360° – 2012 Top Prospects

Baseball Instinct is rolling out their Top 360 Prospect list and so far through the first 60 player profiles, the Mets have four prospects. 345°. Juan Urbina, LHP Mets 5/31/1993  - The son of Ugeth Urbina, Juan has the bloodlines of an MLBer. He’s still growing into his 6’3″ frame and should work in the low 90s […]

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Mets Sign Infielder Omar Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign Infielder Omar Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have signed Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract. Quintanilla, 30, appeared in 11 games for the Texas Rangers last season. He went 1-for-22 (.045) with a triple, two RBIs and nine strikeouts. At Triple-A Round Rock, Quintanilla hit .298 with five homers and 25 RBIs in […]

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Who Is The Mets Shortstop Of The Future?

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
Who Is The Mets Shortstop Of The Future?

I received an email over the weekend from a reader who wanted to know if either Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada were the longterm solution at shortstop for the Mets. Is Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada the Mets shortstop of the future? No – Neither Flores or Tejada will be the longterm solution at shortstop. To […]

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48 Days Until…

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
48 Days Until…

48 days until we hear that every Met player over the age of 30 is in the best shape of his life… 48 days until we start seeing images of Sandy Koufax and Fred Wilpon riding around in a golf cart… 48 days until Mets bloggers start flooding you with pictures of grass and dirt […]

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The Fifth Commandment

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
The Fifth Commandment

While reading an article about Tim McCarver this morning, I was led to this piece by Samantha Carr who profiles McCarver’s career both as a player and broadcaster. McCarver will be honored during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony this summer. after winning the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting. While I was […]

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Baseball Prospect Nation: Mets Top 15

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball Prospect Nation: Mets Top 15

  Baseball Prospect Nation posted their Mets Top 15 on Tuesday and here are their top five: 1. Zack Wheeler (RHP) Acquired for outfielder Carlos Beltran, Wheeler immediately jumped to the top of the Mets prospect list. He is a physical right-hander with a big fastball and knee buckling curveball. His fastball will routinely sit […]

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Springsteen Might Perform At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
Springsteen Might Perform At Citi Field

According to Stan Goldstein, the notable Bruce Springsteen biographer and author, “The Boss” may be performing at Citi Field for at least one night during their 2012 World Tour which is set to begin in May following the release of their new album and end in the fall when the band returns to the United […]

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10 Most Pressing Questions For The Mets In 2012

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com takes a look at 10 questions facing the Mets in 2012. Here are five of them: Will the Mets remain intact as currently constructed? Top prospects aside, everyone else on the roster is fair game for trades. Should the Mets stumble out to a poor start in what’s shaping up to […]

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