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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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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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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