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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Steven Cohen To Buy Minority Stake In Mets

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
Steven Cohen To Buy Minority Stake In Mets

According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, billionaire investment manager Steve Cohen, who  is set to become one of the $20 million minority investors in the New York Mets. The deal would not preclude Cohen from pursuing the Dodgers, according to two people familiar with the transaction but not authorized to discuss it. Shakin […]

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Daniel Murphy: Pumped, Excited, Ready To Rake!

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy: Pumped, Excited, Ready To Rake!

Last night at the 32nd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner in New York, Daniel Murphy told reporters that expectations for the Mets this season are to make the playoffs. “Expectations for us this year are like any other. We expect to go to the playoffs.” His thoughts on Terry Collins seeing him batting in the leadoff spot: […]

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Mack’s Mets: I Shot An Arrow Into The Air

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mack’s Mets: I Shot An Arrow Into The Air

My buddy Mack Ade from Mack’s Mets shot an arrow into the air, and this is what happened… Mack – I have designated you as one of the “Lords of Baseball”. Well, at least you’re one of mine. The question… what two teams will play in the 2012 World Series? Jason Parks, Baseball Prospectus – […]

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Mets Mailbag: If Money Is So Tight, Why Did Mets Give Francisco So Much?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Mailbag: If Money Is So Tight, Why Did Mets Give Francisco So Much?

Here’s an interesting question that was posed to Anthony DiComo who does a pretty good job in his reply. I just watched Brad Lidge sign a one-year contract for $1 million with the Nationals. I watched the Mets sign Frank Francisco to a much larger contract. If money is so tight, why go the direction […]

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Mets To Sell 10 Shares Of Team

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Sell 10 Shares Of Team

According to Steven Marcus of Newsday, the Mets expect to complete the sale of ten minority shares of the team at $20 million each by the end of February. It previously was believed that the Mets would close on a minimum of four units by the end of January. No reason was given for the new […]

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Mets Notes: Bucholz To Skip 2012, Ankiel Still On Mets Radar, Oberkfell To Bears

An article by posted on January 30, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Bucholz To Skip 2012, Ankiel Still On Mets Radar, Oberkfell To Bears

Reliever Taylor Buchholz, who has dealt with anxiety and depression issues throughout his career, plans to skip the 2012 season, agent David Pasti told ESPN New York. Buchholz signed with Mets last offseason and went on the DL on June 2 with what was announced as shoulder fatigue. But a month later both Buchholz and […]

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Reality Bites: 2012 Topps Jose Reyes Baseball Card

An article by posted on January 30, 2012 0 Comments
Reality Bites: 2012 Topps Jose Reyes Baseball Card

REALITY BITES! I guess seeing is believing, and this image certainly brings home the realization that Jose Reyes is now the shortstop for the Miami Marlins. Nice airbrush job by Topps… I’d like to thank Mr. North Jersey for the link and also credit to the Palm Beach Post for the image.

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Warthen Must Confront The Bad Habits Exhibited By Mets Pitchers

An article by posted on January 30, 2012 0 Comments
Warthen Must Confront The Bad Habits Exhibited By Mets Pitchers

Bill Petti of Baseball Nation penned a post on how much Park Factors play into a team’s success. He noted the following about the Mets since their move to Citi Field: After opening Citi Field in 2009, the New York Mets saw a significant decline in their ability to score runs. The team averaged 681 runs scored per year […]

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Dickey Is A Good Pitcher On A Bad Team

An article by posted on January 29, 2012 0 Comments

Fake Teams takes a look at some good starting pitchers who are toiling for bad teams and lists our own R.A. Dickey among his five picks. Yes, he is 37-years old. But, in knuckleball years, he is really like 27. Now that he has returned from climbing Mt. Kilmanjaro, with all his fingers and toes, […]

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Mets Had The 27th Best Offseason Ahead of A’s, Padres, Astros

An article by posted on January 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Had The 27th Best Offseason Ahead of A’s, Padres, Astros

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, ranked which teams had the best offseason and had the Angels ranked first followed by the Yankees, Rangers, Cardinals and Tigers rounding out the top five. The Mets were ranked 27th. 27. METS – They lost their most exciting player (Reyes) and their best hitter (Beltran), so established players […]

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