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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Wheeler, Harvey, Familia Among MLB’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on January 27, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Harvey, Familia Among MLB’s Top 100 Prospects

  Jonathan Mayo of MiLB.com lists Zack Wheeler (#28), Matt Harvey (#38), and Jeurys Familia (#90) among his 2012 Top 100 Prospects. Here are videos of all three Mets pitching prospects including comments Paul DePodesta made to Mayo Zack Wheeler Selected sixth overall by the Giants in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Wheeler features what Mets […]

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Free Falling…

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
Free Falling…

The largest one-year payroll slashing in Major League Baseball history might not belong to the then-Florida Marlins, whose offseason fire sale six years ago landed Carlos Delgado and Paul Lo Duca with the New York Mets and gutted the team’s payroll from $60 million to $15 million. The distinction, it turns out, soon may belong to the 2012 Mets. After […]

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Nationals Add Brad Lidge To A Strong Bullpen

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments

The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives, the team has announced. Lidge, 35, posted a 1.40 ERA last season, but was limited to 25 games due to shoulder problems, and he ended up losing his closer’s job to Ryan Madson. However, he did […]

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Congratulations To John Franco On Mets Hall Of Fame Selection!

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
Congratulations To John Franco On Mets Hall Of Fame Selection!

The New York Mets today announced that John Franco, the club’s all-time leader in saves and games pitched, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction ceremony presented by Citi Sunday, June 3 prior to the 1:10 p.m. game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Franco saved 276 […]

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MMO Fair Or Foul: A Mets Powerplay Goal?

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair Or Foul: A Mets Powerplay Goal?

This edition of Fair or Foul features Rich Couthino of CBS New York, who says the Mets stack up well in the power department now that the NL has been weakened by the losses of Pujols and Fielder. The National League may experience a power shortage in 2012 as two of the biggest bats the league possessed […]

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The Ike-Man Cometh…

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
The Ike-Man Cometh…

With Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder now in staking their claims in the American League, NBC Sports’ Matthew Poulliot lists Ike Davis as the second best first baseman in the National League in today’s Hardball Talk column. He projects their 2012 OPS and ranks the Top 5 as follows: Reds: Joey Votto – .990 Mets: Ike Davis – .864 Cardinals: Lance Berkman: .860 […]

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Reyes, Pujols or Fielder?

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Reyes, Pujols or Fielder?

The Eagle has landed. The last of the “big” Mohicans, Prince Fielder, has finally agreed to a mega-deal and now has a new home in Motor City… Rah, rah, or better yet, vroom, vroom… So now that the dust has settled, here is an interesting question first posed by Mets historian and ESPN New York […]

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Zack Wheeler Q&A With MiLB.com

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Q&A With MiLB.com

Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com conducted an interview with Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler hos weighs in on a variety of topics ranging from when he was drafted to his mechanics. Here is a small sampling of the Q&A and I encourage you to check out the entire interview here. MiLB.com: Considering the work you’ve been […]

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MMO Fair Foul: A 94 Win Season For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair Foul: A 94 Win Season For The Mets?

This edition of Fair or Foul features an excerpt from SNY’s Ted Berg who posted the following on his blog Ted Quarters. Ted says that in a best case scenario the Mets could win 94 games in 2012. So here’s what I’ve got: I’m painting with very broad strokes here and doing all sorts of shoddy […]

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Mets Could Bring Chris Young Back

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, confirmed that Mets GM Sandy Alderson would be interested in bringing back right-handed pitcher Chris Young under the right circumstances and most likely only on a minor league deal. Last month on a conference call with reporters, Alderson said he had recently met with Young in San Diego: “He’s the kind of guy we […]

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