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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Ike Davis Is “Ready To Play”

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments

Some good news from Anthony Rieber of Newsday: Ike Davis said Tuesday he is “good to go” for spring training after more than two months of hard rehab on the freakish left ankle injury that cost him most of the 2011 season. “I’m there now,” he said after a two-hour workout at Fischer SportsPhysical Therapy and Conditioning […]

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Mets Close To Finalizing $100 Million In Shares

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Close To Finalizing $100 Million In Shares

According to the Daily News, the Mets are close to finalizing the sale of at least five $20 million shares in the team, a move that would help pay off $350 million in club debt, baseball officials familiar with the transactions told the Daily News. Major League Baseball has vetted and approved the investors, and […]

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Mets Sign Three To Minor League Deals

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign Three To Minor League Deals

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed righthanded pitcher Miguel Batista and righthanded pitcher Fernando Cabrera to minor league contracts and invited both to major league Spring Training. Batista, 40, split last season between St. Louis and the Mets, finishing 5-2 with a 3.60 ERA (24 earned runs/60.0 innings) in 35 games, […]

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Hey Fred, This Buds For You – Selig To Get Two Year Extension

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Hey Fred, This Buds For You – Selig To Get Two Year Extension

And the beat goes on… Uncle Bud, or Commissioner Bud Selig as most of you know him, will be extended for at least two more years according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. But of course he is… The dirty deed will be consummated later this week at the owners’ meetings. Selig became MLBs acting commissioner in 1992 thanks to some late […]

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Three More Leave Mets Organization?

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Three More Leave Mets Organization?

Earlier today we learned that Randy Niemann has left the organization. A few moments ago Adam Rubin posted that three top aides from the St. Lucie Mets have also left the organization. Original Post 9:00 AM Anthony DiComo reports that longtime Mets coach Randy Niemann has accepted a job with the Red Sox, according to […]

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Matt Harvey Tops BP Mets Prospect List

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus sums up the Mets farm system like this: With improvement coming via all three areas—draft, trades, international—the Mets are finally moving in the right direction. Here are eleven of his Top 20 prospects: Five-Star Prospects 1. Matt Harvey, RHP 2. Zack Wheeler, RHP Four-Star Prospects 3. Jeurys Familia, RHP Three-Star […]

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Mets Waive F-Mart and Herrera

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Waive F-Mart and Herrera

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Fernando Martinez and Daniel Herrera have both been put on waivers. Earlier today, Rubin warned that the Mets still needed to clear two spots from their full 40-man roster to make room for recent signings Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno. Martinez, 23, has faded as a prospect because of continual leg injuries. Even when healthy, an arthritic […]

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Updated 2012 MLB Draft Order

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Updated 2012 MLB Draft Order

Jim Callis of Baseball America released an updated version of the 2012 Draft Order. The Mets will have the 12th, 35th, 65th and 68th selections of the first 100 picks. First Round 1. Astros 2. Twins 3. Mariners 4. Orioles 5. Royals 6. Cubs 7. Padres 8. Pirates 9. Marlins 10. Rockies 11. Athletics 12. […]

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Barry Larkin Elected To The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Barry Larkin Elected To The Hall Of Fame

Congratulations to Barry Larkin on his election into the Hall of Fame. Here is the how the voting went down for the top five players: Barry Larkin 86%, Jack Morris 67%, Jeff Bagwell 56%, Lee Smith 51%, and Tim Raines 49% Barry Larkin was the only player to be inducted which is exactly how our […]

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Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

This is from New York Magazine’s special series entitled “Workplace Confidential“. As the title suggests, it’s a series of articles from different employees across many different industries who tell all under the cloak of anonymity. It’s really sad to see what the Mets have become: A great franchise, on the biggest stage in sports, is […]

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