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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New Mets Hall of Fame Graphics!!!

An article by posted on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

In honor of the newest Mets to be selected to the Mets Hall of Fame, we’ve designed some new graphics for you to show off and display on your websites and social pages. Congratulations to Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Frank Cashen.  Strawberry was one of the most feared hitters in Mets history, and […]

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The Three Scruffy Looking Ones In The Back

An article by posted on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

What a strange and long off season it has been for the New York Mets. Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month, and as someone jested on Twitter, we have neither. After being spurned by Bengie Molina after a five week courtship, Joel Pineiro flat out rejected us even before we could get […]

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Opinion: Who Is Baseball’s Worst GM?

An article by posted on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

In a post featured in yesterday’s USA Today, they asked the poll question: The article mentions a few of their highlights/lowlights from the past two seasons. Dayton Moore, Royals — Podsednik, Jason Kendall, Mike Jacobs, Yuniesky Betancourt Omar Minaya, Mets — Oliver Perez, J.J. Putz, Jason Bay? Jim Hendry, Cubs — Milton Bradley, Aaron Miles, […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Francoeur, Green and Feliciano

An article by posted on January 20, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets tied some loose ends yesterday by agreeing to one-year deals with arbitration eligibles Jeff Francoeur, Pedro Feliciano and Sean Green. Francoeur will get $5 million dollars which is far less than some of the outrageous figures being tossed around this off season by his antagonists. Frenchy had a solid debut with the Mets despite playing the […]

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Framed Inaugural Citi Field Photo For Some 2009 Ticket Holders

An article by posted on January 20, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, a few 2009 season ticket holders may have received a surprise package in the mail from the New York Mets. (Well at least one very happy ticket holder did!) It was a beautifully framed photo of Citi Field complete with a thank you letter and holiday greeting from the Mets. It measures a full 12″ x […]

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Molina Rejects Mets Offer, Signs For Less With Giants

An article by posted on January 19, 2010 0 Comments

After rejecting a $5 million dollar offer with incentives from the Mets earlier today, Bengie Molina decided to to sign a one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants for a reported $4.5 million. Jon Heyman believes the news shows just how much Molina wanted nothing to do with the Mets. Especially, when the Mets deal […]

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Mets Are Rudderless And Have No Clear Vision

An article by posted on January 19, 2010 0 Comments

Free agent catcher Bengie Molina has rejected the latest offer from the Mets, according to a tweet by Buster Olney of ESPN. Heard this: Bengie Molina has turned down the Mets’ most recent offer, and the Mets are beginning to focus on Joel Pineiro. Just last week, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported that the Mets […]

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2010 MLB Amateur Draft (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Here is the updated version of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. The Mets forfeited a second round pick when they signed Jason Bay. All the Type A free agents have been accounted for now that Jose Valverde has signed with the Detroit Tigers. Only three Type B free agents remain: Brian Shouse, Rod Barajas and Joel Pineiro. Their […]

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Jeff Wilpon Fails To Deliver On His Promises

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

On October 4th, after the conclusion of the worst season in the Omar Minaya era, Jeff Wilpon appeared with Minaya and Dave Howard on WFAN with Mike Francesa. When Wilpon was pressed by Francesa to spell out specifically what he would do differently in 2010, Wilpon responded as follows: “Obviously, mistakes were made with respect to […]

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Beltran Says Accusations Are False

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

The following is a statement from Carlos Beltran via his agent Scott Boras. I am totally surprised by the reaction to my recent knee surgery. I have done nothing but follow the directions of my doctors. Any accusations that I ignored or defied the team’s wishes are simply false. I also spoke to Omar Minaya […]

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