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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Carlos Beltran To Receive Bart Giamatti Award For His Charitable Work

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments

Former Met Carlos Beltran is attending the BAT Dinner in New York tonight to receive the Bart Giamatti Award for his charitable work. Here is a video of an interview he did with MLB’s Studio 3 before tonight’s festivities… Beltran will be wearing uniform No. 3 which came as a result of a majority vote […]

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Cory Mazzoni Is A 2012 Breakout Prospect

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments
Cory Mazzoni Is A 2012 Breakout Prospect

Kevin Goldstein of BP and ESPN.com, listed 22-year-old Mets pitching prospect Cory Mazzoni among his 10 breakout prospects for 2012. Goldstein writes: “Those numbers came in short stints after a heavy college workload, and he’ll return to starting in 2012, equipped with a fastball and slider that both rate as above average. His early success […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Ruben Tejada Replaces A Mets Icon

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Ruben Tejada Replaces A Mets Icon

This morning’s edition of Fair or Foul features an excerpt from the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers who writes an ominous portrayal of the 2012 Mets after slotting them at number 25 in his MLB Power Rankings. Nothing will matter more at this point than the question of whether the 22-year-old Tejada is capable of replacing the ultra-popular Jose […]

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1962 Mets Honored at BBWAA Awards Dinner

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments
1962 Mets Honored at BBWAA Awards Dinner

Original 1962 Mets Jay Hook, Al Jackson and Frank Thomas were guest speakers at the BBWAA Awards Dinner on Saturday night. Jay Hook started and won the first game in Mets franchise history. On April 23, 1962, he pitched a five-hit 9–1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field, giving his team their first […]

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Mike Piazza: It’s Gotta Be The Mets, No Question!

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments

Cool video of Mike Piazza taken Last night during the Knicks game at the Garden. When asked what hat he wants to wear when elected to the Hall of Fame, he responded: “It’s gotta be the Mets. No question.” Piazza’s election should be secure. He is considered to be one of the most productive offensive catchers in […]

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Will You Boo or Cheer Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments

The Daily News was at the New York BBWAA dinner last night and posted the following about Jose Reyes who was the winner of the “Good Guy Award”. He is no longer a Met, but Jose Reyes was still a Mets fan favorite at the Baseball Writers of America New York chapter awards dinner Saturday night. Making […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Bay For Burnett?

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Bay For Burnett?

Lets take a look at what Joe Janish has to say about the heavily rumored Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett swap. Financially speaking, the deal is more or less a wash. Burnett is owed $33M through the end of 2013, while Bay is guaranteed $35M ($16M for ’12 and ’13 plus a $3M buyout for […]

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30 Days, 30 Reasons To Keep Watching

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
30 Days, 30 Reasons To Keep Watching

Only 30 days until pitchers and catchers report and then head down to Duffy’s for one of their signature burgers and some seasoned fries. The news this offseason hasn’t been all good, in fact it’s been mostly negative. But don’t blame us, blame the Mets’ circumstances that gave us plenty to debate in what was […]

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Arbitration Panel Hears Braun’s Appeal Of 50 Game Suspension

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun had his appeal heard n Thursday afternoon according to reporters Bill Madden, Andy Martino and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News: Ryan Braun, the National League’s Most Valuable Player, pleaded his case Thursday before a three-member panel that will decide whether he faces a 50-game suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of […]

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Not Sure Mets Have Dollars To Sign Jeff Francis

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Not Sure Mets Have Dollars To Sign Jeff Francis

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, says the Mets are among four teams “keeping tabs” on LHP Jeff Francis. Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. He allowed 224 hits while issuing 39 walks and striking out 91. It was the first time he had made more than 30 […]

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