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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Jose Reyes To Kick Off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Mets Not Invited

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Jose Reyes To Kick Off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Mets Not Invited

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will kick off the 2012 season with their Opening Night telecast featuring the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals versus Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. This season will also mark the debut of analyst Terry Francona, who ironically replaces Bobby Valentine and joins play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman […]

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Concern Should Be About Medical Staff, Not Rubin

An article by posted on January 18, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Concern Should Be About Medical Staff, Not Rubin

Anthony Rieber of Newsday spoke to Ike Davis yesterday who said that he does not blame the medical staff for the treatment of a bone bruise in his ankle despite the setback that occurred after the team opted to put the ankle in a boot that restricted circulation in his foot and ankle and prevented healing. “I wasn’t really […]

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Today, The Mets Settled All Family Business

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Today, The Mets Settled All Family Business

The Mets avoided hearings with four players eligible for salary arbitration after reaching one-year agreements with starter Mike Pelfrey, relievers Ramon Ramirez and Manny Acosta, and center fielder Andres Torres, the team announced Tuesday. Here are the final numbers. RP Manny Acosta signed for $875,000. His 2011 salary was $450,000. RP Ramon Ramirez signed $2.65 million. His 2011 salary was […]

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(Updated) More Good News For Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
(Updated) More Good News For Fred Wilpon

More good news for Fred Wilpon as Richard Sandomir of the NY Times relays Judge Rakoff’s ruling on Irving Picard’s appeal… Sandomir adds that Rakoff says trustee “has entirely failed to demonstrate the kind of extraordinary circumstances that would warrant” a pre-trial appeal, and that trial record in case against Mets owners “will inform the very […]

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Mike Pelfrey Signed For What!

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments

2011: 7 W, 13 L, 4.74 ERA, 1.47 WHIP I just heard from Adam Rubin of ESPN, that Mike Pelfrey has avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal for <brace yourself> $5.675 million dollars. Wow, that’s incredible… That’s a $1.75 million dollar raise for Big Pelf who is coming off one of the worst […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Rebuilding Strategy All Wrong?

Here’s a new feature that will take a look at some of the stuff making the rounds in the Mets blogosphere. Tell us if you think the following statement is Fair or Foul. Trying to piecemeal together a ballclub like the Mets have done almost never works. Incremental upgrades work for contending teams. They’re wasted […]

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Wilmer Flores Being Phased Out At Shortstop

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Being Phased Out At Shortstop

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, posted a cool article on the future of shortstop for the Mets and dishes out some interesting info on Ruben Tejada as well as prospect Wilmer Flores whose shift from shortstop has already begun. Two or three years ago, there was a notion around baseball that, perhaps, Wilmer Flores, a middle […]

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Wright Seen As A One-Year Rental And Injury Risk

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Seen As A One-Year Rental And Injury Risk

Paul Hoynse of the Cleveland Plain Dealer fielded a question about the Tribe dealing for David Wright in his mailbag feature. Hey, Hoynsie: Just was watching the MLB Network and they suggested the Tribe make a run at David Wright. Matching Lonnie Chisenhall and a couple young pitchers such as David Huff and Corey Kluber could […]

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My Mock Up On Mets Retired Numbers

An article by posted on January 15, 2012 0 Comments
My Mock Up On Mets Retired Numbers

Over at MetsBlog, I saw this mock-up of how Mike Piazza’s retired number would look on the wall at Citi Field. I was bored today so I quickly made a mock-up of my own…  What do you think? Then I thought, hey wait a second the walls are going to be blue this season, so…

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mike Piazza’s Mets Legacy

An article by posted on January 15, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mike Piazza’s Mets Legacy

Here’s a new feature that will take a look at some of the stuff making the rounds in the Mets blogosphere. Tell us if you think the following statement is Fair or Foul. It is probably unfair, but to me this encapsulates the 8-year Piazza Era in New York; a time marked by some spectacular […]

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