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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Mets Announce They Will Eliminate St. Lucie Rookie Team

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce They Will Eliminate St. Lucie Rookie Team

According to the NY Post, the Mets will have one less minor league affiliate next season as they seek to cut costs. The team announced Tuesday it plans to eliminate its rookie team in St. Lucie of the Gulf Coast League. The Mets will have Rookie teams in Kingsport, Tenn., and in the Dominican Republic. […]

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Mets To Shop F-Mart On Ebay

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Puma of the New York Post is reporting that Fernando Martinez‘s knee isn’t improving, and that the Mets are now considering moving him. Puma says the Mets are hoping an American League team shows interest in the former Mets #1 prospect, but if there’s no interest they could possibly release him. Martinez is hitting just .077 (2-for-26) […]

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Jim Duquette and Others Auditioning To Call Mets Games In 2012

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments
Jim Duquette and Others Auditioning To Call Mets Games In 2012

Mike Puma reports on some progress in the WFAN radio booth… A source from the Wall Street Journal told me that the Mets will give the job as Howie Rose’s co-host to whom ever is willing to work for three hots (at Shake Shack) and a cot at the holding cell at Citi Field which […]

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Rangers Win Rights To Negotiate With Darvish

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers have won the posting auction of Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish with a record $51.7M bid, sources tell Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The Japanese phenom’s agent, Arn Tellem. issued the following statement: “The Rangers are an extraordinary franchise in an exceptional city with equally exceptional fans,” Tellem said. ’”Yu is honored to be prized so […]

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The First Cut Is The Deepest

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
The First Cut Is The Deepest

Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal writes today, that while the Mets have operated like a typical big-market team for years, their payroll is shrinking to a degree that is almost unprecedented within the industry, at least in this millennium. General manager Sandy Alderson said recently that he expects the payroll for 2012 to […]

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Are You Happy With Things?

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
Are You Happy With Things?

As we get ready to close out another year and head into 2012, where do you stand as a Mets fan? Are you happy with the direction of the team? Why? How many games do you think the Mets will win in 2012? What about 2013? Who are the core players of the Mets right […]

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Orioles Sign Endy Chavez To One Year Deal

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments

Former Met Endy Chavez is headed to the Baltimore Orioles according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Chavez will earn $1.5 million in 2012 with the potential to earn another $500,000 in performance bonuses. Chavez, 33, played in 83 games last season with the Texas Ranger, batting .301 with five homers, ten stolen bases and 37 runs scored in […]

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The Mets Center (Fielder) of Attraction

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Center (Fielder) of Attraction

This weekend is just flying by between getting ready for the holidays and this very cool Mets website I’m completely rebuilding for a fellow Mets blogger. But today is Sunday and I’m not leaving this house for nothing – well maybe if there’s an air raid or something like that… In case you missed it, […]

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Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Frank Francisco to a two-year contract. Francisco, 32, went 1-4 with 17 saves and a 3.55 ERA (20 earned runs/50.2 innings) in 54 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. The 6-2, 250-pounder issued 18 walks and had 53 strikeouts. […]

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This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

I’m so sick of reading about the Mets these days. I’m seeing one terrible truth unveiled after another. And though I was warned about everything that was coming down before the Mets break camp next next March, it doesn’t make it any easier to see this once proud franchise disintegrate into oblivion. This song seems […]

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