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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Baseball Prospect Nation: Mets Top 15

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball Prospect Nation: Mets Top 15

  Baseball Prospect Nation posted their Mets Top 15 on Tuesday and here are their top five: 1. Zack Wheeler (RHP) Acquired for outfielder Carlos Beltran, Wheeler immediately jumped to the top of the Mets prospect list. He is a physical right-hander with a big fastball and knee buckling curveball. His fastball will routinely sit […]

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Springsteen Might Perform At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
Springsteen Might Perform At Citi Field

According to Stan Goldstein, the notable Bruce Springsteen biographer and author, “The Boss” may be performing at Citi Field for at least one night during their 2012 World Tour which is set to begin in May following the release of their new album and end in the fall when the band returns to the United […]

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10 Most Pressing Questions For The Mets In 2012

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com takes a look at 10 questions facing the Mets in 2012. Here are five of them: Will the Mets remain intact as currently constructed? Top prospects aside, everyone else on the roster is fair game for trades. Should the Mets stumble out to a poor start in what’s shaping up to […]

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Mets Winter Blood Drive At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Winter Blood Drive At Citi Field

The Mets will host their annual Winter Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center on Thursday, January 5, in Citi Field’s Caesars Club from 10 am to 5 pm (Hodges VIP Entrance). Parking is available in Lot G located on 126th Street. Donors must be 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh […]

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Thanks For A Wonderful Year!

An article by posted on December 31, 2011 0 Comments
Thanks For A Wonderful Year!

I can’t believe we are at the end of yet another year at Mets Merized Online. 2011 was a wonderful year for our site as we continued to grow far beyond my wildest expectations. I only wish that our beloved Mets was experiencing the same success as we are currently enjoying, but I assure you […]

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Ruben Tejada: Rey Ordonez or Something Even Better?

An article by posted on December 30, 2011 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada: Rey Ordonez or Something Even Better?

No matter how old some of the readers here are – young or old will surely remember the “Gloved One”, Rey Ordonez. Known for his defensive wizardy at shortstop, Rey-Rey debuted with the Mets in 1996 and was the Mets’ starting shortstop for the next seven seasons. He was a key component to what Sports […]

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Mets Prospect Hub On Lagares, Wheeler, Nimmo, Fulmer

An article by posted on December 30, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Prospect Hub On Lagares, Wheeler, Nimmo, Fulmer

Tej from Mets Prospect Hub was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for me the other day via email: In Baseball America’s most recent rankings of the Mets top prospects, Zack Wheeler, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Fulmer held three of the top ten spots with Wheeler tabbed as the organization’s top prospect. Is […]

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The Reyes and Pujols Contracts

An article by posted on December 30, 2011 0 Comments
The Reyes and Pujols Contracts

I found it very interesting how creative both sides were in constructing the contracts for Jose Reyes and the Marlins, and Albert Pujols and the Angels.. Both players got huge deals, but each one took less money up front to help their teams in the next two years. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported that Pujols’ 10-year […]

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Mets Project A Better Than 10% Increase In Attendance In 2012

An article by posted on December 29, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Project A Better Than 10% Increase In Attendance In 2012

In a follow-up to the S&P story making the rounds today, the New York Times reported that according to S&P the Mets project a better than 10% increase in attendance for the 2012 season. S.&P. also described as “aggressive” the team’s preliminary projection that attendance will rise to 2.5 million in 2012 from 2.29 million […]

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Red Sox Acquire Andrew Bailey

An article by posted on December 28, 2011 0 Comments
Red Sox Acquire Andrew Bailey

ESPN.com’s Buster Olney is reporting that A’s closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney have been traded to the Red Sox for right fielder Josh Reddick and two minor leaguers, third baseman Miles Head and right-hander Raul Alcantara. Bailey, 27, is eligible for arbitration for the first time after making only $465,000 this year, would be under the Red Sox control […]

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