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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Tony LaRussa Announces Retirement

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments
Tony LaRussa Announces Retirement

In a Morning news conference at Busch Stadium, The Saint Louis Cardinals announced that manager Tony La Russa is retiring. The team had hoped to have their skipper back for a 17th season, but after 33 years as manager LaRussa decided it was time to hang ‘em up. La Russa retires third on the all-time wins list, just 35 behind John […]

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Brewers Decline Option On K-Rod

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments
Brewers Decline Option On K-Rod

As expected, the Milwaukee Brewers declined the $17.5 million mutual option on former Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez. K-Rod’s deal was reworked shortly after he was traded from the Mets during the All-Star break, changing it from an option that would have become guaranteed had he finished 55 games to a mutual option. Rodriguez was used primarily as […]

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Is Re-Signing Jose Reyes Really The Mets Top Priority Of The Offseason?

An article by posted on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Is Re-Signing Jose Reyes Really The Mets Top Priority Of The Offseason?

On Saturday, John Volpe submitted a Fan Post in which he points to the similarities between when the Mets traded Tom Seaver (Midnight Massacre) and the current Jose Reyes situation. He included a quote from Tom Seaver and wrote: Even the great one, Tom Seaver himself, shared his thoughts on Reyes not to long ago. ”Unless […]

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Could B.J. Upton and Grady Sizemore Be CF Options For Mets

An article by posted on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Could B.J. Upton and Grady Sizemore Be CF Options For Mets

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that the Tampa Bay Rays will “probably” trade B.J. Upton over the offseason. The Rays came close to dealing their center fielder to the Washington Nationals prior to the trade deadline, but weren’t able to agree on the pieces before time ran out. Upton made $4.825 million in 2011 and is due for […]

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Halloween Special: Free Shipping On All Our T-Shirts

An article by posted on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Halloween Special: Free Shipping On All Our T-Shirts

FREE SHIPPING IN OUR MMO T-SHIRT SHOP! Sunday is the last day to get FREE SHIPPING on all our T-Shirts. Just use coupon code WITCHINGHOUR when checking out. Look at just some of our awesome designs…                    Over a dozen other cool designs available! Grab a couple for yourself or they […]

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Congratulations To The Cards, Now Bring On The Hot Stove

An article by posted on October 29, 2011 0 Comments

The St. Louis Cardinals are the 2011 World Series Champions after beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night. After overtaking Atlanta on the last day of the regular season, the Cards knocked out the 102-win Phillies in the NLDS and then the Brewers in the NLCS. It was the Cardinals’ first championship […]

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Official Elias Rankings – Reyes, K-Rod, Oswalt, Dotel Among This Offseason’s Type A Class

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

Here they are, courtesy of MLBTR. The official Elias rankings for this offseason. The list below includes all unsigned ranked free agents. Type A C.C. Sabathia, Yankees – 95.930 (can opt out) Brandon Phillips, Reds – 91.518 (club option) Albert Pujols, Cardinals – 95.200 Prince Fielder, Brewers – 91.200 C.J. Wilson, Rangers – 90.988 David Ortiz, […]

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Who Will You Blame If The Mets Fail To Sign Reyes?

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments
Who Will You Blame If The Mets Fail To Sign Reyes?

This morning, Andy Martino of the Daily News broke the stunning news that the Jose Reyes negotiations won’t be quick. A real shocker, huh? This startling revelation made big headlines across the Mets blogosphere and quickly spread like wildfire. Umm, yeah, okay, whatever… While I was pondering the ridiculousness of this morning’s Mets news cycle, […]

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Freese Frame! Instant Classic Leads To Game 7 Showdown!

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

Wow, wow, wow… David Freese homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals forced the World Series to a Game 7 by rallying from two-run deficits against the Texas Rangers in the 9th and 10th on Thursday night. What an incredible game – an instant classic… 25 years […]

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Mets Haven’t Paid Back $25 Million Dollar Loan From MLB

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

Regarding the $25 million dollar loan the Mets received from MLB last offseason, commissioner Bud Selig said the Mets still have not paid back the loan. Selig said he was not worried about getting the money back. “I don’t have any concerns about the Mets, as I’ve told you before,” he said. “They are working on […]

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