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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Wheeler Tops Mets 2011 Prospect List

An article by posted on October 8, 2011 0 Comments

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com re-ranked his pre-season 2011 Top 10 Prospects for the Mets and now has newcomer Zack Wheeler ranked as the Mets No. 1 prospect. Here are his 2011 pre and post season rankings: For a team that is starving for some top level pitching on the major league squad, it’s good to see […]

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Bowa Isn’t Exactly Gushing With Enthusiasm For Mets Bench Coach Job

An article by posted on October 7, 2011 0 Comments
Bowa Isn’t Exactly Gushing With Enthusiasm For Mets Bench Coach Job

Caught this on MetsBlog: Chris Russo: “If the Mets or White Sox offer you the job to be the bench coach are you going to take it?” Larry Bowa: “To be honest with you – and I’m not avoiding your question, you know I’ve been honest with you all year – I really, I haven’t […]

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Before Moneyball There Was…

An article by posted on October 7, 2011 0 Comments

This is a well produced parody of the movie trailer for Moneyball from NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Good stuff… Gives a whole new meaning to small ball… Hat tip to Joe Janish of Mets Today who adds, “Some might argue that this commercial parody is more historically correct than the movie starring Brad Pitt.” How The West […]

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Reyes Says Mets Still Haven’t Contacted Him, What’s The Delay?

An article by posted on October 7, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes Says Mets Still Haven’t Contacted Him, What’s The Delay?

Nick Klopsis of Newsday caught up with Jose Reyes at a red-carpet event for ESPN Magazine last night where Jose Reyes told him that the Mets have not even contacted him yet. The four-time All-Star shortstop said Thursday that the Mets have not reached out to him yet regarding a new deal. “They’ll probably start […]

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Robin Ventura Named New White Sox Manager

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments
Robin Ventura Named New White Sox Manager

Who says you can’t go home again? The Chicago White Sox have just announced former Mets third baseman Robin Ventura as their new manager. Ventura, 44, agreed to a multiyear deal with the club after working the past season as a special advisor to director of player development Buddy Bell. “When I met with the […]

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Rockies To Aggressively Pursue David Wright

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, The Colorado Rockies will be aggressive in their pursuit of third baseman David Wright this offseason. They understand that Wright is coming off a poor season and dealt with a back injury, but they believe Wright would return to form and get a huge offensive boost […]

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Mets TV Viewership Drops 19.3% In 2011

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments
Mets TV Viewership Drops 19.3% In 2011

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reported yesterday that the New York Mets lost an average of 39,000 viewers per game in 2011 a drop of 19.3 percent from 2010 levels. He cited a report in Sports Business Journal that said it was the third largest drop in TV viewership according to their report. In […]

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Happy 25th Anniversary, Mookie… BTW, You’re Fired!

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments
Happy 25th Anniversary, Mookie… BTW, You’re Fired!

As we reported yesterday, fan favorite Mookie Wilson was fired as the first base coach on Wednesday by Sandy Alderson who does plan to reassign him to another job in the organization. Mookie, of course, is one of the most beloved and most popular Mets players in franchise history, but the timing of his dismissal […]

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My Question To Mets Executive Vice President, Dave Howard

An article by posted on October 5, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with Mets Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Dave Howard. I was joined by Matt Cerrone, Ed Marcus, Shannon Shark and other notable Mets bloggers. There’s a link to the entire transcript at the end of this post. I knew going in that the call […]

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Johan Santana Will Finish Rehab Program Saturday

An article by posted on October 5, 2011 0 Comments
Johan Santana Will Finish Rehab Program Saturday

The New York Mets announced today that lefthanded pitcher Johan Santana will finish his active rehabilitation program for the year on Saturday, October 8, when the Mets’ 2011 Instructional League concludes.  Santana threw 4.0 innings in an Instructional League game on Friday, September 30, but will not see any further Instructional League game action. He […]

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