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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Jimmy Rollins Questions Jose Reyes’ Motives

An article by posted on October 1, 2011 0 Comments
Jimmy Rollins Questions Jose Reyes’ Motives

Yesterday, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins took jabs at Jose Ryes when he was asked his thoughts about coming out of the game after his bunt single. “I would have bunted, too,” Rollins said. “I probably wouldn’t have come out of the game, though.” “The man has had a great year and he’s always had talent. […]

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Star-Ledger: Mets To-Do List

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger lists these three items at the top of the Mets T-Do List for this offseason: 1. The status of Jose Reyes Nothing is more important than this. A variety of dominoes fall in either direction depending on if GM Sandy Alderson and Reyes can agree about a contract. Reyes is seeking a […]

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Get Ready For New Season Of Mets Hot Stove Weakly

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments

It looks like by the sound of things yesterday from Sandy Alderson, there will be little to no improvement made to this years team that finished in fourth place with a 77-85 record. The GM confirmed that payroll will be in the $100 to $110 range. That means if they sign Reyes to an annual […]

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Recap: Alderson Speaks To Media At Citi Field

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger took part in the media session that was held today by GM Sandy Alderson at Citi Field where he spoke to and fielded questions from reporters. He was also kind enough to transcribe the entire event which you can read here. Basically Alderson had a lot to say about a […]

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Congratulations To Jose Reyes – The 2011 NL Batting Champion

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
Congratulations To Jose Reyes – The 2011 NL Batting Champion

“I just want to say I’m humbled and honored to win the batting title. It means so much to my family and my country, the Dominican Republic. I have been through a lot over the past few years so this really means a lot to me. It’s also very special to be the first Mets […]

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And By The Way… Miguel Batista Pitched A Gem Yesterday

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments

BATISTA TOSSES A GEM IN SEASON FINALE Lost amid all the celebration and controversy of Jose Reyes leaving yesterday’s game in the first inning and ultimately securing the batting title, was the brilliant effort by 40-year old starter Miguel Batista. The veteran right-hander tossed a heck of a game – a complete game two-hitter that helped the Mets […]

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Braves Suffer Record September Collapse

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
Braves Suffer Record September Collapse

Nothing better than seeing Chipper and the Braves licking their wounds after their playoff hopes vanished into nothingness on Wednesday night. After closer Craig Kimbrel blew his second save of the series in the ninth inning, the Philadelphia Phillies scored on Hunter Pence’s two-out single in the 13th inning for a 4-3 win that ended the Braves’ […]

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Buzz On Citi Field Changes and 2012 Payroll

An article by posted on September 28, 2011 0 Comments

According to Mike Francesa of WFAN, the following changes will be made to Citi Field in time for the 2012 season: The fences in the outfield will be 8 feet tall from left field to right field. The foul poles will remain exactly where they are. The wall in left-center and center will be brought in with dead center around […]

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Three Ways The Mets Could Add A Legit Top Of Rotation Starter

An article by posted on September 28, 2011 0 Comments
Three Ways The Mets Could Add A Legit Top Of Rotation Starter

It has been very encouraging to see the Mets ending the 2011 season as the second best hitting team in the National League with a .264 team batting average. Only the St. Louis Cardinals batted higher than the Mets did this season. The Mets not only batted well, but were more patient at the plate, […]

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Mets Pick Up 2013 Option On Terry Collins

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Pick Up 2013 Option On Terry Collins

The New York Mets have announced that Terry Collins’ option for the 2013 season had been picked up. “I’m very pleased with the job that Terry has done,” Alderson said. “Tremendous work ethic. Extremely knowledgeable. Great baseball man, but also knowledgeable about players in our system. Communicates well. Has just done a terrific job in […]

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