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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My Simple Plea To Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on May 27, 2011 0 Comments
My Simple Plea To Sandy Alderson

Dear Sandy, It’s been a real treat having you running things around here these last few months.Quite frankly, it’s been a breath of fresh air.  I admire your seriousness, your constant communication with all of us, and the transparency in how you run this franchise. You’re doing a fine job under what I consider to be […]

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Mets Activate Angel Pagan, Callup RHP Dale Thayer, F-Mart and Misch Out

An article by posted on May 27, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced the team has reinstated outfielder Angel Pagan from the 15-Day Disabled List and has selected the contract of righthanded pitcher Dale Thayer from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.  To make room on the active roster for Pagan and Thayer, the Mets have optioned outfielder Fernando Martinez to Buffalo […]

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Mets Announce David Einhorn As New Minority Owner

An article by posted on May 26, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce David Einhorn As New Minority Owner

The Mets have just announced that hedge fund manager David Einhorn, has invested $200 million in the team. “We are very excited about David joining our ownership group for several reasons,” said Fred Wilpon in a team press release.  “David’s investment immediately improves the franchise’s financial position.  Equally important, David’s intelligence, integrity and success in […]

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Einhorn In Negotiations To Buy Minority Share Of Mets

An article by posted on May 26, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets have agreed to sell less than 49 percent of the club for approximately $200 million to David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc. according to ESPN’s Karl Ravech. The sale will not include a stake in SNY, the television network owned by the Mets, the sources said. Bloomberg and Sports Illustrated have […]

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Mets Player Updates On Ike Davis, Johan Santana, Angel Pagan

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

Angel Pagan is close to returning and manager Terry Collins expects him to be activated from the disabled list in time for the start of the weekend series against Philadelphia on Friday. Pagan, who is recovering from an oblique strain, went 1-for-3 in a rehab game for St. Lucie on Monday, and is expected to play for Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday and […]

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Beltran Could Make It Tough On Mets

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

I never really weighed in on Fred Wilpon’s New Yorker interview yesterday, and I don’t really intend to go into it except to say I was most turned off by the owner mocking Carlos Beltran’s 2006 NLCS strikeout against Adam Wainwright. Wow… Et tu, Brute? It read like something Mike from Toms River would say calling into […]

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Dragging Out The Inevitable?

An article by posted on May 24, 2011 0 Comments

Michael O’Keefe of the Daily News reported that the upcoming edition of Sports Illustrated will feature more comments from Mets owner Fred Wilpon, this time elaborating on some of the issues he is dealing with regarding the sale of the team and the clawback lawsuit. In the SI article, Wilpon reportedly admits that if he loses the […]

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Amazin’ Reactions To Fred Wilpon Comments

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
Amazin’ Reactions To Fred Wilpon Comments

Amazin’ Reactions David Wright:   “Fred is a good man and is obviously going through some difficult times. There is nothing more productive that I can say at this time.” Scott Boras:  “This is not consistent with the Fred Wilpon I know,” Boras said. “I think an organization’s best chance to succeed is to conduct itself […]

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Believe By Lori Martini and Featuring Nick Javas!

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
Believe By Lori Martini and Featuring Nick Javas!

Today we are happy to bring you an interview I did with Lori Martini who wrote the lyrics and music for the song “Believe“ and Nick Javas who is featured in the song. It’s their rallying song dedicated to the New York Mets which you can listen to here. Lori, a die-hard Mets fan, will be at Citi Field on […]

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Subway Series Notes: Mets Derailed In The Bronx

An article by posted on May 22, 2011 0 Comments
Subway Series Notes: Mets Derailed In The Bronx

What started out with a big 2-1 win over the Yankees on Friday night to kick-off the Subway Series, took a turn for the worse on Saturday when an ineffective Chris Capuano let up four homers in a 7-3 loss. Then things completely unraveled today when Mike Pelfrey had one of his classic meltdowns on the mound in […]

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