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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Jose Reyes And Carlos Beltran Are All Stars!

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes And Carlos Beltran Are All Stars!

Jose Reyes overtook Troy Tulowitski in The All-Star voting and Carlos Beltran was selected as a reserve, for this year’s All-Star Game for the National League in Phoenix on July 15. HELLZ YEAH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!!! National League Starters 1B: Prince Fielder, Brewers 2B: Rickie Weeks, Brewers 3B: Jose Reyes, Mets SS: Placido Polanco, Phillies OF: Lance […]

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Amazins’ Sign Venezuelan Catching Prospect, Jose Garcia

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments

According to Baseball America, the Mets have signed Venezuelan catcher Jose Garcia. Bonus terms were not immediately available. A 16-year-old from San Felipe, Garcia was considered one of the top catchers this year. He’s a 5-foot-11, 180-pound switch-hitter with a line-drive swing and good catch-and-throw skills. NYFS posted this short bio on Garcia: JOSE GARCIA, […]

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Carlos Beltran Has No Plans To Be A DH

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Has No Plans To Be A DH

It seems that just about everyone has Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran ticketed for a DH gig in the American League next season, or possibly even this one – everyone that is except Carlos Beltran. “Right now I’m not even thinking about that,” Beltran said. “I want to play in the outfield. I feel like […]

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The Making Of ’86 Mets Anthem, “Lets Go, Mets Go”

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments

Lauren of snagflims.com, a site that streams over 2,100 free films, has a new video which features the back story behind the 1986 Mets anthem, “Lets Go, Mets Go”. She says, “ I would like to bring your attention to a great film called Let’s Go Mets, which documents the Mets team of the 80s, especially the 86 World Series […]

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Mets Notes: Buchholz Battling Depression, Johan Back On Mound, Wright Closer To Return

An article by posted on July 2, 2011 0 Comments

Reliever Taylor Buchholz has reportedly recovered from shoulder fatigue, but is now dealing with depression and anxiety. He is back home in Philadelphia, working with doctors who have recommended that he not pitch while he adjusts to some new medications. Buchholz has battled with depression before. Mets right-hander Dillon Gee is fighting through a dead arm period. He has thrown 87 2/3 innings […]

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My Problem With The Subway Series

An article by posted on July 1, 2011 0 Comments

I’m excited about tonight’s second round of the Subway Series at Citi Field. There’s always a post season type feel in the air whenever the Mets and Yankees go toe to toe – even though they always seem to be playing at opposite ends of the spectrum. Although I was originally opposed to inter-league play, I […]

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Have You Done Your Part? Only 3 Hours Left To Vote Reyes To ASG!

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments
Have You Done Your Part? Only 3 Hours Left To Vote Reyes To ASG!

  CALLING ALL METS FANS!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! VOTE JOSE & CARLOS TO THE 2011 ALL-STAR GAME!!! Vote for Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and the rest of the Mets to start on the National League All-Star team this summer in Arizona. Voting ends TONIGHT at 11:59 p.m. JOSE REYES MEET AND GREET  Vote for your […]

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Willie Harris’ Wife Loses Her Baby

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Willie Harris’ wife Trey, who went into labor at the five-month mark in her pregnancy, lost the baby last night. Terrible news to say the least. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Willie Harris, his wife, and their entire family. Original Post Mets outfielder Willie Harris had to leave during Wednesday’s game to fly to New York […]

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Paul DePodesta On What Makes A Championship Player

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Last night, I had the pleasure of being on a conference call with Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ Vice President of Player Development & Amateur Scouting. He was kind enough to field questions from me and several other Mets bloggers, and I was able to get the following question in: Joe DeCaro, Mets Merized Online: A few years ago […]

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Heyman Surveys GMs and Agents On Reyes’ Next Contract

An article by posted on June 29, 2011 0 Comments

In his latest column, Jon Heyman of SI.com, surveyed a few baseball executives and player agents who each predicted what kind of a free agent deal Jose Reyes will get in the offseason. “I think he will beat Crawford,” said the executive who predicted $150 million over seven years. “He’s younger plus he plays an impact position. He’s one of the […]

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