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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Scouting Book’s Top Mets Prospects for 2011

An article by posted on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s a look at Scouting Book’s Top Mets Propsects for 2011. It’s actually the first prospect list I’ve seen this year that still has Fernando Martinez has the top ranked outfielder in the system. 1. Jenrry Mejia RHP (#54 overall) 2. Wilmer Flores SS (#74 overall) 3. Reese Havens SS (#142 overall) 4. Fernando Martinez […]

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K-Rod Shows Up In A Hot Rod

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

Is that a sweet set of wheels or what? Those Italians sure know how to make a sportscar. Francisco Rodriguez spoke to reporters today and was as contrite and as apologetic as he could be. He took responsibility for his actions and said he learned a valuable lesson that will not be lost on him. […]

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Mets Sign LHP Justin Hampson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed lefthanded reliever Justin Hampson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Hampson, 30, hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2008 when he went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the Padres. He was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies […]

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Jeff Wilpon Faces The Music

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments

This morning, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon spoke to reporters at the Mets Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie and addressed the Madoff related lawsuit and how it effects the Mets. MetsBlog posts the following recap: He says the Mets/Madoff situation has been a distraction, and he feels bad for his family who has taken […]

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Izzy Rocking His Mercury Mets Jersey

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
Izzy Rocking His Mercury Mets Jersey

As we reported last night, and as you can read below, the Mets signed reliever Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal after an impressing Assistant GM  J.P. Ricciardi during a workout at Mets camp yesterday. Today, I take you back to the summer of 1999 for one of the more memorable baseball promotions, yes […]

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Trump To Wilpon: I Won’t Be An Apprentice, I Want To Be Boss

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Trump To Wilpon: I Won’t Be An Apprentice, I Want To Be Boss

According to the New York Times, Donald Trump has been in contact with Fred Wilpon to discuss the possibility of buying the team in a face to face meeting that has yet to be scheduled. Trump said Tuesday that he called Fred Wilpon, the Mets’ principal owner, about two weeks ago to arrange a face-to-face meeting […]

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Random Thoughts On Mets Offseason and Spring Training

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Random Thoughts On Mets Offseason and Spring Training

It’s hard to believe that Spring training is finally here when I look out the window and still see piles of snow everywhere, but sure enough, today is the day. I wasn’t very thrilled with our offseason, in fact I thought it was a lot like a stroll through the aisles of Dollar Tree; picking up a […]

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Collins Lays Down The Law With Perez

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Collins Lays Down The Law With Perez

One thing we’re starting to see with Terry Collins since he’s joined the Mets is that he is very consistent. I like that, it’s an admirable quality.  Yesterday, Collins followed through with his gameplan for pitcher Oliver Perez and told him exactly how things were going to work “I said: ‘Here’s my feelings: Maybe you need […]

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Terry Collins On Wright: Carrying The Team, Strikeouts, Stress

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Terry Collins On Wright: Carrying The Team, Strikeouts, Stress

Last month at Citi Field, MMO was on hand as the Mets invited local school children who got to meet Terry Collins, Jose Reyes, Mike Pelfrey, Josh Thole, Dillon Gee and Bobby Parnell, as part of the Citi Field Kids program. Afterward, Collins answered questions for bloggers and reporters alike and had the following to say about David Wright: […]

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Mets Rites Of Spring: Official Dates and Roster

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Rites Of Spring: Official Dates and Roster

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie for Spring Training today. Here are the some of the things you need to know including important dates and the complete Spring Training roster. Important Spring Training Dates Pitchers and Catchers Report February 15, 2011 Physicals – February 16, 2011 Pitchers first workout – February 17, 2011 Position […]

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