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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Bobby V Interested In Buying A Stake In Mets

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

According to a report on ESPN New York by Adam Rubin, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine has talked to “serious financial backers” about the possibility of buying a portion of the Mets, the team he managed to the World Series in 2000. “I’ve talked to a number of people interested in purchasing part of the New York Mets, […]

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Ike Davis: A Natural Born Leader

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Ike Davis: A Natural Born Leader

“I don’t think I’ve seen a guy, pound for pound, with more pop than he’s got…It’s just a matter of him getting his reps in, seeing the league a couple times, and getting comfortable. He showed me enough last year to impress me. He’s very slick at first, a well-rounded ballplayer. If he connects, the […]

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Spring Notes: Ollie Blames The Sun, Give Mookie No. 1, Gee’s Impressive Stint

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Ollie Blames The Sun, Give Mookie No. 1, Gee’s Impressive Stint

Sunday Night Spring Notes After allowing all four runs in the Mets 5-4 win over the Braves on Sunday, Oliver Perez had plenty of excuses. “I think they took more pitches, and I think most of the pitches were around the home plate, and that’s why I walked those three guys.” He also blamed nerves, […]

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The Winner Of The Jose Reyes Signed Baseball Is…

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments
The Winner Of The Jose Reyes Signed Baseball Is…

It’s Jerry Grote! Congratulations To Kristina! Your entry was randomly selected from 45 other correct entries to our contest! Please respond to your Winning Notification email Kristina, so we can ship you your Genuine Jose Reyes Autographed Rawlings Baseball! Of the over 300 email entries we received, the following 44 readers also correctly guessed who the […]

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Mets Single Game Tickets To Go On Sale March 14

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Single Game Tickets To Go On Sale March 14

2011 METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 14 AT 10:00 A.M The New York Mets today announced that single game tickets for the 2011 season at Citi Field will go on sale Monday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. exclusively online at Mets.com, LosMets.com, and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. Ticket prices start […]

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Spring Update: Castillo Batting Second, Pagan Cleanup, Lets Play Ball!

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Castillo Batting Second, Pagan Cleanup, Lets Play Ball!

Saturday Updates David Waldstein relays a funny story about a head-to-head race yesterday with all the players. The drill was a 60-yard dash, but Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan were told to start 5 yards behind the rest of the staggered crew, and Ike Davis was told to stand a few yards in front. Reyes and […]

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Alderson Vows That Only The Best 25 Players Will Make The Cut

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Vows That Only The Best 25 Players Will Make The Cut

Despite what my colleague Greg Pomes wrote here on Tuesday regarding Oliver Perez being guaranteed a spot on the roster, a solid case can be made that Alderson’s comment was taken out of context or perhaps even misinterpreted. Yesterday, Alderson not only made it clear that he will cut Oliver Perez and the remaining $12 million […]

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Get Ready For Some FREE Mets Give-Aways!

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Get Ready For Some FREE Mets Give-Aways!

It was a heck of a year for Mets Merized Online in 2010, and we are already off to an even bigger year in 2011. It’s been about 10 months since the last time I shared some information about MMO, and I’m very excited to share some of our year end and current stats with you. In 2010, we tallied […]

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Are Mets Prospects Being Rushed To The Majors?

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

On Tuesday, our own Ed Leyro posted a great piece which illustrated quite clearly how woefully deficient the Mets have been in producing an 18 game winner. In fact, they are on the verge attaining yet another dubious record; the longest drought in MLB history. Since 1990, no Met pitcher has reached the 18-win mark in a single […]

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Spring Update: Say Cheese, Murph Vs Emaus, Wrappers, Beltran Running

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

  It’s Photo Day at Mets camp and you can check most of them out on the New York Mets Twitter.   Meanwhile, here’s the latest from Camp Collins… Dedicated readers of this site were among the first to learn that Francisco Rodriguez is technically not on the 40-man roster because he ended last season on […]

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