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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The Mets Already Have Their Rally Caps On, Do You?

An article by posted on January 16, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Already Have Their Rally Caps On, Do You?

The last few days have been very interesting as far as quotes go from several notable Mets including Angel Pagan, David Wright and even manager Terry Collins got into the act. All three of them are brimming with optimism for the season that is fast approaching. “With this lineup, if we stay healthy, and we compete […]

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Jeff Francis Agrees To Deal With The Royals

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments
Jeff Francis Agrees To Deal With The Royals

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick via Twitter, the Kansas City Royals have signed free agent starter Jeff Francis to a one-year deal. The deal is pending a physical. With the left-hander now off the table, it leaves Chris Young as the top remaining option in the Mets’ price range according to Adam Rubin. Other likely options for […]

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Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Today

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Today

Tickets to Mets Spring Training games at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida are now available and for sale. Season and Five-Game Plans for Mets Spring Training games are on sale now. Individual tickets will go on sale at Digital Domain Park Saturday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets and information are available […]

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A’s Reach 2-Year Agreement With Closer Brian Fuentes

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments
A’s Reach 2-Year Agreement With Closer Brian Fuentes

According to several sources the Oakland A’s are close to finalizing a two-year deal with left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes, a source familiar with negotiations confirmed Sunday. Fuentes, 35, is coming off a fine season that produced a 2.81 ERA and 24 games saves. He joins what I believe could be one of the top bullpens in the league this […]

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2011 Mets: A Risky Proposition

An article by posted on January 14, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets: A Risky Proposition

While the Yankees go about their business of building the best bullpen in baseball, and the Royals pluck one of our remaining free agent pitching options out from under our noses, lets turn to a topic that is always near but never dear to a Mets fan’s heart; injuries, or in Mets-speak, “Prevention & Recovery”. […]

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Mets Sign Journeyman Catcher Raul Chavez

An article by posted on January 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Journeyman Catcher Raul Chavez

The Mets have signed catcher Raul Chavez to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Friday. Chavez, 37, played in the Blue Jays’ organization last season, batting .210 with 18 runs, 13 doubles, three home runs and 24 RBIs with Triple-A Las Vegas. He last played […]

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Yankees Sign Rafael Soriano To 3-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 14, 2011 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Rafael Soriano To 3-Year Deal

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Yankees have agreed to terms with Rafael Soriano on a three-year, $35 million deal. The deal comes as a big surprise because Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been very adamant that he would not give up the team’s first round draft pick to sign Soriano. Soriano had a tremendous season […]

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Citi Field Never Looked So Good

An article by posted on January 13, 2011 0 Comments

I got treated to a great link in our chat room yesterday that pretty much blew me away when it opened up. Check out this amazing rendition of Citi Field by the critically acclaimed New York artist, Borbay. This guy is a genius. You need to visit Borbay’s site where he takes you through a complete […]

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2011 Sunday Night Baseball Schedule – Bobby Valentine Means Must See TV!

An article by posted on January 12, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Sunday Night Baseball Schedule – Bobby Valentine Means Must See TV!

ESPN has just released their 2011 Sunday Night Baseball schedule. The new season will feature a brand new broadcast team of Dan Shulman doing the play by play, and former Mets Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine as analysts. This oughta be a lot of fun! The Mets have games televised on May 1st and July […]

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Mets Press Release On Taylor Tankersley

An article by posted on January 12, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Press Release On Taylor Tankersley

METS SIGN LHP TAYLOR TANKERSLEY The New York Mets today announced that they have signed lefthanded pitcher Taylor Tankersley, who appeared in 27 games last year with the Florida Marlins, to a minor league contract and invited him to major league Spring Training. Tankersley, 27, didnt have a decision and earned six holds and a […]

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