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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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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Trevor Hoffman Announces His Retirement

An article by posted on January 11, 2011 0 Comments
Trevor Hoffman Announces His Retirement

“I’m rolling thunder, pouring rain, I’m comin’ on like a hurricane. My lightning’s flashing across the sky. You’re only young but you’re gonna die.”   For 16 years, all time saves leader Trevor Hoffman emerged from the bullpen gate in center field and trotted out to the mound to the sound of “Hells Bells” blaring throughout the stadium to […]

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Mets Looking To Add Dave Bush?

An article by posted on January 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Looking To Add Dave Bush?

The Mets are reportedly in contact with free agent pitcher Dave Bush according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN via Twitter. Crasnick also cites a relationship between Bush and J.P. Ricciardi who originally drafted Bush in 2002 as GM of the Blue Jays. Bush is coming off of a very poor season in which he posted an […]

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Reds Sign Free Agent Outfielder Fred Lewis

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

According to MLB.com, the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a one year deal with free agent outfielder Fred Lewis that is worth $900K dollars. Lewis batted .262 last season with a .332 on-base, and in 110 games, he had 8 home runs, 31 doubles, scored 70 runs and stole 17 bases batting mostly leadoff. Our own Jim Mancari […]

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Rubin Asks All The Right Questions In Interview With Alderson

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York had an exclusive conversation with Sandy Alderson over which a number of important topics were discussed. Here are just a few highlights of his full transcript which I would consider a must-read for Mets fans as it does clear the air of some of the smoke surrounding the Mets […]

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Quote: “They Shot Our Beautiful Christina”

An article by posted on January 9, 2011 0 Comments
Quote: “They Shot Our Beautiful Christina”

Updated 4:00 PM The Daily News published quotes from a telephone conversation with former Mets manager Dallas Green and his wife who are making their way out to Arizona to be with their son John as they mourn the loss of their granddaughter Christina-Taylor Green. Green tried to find a way to put into words […]

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My All Time Best and Worst Mets Lineups

An article by posted on January 8, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers, MetsTheory22, sent me an email asking me to come up with and post my All-Time Worst Mets Lineup. The funny thing about that is that I’ve never actually posted my All-Time Best Mets Lineup. Here’s my take on the best and worst of the New York Mets… * * * * * * […]

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Wright Likes Under The Radar Moves And Expects To Win

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

Here is a video of an interview David Wright did yesterday with a local TV News station in Norfolk Virgina. Wright is helping to raise money for a children’s hospital near his hometown. Among the questions Wright was asked, one of them was regarding how he envisions the 2011 Mets. NY Mets player to raise […]

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Update On Mets From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

Here is an email from Sandy Alderson who updates us on the latest signings, spring training and the 2011 season. With spring training just six weeks away, I wanted to update you on our preparation for the 2011 season. Yesterday, we wrapped up two days of meetings in Port St. Lucie where we went over […]

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A Dear John Letter To Franco From The BBWAA

An article by posted on January 6, 2011 0 Comments
A Dear John Letter To Franco From The BBWAA

Dear John, Having you on our Hall of Fame ballot this year has been a real joy, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end and we have to call it quits. There’s just no point in seeing you again and I thought it was probably best for both of us to move on […]

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