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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Angel, Anywhere In The Outfield

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, had some quotes from newly signed Angel Pagan regarding the upcoming situation of whether he should play in right or centerfield. “I talked to manager Terry Collins and he said he wanted to sit down with me and Carlos and decide [on who starts in center and who starts in […]

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Majestic Athletic Debuts 2011 Mets Batting Practice Jersey

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments
Majestic Athletic Debuts 2011 Mets Batting Practice Jersey

Today is the big day for those of you anxiously awaiting the release of the new 2011 Mets Batting Practice Jerseys and other Mets gear from Majestic Athletic. The official outfitter of Major League Baseball unveiled all the new Mets designs today via their Facebook page. I think I liked the orange under the sleeves […]

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Steve Phillips Weighs In On Wilpon/Madoff Mess

An article by posted on February 1, 2011 0 Comments

Check out the following AOL Fanhouse video clip featuring former Mets GM Steve Phillips who defends the Wilpons from most of the fire they are getting from the rest of the media. Phillips makes some great points, and knows the Wilpons better than 99% of the people who are casting aspersions and making false allegations against them. For […]

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Strawberry Fields Questions On Alderson, Collins, Ike and Beltran

An article by posted on January 31, 2011 0 Comments

Former Mets rightfielder Darryl Strawberry, was a guest on the “Boomer and Carton Show” on WFAN this morning and weighed in on many Mets topics. here is a short take on some of what was said. On Wilpon Financial Problems Its not a joking matter (Carton was cracking up when he brought it up.), this isn’t […]

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That’s Why They Called Him Terrific

An article by posted on January 31, 2011 0 Comments
That’s Why They Called Him Terrific

Elena Gustines of the NY Times passes along the following details of an impromptu sing-along conducted last night by our own Tom Seaver. Mets fans looking for a reason, any reason, to smile these days might consider this: After a charity affair at a Manhattan restaurant Thursday night, Mets Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, having […]

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Can K-Rod Keep It Under 55?

An article by posted on January 30, 2011 0 Comments
Can K-Rod Keep It Under 55?

Ian Begley of ESPN New York had an injury update on Francisco Rodriguez before the weekend and it sounds like the thumb is healed and K-Rod is ready to move on. Sandy Alderson said on Thursday night that he expects Francisco Rodriguez to report to spring training 100 percent healthy. K-Rod had surgery in mid-August to […]

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Yankees Sign Freddy Garcia To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 29, 2011 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Freddy Garcia To Minor League Deal

The New York Yankees have reached an agreement on a minor league contract with starting pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to ESPN. Garcia will receive a $1.5 million base salary, if he makes the big-league club. He can also earn $3.6 million in possible incentives, topping out at 30 starts, according to a source. It also […]

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Sifting Through All The Noise

An article by posted on January 29, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday’s news that the Wilpons were exploring their options and looking to sell a minority stake in the team was both surprising and yet unsurprising as well. Surprising, because it came after many statements from the Wilpons who adamantly said time and time again, that the Madoff scandal had very little to no bearing on the […]

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NY Times: Wilpons Could Owe One Billion Dollars

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Updated Post 6:30 PM The New York Times, citing a source, reported Irving Picard, the trustee charged with recovering funds for Madoff victims, could be seeking as much as $1 billion from the Wilpon family in the sealed lawsuit, by taking into account “their conduct” in addition to “actual Ponzi scheme gains”. “I think Fred […]

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Listen: Mets Conference Call, Wilpons Could Sell 25% Of Team

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Here is the conference call courtesy of SNY. In a nutshell, Fred Wilpon has indicated that the Mets are looking to sell about 20-25% of the team. Considering that the team is worth a staggering number that could come close to one billion dollars, we are talking about a potential investor who can come in with about […]

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