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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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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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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