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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Cuban On Mets: If I’m Writing A Check For $800 Million, I Expect Someone To Kiss My Ass

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and was asked if he had any interest in buying the Mets. His response was pretty hilarious. (Go to about 3:00 minute mark)

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Beltran Won’t Play Any Grapefruit League Games, Bay Ditches New Plate Approach

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

Obviously, the Mets blogosphere was rife with articles and posts on Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo today, but it was this quote by Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal that really summed it all up for me. He writes: For all the attention they got this spring, there are about 50 more important reasons the […]

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Maple Street Press 2011 Mets Annual and Amazin’ Tuesday Met-Together!

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

One of the things I look forward to each spring in recent years, is getting my hands on a copy of the Maple Street Press Mets Annual. I’ve been a big fan since receiving my first review copy in 2008 and have been hooked ever since. The brand new 2011 edition is by far the […]

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Oh, Ollie

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

Oh, Ollie (Sing to the tune of Oh, Mandy) I remember falling rain. Duaner Sanchez, hunger pains. Looking for a cab, and craving tamales. We never reailized, it’ll all lead to Ollie. Oh Ollie, well you came and destroyed our rotation. But we signed you anyway. Oh Ollie, never could find your speed and location. […]

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Phillies Deal With Castillo Is Only A 10-Day Audition

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

Update: ESPN is reporting that the deal the Phillies agreed to with Luis Castillo is only for 10-day audition and he has not been promised a spot on their opening day roster. Original Post 3/20 8:00 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, recently released second baseman Luis Castillo may be closing in on […]

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Alderson Explains Decision To Cut Oliver Perez

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Explains Decision To Cut Oliver Perez

In the following video, courtesy of SNY, GM Sandy Alderson explains what led to the release of Oliver Perez early this morning at Digital Domain Park. WFAN is confirming that the Mets have released Oliver Perez. Perez was was informed as soon as he arrived at Digital Domain Park this morning, and then made the […]

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Sterling Partners Strike Back

An article by posted on March 20, 2011 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE Sterling Partners reject Madoff Trustee’s Lawsuit as work of fiction GREAT NECK, N.Y., March 20, 2011 – In court papers filed today, Fred Wilpon, Saul B. Katz and their Sterling Equities partners (the “Sterling Partners”) began the process of defending themselves in court against the false allegations made by the Trustee overseeing the […]

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Izzy Could Bump Bobby Parnell From Setup Job

An article by posted on March 20, 2011 0 Comments

Great read by Mike Puma of the NY Post this morning who writes that 38-year-old right-hander Jason Isringhausen has wowed the Mets so much in his comeback from Tommy John surgery that he will most likely bump Bobby Parnell from the bullpen’s primary setup role. Surprising as that may sound, it’s actually pitching coach Dan Warthen […]

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Look Who’s Number 1

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments
Look Who’s Number 1

Mookie Wilson officially has switched his uniform number back to No. 1. The number became available after the Mets released second baseman Luis Castillo. That didn’t take very long at all, did it. Order is finally restored in Metsdom.

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3 Up and 3 Down: The Premier Edition

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments

With the start of every new season, I’m always looking for new regular features to add to our site. This is actually a resurrected version of a past feature we called “Hits and Misses”. We just changed the name around and decided to commit to three items on each side for each post. Enjoy our premier […]

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