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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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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Does Spending Big Equal Winning Big?

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, I came across a post I wrote almost a year ago that struck me as being somewhat foreboding and maybe even a little bit prophetic. It was intended to be some advice and a word of warning to Omar Minaya, and in it I described a type of philosophy that sounds very familiar today. The […]

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ESPN: Top 10 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments

Updated Post 2:00 PM Yesterday, I posted Keith Law’s 2011 Organizational Rankings which you can see if you scroll down. Today, Law posted his Top 10 Mets Prospects as follows: 1. Wilmer Flores, SS/3B  2. Matt Harvey, RHP (83) 3. Reese Havens, 2B 4. Cesar Puello, OF 5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF 6. Darrell Ceciliani, CF 7. […]

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Omar Minaya Is In A Tough Spot

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Omar Minaya Is In A Tough Spot

After two different tenures with the Mets, six as GM and six as an assistant GM, Omar Minaya is probably one of the longest tenured employees in the Mets front office after Jay Horwitz. When Minaya was finally relieved of his duties at the end of last season, he was told that he could stay on with the organization […]

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Snow Daze: Bobby V Is Pretty Funny

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Snow Daze: Bobby V Is Pretty Funny

Earlier this month, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine was named the public safety director in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. We all know Bobby V is a guy who takes his job seriously, but this is going above and beyond the call of duty. A local CBS reporter doing a weather/traffic report on scene at an […]

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