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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2011 Mets Opening Day GFX: R.A. Dickey Is Daddy Dearest!

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets Opening Day GFX: R.A. Dickey Is Daddy Dearest!

He’s In Mid-Season Form! After flaunting his prized knuckleball and delivering another solid spring effort against the Cardinals yesterday, Dickey hopped on a plane home so he could to be with his wife who is scheduled to deliver the couples’ fourth child. Such is the life for our very own action hero. R.A. Dickey tossed 5 […]

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Carlos Beltran Could Play Games This Weekend!

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Could Play Games This Weekend!

Good News! Carlos Beltran, Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins met today and mapped out a new plan that will have Beltran fully participating in Grapefruit League games by this weekend. All three are very confident that he will be breaking camp with the Mets on Opening Day. “At this point, assuming everything goes well over the next […]

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Ollie Reunited With Spin Williams On Nats

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments

Oliver Perez Signs ML Deal With Nationals The Washington Nationals have signed former New York Mets left-hander Oliver Perez to a minor-league contract. Perez will report to Nationals minor-league camp, where he’ll work with pitching coordinator Spin Williams. Williams was the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching coach in 2004 when Perez went 12-10 with a 2.98 ERA […]

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Things Beginning To Look Dicey For Pat Misch

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments
Things Beginning To Look Dicey For Pat Misch

As we get closer to Opening Day it looks like some tough decisions will have to be made – the types of decisions that could spell the end of their Mets career for Manny Acosta and Pat Misch. Both were initially looked upon as locks to make the bullpen after effective seasons last year and the […]

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Mets GFX – 10 Days Until Opening Day – Wright On!

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments
Mets GFX – 10 Days Until Opening Day – Wright On!

Hi Mets Fans! I decided to do a countdown of sorts until Opening Day of the 2011 Baseball Season – MetsMerized Style! I have a brand new collection of Mets Graphics to mark each day as we get closer. So lets get things started with this one… WRIGHT ON! 

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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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Hasta La Vista, Baby!

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

As if going into a new season without Jeff Francoeur clogging up the lineup wasn’t improvement enough, Mets fans all over the world are absolutely rejoicing today as we bid farewell to Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo too. This is what addition by subtraction is all about! Usually we’d wish former players the best of luck, […]

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