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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New Mets Hall of Fame Graphics!!!

An article by posted on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

In honor of the newest Mets to be selected to the Mets Hall of Fame, we’ve designed some new graphics for you to show off and display on your websites and social pages. Congratulations to Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Frank Cashen.  Strawberry was one of the most feared hitters in Mets history, and […]

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The Three Scruffy Looking Ones In The Back

An article by posted on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

What a strange and long off season it has been for the New York Mets. Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month, and as someone jested on Twitter, we have neither. After being spurned by Bengie Molina after a five week courtship, Joel Pineiro flat out rejected us even before we could get […]

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Opinion: Who Is Baseball’s Worst GM?

An article by posted on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

In a post featured in yesterday’s USA Today, they asked the poll question: The article mentions a few of their highlights/lowlights from the past two seasons. Dayton Moore, Royals — Podsednik, Jason Kendall, Mike Jacobs, Yuniesky Betancourt Omar Minaya, Mets — Oliver Perez, J.J. Putz, Jason Bay? Jim Hendry, Cubs — Milton Bradley, Aaron Miles, […]

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Could The Mets Use Eric Byrnes Or Rocco Baldelli?

An article by posted on January 20, 2010 0 Comments

Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that the Brewers have signed free agent left-hander Doug Davis to a one-year deal worth $4.25 million dollars with a $6.5 million mutual option for 2011. Davis was 9-14 with a 4.12 ERA in 34 starts with the Diamondbacks last season. The Mets never really showed any interest in the veteran […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Francoeur, Green and Feliciano

An article by posted on January 20, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets tied some loose ends yesterday by agreeing to one-year deals with arbitration eligibles Jeff Francoeur, Pedro Feliciano and Sean Green. Francoeur will get $5 million dollars which is far less than some of the outrageous figures being tossed around this off season by his antagonists. Frenchy had a solid debut with the Mets despite playing the […]

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Framed Inaugural Citi Field Photo For Some 2009 Ticket Holders

An article by posted on January 20, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, a few 2009 season ticket holders may have received a surprise package in the mail from the New York Mets. (Well at least one very happy ticket holder did!) It was a beautifully framed photo of Citi Field complete with a thank you letter and holiday greeting from the Mets. It measures a full 12″ x […]

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Molina Rejects Mets Offer, Signs For Less With Giants

An article by posted on January 19, 2010 0 Comments

After rejecting a $5 million dollar offer with incentives from the Mets earlier today, Bengie Molina decided to to sign a one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants for a reported $4.5 million. Jon Heyman believes the news shows just how much Molina wanted nothing to do with the Mets. Especially, when the Mets deal […]

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Mets Are Rudderless And Have No Clear Vision

An article by posted on January 19, 2010 0 Comments

Free agent catcher Bengie Molina has rejected the latest offer from the Mets, according to a tweet by Buster Olney of ESPN. Heard this: Bengie Molina has turned down the Mets’ most recent offer, and the Mets are beginning to focus on Joel Pineiro. Just last week, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported that the Mets […]

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Ben Sheets Is Gaining Interest, Will Throw Today

An article by posted on January 19, 2010 0 Comments

As most of you already know, Ben Sheets spent the 2009 season recovering from surgery to fix up his torn flexor tendon, but now he seems to be recovering pretty good. A slew of teams will be showing up later today to see Sheets pitch for the first time in almost a year. Then soon […]

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Spring Is In The Air, Training That Is…

An article by posted on January 18, 2010 0 Comments

According to Brian Costa of The Star-Ledger, the Mets will hold a voluntary minicamp next week as reported via his Twitter account. Mets will hold a voluntary 3-day minicamp next week in Port St. Lucie. Perez, Santana, Niese, Maine, Murphy among those likely to attend. I’m sure there will be even more players on hand, but I’m […]

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