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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Reyes Batting Third And Other Astonishing Tales

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

There was plenty of great chatter yesterday between Jose Reyes and the beat reporters who spoke to him at the Mets spring training complex at St. Lucie. One thing that you immediately notice is how genuinely enthusiastic Reyes is regarding his leg injury which he says is completely behind him now. “I don’t have to be […]

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Mets Offer Rod Barajas Minor League Deal… Really?

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

Update 9:30 am According to Jon Heyman of SI.com via Twitter, the Mets have offered Barajas a minor league contract. Huh? This makes no sense… Why would Barajas accept a minor league deal? Heyman says he gets low dollars if he makes the team… Not sure what that means exactly, other than the Mets have […]

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Vintage Mets: 1969 Was A Very Good Year

An article by posted on February 16, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a video that recently popped up, and when I saw it I just knew I had to share it with you. It’s the late Lindsey Nelson trying, but not really succeeding, to interview the Mets in the locker room just after they won the 1969 World Series against the Orioles. It’s a real trip watching […]

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Mets Merized 2010 – Something Wicked This Way Comes

An article by posted on February 16, 2010 0 Comments

Hi MetsMerizers! This is the first in a series of posts detailing what we have in store for you this season, our fifth since we went online, and our sixth overall.   To begin, our incredible graphics designer and senior editor Kelly Horn, just finished a major re-design of our MMO Graphics. And what an Amazin’ job she did! As […]

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Grand Theft Auto: Best Signings Of The Offseason

An article by posted on February 16, 2010 0 Comments

As a follow up to yesterday’s “Cash For Clunkers” post, which drew a lot of attention and some good debates, I present to you “Grand Theft Auto”, the biggest steals of this offseason. It was a very strange Hot Stove season that still saw the effects of tough financial times as well as a glut […]

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Cash For Clunkers: Worst Signings Of The Offseason

An article by posted on February 15, 2010 0 Comments

Now that the Hot Stove season has come to and end, here are five of the worst signings I believe went down this Winter. Matt Holliday – Cardinals 7 years, $120MM – Everybody loved this signing, but I laughed my ass off when I first caught wind of it. Already 30-years old and in a 3-year […]

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Here’s Some Tunage For The 2010 Mets

An article by posted on February 14, 2010 0 Comments

Lets have some fun… Just 4 more days until our boys start filing into Port St. Lucie and getting ready to deliver another season of amazin baseball. While they’re busy licking their wounds, healing up, rehabbing, practicing their fundamentals and getting into game shape, let me lighten their loads and go ahead and select their […]

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Jenrry Mejia Tops Another Mets Prospect List

An article by posted on February 13, 2010 0 Comments

         Kevin Goldstein revealed his Top 11 Mets Prospects on Thursday for Baseball Prospectus. Like some of the prospects lists we’ve seen already, the top pick is once again Jenrry Mejia. Here is what Kevin had to say about the 20-year old uber-prospect. “It’s rare to find a fastball with plus-plus velocity and movement, […]

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Mets Camp Promises To Have Plenty Of Exciting Battles

An article by posted on February 12, 2010 0 Comments

As the Mets get ready for their 48th Spring Training camp in franchise history, Mets beat writer Adam Rubin gives us the complete list of everyone who will be making the trip. In addition to all the players on the 40 Man Roster, here are the non-roster invitees: Pitchers (10) Blackley, Travis (L) Dickey, R.A. Dessens, […]

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Boomer Esiason Calls Out Mets Basher, Ken Rosenthal

An article by posted on February 12, 2010 0 Comments

Great job by WFAN’s Boomer Esiason who called out Ken Rosenthal on his morning show today for Rosenthal’s latest column in which he continues to perpetuate the allegation that the Mets are broke. Boomer asks Rosenthal about his claim that “people in the industry” confirmed that the Mets are short on cash pointing to the team’s […]

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