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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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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Cheaters, Phonies and Fakes

An article by posted on January 17, 2010 0 Comments

Former Yankees, Cardinals and Giants slugger, Jack Clark, didn’t have any kind words to say about Mark McGwire’s recent admissions that he used steroids and PED’s. “It’s a shame that he thinks we’re all stupid, that he only did steroids because of injuries. That’s such a cop-out, such a lie. These guys did steroids to […]

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Mets Sign John Maine And Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, is reporting that the Mets have agreed to a new contract with John Maine tonight, thus avoiding arbitration with the right-hander. According to the Associated Press the deal is worth $3.3 million guaranteed and Maine can earn an additional $225,000 in performance bonuses based on games started. Maine, 28, went 7-6 […]

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2010 MLB Amateur Draft (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Here is the updated version of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. The Mets forfeited a second round pick when they signed Jason Bay. All the Type A free agents have been accounted for now that Jose Valverde has signed with the Detroit Tigers. Only three Type B free agents remain: Brian Shouse, Rod Barajas and Joel Pineiro. Their […]

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Jeff Wilpon Fails To Deliver On His Promises

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

On October 4th, after the conclusion of the worst season in the Omar Minaya era, Jeff Wilpon appeared with Minaya and Dave Howard on WFAN with Mike Francesa. When Wilpon was pressed by Francesa to spell out specifically what he would do differently in 2010, Wilpon responded as follows: “Obviously, mistakes were made with respect to […]

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Beltran Says Accusations Are False

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

The following is a statement from Carlos Beltran via his agent Scott Boras. I am totally surprised by the reaction to my recent knee surgery. I have done nothing but follow the directions of my doctors. Any accusations that I ignored or defied the team’s wishes are simply false. I also spoke to Omar Minaya […]

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