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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Phillies May Pursue Takahashi, Feliciano Status Still Unknown, Arbitration Deadlines

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork, the Philadelphia Phillies have declined their team option on J.C. Romero, and are now in the hunt for a left-handed reliever. The Philadelphia Inquirer (as per Rubin) is speculating that the Phillies may now have strong interest in Hisanori Takahashi who was released by the Mets after they were unable to […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Father Killed In Tragic Accident

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

Sad news from Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, John Alderson, a veteran of three wars and the father of New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson, died on Saturday night as the result of injuries suffered when he was struck as a pedestrian, according to St. Petersburg Police. In a statement issued through the team, Sandy […]

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Jose Reyes Isn’t Going Anywhere

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

Last night and today, there’s been a lot of buzz in the Mets blogosphere about Jose Reyes being on the trading block. This rumor originated on 7 Train To Shea, where Matt Pignataro wrote: According to sources, the Mets have put word out to teams that SS Jose Reyes is available and will look to […]

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Who Will Be The Starting Second Baseman In 2011?

An article by posted on November 12, 2010 0 Comments

I got an interesting email from a reader named Kevin who I immediately liked because he said he’s been following MMO for six years which I thought was very, very cool considering we’ve only been Mets Merized Online for five years. Before that we were strictly just Mets Merized and operated on MySpace since March of 2005. […]

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Best Front Office Or Best Overreactions?

An article by posted on November 11, 2010 0 Comments

Lately I have been observing many of the reactions to Sandy Alderson becoming the new Mets GM and also reactions to some of the first moves in his new role which included the hirings of J.P. Ricciardi and Paul DePodesta. Mike Silva of NY Baseball Digest, wrote the following a couple of days ago, Just two […]

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Happy Veterans Day To All Our True Heroes

An article by posted on November 11, 2010 0 Comments

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online we would like to take some time to remember and honor all of our brave servicemen and women that have served and continue to serve our great country. Each Veteran’s day we have an opportunity to recognize the all amazing men and women who make up the greatest military […]

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Is Moneyball Philosophy A Plan For Wilpons To Cash Out In 2012?

An article by posted on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman in a post to SI.com, the Mets have what is now thought to be the most expensive front office in payroll. Heyman says that Sandy Alderson is being paid approximately more than twice as much annually than what the Mets paid for Omar Minaya. DePodesta, the Mets’ new VP of player […]

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And The Winner Is… Not Ike Davis!

An article by posted on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

The voting is complete, the winners have been determined, may I have the envelope please… And the winner of the 2010 Gold Glove award for first base is… <insert sound of envelope being torn open> Albert Pujols! Albert could not be here tonight, but accepting the award on his behalf is the person who got shafted, Ike Davis. […]

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Matt Garza Is A Better Top Of Rotation Pitcher Than Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on November 9, 2010 0 Comments

Whether you see the 2011 Mets as team that is in rebuild mode or one only a few changes away from a playoff contender, one thing remains absolutely certain and that is the need to bolster the rotation with an effective and reliable starting pitcher. With the odds of landing Cliff Lee or Zach Grienke […]

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More Good News… Actually, This Is Awesome News…

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

For all of of you Mets fans who have had to endure years and years of agonizing ear aches, nauseating heartburn, and all those brain-pounding migraine headaches because of those two…, great news! [tweeted]http://twitter.com/ESPNBook/status/1768437953073152[/tweeted] Officially ESPN says, ESPN ended its 20-year association with Jon Miller and Joe Morgan as the voices of “Sunday Night Baseball” […]

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