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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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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Moneyball And The Mets Minor League Philosophy

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

Steve Sidoti of 7 Train To Shea, had an interesting post this afternoon in which he looks at some of the parts of the book Moneyball that dealt with our new GM Sandy Alderson. Incidentally, I just started to read the book myself today. One of the things that Steve mentions in his post is Alderson’s three […]

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Why Is Terry Collins A Front-Runner?

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments
Why Is Terry Collins A Front-Runner?

David Brody, who I follow on Twitter, was kind enough to send me a link to an interview Brian Costa of the Star-Ledger conducted with Terry Collins last May. He pointed me to a comment Collins made, in which he says he had no desire to become a major league manager in the future. Q: Do you still want to […]

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Is Angel Pagan An Everyday Player?

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

Angel Pagan had what looked to be a tremendous season for the Mets in 2010. When the news broke that Carlos Beltran would miss a considerable chunk of time and miss the start of the season, Pagan stepped right in as he did in 2009 and gave the Mets more than anyone expected. In 151 […]

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Who Replaces Takahashi? This Reliever Is Worth A Look.

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

As you all know by now, the Mets have released Hisanori Takahashi as per the special terms of the 1-year deal he signed last offseason. Takahashi is now a free agent, and at midnight tonight, he will be joined by fellow southpaw Pedro Feliciano. Takahashi, 35, was said to be looking for a 3-year deal worth $15 million […]

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Backman’s Interview Goes Well, Collins Gets His Shot Today

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

According to the Daily News, Wally Backman believes his interview with Sandy Alderson on Saturday went pretty good. “I thought it went very well,” Backman told the Daily News Saturday night. “But out of respect to the Mets and the interview process, I’m not going to comment any further.” Backman met with Alderson for three hours. Minor […]

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Jon Garland Could Be A Decent Option

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, Padres right hander Jon Garland has declined his end of his 2011 mutual option with the San Diego Padres and is now a free agent. Garland, 31,  pitched 200 innings last season with a 3.47 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 33 starts. This could be exactly the type […]

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Alderson Keeping Busy, Issues Statement On Progress

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

Mets.com posted a statement from Sandy Alderson regarding his interviews today, and his schedule meetings for the weekend. “We had productive meetings today with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss as we begin the interview process for our Manager position.” “We’ve scheduled interviews with Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale this weekend in California.” Updated […]

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Mets Exercise $11 MM Option On Jose Reyes

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

Good news everyone! According to Adam Rubin, the Mets have exercised his team option for the 2011 season. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/AdamRubinESPN/status/29608973008[/tweeted] I don’t care what anyone else says, but we’re a better team with Reyes than without.

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