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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An MMO Tribute To The Yankees and Phillies

An article by posted on October 24, 2010 0 Comments

You didn’t for one minute think that I’d let his go without saying something did ya? They Lost, They Lost  (Sing to the music of “New York, New York”) Start spreading the news… We’re crying today. The Yanks wont be a part of it. They Lost, They Lost. These overpaid boobs… Won’t have their parade. […]

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I Hope The Next Mets Manager Is Ryne Sandberg

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

Way back in early August, I wrote a post entitled “Forget Bobby Valentine and Consider Ryne Sandberg“. I always loved Ryne  Sandberg as a player. He played the game right and wasn’t afraid to get his uniform dirty. He was a true student of the game and always a leader in the clubhouse. I always […]

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Wilpon Statement Implies No Waiting For More Candidates

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets conducted the second part of their first interview with Sandy Alderson today at Citi Field, thus completing the first round of interviews to fill the general manager position. Alderson met with Jeff Wilpon and assistant general manager John Ricco and toured Citi Field. Afterward, Jeff Wilpon sent out this email: Dear Mets Fans: […]

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Sandy Alderson And The Spotted Elephant In The Room

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

We keep hearing all the raves about Sandy Alderson and about what a tremendous record of accomplishment he’s had building the Oakland Athletics into a powerhouse and then laying the groundwork for success as GM of the San Diego Padres. His character, reputation and ability to build a cohesive smooth running environment at all levels […]

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Lets Get Something Straight About Fielder and Davis

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

About a week ago, one of my co-bloggers, Jim Mancari, wrote a great blog in which he posed the question, “Would You Trade Ike Davis For Prince Fielder“. Jim did a great job looking at the pros and cons and breaking it down. He concluded, I will be the first to say that I am extremely […]

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Breaking News: Mets Have Class, Yankee Fans Don’t

An article by posted on October 20, 2010 0 Comments
Breaking News: Mets Have Class, Yankee Fans Don’t

Have you heard the big news making its way through the Mets blogosphere today? In a stunning admission made to a local TV reporter on Tuesday afternoon, Mets GM candidate Logan White said on Tuesday that the “Mets treated him with class”.  Okay, so there’s that… And then there’s some real news! YANKEES ON VERGE OF […]

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Cliff Is Certain-Lee Worth Considering For The New Mets GM

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments
Cliff Is Certain-Lee Worth Considering For The New Mets GM

Everyone expects that next season Cliff Lee will be pitching a lot more in Yankee stadium, as the ace of their rotation. And while it’s definitely a strong possibility, I’m not willing to write off the possibility that he can still remain with the Rangers or that the Mets are a contender for his services. Watching Cliff Lee […]

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Sometimes, We Get It Wrong Too…

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

  Among all the things that I’ll miss about the 2010 season, I’m pretty certain that I’ll miss R.A. Dickey the most. What can you say about the Mets phenomenal knuckleballer that hasn’t been said a thousand times already? That he’s a gamer… a warrior… a leader… and most of all a winner? He’s all […]

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Is Two Years Too Much For Takahashi?

An article by posted on October 16, 2010 0 Comments

According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, Mets SP/RP Hisanori Takahashi would like to stay with the Mets, but wants a two year deal. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/npbtracker/status/27314154451[/tweeted] Initially, Takahashi sounded like someone who wanted to test free agency and pursue a chance to start somewhere else rather than remain with the Mets to be a reliever. It seems that […]

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Jose Lopez Would Be A Great Addition For Mets At Second Base

An article by posted on October 13, 2010 0 Comments
Jose Lopez Would Be A Great Addition For Mets At Second Base

The other day I read on MLBTR that Jose Lopez could be non-tendered by the Seattle Mariners, thus making him a free agent. The 26 year old Lopez, had a very disappointing season in 2010 as did just about any Seattle Mariner not named Ichiro Suzuki. He batted only .239 with 10 home runs and just 58 RBI, […]

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