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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You Let Your Team And Your Fans Down, Omar…

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments

There was so much to digest between the press conference and the half-dozen or so interviews with the Wilpons on Monday. But after everything was all said and done, one thing Jeff Wilpon said really struck me as odd, and even 24 hours later, I can’t seem to shake it and I still find myself going back to it. […]

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John Ricco May Have To Move On Reyes, Takahashi, Others

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments
John Ricco May Have To Move On Reyes, Takahashi, Others

As John Ricco (pronounced rick-o) keeps the seat warm for the new incoming Mets GM, he most likely will have to move forward on some of the player negotiations, a couple of which have actionable deadlines as soon as the end of this month. Lets take a look at some of the negotiations that Ricco may be […]

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And This Too Shall Pass

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments
And This Too Shall Pass

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, gives us the final numbers on how the Mets fared in attendance in only the second season of their new park, Citi Field. The Mets announced a final-game attendance of 30,849. That makes the season total: 2,559,738. Because there were two single-admission doubleheaders and technically 79 home dates, the […]

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Will Pedro Feliciano Be Back In 2011?

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments
Will Pedro Feliciano Be Back In 2011?

One of the first decisions the new Mets GM will have to make, is to decide whether he will simply let lefty specialist Pedro Feliciano walk and become a free agent, sign him to a multi year deal, or offer him arbitration. “Perpetual Pedro” is quite possibly one of the most reliable and durable relievers in the game […]

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As I Thought, Wilpon, Backman, Valentine Meeting Never Happened

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 1:00 PM As I suspected… [tweeted]http://twitter.com/DPLennon/status/26275492915[/tweeted] Original Post 10:55 PM The following blurb appeared in the Greenwich Times as posted on MetsBlog. Stamford resident and ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine was seen having dinner with New York Mets owner and Greenwich resident Jeff Wilpon, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya and Mets minor league manager and […]

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Thoughts On Minaya, Manuel and Manic Monday

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

The earth shook this afternoon in New York when a source told 7 Train To Shea that Omar Minaya will be fired as the Mets GM on Monday and will not be reassigned. And if that revelation wasn’t shocking enough, that same source also reported that Jerry Manuel will not be asked to stay on as the manager of […]

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Lets Shut Down All Our Players And Forfeit The Rest Of The Season

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

Now that I have your attention, can somebody please tell me what the deal is with all these rants chastising the Mets for not shutting players down? What the hell is going on around here and when did all this madness about shutting players down begin? Let me see if I got this straight…  Carlos Beltran bats […]

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In This Town, Winning Is Everything

An article by posted on September 28, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to CBS New York by Jason Keidel, David Wright is portrayed as solid player who never asked to be the team’s leader, and is frequently chastised by fans for not being one. He writes, What has Wright done so wrong? He doesn’t sign a $36 million contract and then loaf his way to the back of […]

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You Can Never Get Enough Of Jon Stewart

An article by posted on September 27, 2010 0 Comments

Some hilarious humor at the Mets expense from the always entertaining Jon Stewart of Comedy Central, who wonders why the Mets can’t win even in the Arab League. I love it…

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Mets Must Play Better In September

An article by posted on September 27, 2010 0 Comments

Going back to the 2007 season, the Philadelphia Phillies have always been able to really get it together and turn it on as a team in the month of September. Yes, the Mets choked both in ’07 and ’08, but if not for late surges in September by the Phillies, they could have made the post […]

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