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, '00 and '15, 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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Reggie Jackson Says Mets Decision Not To Draft Him Was Based On Race

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
Reggie Jackson Says Mets Decision Not To Draft Him Was Based On Race

Looks like Reggie Jackson and his soon to be released auto-biography will be hitting the ground running as the Hall of Famer leaves no stones uncovered as he seeks to dispel some of the bad raps against him through his career as a player. The New York Post shared an exclusive excerpt from the book […]

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Have The Wilpons Grown Tired Of The Losing Too?

An article by posted on October 6, 2013 0 Comments
Have The Wilpons Grown Tired Of The Losing Too?

So here’s the offseason blueprint… The Mets plan to attack this offseason by targeting players in the middle of the market and staying away from players at the top of the food chain. Apparently, this is the so-called “Red Sox model” we keep hearing about. I don’t have a problem with that and there are […]

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Beltran Doesn’t Rule Out A Return To The Mets

An article by posted on October 6, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Doesn’t Rule Out A Return To The Mets

Carlos Beltran told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he wouldn’t be against a return to the Mets when he becomes a free agent this offseason. “Maybe I’ll see you, maybe I won’t,” Beltran said laughing when asked about a return to the Mets. “I’m going to listen to everybody and we’ll see what […]

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Will The Mets Consider A Reunion With Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
Will The Mets Consider A Reunion With Jose Reyes?

D. Stankiewicz  asks… With all this talk that adding a shortstop will be one of our main offseason goals, I hear and read a lot about Stephen Drew and Troy Tulowitzki, but never a word about bringing back the best shortstop this team ever had, Jose Reyes. Is there any chance that we could work […]

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Harvey To Have Tommy John Surgery And Miss The 2014 Season

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey To Have Tommy John Surgery And Miss The 2014 Season

On Friday, the Mets announced that starting pitcher Matt Harvey will have Tommy John surgery on the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and likely miss the 2014 season. “After further consultation with doctors, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has elected to have surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in […]

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Baseball America Dishes on Nimmo, Ynoa, Herrera and Plawecki

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America Dishes on Nimmo, Ynoa, Herrera and Plawecki

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America hosted the Prospect Chat for the SAL Top Prospect list earlier this week. Here are the Mets related questions he responded to which contain some interesting insights on Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo, Gabriel Ynoa and Kevin Plawecki. What did scouts have to say about Dilson Herrera? Dilson Herrera impressed a lot […]

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Byrd Open To A Return To Mets, Says He Loved Being Here

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd Open To A Return To Mets, Says He Loved Being Here

Right fielder Marlon Byrd recently told Sandy Alderson that he would be open to returning to the Mets next season, Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reports. “I’ve talked to Sandy, I told him thank you for the opportunity at the beginning of the year and thank you for the opportunity to play for a winner,” Byrd […]

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Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

One of our readers, Rob Aguilar, sent me a link to February’s Off-Season Report Cards by the Sporting News. His point, as he indicated in his email, was that nobody was gloating over the Red Sox model before this past season began. Anyway, it’s funny looking back and reading these three particular capsules in hindsight. Toronto Blue […]

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Mets Keeping Up Appearances On Abreu Front, But Won’t Be In The Chase

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Keeping Up Appearances On Abreu Front, But Won’t Be In The Chase

Updated 10/3 The latest on the the Jose Abreu front is that Mets sent three scouts to Santo Domingo to watch his showcase. However, don’t let the fact that three Met scouts were on hand, give you even a faint hope that the Mets will be in the chase for this Cuban slugger. It ain’t […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Haley Interviews Justin Turner

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Haley Interviews Justin Turner

This latest Fan Shot comes from 12-year old Haley Smilow who has been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to interview several Major League Baseball Players over the last couple of years.  Her family began a quest in 2011 to visit all 30 ballparks and by the end of this summer they will have […]

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