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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Terry Collins Is MLB’s Oldest Manager

An article by posted on 22/10/2013 43 Comments
Terry Collins Is MLB’s Oldest Manager

With the retirement of 68-year-old Jim Leyland, and the departure of Charlie Manuel in recent months, 64-year-old Terry Collins becomes the oldest manager in the majors, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Collins has invested almost 43 years into the game in various capacities, and while he’s the elder statesman for now, he;s never […]

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Who Will Be The Mets’ Biggest Free Agent Splash This Offseason?

An article by posted on 22/10/2013 0 Comments
Who Will Be The Mets’ Biggest Free Agent Splash This Offseason?

Is shortstop Stephen Drew “that” guy? The financial handcuffs are finally off and Sandy Alderson apparently now has the wherewithal and flexibility to attack this offseason like he’s never had before. If there’s a player out there that can help this team and improve the Mets in any particular area, money will not prevent Sandy […]

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Josh Johnson Could Be A Solid One-Year Option For Mets

An article by posted on 22/10/2013 0 Comments
Josh Johnson Could Be A Solid One-Year Option For Mets

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, expects that free-agent starting pitcher Josh Johnson will eventually sign a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $8 million and an additional $5 million in incentive bonuses. With Matt Harvey all but done until the 2015 season, and the Mets in the market for a veteran starter to bolster the rotation, why not bring […]

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Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on 21/10/2013 0 Comments
Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Mets RHP Matt Harvey today underwent successful Tommy John surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, according to a statement from the team. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Harvey was diagnosed with a partial tear of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right elbow […]

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Is Sandy Alderson The Next Commissioner Of Baseball?

An article by posted on 21/10/2013 0 Comments
Is Sandy Alderson The Next Commissioner Of Baseball?

Commissioner Sandy Alderson? I get this question asked a lot, and three years ago I would have said yes. But a lot’s happened since then and today I don’t even see him being among the top five contenders. There was a great article on this topic about three months ago by Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, […]

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2013 MMO Awards (Part 1): Wright Gets Top Honors, But Plenty Of Love To Go Around

An article by posted on 21/10/2013 0 Comments
2013 MMO Awards (Part 1): Wright Gets Top Honors, But Plenty Of Love To Go Around

Most Valuable Player Award – David Wright There is little contest to oppose David Wright as team MVP. Harvey put up ridiculous numbers in his sophomore season, but Wright helped the Mets every day while Harvey only helped every 5th day. With a .307 BA, a .390 OBP and a SLG of .514, there is […]

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MMO Mailbag Tackles Brandon Phillips, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury

An article by posted on 21/10/2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag Tackles Brandon Phillips, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury

Brandon Phillips A Met? Don’t Bet On It… Why is it that every quality player who becomes available or is on the block is suddenly looked at as the perfect fit for the Mets? Is it because it’s in our nature as Met fans to be dreamers like John Lennon? Let me put a few […]

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Will The Mets Sign Free Agent Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo This Winter?

An article by posted on 20/10/2013 0 Comments
Will The Mets Sign Free Agent Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo This Winter?

NYBenzGirl asks… Is there any chance that the Mets will target and sign Shin-Soo Choo this offseason? Joe D. replies… That’s actually a two part question. I have no doubt that the Mets will target a player like Choo, if only to drum up fan interest and create a little buzz this offseason. So yes […]

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Beltran and the Cardinals Heading to the World Series

An article by posted on 19/10/2013 0 Comments
Beltran and the Cardinals Heading to the World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series after a 9-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers to take the best of seven series, four games to two. It will be the Cardinals’ fourth trip to the Fall Classic in the last ten years. Overall, this is the 19th National League Championship for the Cardinals, […]

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Mets Have New Radio Home At WOR (710 AM), Howie Rose Coming Along For The Ride

An article by posted on 18/10/2013 95 Comments
Mets Have New Radio Home At WOR (710 AM), Howie Rose Coming Along For The Ride

Looks like the New York Mets won’t be homeless after all… Reports are now coming in that the Mets are close to a deal with Clear Channel Media to broadcast their games on WOR (710 AM), according to Neil Best of Newsday and Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News. The good news here is that Howie […]

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