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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Alderson To Exercise Options on Dickey and Wright, Any Extension Deal Will Not Include 2013

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson To Exercise Options on Dickey and Wright, Any Extension Deal Will Not Include 2013

By now you all read most of the answers Sandy Alderson gave to reporters yesterday before the game. The beat writers did a great job and we got a lot of answers to a lot of important questions. There were no big surprises that came out of it or anything earth shattering. It’s mostly what […]

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Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

Well, Sandy Alderson did meet with Mets beat writers as I mentioned earlier and he had a mouthful to say. Adam Rubin got a good summary of everything: Wow… So lets see… 1. Informal conversations have taken place with Dickey and Wright. I think that’s called discussing parameters. 2. Buyouts on options for Santana and […]

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Collins Says Duda’s A Keeper, Wants His Players Committed To Drawing Walks

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Says Duda’s A Keeper, Wants His Players Committed To Drawing Walks

Terry Collins was a guest on WFAN yesterday with Mike Francesa and told him that he believes he has some unfinished business as manager of the Mets. They discussed a variety of topics which you can read about on MetsBlog or listen to on WFAN. It was mostly the same stuff we’ve all heard before, but two […]

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Alderson To Give A State Of The Team Address This Morning

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson To Give A State Of The Team Address This Morning

Updated 10/3 Mets GM Sandy Alderson plans to give a state-of-the-team address to Mets beat writers before this afternoon’s final game of the season against the Marlins. Check back as we’ll have a full summary of the press event. Original Post 10/2 Those team sources are talking to Adam Rubin at ESPN New York again. He […]

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Dickey To Have Surgery For Abdominal Tear, Plus What Ojeda Said

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey To Have Surgery For Abdominal Tear, Plus What Ojeda Said

After their 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, the Mets announced that R.A. Dickey will have surgery on October 18 in Philadelphia, to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he tore back in April. Apparently he has been pitching with discomfort all season long, but during his start it was the worst pain he’s had and […]

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MMO Roundtable: What Should Be The Number One Priority This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 2, 2012 0 Comments

In this MMO Roundtable edition, I asked our staff the following: What is the number one priority for the Mets this offseason?   Mitch: While the outfield has some issues, the bullpen is priority number one. The Mets lost a bunch of games because of the bullpen’s inability to get the job done…I’m not sure […]

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Mets Walk Nine, Bullpen Hands Marlins 3-2 Comeback Win

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Walk Nine, Bullpen Hands Marlins 3-2 Comeback Win

The Marlins (68-92) came from behind late in the game to beat the Mets (73-87) by the score of 3-2 tonight in Miami. What a sleeper this game was. Seriously, I caught myself nodding off at least twice. Jeurys Familia made his first major league start and his reputation for wildness was on full display for […]

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Collins and Warthen Want Front Office To Retain Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Collins and Warthen Want Front Office To Retain Mike Pelfrey

Terry Collins and Dan Warthen would like the front office to retain Mike Pelfrey next season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “I know Terry Collins and I are very hopeful that Mike Pelfrey will come back — whether it be in the bullpen or as a starter,” pitching coach Dan Warthen said. “We’ve […]

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Terry Collins Says Entire Coaching Staff Will Be Back

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments

Terry Collins said his entire coaching staff will return for the 2013 season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Terry Collins’ entire staff will return for next season, the manager announced before Monday’s series opener against the Marlins. Pitching coach Dan Warthen is the longest-tenured member of the staff, having ascended from Triple-A […]

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Who Should Be The First Mets Icon To Get A Statue At Citi Field?

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Who Should Be The First Mets Icon To Get A Statue At Citi Field?

Is there anything better than going to your hometown ballpark and seeing those bronze statues of iconic players or managers who meant so much to the team and more importantly the fans? Take a look at some of the gorgeous sculptures you’ll find just in the NL East… Mike Schmidt at Citizens Bank Park Steve […]

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