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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Murray Chass Rips Into Bobby V Again

An article by posted on November 27, 2011 0 Comments
Murray Chass Rips Into Bobby V Again

Former New York Times columnist Murray Chass, went ballistic on Bobby Valentine on his blog where he writes about an exchange he recently had with Red Sox owner Larry Lucchino and GM Ben Cherington. If the Red Sox decided to interview one or more other candidates, it could be a sign that they are not prepared to […]

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One Week Until The 2011 Baseball Winter Meetings, Can I Get A Hell Yeah?

An article by posted on November 27, 2011 0 Comments
One Week Until The 2011 Baseball Winter Meetings, Can I Get A Hell Yeah?

Wow, how time flies… In just one week from tomorrow, the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings will kick off in Dallas, Texas. The four day event will run from December 5-8 and it’s expected to draw over 3,000 people including the GM and key front office people from all 30 Major League Baseball organizations. Also in […]

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A Few Things The Mets Won’t Be Thankful For Next Thanksgiving

An article by posted on November 26, 2011 0 Comments
A Few Things The Mets Won’t Be Thankful For Next Thanksgiving

After asking one of my buddies at work, a long suffering Mets fan like myself, to read my post about Cespedes this morning, he remarked afterward, “well there’s a player Mets fans won’t be thankful for next Thanksgiving.” What a freaking genius – and from a 20-year Jarhead no less. So let me get a […]

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Harvey #45, Wheeler #51 and Familia #54 In S2S Top 100

An article by posted on November 25, 2011 0 Comments
Harvey #45, Wheeler #51 and Familia #54 In S2S Top 100

Here are a couple of posts by Seedlings To Stars, who ranked Matt Harvey (No. 45), Zack Wheeler (No. 51) and Jeurys Famila (No. 54) on their Top 100 MLB Prospects. Matt Harvey - Harvey slots in just ahead of the two other bigtime Mets pitching prospects, Zack Wheeler (#51) and Jeurys Familia (#54). He doesn’t have Familia’s mechanical issues or Wheeler’s control […]

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Murphy and Tejada Up The Middle? Really?

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments

The more I think about the possibility of Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy as the likely Mets’ shortstop and second base combo in 2012, the more I want to cringe. This sounds like a disaster in the making… Does defense matter anymore? My concern about this led me to do some quick digging at Baseball Reference: Since […]

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Mets Are In “Exploratory Mode”

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Are In “Exploratory Mode”

First, let me wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. As the Mets head into the holiday weekend, Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that “all remains quiet for the Mets.” Martino spoke to a team official yesterday who indicated to him that the club is currently in “exploratory mode” and that they are “not […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From MMO!

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving From MMO!

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online, we would like to thank all of our wonderful readers and writers for all their amazing support over the years. It’s always such an enormous pleasure to share our opinions and interact with the best baseball fans in the world – Mets Fans! Our passion for the Mets binds all […]

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Mets Offer Arbitration To Reyes

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Offer Arbitration To Reyes

The Mets have offered Jose Reyes salary arbitration, according to Adam Rubin. Despite some changes free agent compensation in the CBA, Reyes’ status remains unchanged and he is still considered a Type-A free agent and if he declines arbitration the Mets would be guaranteed two draft picks as compensation. The Mets will automatically get a sandwich pick between the […]

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MMO Interview With Baseball Digest’s Mark Healey

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Mark Healey was kind enough to answer a few questions for me on the state of the New York Mets. For those of you who don’t know, Mark is the Online Editor for Baseball Digest and also hosts, BD Fantasy Baseball on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Among his many other projects, Mark is the Co-publisher and […]

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What Others Are Saying About The New Labor Agreement

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
What Others Are Saying About The New Labor Agreement

Rather than bore you with what I like or don’t like about the new labor agreement, let me share some astute thoughts from those better equipped to talk about the various provisions in the new labor agreement. My father always told me, “never take your car to a butcher for repairs or get legal advice from your […]

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