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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Team Chemistry Is Real

An article by posted on February 4, 2010 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Peter Botte of the The Daily News had some quotes from Darryl Strawberry regarding the Mets offseason and whether he felt they could do more, and while his remarks set off a mild ripple effect in the Mets blogosphere, Steve Popper of The Record tells us that there’s even more to the story.  Strawberry didn’t mince words while describing the […]

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Can The Mets Make A Play For Adrian Gonzalez?

An article by posted on February 3, 2010 0 Comments

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the San Diego Padres may not be able to sign their superstar first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez, to a long-term contract extension. Team owner Jeff Moorad sounded less than confident in a statement he made earlier today. “I think the fairest description of our point of view is that we continue to be […]

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A Tough Assessment Of The Mets Offseason?

An article by posted on February 3, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com has a new post up in which he ranks eight teams that he believes struck out this offseason by not spending enough. Topping his list is the New York Mets. Even Mets great Darryl Strawberry chimed in with an assessment of the Mets’ offseason Tuesday night, diplomatically summing it up by […]

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Jose Reyes: “I’m Ready To Play Baseball”

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

Updated: 2/2 9:00 AM Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, adds some perspective to the Jose Reyes workout which he personally observed. “For two hours yesterday, I watched Jose Reyes, testing his surgically repaired right leg time and again during the strenuous workout. There were 90-foot dashes; explosive 10-yard sprints, on which Reyes would […]

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#1 Design – Amazin’ Since 1962

An article by posted on February 1, 2010 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that we have some brand new additions to our MMO T-Shirt Shop line-up, and I’m certain that you’re going to love them. They are part of our new “Retire” series and they were suggested to us by one of our readers Brian L. who asked if we could design something to honor […]

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Four Mets In ESPN Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 1, 2010 0 Comments

Keith Law, of ESPN.com, has released his annual Top 100 Prospects. The following are his scouting reports for the four Mets prospects who cracked his list. Jenrry Mejia #23 – Mejia entered 2009 with no experience above short-season leagues, but finished it in Double-A despite missing time in the middle of the year with a strained […]

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How Do You Change The Organizational Philosophy?

An article by posted on February 1, 2010 0 Comments

It’s no secret that the Mets are currently suffering from a severe image crisis. While some may think that crisis began during the Tony Bernazard/Adam Rubin fracas, it really goes back to the mid nineties and is now so deeply rooted that it will take more than just shifting bodies and roles to change it. […]

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Fernando Nieve Could Be A Sleeper

An article by posted on January 30, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, recently reported that the Mets will not have Bobby Parnell audition for a spot in the starting rotation, but that Fernando Nieve will figure into the battle for the fifth spot in the rotation behind Santana, Maine, Perez and Pelfrey. Jerry Manuel is very high on Nieve as is GM Omar Minaya, […]

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Mets Reflections: Omar’s Smile, VORP, Murph (The Awesome One), 100 Wins

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

Murph Rules! Right after the Kevin Burkhardt/Omar Minaya interview on SNY, I caught 1984 edition of Mets Yearbook. If you haven’t checked out these fantastic documentary style treats yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. I strongly urge you to try and catch them whenever they’re on. In this particular edition, longtime Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy was doing an […]

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PECOTA Projections From BP

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

The folks over at Baseball Prospectus just published their 2010 projected standings. For the life of me, I’ll never understand this whole scientific approach to these things. Last season, as I do every season, I posted my own projections and got 4 out of 6 first place teams right, and my system is no better […]

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