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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An Interview With MetsBlog’s Matt Cerrone

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments

Recently, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog was kind enough to answer a few questions for me via email, in which he shares his thoughts on some of the issues facing the Mets and the current state of the team. Joe – I am very concerned about Johan Santana despite the rosy outlook that he will be ready for […]

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Unforgettaball Gifts For Mets Fans!

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Unforgettaball Gifts For Mets Fans!

MMO 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Hey Mets fans, with Black Friday only days away and another holiday shopping season suddenly upon us, here’s something you can get for all those special Mets fans in your life; Unforgetaballs! Artist Emily M. Wolfson has ditched her canvas and easel, and decided to apply her wonderful talents to […]

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Mets Thoughts: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Last week, Adam Rubin posed a question to his readers that seven days later I still can’t find the words to compose an appropriate response. But I’ll take a stab at it. Mets fans, how do you feel about the prospect of seeing Reyes come back to Queens in a garish Miami uniform? Can a New […]

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Comment: MetFanLou on Bobby V

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Interesting comment from MetFanLou: If Bobby V is the new Red Sox manager they will go after Yu Darvish. Bobby speaks fluent Japanese and his expertise with Japanese ballplayers is second to none. You can bet this was discussed during his interviews and may have been the motivating factor. After all he would be leaving […]

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Where There’s Smoke…

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Where There’s Smoke…

Last week, I wrote a little bit about some information I came across regarding Bud Selig, his friendship with Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson, and the state of the Mets. I left that post with this: “There is something amiss with this franchise. Can you see it?” Here is another log for that fire to warm […]

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Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

The Phillies have acquired Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash, according to the Rockies’ official Twitter account. In Wigginton, the Phillies get a decent right-handed bat for the bench who can help fill in for the sidelined Ryan Howard at first base and occasionally spell Placido Polanco at third base. After batting .248 with 22 […]

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Havens, Lagares, Familia Among Seven Players Added To Mets 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
Havens, Lagares, Familia Among Seven Players Added To Mets 40 Man Roster

The Mets have added SS Wilmer Flores, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, RHP Robert Carson, RHP Jeurys Familia, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and OF Cesar Puello to the 40-man roster. The following players are unprotected; Jefry Marte, Jose De La Torre, Dylan Owen, Allan Dykstra, Kai Gronauer, Brad Holt, Collin McHugh, Roy Merritt, Brandon Moore, Edgar Ramirez, Sean […]

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Forget Reyes, Mets Should Sign This Guy…

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s the answer to the Mets’ prayers and he works cheap too… http://youtu.be/oGQwUS73pVg Yes, that’s Leo Durocher…

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General Manager’s Meetings Recap

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
General Manager’s Meetings Recap

The GM Meetings in Milwaukee have wrapped up and here’s a quick summary of a few things we learned: Sandy Alderson spoke with representatives for relievers Frank Francisco and Matt Capps this week. Alderson said he was not close to signing anyone, but emphasized he is looking for two relievers who could close and not one. He expects them […]

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Mets Telling Teams Murphy Is Available

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Telling Teams Murphy Is Available

A source has told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Daniel Murphy is available. In conversations with other teams at the GM Meetings in Milwaukee this week, a source confirmed the Mets informed other teams that Daniel Murphy is “available.” This goes against an earlier report that said the front office sees Murphy as the starting second baseman if […]

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