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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Have Our Priorities Shifted From Winning To Something Else?

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments
Have Our Priorities Shifted From Winning To Something Else?

Buster Olney of ESPN spoke to an agent who told him that a strong postseason by Rangers starter C.J. Wilson could set him up for a five or six-year contract worth between $85-$100MM this winter when he becomes a free agent. A weak postseason could bring a potential deal down to five years and $60-$65MM. Basically, […]

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Random Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t had a Friday off in ages, and much to the dismay of readers like martin, it gave see some extra time to write more than usual and even comment as well. There’s a few things circulating out there I wanted to weigh in on and plus some site news… First, Steve Popper of […]

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Epstein To Cubs Doesn’t Bode Well For The Mets

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments
Epstein To Cubs Doesn’t Bode Well For The Mets

With the news that Theo Epstein has departed Bean-Town for Chi-Town to go and run the Cubs, I can’t help thinking that this move will impact the Mets in many adverse ways. For one, in the short term, Sandy Alderson will now be competing with Theo in scouring the free agent rolls looking for under-valued […]

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Theo Epstein Signs 5-Year Deal With Cubs

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

John Dennis of WEEI Sports Radio is reporting that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has agreed with the Cubs on a five-year deal worth more than $15 million. According to Dennis’ sources, the Red Sox granted the Cubs permission to talk with Epstein late last week. The deal is expected to be finalized by the […]

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Backman Will Not Be Joining The Nationals

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/washingnats/status/123826426372825088"] Original Post Oct. 11, 5:45 AM According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wally Backman will not join the Nationals coaching staff. According to Mike Puma of the NI Post, Wally Backman, a candidate for the Mets’ managerial opening last offseason, could soon leave the organization, according to a team source. The fiery Backman, 52, […]

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Mets Should Have Chien-Ming Wang On Their Radar

An article by posted on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Should Have Chien-Ming Wang On Their Radar

With the news that the Mets have shutdown Johan Santana’s rehab  for the rest of the year, all they can do now is hope and pray that when their $24 million dollar a year ace shows up in Port St. Lucie next Spring, he will be ready to get on a mound and resemble something […]

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Riggleman, Geren To Interview For Mets Bench Coach Job This Week

An article by posted on October 10, 2011 0 Comments
Riggleman, Geren To Interview For Mets Bench Coach Job This Week

According to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, Jim Riggleman will be in New York on Wednesday to interview for the Bench Coach position. Riggleman stepped down as Nationals manager during an 11-1 stretch this past season out of frustration with his contract situation. That said, he has plenty of experience in the dugout and is very familiar with […]

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Too Much Moneyball

An article by posted on October 10, 2011 0 Comments
Too Much Moneyball

Don’t let the name of this Moneyball paraody fool you… Well done, Jest. Although as a Mets fan, I really shouldn’t be so smug about seeing the Yankees get knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, but come on man… It’s the Yankees!

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Brewers More Likely To Sign Reyes Than Fielder

An article by posted on October 9, 2011 0 Comments
Brewers More Likely To Sign Reyes Than Fielder

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun would love to see Jose Reyes sign with the Brewers this offseason and went as far as to say that his team is more likely to land Jose Reyes in free agency than re-sign Prince Fielder, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Braun is a huge fan of Reyes and admits that when the […]

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Collin McHugh On What Mets Want Him To Work On

An article by posted on October 8, 2011 0 Comments
Collin McHugh On What Mets Want Him To Work On

Mets pitching prospect Collin McHugh, took some questions on his blog entitled “A Day Older, A Day Wiser” and just posted them. I liked this exchange in particular: Do the Met’s coaches tell you specifically what they want you to work on or what you have to improve on or how much more you need […]

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