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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This Is How The World Will End

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
This Is How The World Will End

I couldn’t help but laugh at the big fuss over Jose Reyes grabbing a bite to eat in Philly last night. Funnier still was waking up to blaring headlines connecting Reyes to some clandestine negotiations with the Phillies who were covertly wining and dining the former Mets shortstop. Phillies officials responded like this: “That is […]

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Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

Sandy Alderson has made his intentions clear regarding his pursuit of a reliver who can assume the closer’s role for the team next season. Despite missing out on relievers Joe Nathan and  Jonathan Broxton (who they really wanted), the Mets still have several options remaining in Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, Matt Capps, Frank Francisco and a few others. Broxton signed […]

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Why Did The Cardinals Decline Dotel’s $3.5MM Option?

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
Why Did The Cardinals Decline Dotel’s $3.5MM Option?

I’m reading all these raves that the Mets are strong players for Octavio Dotel… Really? I mean do the people writing these headlines really belive that? Let me dispel that myth for you if I may… First of all, you may have already read that Jonathan Broxton – a much more inferior reliever than Dotel – just signed […]

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Win A Free Mets Book: Are You Happy With The Current Direction Of The Team?

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
Win A Free Mets Book: Are You Happy With The Current Direction Of The Team?

We haven’t had any giveaways since the season ended, so let’s kick off the offseason with a chance to win yourself a free copy of this brand new book release; The Amazins: Celebrating 50 Years of New York Mets History. First, check out all the details on this very cool book… The Amazins: Celebrating 50 […]

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Beggars Can’t Be Choosy

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
Beggars Can’t Be Choosy

According to the New York Post, the agent for reliever Matt Capps said that “he hasn’t heard from Mets since the GM meetings,’ which is when the Mets had told him they were interested in his client. Also, another reliever the Mets were interested in, Jonathan Broxton, is expected to sign with a new team […]

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Mets Better Off Without Paulino

An article by posted on November 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Better Off Without Paulino

Andy Martino of the Daily News shares an odd exchange that occurred late last season between manager Terry Collins and catcher Ronny Paulino. In the late innings of one game last season, Terry Collins needed a pinch-hitter, and decided to use Ronny Paulino. The Mets manager walked to Paulino’s seat on the bench, and told the catcher to grab […]

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Some Cold Hard Facts And Survival Tips For Mets Fans

An article by posted on November 28, 2011 0 Comments
Some Cold Hard Facts And Survival Tips For Mets Fans

I can’t stand it when people beat around the bush. I prefer straightforward and truthful responses to straightforward questions. Once a person lies to me, there’s little chance that you will ever catch me in the same room with that person ever again. My thoughts on leadership is simple; Say what you mean and mean what […]

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ESPN: Three Fixes For The Mets

An article by posted on November 28, 2011 0 Comments

David Schoenfield of ESPN SweetSpot considers Three Fixes for Each NL East Team. Here are the Mets: 1. Shortstop: If not Reyes, who?  Likely solution: Sign Reyes, or give the job to Ruben Tejada. He’s never going to hit with any power, but he posted a .360 OBP last season at age 21 (in 376 plate […]

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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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