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, '00 and '15, 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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DePodesta On The State Of The Mets Farm System

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
DePodesta On The State Of The Mets Farm System

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, spoke with Mets VP of Player Development and Scouting Paul DePodesta about the state of the Mets farm system. “First, I think the system when we first arrived was underrated,” Paul DePodesta insisted. “It included current big leaguers like Dillon Gee,Ruben Tejada, Lucas Duda and Kirk Nieuwenhuis, among others. Our job is to […]

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Projected 2013 Mets Minor League Rotations

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Projected 2013 Mets Minor League Rotations

On Friday, I had a question asking me what I thought the starting rotation would look like for the St. Lucie Mets this season. I quickly realized that I couldn’t do it without figuring out the rotations in Savannah and Binghamton first. It ended up being one of those wicked logic problems, but when I […]

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Are The Mets Still In The Game For Pavano?

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Are The Mets Still In The Game For Pavano?

Last week, the Daily News reported that the Mets have talked to Carl Pavano’s agent and are genuinely interested in bringing the former Yankee to Flushing. Dave Pepe said his client Pavano  “has no trepidation about playing in New York. He’s a veteran. He’s been doing this a long time.” “The Mets obviously have a need,” […]

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Alderson Makes Another Joke About The Outfield

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Makes Another Joke About The Outfield

According to the NY Times, Sandy Alderson was at it again on Saturday night at the annual dinner sponsored by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Addressing the audience before he introduced Rusty Staub and Bud Harrelson from the pennant-winning 1973 Mets, Alderson impishly said he had good news for […]

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Mets Announce 2013 Minor League Coaching Staffs

An article by posted on January 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2013 Minor League Coaching Staffs

Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate for the 2013 season. Backman will begin his first season as manager of Las Vegas and was named the 22nd manager in the history of the Las Vegas franchise. The coaching staff will include Randy St. Claire as pitching coach and George Greer will return for his second season […]

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Mets Want To Emulate The World Champion Giants

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Want To Emulate The World Champion Giants

The Mets want to emulate the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants? It may sound like another punchline to a bad Sandy Alderson joke, but it’s not. One of my favorite New York sports columnists is Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. I think he gives us a glimpse of what the Mets might be […]

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Santana Won’t Be On Hand To Receive His Award At B.A.T. Dinner Tonight

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
Santana Won’t Be On Hand To Receive His Award At B.A.T. Dinner Tonight

Johan Santana will not be on hand tonight at the annual B.A.T. Dinner to receive his award. Santana was being honored for his financial support and generosity to the organization. He sent out the following statement this morning, that he would not be able to attend. “I was deeply honored to receive such a prestigious […]

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What Spring Training Battles Will We See In Mets Camp?

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
What Spring Training Battles Will We See In Mets Camp?

Pitchers and Catchers report in 22 days. Only three more weeks until until all of our players proclaim they are in the best shapes of their life. What do you think will be some of the more interesting battles in Mets camp this spring? XtreemIcon – If the current roster goes to Spring Training, I’d […]

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Josh Thole Could Begin Season At Triple-A

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Josh Thole Could Begin Season At Triple-A

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos indicated yesterday that recently acquired Josh Thole will begin the season with Triple-A Buffalo while another former Met, Henry Blanco, will serve as J.P. Arencibia‘s backup. Blanco, 41, was recently signed to a non-guaranteed, one-year deal, “Blanco has not been guaranteed the job at all,” Anthopoulos explained. “That’s why he’s on a non-guaranteed […]

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Mets Have $95M Payroll And Only $5 Million To Spend? Not Exactly…

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have $95M Payroll And Only $5 Million To Spend? Not Exactly…

Just caught a glimpse of this on MetsBlog: So, as we’ve been discussing all winter, the Mets payroll is around the same number as it was last year, but without adding new talent to the roster (and reducing their payroll commitments by parting ways with Jon Rauch, Mike Pelfrey, Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez). Now, Sandy Alderson […]

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Joe Saunders Expected To Make Decision Soon

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Saunders Expected To Make Decision Soon

After holding out for a three-year deal for most of the winter, it appears that Joe Saunders is close to deciding where he’ll pitch in 2013. The Mets are reportedly interested in signing the left-hander to replace R.A. Dickey and fill their vacant spot in the starting rotation. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Orioles vice […]

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