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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Executive VP Dave Howard Leaves Mets to Become President of MSG Sports

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Executive VP Dave Howard Leaves Mets to Become President of MSG Sports

The following is from a press release from Madison Square Garden Company: Hank Ratner, president and chief executive officer of The Madison Square Garden Company, today announced that distinguished sports executive, Dave Howard, has joined the company as president, MSG Sports, effective April 9. In this role, Mr. Howard will be responsible for running the […]

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I’ve Really Gotta Hand It To The Mets This Time…

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
I’ve Really Gotta Hand It To The Mets This Time…

I just caught a glimpse of what this season’s Opening day tickets look like, courtesy of Leigh Castergine, VP of Ticket Sales & Services for the New York Mets, and I must say they look spectacular! Those tickets are so awesome… I love the vintage look and of course the image of The Franchise, Tom […]

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NO SURGERY For Matt Den Dekker!

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
NO SURGERY For Matt Den Dekker!

There’s a shot of Matt den Dekker’s cast which has been “Dekked Out” in Mets’ Orange & Blue. Matt tweeted the photo with the good news that no surgery will be required. It’s the best news I’ve heard all day… One of the things I love about our staff here is how freaking enthusiastic they […]

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Murphy Feels Great After Sunday’s Game, Hopes To Be Ready For Opening Day

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Feels Great After Sunday’s Game, Hopes To Be Ready For Opening Day

Ahh, the luck of the Irish… According to Newsday’s Marc Carig, second baseman Daniel Murphy played five innings at second base today, going 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk in a minor league game. It was his first appearance at the plate this spring since straining his intercostal just over a month ago. “It felt good, […]

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MMO Mailbag: Who Is Bill Rigney?

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Who Is Bill Rigney?

Dan in Whitestone asks… Can you please tell me why there is always some debate on your site about Bill Rigney and his connection to Sandy Alderson? I don’t understand why this is always such a hot debate on Metsmerized and was wondering if you could educate me a little on this. Joe D. says… […]

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Mets Could Release Feliciano By Tuesday, Laffey May Have Nailed Down Final Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Could Release Feliciano By Tuesday, Laffey May Have Nailed Down Final Bullpen Spot

The Mets have until Tuesday to make a decision on whether to add Pedro Feliciano, LaTroy Hawkins and Tim Byrdak to the 25 man roster. According to the rules of the new collective bargaining agreement, the Mets must inform each player by Tuesday if they intend to carry them on the major league roster. The alternatives […]

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Byrd and ‘Spin Are In, While Duda and Baxter See Their Stocks Fall

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd and ‘Spin Are In, While Duda and Baxter See Their Stocks Fall

Updated 3/23 On Friday, Sandy Alderson told reporters that there are no plans to add anyone to the outfield and that what you see is what you get. ”We’re going to go with the guys we have,” Alderson told Marc Carig of Newsday. “How exactly they’re used is something that we’ll talk about over the next […]

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No-Han 2.0 and Why Sequels Always Suck

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
No-Han 2.0 and Why Sequels Always Suck

It’s long been said that sequels are rarely ever as good as the original. It’s an undeniable truth. Of course there are exceptions like The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather: Part Two, but for the most part sequels genuinely suck, to put it bluntly. No-Han was everything any Met fan could have ever hoped […]

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Keith Law Posts An Update On RHP Teddy Stankiewicz

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
Keith Law Posts An Update On RHP Teddy Stankiewicz

Most readers on MMO know full well my detailed account about what went down when the Mets failed to sign 2012 Draft second rounder RHP Teddy Stankiewicz. Here is but a reminder from what I wrote last July: With their second, second-round pick (75th overall) in this year’s First Year Player Draft, the Mets selected […]

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2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

Updated 3/22 I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected. Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner. Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke. Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada […]

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