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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Reyes Updates: Aaron Award, The Hudgens Effect, King of Swing, Judging Reyes Too Harshly

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes Updates: Aaron Award, The Hudgens Effect, King of Swing, Judging Reyes Too Harshly

Sorry for cramming all the latest on Jose Reyes in one post, but I think it makes it easier to sort through and debate. Here are some interesting items of note. The Hudgens Effect On Mets.com, Anthony DiComo credits Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens with some of Reyes’ success this season. Shortly after arriving in […]

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Rico Brogna Says Mets Should Not Re-Sign Reyes, Trade Wright

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
Rico Brogna Says Mets Should Not Re-Sign Reyes, Trade Wright

Former Met Rico Brogna, who now blogs for WFAN CBS Sports, had some keen insights on the rise of Jose Reyes over the years from an energetic kid to the impending free agent he is today. In the end though, his opinion is that the Mets should not re-sign him. Personally, after scouting Reyes and […]

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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

An article by posted on October 1, 2011 0 Comments

Mets fans agree and disgaree all the time about a myriad of Mets topics and issues, especially here on MMO where all views are welcome, encouraged and shared – much to the dismay of some who still keep coming back for more. In the last few days we learned a few things about how this […]

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Jimmy Rollins Questions Jose Reyes’ Motives

An article by posted on October 1, 2011 0 Comments
Jimmy Rollins Questions Jose Reyes’ Motives

Yesterday, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins took jabs at Jose Ryes when he was asked his thoughts about coming out of the game after his bunt single. “I would have bunted, too,” Rollins said. “I probably wouldn’t have come out of the game, though.” “The man has had a great year and he’s always had talent. […]

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Star-Ledger: Mets To-Do List

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger lists these three items at the top of the Mets T-Do List for this offseason: 1. The status of Jose Reyes Nothing is more important than this. A variety of dominoes fall in either direction depending on if GM Sandy Alderson and Reyes can agree about a contract. Reyes is seeking a […]

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Get Ready For New Season Of Mets Hot Stove Weakly

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments

It looks like by the sound of things yesterday from Sandy Alderson, there will be little to no improvement made to this years team that finished in fourth place with a 77-85 record. The GM confirmed that payroll will be in the $100 to $110 range. That means if they sign Reyes to an annual […]

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Recap: Alderson Speaks To Media At Citi Field

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger took part in the media session that was held today by GM Sandy Alderson at Citi Field where he spoke to and fielded questions from reporters. He was also kind enough to transcribe the entire event which you can read here. Basically Alderson had a lot to say about a […]

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Congratulations To Jose Reyes – The 2011 NL Batting Champion

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
Congratulations To Jose Reyes – The 2011 NL Batting Champion

“I just want to say I’m humbled and honored to win the batting title. It means so much to my family and my country, the Dominican Republic. I have been through a lot over the past few years so this really means a lot to me. It’s also very special to be the first Mets […]

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And By The Way… Miguel Batista Pitched A Gem Yesterday

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments

BATISTA TOSSES A GEM IN SEASON FINALE Lost amid all the celebration and controversy of Jose Reyes leaving yesterday’s game in the first inning and ultimately securing the batting title, was the brilliant effort by 40-year old starter Miguel Batista. The veteran right-hander tossed a heck of a game – a complete game two-hitter that helped the Mets […]

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Braves Suffer Record September Collapse

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
Braves Suffer Record September Collapse

Nothing better than seeing Chipper and the Braves licking their wounds after their playoff hopes vanished into nothingness on Wednesday night. After closer Craig Kimbrel blew his second save of the series in the ninth inning, the Philadelphia Phillies scored on Hunter Pence’s two-out single in the 13th inning for a 4-3 win that ended the Braves’ […]

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