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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Paul DePodesta On What Makes A Championship Player

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Last night, I had the pleasure of being on a conference call with Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ Vice President of Player Development & Amateur Scouting. He was kind enough to field questions from me and several other Mets bloggers, and I was able to get the following question in: Joe DeCaro, Mets Merized Online: A few years ago […]

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Heyman Surveys GMs and Agents On Reyes’ Next Contract

An article by posted on June 29, 2011 0 Comments

In his latest column, Jon Heyman of SI.com, surveyed a few baseball executives and player agents who each predicted what kind of a free agent deal Jose Reyes will get in the offseason. “I think he will beat Crawford,” said the executive who predicted $150 million over seven years. “He’s younger plus he plays an impact position. He’s one of the […]

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With Beltran & Reyes Carrying The Team, The Swagger Is Back

An article by posted on June 29, 2011 0 Comments
With Beltran & Reyes Carrying The Team, The Swagger Is Back

What a game and what a thrill it was to see the Mets deliver one knock-out blow after another to the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers last night. Until Jason Bay hit the first of two Mets grand slams in the game, the Mets had gone 299 games and 280 plate appearances with the bases […]

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Jason Isringhausen: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

An article by posted on June 28, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Isringhausen: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

During Spring Training, when former Mets pitching phenom Jason Isringhausen reached out to assistant general manager J.P. Ricciardi for a bullpen session tryout, many of us crossed our fingers for the sake of nostalgia and hoped for the best. Many of us were further surprised when Izzy impressed Ricciardi so much that both he and general manager […]

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Could Beltran Be Texas Bound?

An article by posted on June 27, 2011 0 Comments

SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports via Twitter that the Rangers are interested in Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran  and could make a move for him soon after the All Star break. Rotoworld writes, Serious trade talks probably won’t get underway until after the All-Star break and plenty of other teams will be in the running to snag […]

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Cyclones To Have A Social Media Madness Day

An article by posted on June 27, 2011 0 Comments
Cyclones To Have A Social Media Madness Day

CYCLONES HOST “SOCIAL MEDIA MADNESS” AT MCU PARK Brooklyn Cyclones Plug Into Facebook, Twitter and More on July 6th You “Like” us, you really “Like” us! On Friday, the Brooklyn Cyclones welcomed their 15,000th fan on the team’s official Facebook page. The 15,000 fans are nearly three times more than any other team in the […]

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Mets Closer Open To Trade, Cashman Not Interested

An article by posted on June 24, 2011 0 Comments

Last night, after the Mets win over the A’s, closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 20th save of the season while passing the half-way mark of 55 games finished that triggers the $17.5 million dollar option on his contract. After the game, K-Rod told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News that he would consider accepting a trade to a contending […]

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Potential Pitchers Who Could Be Traded

An article by posted on June 24, 2011 0 Comments

In a companion piece to yesterdays look at potential hitters who could be on the trade block, Jon Heyman of SI.com lists the top 40 potential pitchers who could switch uniforms by the trade deadline. Here are his first ten, check out the other 30 pitchers on the list here.  1. Heath Bell, Padres RP. […]

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A Look At Top Trade Deadline Targets – Hitters

An article by posted on June 24, 2011 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com gives us some food for thought as he puts together a list of this season’s potential hitters that could be moved at the trade deadline. “The biggest everyday star with a chance to hit the trade market” Heyman says, ”is the Mets’ great shortstop Jose Reyes”. Here is an early look at the […]

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Cashman Not Interested In Reyes

An article by posted on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Cashman Not Interested In Reyes

If your palms get sweaty and your stomach gets nauseous at the thought of Jose Reyes in Yankees pinstripes, you can breathe easier now. According to this post in The Sporting News, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the New York Daily News that is “just not going to happen.” “We have an […]

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