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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Listen: Mets Conference Call, Wilpons Could Sell 25% Of Team

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Here is the conference call courtesy of SNY. In a nutshell, Fred Wilpon has indicated that the Mets are looking to sell about 20-25% of the team. Considering that the team is worth a staggering number that could come close to one billion dollars, we are talking about a potential investor who can come in with about […]

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Does Spending Big Equal Winning Big?

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, I came across a post I wrote almost a year ago that struck me as being somewhat foreboding and maybe even a little bit prophetic. It was intended to be some advice and a word of warning to Omar Minaya, and in it I described a type of philosophy that sounds very familiar today. The […]

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ESPN: Top 10 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments

Updated Post 2:00 PM Yesterday, I posted Keith Law’s 2011 Organizational Rankings which you can see if you scroll down. Today, Law posted his Top 10 Mets Prospects as follows: 1. Wilmer Flores, SS/3B  2. Matt Harvey, RHP (83) 3. Reese Havens, 2B 4. Cesar Puello, OF 5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF 6. Darrell Ceciliani, CF 7. […]

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Omar Minaya Is In A Tough Spot

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Omar Minaya Is In A Tough Spot

After two different tenures with the Mets, six as GM and six as an assistant GM, Omar Minaya is probably one of the longest tenured employees in the Mets front office after Jay Horwitz. When Minaya was finally relieved of his duties at the end of last season, he was told that he could stay on with the organization […]

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Snow Daze: Bobby V Is Pretty Funny

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Snow Daze: Bobby V Is Pretty Funny

Earlier this month, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine was named the public safety director in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. We all know Bobby V is a guy who takes his job seriously, but this is going above and beyond the call of duty. A local CBS reporter doing a weather/traffic report on scene at an […]

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Frank Viola Will Be The Brooklyn Cyclones Pitching Coach

An article by posted on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that former Mets pitcher Frank Viola will become the new pitching coach of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Frank Viola who had interviewed for the Brooklyn Cyclones pitching coach job during the winter meetings at Disney, has been hired for that role by the Mets, a Florida television station reported. Ahh, “Sweet […]

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No Mets On MLB Top 50 Prospects

An article by posted on January 26, 2011 0 Comments
No Mets On MLB Top 50 Prospects

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his annual Top 50 Prospects last night on MLB Network. Outfielder Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was named baseball’s top prospect and deservingly so. The 19 year old phenom was a first-round pick in the 2009 Draft, and had a stellar season in 2010, batting .362 with 45 steals and a .526 slugging percentage for […]

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Will Bobby Parnell Step Up In The Setup Role?

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Bobby Parnell has been given a great task this season as he assumes the job of being the setup man in the Mets bullpen this season. The young right-hander who regularly throws in excess of 100 mph, is hoping to show the Mets that he can become an important late-inning reliever that the team can rely on as the […]

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John Franco: Terry Is A Good Fit, But Players Better Be On Their Toes

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

In this video produced by SNY, John Franco speaks highly of Terry Collins who he worked with when he played for him in the Dodger organization. Franco calls him a straight shooter, a stickler for fundamentals and very focused on speed and defense which is exactly what the Mets need right now. He also added that Collins will […]

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The Midnight Massacre Resurrected

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments
The Midnight Massacre Resurrected

Shannon over at Mets Police posted the Dick Young column from the June 15, 1977 edition of the Daily News (sorry no link) that many still call the precursor to the infamous trade that sent Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for a package that included Pat Zachry, Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn, and Dan Norman. Here is […]

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