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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Adam Rubin: Mets Positional Breakdown

An article by posted on January 2, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York does a great job of doing a position by position analysis on the Mets to begin the new year. It’s definitely worth a read. Some of the parts I found the most interesting came at shortstop where Rubin wrote discussed the possibility of trading Reyes, If Alderson is adamant about […]

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If Phillies Can’t Afford To Keep Hamels, Should Mets Go After Him?

An article by posted on January 2, 2011 0 Comments

I read an article today in the Philadelphia Inquirer, that said the Phillies have not discussed an extension with left-handed starting pitcher Cole Hamels. Theoretically, he is the next in line for a multiyear extension, but those talks have yet to begin. As the Phillies’ payroll grows, it’s natural to wonder where Hamels fits. Then again, […]

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My 2011 Mets New Years Resolution

An article by posted on January 1, 2011 0 Comments
My 2011 Mets New Years Resolution

One of the things that has long frustrated me regarding the Mets has been their failure to meet my expectations in the last few years. I go into each season with this heightened sense that somehow “this will be the year” when everything goes right, that we’ll have no significant injuries, and that many of our […]

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Why Is This Man Smiling?

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments
Why Is This Man Smiling?

“You guys won’t be able to knock the smile off my face.” — A smiling Bobby Bonilla told a gathering of reporters after the Mets made him the highest paid player in baseball in 1992. As a matter of fact, it didn’t take long for Bobby-Bo’s smile to disappear back then, but things are looking up […]

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How My Hall Of Fame Ballot Would Have Looked

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

There always seems to be a lot of controversy around this time each year over the Hall of Fame voting process. Most of the grief stems from the two-dozen or so undeserving writers who seemingly go out of their way each year to mock the institution with their unworthy ballots. Some of them go out of their […]

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Mets 2010 End Of Year Offseason Report

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

As we enter into the last remaining hours of 2010, let’s take a quick look at where the Mets are this offseason and what still remains to be done. To begin, the Mets have yet to fulfill their three most pressing needs and they are: Acquiring a starting pitcher for the rotation. Acquiring a left-handed reliever to […]

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Is Soria Next On Royals Trading Block And Could Mets Be Interested?

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments
Is Soria Next On Royals Trading Block And Could Mets Be Interested?

The Kansas City Royals have already traded outfielder David DeJesus and former Cy Young pitcher Zach Greinke this offseason, but will the purge continue? One of the more desirable players remaining on their roster is young All-Star closer Joakim Soria, and rumors of a similar fate as that of Greinke and DeJesus continue to pop […]

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Heyman’s 2010 Offseason Winners

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com compiled his top ten list of winners this offseason and he had the Milwaukee Brewers taking the top spot on the strength of the Zach Greinke acquisition. Obviously, the Mets were not in his top ten, but three other NL East teams all made the cut. Here are his capsules for the Phillies, […]

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Mets Among Many Teams Interested In Brian Fuentes

An article by posted on December 28, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets and Phillies are among 11 teams that are interested in free agent closer Brian Fuentes. Rotoworld adds that the veteran left-hander is seeking a contract similar to Scott Downs’, with ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reporting last week that he was looking for a three-year deal worth around $15 million. […]

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An Idea For A New And Very Cool Mets Promotion

An article by posted on December 28, 2010 0 Comments
An Idea For A New And Very Cool Mets Promotion

Sorry for my infrequent posting in the past few weeks, but lately it’s been a real struggle to try and find something worth writing about without sounding a tad bit redundant. That said, I recently had an opportunity to think about a discussion I had during a Christmas dinner a few years ago with one of […]

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