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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Alderson Pushes Johan Santana Return To All Star Break

An article by posted on December 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Sandy Alderson, who was a guest on WFAN today, Johan Santana will return around the All-Star break. This comes about two weeks after he first reported that Santana would return in June. He didn’t cite any new information, but it’s obvious he must have come across some information that made him push Santana’s return over […]

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Press Release: Mets Announce Coaching Staff

An article by posted on December 13, 2010 0 Comments
Press Release: Mets Announce Coaching Staff

The New York Mets today announced that they have finalized their 2011 Major League coaching staff by naming Ken Oberkfell bench coach, Mookie Wilson first base coach, Dave Hudgens hitting coach and Jon Debus bullpen coach. Chip Hale and Dan Warthen will return as the club’s third base coach and pitching coach respectively. Oberkfell completed […]

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J.P. Ricciardi Awed By Red Sox Moves

An article by posted on December 12, 2010 0 Comments

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has a great update on the Hot Stove, including this comment by the Mets’ J.P. Ricciardi who was wowed by the Red Sox in Orlando. (Who wasn’t?) “I think you have to be in awe,’’ said Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi. “Those are the best offensive players out there, and […]

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Bernie Madoff’s Son Commits Suicide (Updated)

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments
Bernie Madoff’s Son Commits Suicide (Updated)

Updated 2:00 PM “Mark Madoff took his own life today. This is a terrible and unnecessary tragedy,” said Martin Flumenbaum, an attorney representing Mark and his brother Andrew. “Mark was an innocent victim of his father’s monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo.” Original Post 9:00 AM According […]

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Alderson On Rule 5 Selections and Long-Term Contracts

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments

In the following video courtesy of SNY, Kevin Burkhardt interviews Sandy Alderson and gets him to recap the Rule 5 Draft and discuss the Mets strategy going into the draft. At the end of the interview, Burkhardt brings up the huge contracts landed by Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth and asks for his thoughts on […]

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Justin Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

An article by posted on December 10, 2010 0 Comments

With the recent statements by both Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson that Ruben Tejada would best be served by spending 2011 in Triple-A Buffalo where he can gain more experience, most of Mets nation has turned their eyes to Daniel Murphy who is getting a crash course at second base in Winter League Baseball, and […]

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Red Sox Sign Carl Crawford To 7-Year, $142 Million Deal

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe was the first to report that the Red Sox have signed free agent Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million dollar mega deal. It has since been confirmed by Jon Heymand and Ken Rosenthal. Crawford must pass his physical, but the deal is as good as done. No doubt, Jayson […]

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Ronny Paulino Is Thole’s Ideal Statistical Partner

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
Ronny Paulino Is Thole’s Ideal Statistical Partner

  The Mets have agreed to sign Ronny Paulino to a one-year deal worth $1.3MM plus incentives, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. The deal is pending a physical which should take place in New York either today or Thursday. Mark Simon of ESPN, did some number crunching this morning and has some glowing remarks for […]

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About This Whole Wait Until 2012 Plan…

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
About This Whole Wait Until 2012 Plan…

I’ve read a few takes on the Mets decision not to spend more than a few bucks to fill in some gaps on the Mets roster this offseason. It seems that half the fans are okay with the whole $5-$6 million dollar offseason spending budget, while the other half are wondering how is that going to improve […]

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Scott Boras Says Beltran Will Remain A Met In 2011

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Beltran, splashed some water onto the whole Beltran to the Red Sox murmurings. “I have not had any conversation with the Mets about anything relative to Carlos, other than the fact they were going to meet with him,” Boras said. “I think Carlos’ plan and our plan is that he’ll be […]

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