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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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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Why Is Collins Telegraphing His Spring Training Decisions?

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

It’s hard to imagine Spring Training is only 22 days away when you look out your window and it looks and feels like you’re living in Alaska… or Buffalo, where Terry Collins introduced Tim Teufel as the new manager of the Bisons. One of the things I absolutely love about spring training is watching all […]

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Video: Terry Collins in Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins joins Adam Rubin of ESPN in Port St. Lucie, Fla., as camp opens on a voluntary basis. “It’s going to be an organized camp,” Collins said, looking ahead to when official workouts begin. “I really believe in running spring training by the clock more than anything so that guys are on the field, […]

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D-Backs Acquire Armando Galarraga From Tigers

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments
D-Backs Acquire Armando Galarraga From Tigers

According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Diamondbacks have acquired RHP Armando Galarraga from the Tigers in exchange for RHP Kevin Eichhorn, and LHP  Ryan Robowski.Armando Galarraga, whose near-perfect game became one of the highlights of the 2010 season, had been designated for assignment by the Tigers. The move came just hours after the two sides […]

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