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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White Sox, Rangers Could Have Interest In Beltran?

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Ever since Carlos Beltran told reporters he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if the team approached him, speculation has been ramping up. He has already been listed as a trade candidate by a few prominent baseball writers including Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports who writes, Add the […]

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Did Alderson Talk Shop With Castillo, Beltran, Pagan and Reyes Over The Weekend?

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Over the weekend, Sandy Alderson met with Luis Castillo in the Dominican Republic, and Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan while in Puerto Rico. I would have loved to be a fly in the room when he got some alone time with these guys. I wonder what if any questions were broached? Was Luis […]

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Phillies May Pursue Takahashi, Feliciano Status Still Unknown, Arbitration Deadlines

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork, the Philadelphia Phillies have declined their team option on J.C. Romero, and are now in the hunt for a left-handed reliever. The Philadelphia Inquirer (as per Rubin) is speculating that the Phillies may now have strong interest in Hisanori Takahashi who was released by the Mets after they were unable to […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Father Killed In Tragic Accident

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

Sad news from Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, John Alderson, a veteran of three wars and the father of New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson, died on Saturday night as the result of injuries suffered when he was struck as a pedestrian, according to St. Petersburg Police. In a statement issued through the team, Sandy […]

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Mets Hire Two New Veteran Scouts

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

Looks like Sandy Alderson has added a couple of new scouts according to Ken Rosenthal. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/3899123719741440#[/tweeted] Michael Baron of Mets Blog wrote a short bio for each: Roy Smith served as vice president of scouting and player development for the Dodgers from 2004-2006. With the Dodgers, he oversaw professional and amateur scouting, player development and […]

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Clint Hurdle Hired As Pirates New Manager

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments
Clint Hurdle Hired As Pirates New Manager

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle to be their next manager. The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle, the former Texas Rangers’ hitting coach, as their 39th manager, 10 days after interviewing him, an industry source said today. Team president Frank Coonelly said the team will hold a press conference […]

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Mr. Alderson, Take Down That Wall

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments
Mr. Alderson, Take Down That Wall

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY keeps churning out some great stuff on the Mets so far this offseason. Today, he got some great quotes from David Wright who commented on a variety of issues while at a children’s event at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. One topic that came up, again… is the outfield dimensions at Citi Field […]

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Jose Reyes Isn’t Going Anywhere

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

Last night and today, there’s been a lot of buzz in the Mets blogosphere about Jose Reyes being on the trading block. This rumor originated on 7 Train To Shea, where Matt Pignataro wrote: According to sources, the Mets have put word out to teams that SS Jose Reyes is available and will look to […]

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Bobby Valentine To Join ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, ESPN is expected to announce that Bobby Valentine and Dan Shulman will join Orel Hershiser in the broadcast booth for Sunday Night Baseball for the 2011 season and beyond. Regarding the decisions to fire Joe Morgan and reassign Jon Miller to radio, Sandomir writes that it […]

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Backman No Longer A Candidate For Position

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets have narrowed down their managerial search to three candidates: Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin. Team sources have told Sherman that Collins was still the favorite, but that Hurdle and Melvin were still in the competition. Ultimately, Alderson determined he did not want a first-time manager in New […]

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