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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Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2011

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

From the one and only John Sickels of Minor League Ball, his just released Mets Top Prospects list for 2011. 1) Wilmer Flores, SS, Grade B+: He’s coming around with the bat. How fast will the new regime push him, and what position will he play long-term? 2) Jenrry Mejia, RHP, Grade B: I’m concerned enough about […]

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Why Ricciardi Could Help

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

John Harper of the Daily News gives some compelling reasons why former Blue Jays GM, J.P. Ricciardi could be the right man to run Mets player development. Ricciardi would be the guy that baseball people expect to dramatically change the way the Mets have scouted and drafted in recent years. One person inside the organization […]

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As For J.P. Ricciardi And Paul DePodesta…

An article by posted on October 30, 2010 0 Comments

I’m reading several different reports that Sandy Alderson may bring former ousted GM’s J.P. Ricciardi and Paul DePodesta to the Mets. What can I tell you about them? Not much, but being that I have no intention of reading either of their memoirs or auto biographies, I can only look at their record and whatever tidbits […]

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The Promise Of A New Tomorrow

An article by posted on October 30, 2010 0 Comments

What a wonderful Saturday morning. I feel totally invigorated as a Mets fan today, and I’m looking forward to what the coming days will bring. Watching Sandy Alderson yesterday was like a breath of fresh air – fresh air I haven’t breathed in the last 2-3 years where the Mets are concerned. I was captivated […]

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Highlights Of Sandy Alderson Press Conference

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

The Sandy Alderson introduction and press conference just concluded and I hope most of you had an opportunity to tune in and listen to his refreshing message. Here are a few things that came out of the Q&A part of the event and I apologize for not jotting down the beat writers who asked the […]

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The Moneyball Mets? I Don’t Think So.

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

I caught a post by Sam Page yesterday entitled the Moneyball Mets, in which he writes: For the past five years, though, we’ve taken considerable crap from fellow Mets fans, concerned with the harmful spread of “Moneyball” ideas in their favorite sport. We (usually) bit our tongues as people with no scouting expertise shielded their bunk […]

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Count Gibbons Out, And Backman’s Far From A Sure Thing

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Good morning Mets fans! Here are some quick updates for you on the search for a new manager. According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record via Twitter, John Gibbons sent a message through a third party to Sandy Alderson saying he is not a candidate for the Mets managerial position. “They need someone more high-profile […]

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Feliciano Is A Type B Free Agent, Takahashi Extends Deadline

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano is has officially been classified as a Type B free agent. What that means to the Mets is that Feliciano just picked up a whole lotta leverage this offseason. If he had been classified as a Type A free agent, as many thought he would, Feliciano would have had a hard time […]

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Sources Say Sandy Alderson Gets 4 Year Deal

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson has received a four-year deal from the Mets to serve as general manager, two sources with knowledge of the pact told ESPN NewYork. The Mets have announced that they will introduce Sandy Alderson as the team’s next GM during a news conference tomorrow at 2:00 pm. The press conference will be televised on SNY […]

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Can Swapping Headaches Bring Mets Some Relief?

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York had an interesting post which I encourage all of you to check out. In it Adam wonders if  Sandy Alderson could reshape the roster by finding takers for Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, who are owed $12 million and $6 million respectively, and maybe even Francisco Rodriguez, who is owed $11.5 million in 2011. […]

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