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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Some Minor Mets Moves Today

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

This afternoon, the Mets made room on their 40 Man Roster by cutting the following five players. Eddie Kunz – A 2007 first round draft selection for the New York Mets  Raul Valdes – Signed as a Free Agent with the Mets after the 2006 season. Mike Hessman – Signed as a Free Agent with the Mets […]

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Mets Exercise $11 MM Option On Jose Reyes

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

Good news everyone! According to Adam Rubin, the Mets have exercised his team option for the 2011 season. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/AdamRubinESPN/status/29608973008[/tweeted] I don’t care what anyone else says, but we’re a better team with Reyes than without.

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Thoughts On Rubin and Backman Reactions

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

This is kind of an odd post for me. I came across a couple of articles regarding something Adam Rubin said in a live chat he had with Mets fans yesterday. “If I can say it cryptically, I just think the Mets know things that are not circulated and don’t feel comfortable. Sometimes organizations know things that […]

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Best Defensive Players: Ike Davis Ranks 3rd, Angel Pagan 5th

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

The results are in. The great people behind The Fielding Bible, have tallied all their votes and their panel of 10 experts have ranked Ike Davis as the third-best defensive first baseman in baseball, and Angel Pagan was ranked as the fifth-best defensive center fielder. The top choices were as follows and you can read more about the […]

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Press Release: Mets Slash Ticket Prices For 2011

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced a restructured ticket pricing program for 2011 that includes a reduction of ticket prices by an average of more than 14% from last season. In addition, season ticket, ticket plan and group ticket customers receive an additional 10% discount. Within the 14%-plus average price decrease, the Mets have made […]

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No Chance Grienke Will Accept Trade To NY

An article by posted on November 3, 2010 0 Comments

For those Mets fans hoping that Kansas City ace Zach Grienke could somehow end up in a Mets uniform this offseason, Jon Heyman puts damper on that notion. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman/statuses/29531270680[/tweeted] The 2009 Cy Young winner could be traded this offseason, but he can veto a trade to 15 teams, and based on Heyman’s tweet, the Yankees […]

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J.P. Ricciardi Named Special Assistant To Alderson

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets just announced  that they have hired J.P. Ricciardi to be a special assistant to GM Sandy Alderson. “J.P. brings a wealth if knowledge and a breadth of experience to the organization. I worked with him for over a decade in Oakland and I know first hand he’s a superb talent evaluator.  He’ll be […]

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Hey Mets Fans, Your Hot Stove Season Has Come

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

Congratulations to the World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants. Cain, Lincecum, Bumgarner, Posey, all first round picks, wow, nice job… I imagine that while Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton were huddled in the corner pouting, Bengie Molina was jumping up and down alone in the shower and causing a 3.4 magnitude earthquake in the process. Christopher “Mad […]

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Checking In On The Mets Minors With Macks Mets

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

Mack from the always informative Macks Mets, was gracious enough to answer a few questions for me last week on the “middle of the pack” Mets minor leagues. 1. Where do you rank the Mets Minor League System on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) in the following areas:  A) Starting Pitching: 4 – Lots of […]

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Billy Beane, Moneyball and OBP

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

This past weekend, we had quite a battle here on MMO over a post I wrote regarding the so-called Moneyball Mets era Sandy Alderson is expected to usher in. I never read the book, but several readers that I spoke with or chatted with via email, all told me that the book was based on […]

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