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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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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I Wonder If Alderson Is Interested In Carl Crawford?

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

Steve Serby of the NY Post chatted with Sandy Alderson and gives us some more 411 on the new Mets GM. Q: A Billy Martin anecdote from Oakland? A: Billy thought he was the general manager as well as the manager of the Oakland A’s. So one day, it became my responsibility to inform him […]

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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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