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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Would You Cancel Your Mets Ticket Plan Because Of Which Manager The Mets Hire?

An article by posted on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

It’s a simple question to ask, but definitely not one you can easily answer. The topic comes up frequently on MMO, with one pro-Backman fan suggesting that “not only would he be a great choice to be the Mets manager, but he would even sell tickets”. Personally, I’ve never based my ticket buying decisions on […]

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Mets Minor League Report: Rule 5, AFL Recap, Duda, O’Connor

An article by posted on November 19, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Minor League Report: Rule 5, AFL Recap, Duda, O’Connor

On the last day for teams to add minor leaguers to their 40-man roster and protect them from the Rule 5 draft, the Mets made a few moves. They added pitchers Josh Stinson and Armando Rodriguez and infielders Zach Lutz and Jordany Valdespin to their 40-man roster.. Previously, pitcher Manny Alvarez had been added. The deadline for protecting players from […]

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Should Mets Swap K-Rod For Papelbon?

An article by posted on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog believes that there is enough of a framework based on circulating rumors, that the Mets and Red Sox should and could connect on a potential deal. Last week, Alex Speier, who covers the Red Sox for WEEI Sports, said the Mets would “certainly entertain” offers for Carlos Beltran. Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald […]

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Klapisch: Mets Press Conference On Tuesday

An article by posted on November 18, 2010 0 Comments

According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, the Mets have told SNY to be at Citi Field on Tuesday for a press conference. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/#!/BobKlap/statuses/5394925944315904[/tweeted] Here is a collection of facts, quotes, etc. from all four managerial candiadtes that were taken after each of their second interviews yesterday and today. I also threw in my projected odds […]

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Daniel Murphy; That Fightin’ Irish Dude

An article by posted on November 18, 2010 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy; That Fightin’ Irish Dude

Daniel Murphy has been out of sight, but certainly not out of mind for many of us who were captivated by his hard-nosed play, determination and his winning attitude. These days, Murphy continues his journey on the comeback trail and he now toils away in the Dominican Republic, whee he hopes to learn a fourth […]

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It’s Down To The Wire And The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

An article by posted on November 18, 2010 0 Comments

There is plenty of interesting news and notes circulating around the Mets blogosphere for you to sort through this morning, so I’ll try to get all of you caught up as best as I can. Lets begin with this poll Matt Cerrone conducted on MetsBlog that asked the $64,000 dollar question. Obviously that is some pretty overwhelming evidence […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Message To Mets Fans

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a message from Sandy Alderson to the fans. Dear Mets Fan: As you might have heard last night or this morning, we have completed the first round of interviews in the search for our new Manager. We’ve invited Bob Melvin, Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale back for a second round of […]

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Second Round Set: Melvin & Hale Today, Backman & Collins Thursday

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Things are starting to move rapidly, and it won’t be long until a new Mets manager is named. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/KenDavidoff/status/4919945662038016[/tweeted] Adam Rubin adds, Bob Melvin has arrived at the GM meetings, and will kick off the final-round managerial interviews later Wednesday. Chip Hale also goes later in the day. On Thursday, Wally Backman will interview midday, […]

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Alderson Not Counting On Johan Santana To Start Season

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he has no illusions that Johan Santana will be ready for Opening Day. “Really the question is, when exactly will he be ready?” Alderson said. “Nobody has told us he’ll miss the season or anything of that sort, but certainly we have to assume he won’t start the season.” Santana […]

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Braves Acquire Second Baseman Dan Uggla

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments
Braves Acquire Second Baseman Dan Uggla

The Braves fired the opening salvo to the Hot Stove Season when they acquired powerful second baseman Dan Uggla today from the Marlins for utility man Omar Infante and lefty reliever Mike Dunn. Wow, that one kinda snuck up on everybody… Somebody please tell me what the Marlins were thinking? Even if you were to ignore the […]

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