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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

Unruly Fans May Have Hurt Yankees Chances To Get Cliff Lee

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

For all you hopeful Mets fans that want to see the Mets go after Cliff Lee, check out the following report. According to a post from Andrew Marchand of ESPN, some Yankee fans’ treatment of Cliff Lee’s wife at Yankee Stadium might not help the Yankees’ recruitment of one of the game’s top left-handed pitchers. During […]

Continue Reading »

Don’t You Forget About Me

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Daniel Murphy, remember him? After starting off his stint in the Dominican Republic Winter League with an underwhelming 0-8 at the plate, Murphy exploded with a big performance in his third game for the Aguilas. Last night he helped spark a three run comeback victory by going 3-4 and two RBIs. All three hits were […]

Continue Reading »

Alderson And Byrnes Would Not Favor Hiring Backman?

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 9:00 AM Last week Ken Rosenthal reported that both Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes had Wally Backman on their short list of potential managers. It was met with some skepticism by many as it was the only name leaked. Several sources are now reporting that when Byrnes and Alderson have their followup interviews this […]

Continue Reading »

An MMO Tribute To The Yankees and Phillies

An article by posted on October 24, 2010 0 Comments

You didn’t for one minute think that I’d let his go without saying something did ya? They Lost, They Lost  (Sing to the music of “New York, New York”) Start spreading the news… We’re crying today. The Yanks wont be a part of it. They Lost, They Lost. These overpaid boobs… Won’t have their parade. […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Narrow Down GM Search To Alderson and Byrnes

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have narrowed their search for their next general manager to just two candidates; Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson. Both have been scheduled for a second round of interviews that will be conducted next week and will be attended by Mets CEO Fred Wilpon and President Saul Katz. Jeff Wilpon issued the following statement this afternoon: “We are […]

Continue Reading »

I Hope The Next Mets Manager Is Ryne Sandberg

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

Way back in early August, I wrote a post entitled “Forget Bobby Valentine and Consider Ryne Sandberg“. I always loved Ryne  Sandberg as a player. He played the game right and wasn’t afraid to get his uniform dirty. He was a true student of the game and always a leader in the clubhouse. I always […]

Continue Reading »

Wilpon Statement Implies No Waiting For More Candidates

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets conducted the second part of their first interview with Sandy Alderson today at Citi Field, thus completing the first round of interviews to fill the general manager position. Alderson met with Jeff Wilpon and assistant general manager John Ricco and toured Citi Field. Afterward, Jeff Wilpon sent out this email: Dear Mets Fans: […]

Continue Reading »

Sandy Alderson And The Spotted Elephant In The Room

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

We keep hearing all the raves about Sandy Alderson and about what a tremendous record of accomplishment he’s had building the Oakland Athletics into a powerhouse and then laying the groundwork for success as GM of the San Diego Padres. His character, reputation and ability to build a cohesive smooth running environment at all levels […]

Continue Reading »

The 2010 MLB Sporting News Awards – No Mets Edition

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

While we all wait for the Cy Young and MVP Award announcements, The Sporting News dished out their own awards yesterday and name Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton the MLB Player of the Year. Hamilton edged out Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto according to the MLB writer Stan McNeal. Here are the rest of the […]

Continue Reading »

Lets Get Something Straight About Fielder and Davis

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

About a week ago, one of my co-bloggers, Jim Mancari, wrote a great blog in which he posed the question, “Would You Trade Ike Davis For Prince Fielder“. Jim did a great job looking at the pros and cons and breaking it down. He concluded, I will be the first to say that I am extremely […]

Continue Reading »