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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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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Wright: A Manager With Fire And Is A Disciplinarian Is A Good Thing

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments

In a must read article by Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Larry Bowa gives managerial candidate Terry Collins a glowing endorsement and also sheds light on one of the concerns about Collins. If there is a worry concerning Collins, it is about how his tour with the Angels ended. He managed the Angels to […]

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Wilmer Flores Tops Another Mets Top Prospects List

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments

Fangraphs posted their Mets Top 10 Prospects list today. Have a look: 1. Wilmer Flores 2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis 3. Matt Harvey 4. Juan Urbina 5. Fernando Martinez 6. Alderin Rodriguez 7. Reese Havens 8. Cesar Puello 9. Cory Vaughn 10. Robert Carson That’s the first time I’ve seen Nieuwenhuis ranked so high on any Mets top […]

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Sandy Alderson Soldiers On

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Under the most difficult and extreme of circumstances, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is making the time to fulfill his obligations to his job even while dealing with the sudden and tragic loss of his father. Anybody would have understood if Alderson had canceled his interview with Jose Oquendo tonight in Orlando for the Mets manager position, but […]

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White Sox, Rangers Could Have Interest In Beltran?

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Ever since Carlos Beltran told reporters he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if the team approached him, speculation has been ramping up. He has already been listed as a trade candidate by a few prominent baseball writers including Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports who writes, Add the […]

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Did Alderson Talk Shop With Castillo, Beltran, Pagan and Reyes Over The Weekend?

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Over the weekend, Sandy Alderson met with Luis Castillo in the Dominican Republic, and Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan while in Puerto Rico. I would have loved to be a fly in the room when he got some alone time with these guys. I wonder what if any questions were broached? Was Luis […]

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Phillies May Pursue Takahashi, Feliciano Status Still Unknown, Arbitration Deadlines

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork, the Philadelphia Phillies have declined their team option on J.C. Romero, and are now in the hunt for a left-handed reliever. The Philadelphia Inquirer (as per Rubin) is speculating that the Phillies may now have strong interest in Hisanori Takahashi who was released by the Mets after they were unable to […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Father Killed In Tragic Accident

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

Sad news from Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, John Alderson, a veteran of three wars and the father of New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson, died on Saturday night as the result of injuries suffered when he was struck as a pedestrian, according to St. Petersburg Police. In a statement issued through the team, Sandy […]

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Mets Hire Two New Veteran Scouts

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

Looks like Sandy Alderson has added a couple of new scouts according to Ken Rosenthal. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/3899123719741440#[/tweeted] Michael Baron of Mets Blog wrote a short bio for each: Roy Smith served as vice president of scouting and player development for the Dodgers from 2004-2006. With the Dodgers, he oversaw professional and amateur scouting, player development and […]

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