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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Playing Hard Versus Hardly Playing

An article by posted on September 27, 2010 0 Comments
Playing Hard Versus Hardly Playing

Wins and losses mean very little these days for the Mets since being mathematically eliminated last week. That said, I was stunned by how the team responded after Chase Utley’s dirty take-out slide of Ruben Tejada last night. What ever happened to pride and respect? Once again, the Mets shrunk in the face of adversity […]

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The Worst Things The Mets Can Do (Part 1)

An article by posted on September 27, 2010 0 Comments

You can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out ways for the Mets to get out of this free-fall into oblivion and putting the organization back on the right track. The ideas and opinions are countless. I can’t really tell you what the Mets are gonna do, but I do have a list of things […]

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Mike Pelfrey Is Open To A Contract Extension

An article by posted on September 26, 2010 0 Comments

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Mike Pelfrey is open to a contract extension with the Mets.  “I would be interested,” Pelfrey said about the possibility of a contract extension. “They’d have to bring it up, but I’m sure we’ll explore it. I’m definitely open to it.” Pelfrey is still under Mets control until 2014 and is arbitration […]

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Oliver Perez Situation May Reveal If A New GM Leads To Actual Change

An article by posted on September 25, 2010 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that Oliver Perez has asked the Mets for permission to play winter ball in Mexico and that the front office is discussing the idea. The Mets will likely allow Perez to play, a source said, but are looking into the legal ramifications. When a veteran with a long-term […]

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Jon Daniels Staying Put As Rangers GM

An article by posted on September 25, 2010 0 Comments

On Friday I posted via Twitter that Jon Daniels will be staying put as the general manager of the Texas Rangers. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/MetsMerized/status/25425494372[/tweeted] That information came from two people I spoke to who were close to Daniels. They told me he was looking forward to working for Nolan Ryan, was proud of what they have built […]

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Can’t See Kasten Having Interest In Mets GM Job

An article by posted on September 24, 2010 0 Comments

Stan Kasten resigned this morning as the President of the Washington Nationals. It didn’t come as a surprise as many believed this season would be his last with the Nats. Kasten gained prominence and notoriety when he became President of the Atlanta Braves in 1986 and presided over a tremendous run from 1987 to 2003, in […]

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Crawford, Lee, Werth Head Upcoming Free Agent Crop

An article by posted on September 24, 2010 0 Comments

 Jon Heyman of SI.com ranks the best available free agents.in this offseason’s crop. He also includes projected contract details for each of them from baseball executives and player agents.  1. Crawford, Rays OF. A terrific all-around player who’s batting .305 with 15 home runs, 82 RBIs and 44 stolen bases and is at 29 is in […]

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Jerry DiPoto Seems Like The Right Choice For Mets GM

An article by posted on September 24, 2010 0 Comments
Jerry DiPoto Seems Like The Right Choice For Mets GM

With Kevin Towers taking over as the new GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks, interim GM Jerry DiPoto has decided not to return to the Diamondbacks organization, opting instead to move on. DiPoto, 42, was a major league reliever for eight seasons, spending two of those seasons with the Mets. His career ended prematurely due to neck and […]

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Mr. Wilpon, Tear Down This Wall.

An article by posted on September 23, 2010 0 Comments

According to this report by Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Citi Field, the toughest ballpark in which to hit home runs in the National League is not expected to have any dimension changes or altered wall heights for 2011, according to a source familiar with the plans of New York Mets officials. Before the start […]

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When Will Wright Learn That Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

David Wright was a guest on WFAN this morning, and Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog.com captured this quote from Wright, “I think there needs to be changes.  There needs to be a new look, some new life.  If that involves the coaching staff, that’s up to Mr. Wilpon and the Front Office. I think the players […]

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