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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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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Joe Torre Apologizes, Officially Closes Door On Mets

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10:30 PM From ESPN NY, more comments from Joe Torre. “I apologize. He is right that I shouldn’t have said that, and I don’t think I did. Somebody asked me if I would take a call from Fred Wilpon. I have known Fred Wilpon forever. I won’t be managing the Mets, and I thought I […]

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Torre Hoping Mets Will Call Him

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Joe Torre angle isn’t going away. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/Ian_OConnor/status/25060381787[/tweeted] Additionally, Joe Torre was a guest on WFAN on Monday, and really sounded like someone who wanted to manage in New York again, “I have not had contact with anybody,” Torre said when specifically asked about the idea of him managing the Mets. “I am curious. When the season […]

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Bobby Parnell Out For Season With Inflamed Elbow

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is confirming that right-hander Bobby Parnell is being shut down for the remaining 12 games of the season with inflammation of the plica in his right elbow, according to the team. After Parnell was declared unavailable for use Sunday by Jerry Manuel, the reliever told ESPNNewYork.com he believed the […]

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More On Jeff Wilpon…

An article by posted on September 20, 2010 0 Comments

This morning, our own Joe Spector wrote a great piece based on information from an article by Joel Sherman on how Jeff Wilpon has become a sort of stumbling block in the front office. This afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, corroborates much of what was said in the Sherman piece and writes, If ever a team needed […]

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