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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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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Clint Hurdle Hired As Pirates New Manager

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments
Clint Hurdle Hired As Pirates New Manager

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle to be their next manager. The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle, the former Texas Rangers’ hitting coach, as their 39th manager, 10 days after interviewing him, an industry source said today. Team president Frank Coonelly said the team will hold a press conference […]

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Mr. Alderson, Take Down That Wall

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments
Mr. Alderson, Take Down That Wall

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY keeps churning out some great stuff on the Mets so far this offseason. Today, he got some great quotes from David Wright who commented on a variety of issues while at a children’s event at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. One topic that came up, again… is the outfield dimensions at Citi Field […]

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Jose Reyes Isn’t Going Anywhere

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

Last night and today, there’s been a lot of buzz in the Mets blogosphere about Jose Reyes being on the trading block. This rumor originated on 7 Train To Shea, where Matt Pignataro wrote: According to sources, the Mets have put word out to teams that SS Jose Reyes is available and will look to […]

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Bobby Valentine To Join ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, ESPN is expected to announce that Bobby Valentine and Dan Shulman will join Orel Hershiser in the broadcast booth for Sunday Night Baseball for the 2011 season and beyond. Regarding the decisions to fire Joe Morgan and reassign Jon Miller to radio, Sandomir writes that it […]

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Backman No Longer A Candidate For Position

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets have narrowed down their managerial search to three candidates: Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin. Team sources have told Sherman that Collins was still the favorite, but that Hurdle and Melvin were still in the competition. Ultimately, Alderson determined he did not want a first-time manager in New […]

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Mets Will Interview Jose Oquendo On Monday

An article by posted on November 12, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Will Interview Jose Oquendo On Monday

The Mets have added one more manager to their first round of interviews. According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets will interview Jose Oquendo on Monday in Orlando. Updated 1:15 PM According to Adam Rubin, Tim Teufel will not be interviewed for the Mets manager position as first thought. When Sandy Alderson mentioned he […]

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Mets Fire Charlie Samuels For Violating Team Policies

An article by posted on November 12, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Fire Charlie Samuels For Violating Team Policies

The Mets just announced that equiptment manager Charlie Samuels has been fired for violating club policies. “The New York Mets announced today that they have terminated Charlie Samuels’ employment with the Mets for conduct in violation of club policies.  This decision is the result of a thorough internal investigation over the course of several months.  The Mets […]

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Who Will Be The Starting Second Baseman In 2011?

An article by posted on November 12, 2010 0 Comments

I got an interesting email from a reader named Kevin who I immediately liked because he said he’s been following MMO for six years which I thought was very, very cool considering we’ve only been Mets Merized Online for five years. Before that we were strictly just Mets Merized and operated on MySpace since March of 2005. […]

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