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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The Moneyball Mets? I Don’t Think So.

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

I caught a post by Sam Page yesterday entitled the Moneyball Mets, in which he writes: For the past five years, though, we’ve taken considerable crap from fellow Mets fans, concerned with the harmful spread of “Moneyball” ideas in their favorite sport. We (usually) bit our tongues as people with no scouting expertise shielded their bunk […]

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Count Gibbons Out, And Backman’s Far From A Sure Thing

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Good morning Mets fans! Here are some quick updates for you on the search for a new manager. According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record via Twitter, John Gibbons sent a message through a third party to Sandy Alderson saying he is not a candidate for the Mets managerial position. “They need someone more high-profile […]

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Feliciano Is A Type B Free Agent, Takahashi Extends Deadline

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano is has officially been classified as a Type B free agent. What that means to the Mets is that Feliciano just picked up a whole lotta leverage this offseason. If he had been classified as a Type A free agent, as many thought he would, Feliciano would have had a hard time […]

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Sources Say Sandy Alderson Gets 4 Year Deal

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson has received a four-year deal from the Mets to serve as general manager, two sources with knowledge of the pact told ESPN NewYork. The Mets have announced that they will introduce Sandy Alderson as the team’s next GM during a news conference tomorrow at 2:00 pm. The press conference will be televised on SNY […]

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Can Swapping Headaches Bring Mets Some Relief?

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York had an interesting post which I encourage all of you to check out. In it Adam wonders if  Sandy Alderson could reshape the roster by finding takers for Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, who are owed $12 million and $6 million respectively, and maybe even Francisco Rodriguez, who is owed $11.5 million in 2011. […]

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Jon Daniels: “Complete Bull”

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Explosive words from Jon Daniels to Scott Miller of CBS Sports when asked to respond to the report by Andy Martino of the Daily News who said that Daniels had “asked the Mets to wait for him, but the Mets said no”. “Complete bull. That really pissed me off. Completely inaccurate. All I’m thinking about is the Rangers […]

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The Longshots and Contenders For Mets Manager

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

There’s about a dozen different lists out there of managers that might be considered by new GM Sandy Alderson. This one is by Joel Sherman of the NY Post who lists Backman as a longshot. Compared to some of lists I read today, this one is more extensive and pretty much surveys the entire field […]

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General Managers in Mets History

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

With the very welcome but not so surprising news that Sandy Alderson will become the twelfth general manager in the Mets 48 year history, lets take a look at the other eleven Mets general managers. I also included some notables from their tenure.  George Weiss 1962-1966 (Retired in November 1966) First ever Mets general manager. Hired Casey Stengel as […]

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Mets Tab Sandy Alderson As Their Next GM

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 11:20 PM Jon Heyman of SI.com, first reported that the New York Mets decided to are hire Sandy Alderson as GM according to his sources.  The move is expected to be formally announced on Friday, an off day for the World Series. Heyman also added that “Alderson gives the Mets instant added credibility.” Joel Sherman of […]

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Alderson Gives The Mets Instant Credibility

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

If you’re just waking up, the Mets have a brand new GM… Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated was first to report that the Mets have decided to go with Sandy Alderson as their new GM. An official announcement could come on Friday, an off day for the World Series. Heyman also added that the move […]

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