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: “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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Mets Offseason Primer, Part One: Payroll Commitments

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

On Friday MLBTR posted that the Mets had about $108 million dollars in commitments based on data from Cots Contracts for the 2011 season. The problem with that number was that it left off a lot of data while at the same time included players bonuses in that figure that have already been paid. I […]

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Jon Daniels Asked Mets To Wait For Him, They Said No

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

Here is an interesting tweet from Andy Martino of the Daily News regarding Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/SurfingTheMets/status/28858834069[/tweeted] That’s pretty surprising, but really shows that the Mets really wanted Alderson all along and are happy they got their man. Still, I wonder if the media will have a field day with this news and […]

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Unruly Fans May Have Hurt Yankees Chances To Get Cliff Lee

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

For all you hopeful Mets fans that want to see the Mets go after Cliff Lee, check out the following report. According to a post from Andrew Marchand of ESPN, some Yankee fans’ treatment of Cliff Lee’s wife at Yankee Stadium might not help the Yankees’ recruitment of one of the game’s top left-handed pitchers. During […]

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Don’t You Forget About Me

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Daniel Murphy, remember him? After starting off his stint in the Dominican Republic Winter League with an underwhelming 0-8 at the plate, Murphy exploded with a big performance in his third game for the Aguilas. Last night he helped spark a three run comeback victory by going 3-4 and two RBIs. All three hits were […]

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Alderson And Byrnes Would Not Favor Hiring Backman?

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 9:00 AM Last week Ken Rosenthal reported that both Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes had Wally Backman on their short list of potential managers. It was met with some skepticism by many as it was the only name leaked. Several sources are now reporting that when Byrnes and Alderson have their followup interviews this […]

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