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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Is Moneyball Philosophy A Plan For Wilpons To Cash Out In 2012?

An article by posted on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman in a post to SI.com, the Mets have what is now thought to be the most expensive front office in payroll. Heyman says that Sandy Alderson is being paid approximately more than twice as much annually than what the Mets paid for Omar Minaya. DePodesta, the Mets’ new VP of player […]

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And The Winner Is… Not Ike Davis!

An article by posted on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

The voting is complete, the winners have been determined, may I have the envelope please… And the winner of the 2010 Gold Glove award for first base is… <insert sound of envelope being torn open> Albert Pujols! Albert could not be here tonight, but accepting the award on his behalf is the person who got shafted, Ike Davis. […]

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K-Rod Closing In On A Plea Deal

An article by posted on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

Latest Update form ESPN: Attorneys and prosecutors continue to work on a plea bargain in the case of New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez, who is charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and criminal contempt. Rodriguez would not comment Wednesday morning after appearing briefly in Queens Criminal Court. After the hearing, Judge Elisa Koenderman adjourned […]

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Matt Garza Is A Better Top Of Rotation Pitcher Than Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on November 9, 2010 0 Comments

Whether you see the 2011 Mets as team that is in rebuild mode or one only a few changes away from a playoff contender, one thing remains absolutely certain and that is the need to bolster the rotation with an effective and reliable starting pitcher. With the odds of landing Cliff Lee or Zach Grienke […]

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DePodesta Interview Sheds Light On His Philosophy

An article by posted on November 9, 2010 0 Comments

Paul DePodesta, the former GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was hired as vice-president of player development and scouting of the Mets on Monday. Rich Lederer of The Baseball Analysts, conducted a great interview with Paul DePodesta in June 2009. He has known DePodesta personally since 2005 when Paul was in his second year as the General Manager of the Los […]

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More Good News… Actually, This Is Awesome News…

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

For all of of you Mets fans who have had to endure years and years of agonizing ear aches, nauseating heartburn, and all those brain-pounding migraine headaches because of those two…, great news! [tweeted]http://twitter.com/ESPNBook/status/1768437953073152[/tweeted] Officially ESPN says, ESPN ended its 20-year association with Jon Miller and Joe Morgan as the voices of “Sunday Night Baseball” […]

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Mets Hire Third Former GM In Three Weeks, DePodesta Joins Alderson, Ricciardi

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced that Paul DePodesta has been named Vice President, Player Development & Amateur Scouting. DePodesta, a 15-year Major League Baseball veteran, was most recently an Executive Vice President for the San Diego Padres. He will report to Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. From the official press release:  DePodesta had been […]

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Will Angels Be Interested In Re-Acquiring K-Rod?

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

It’s an interesting question and one posed by Randy Youngman, a columnist for the Ocean County Register. The New York Mets are open to trading closer Francisco Rodriguez, who is entering the final year of a three-year, $37 million contract that will pay him $11.5 million in 2011. Would the Angels be interested in re-acquiring K-Rod? […]

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Wakamatsu Hired As Blue Jays Coach, But Will Still Meet With Alderson

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

Don Wakamatsu has been hired by the Blue Jays and added to manager John Farrell’s staff as bench coach. He will still be permitted to interview with Sandy Alderson for the Mets managerial vacancy on Wednesday. Wakamatsu is the first Asian-American manager in major league history. Original Post 7:55 AM Andy Martino of the Daily News runs down the […]

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Moneyball And The Mets Minor League Philosophy

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

Steve Sidoti of 7 Train To Shea, had an interesting post this afternoon in which he looks at some of the parts of the book Moneyball that dealt with our new GM Sandy Alderson. Incidentally, I just started to read the book myself today. One of the things that Steve mentions in his post is Alderson’s three […]

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