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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I Hope The Next Mets Manager Is Ryne Sandberg

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

Way back in early August, I wrote a post entitled “Forget Bobby Valentine and Consider Ryne Sandberg“. I always loved Ryne  Sandberg as a player. He played the game right and wasn’t afraid to get his uniform dirty. He was a true student of the game and always a leader in the clubhouse. I always […]

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Wilpon Statement Implies No Waiting For More Candidates

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets conducted the second part of their first interview with Sandy Alderson today at Citi Field, thus completing the first round of interviews to fill the general manager position. Alderson met with Jeff Wilpon and assistant general manager John Ricco and toured Citi Field. Afterward, Jeff Wilpon sent out this email: Dear Mets Fans: […]

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Sandy Alderson And The Spotted Elephant In The Room

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

We keep hearing all the raves about Sandy Alderson and about what a tremendous record of accomplishment he’s had building the Oakland Athletics into a powerhouse and then laying the groundwork for success as GM of the San Diego Padres. His character, reputation and ability to build a cohesive smooth running environment at all levels […]

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The 2010 MLB Sporting News Awards – No Mets Edition

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

While we all wait for the Cy Young and MVP Award announcements, The Sporting News dished out their own awards yesterday and name Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton the MLB Player of the Year. Hamilton edged out Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto according to the MLB writer Stan McNeal. Here are the rest of the […]

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Lets Get Something Straight About Fielder and Davis

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

About a week ago, one of my co-bloggers, Jim Mancari, wrote a great blog in which he posed the question, “Would You Trade Ike Davis For Prince Fielder“. Jim did a great job looking at the pros and cons and breaking it down. He concluded, I will be the first to say that I am extremely […]

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Breaking News: Mets Have Class, Yankee Fans Don’t

An article by posted on October 20, 2010 0 Comments
Breaking News: Mets Have Class, Yankee Fans Don’t

Have you heard the big news making its way through the Mets blogosphere today? In a stunning admission made to a local TV reporter on Tuesday afternoon, Mets GM candidate Logan White said on Tuesday that the “Mets treated him with class”.  Okay, so there’s that… And then there’s some real news! YANKEES ON VERGE OF […]

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Cliff Is Certain-Lee Worth Considering For The New Mets GM

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments
Cliff Is Certain-Lee Worth Considering For The New Mets GM

Everyone expects that next season Cliff Lee will be pitching a lot more in Yankee stadium, as the ace of their rotation. And while it’s definitely a strong possibility, I’m not willing to write off the possibility that he can still remain with the Rangers or that the Mets are a contender for his services. Watching Cliff Lee […]

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Mets and Rodriguez Come To An Agreement

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets and Francisco Rodriguez have reached a settlement on the contract dispute and grievance filed against the Mets. Francisco Rodriguez has told the Players Association not to challenge the Mets decision to withhold his salary for the remainder of the 2010 season. In return, the Mets have told Rodriguez they will not seek to convert his […]

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K-Rod Will Pitch For Venezuela In Winter Ball

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 3:45 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez will play Winter Ball and join Los Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan League in November. Hard to say if this is a good thing or bad. On the plus side it could give us an indication that he […]

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Sometimes, We Get It Wrong Too…

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

  Among all the things that I’ll miss about the 2010 season, I’m pretty certain that I’ll miss R.A. Dickey the most. What can you say about the Mets phenomenal knuckleballer that hasn’t been said a thousand times already? That he’s a gamer… a warrior… a leader… and most of all a winner? He’s all […]

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