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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Yankees Bow Out Of Santana Sweepstakes As Mets Get Ready To Pounce

An article by posted on January 10, 2008

I preface this post by saying the following information is factual, comes from verifiable sources, and is very legitimate. That being said, hang on to your Mets caps and grab a seat. I have been trying to verify some rumors that started surfacing late last night and spent a great deal of time tracking down […]

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Mail Bag: Who Replaces Carlos Delgado In Case Of Injuries

An article by posted on January 8, 2008

I received a great question via an email from one of our readers last night and thought it was interesting enough to post it on the site this morning. Please feel free to offer your alternative answers or opinions in what I feel is a legitimate concern going into the 2008 season. Q – Last […]

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Joe Blanton Should Be Plan A, Not Plan B

An article by posted on January 7, 2008
Joe Blanton Should Be Plan A, Not Plan B

Recently, the Mets have asked General Manager Billy Beane to keep them in mind with regard to Joe Blanton, who is the next player expected to be moved by the rebuilding Oakland A’s. The Mets could probably get something done right now if they really wanted to, however they still believe they have a shot at landing […]

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There Is No Such Thing As A Minor Deal When You’re The Mets

An article by posted on January 6, 2008
There Is No Such Thing As A Minor Deal When You’re The Mets

As most of you know by now from reading the 50 or so Mets blogs that posted the trade, the Mets completed a minor deal on Saturday when they reacquired outfielder Angel Pagan from the Cubs in exchange for two Minor League players. In the past, I would never even go through the trouble of deeply […]

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Schneider And Castro Platoon Is Catching On

An article by posted on January 4, 2008

The more I think about it, the more I am becoming convinced that our catching situation will be a strength for the Mets in 2008. I was one of Paul Lo Duca’s biggest supporters and rallied hard for the Mets to re-sign him. Now that he is gone, I think I have to admit that […]

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The Johan Santana To The Mets Rumors Pick Up Steam

An article by posted on January 4, 2008

After a quiet couple of weeks, it looks like things maybe heating up again with Johan Santana as the Twins conclude that he must be traded. Let’s begin with Peter Gammons of ESPN who had this to say on Thursday in a chat with the Boston Globe’s readers… I think one issue that Bill Smith […]

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Are The Mets Having The Worst Off-Season?

An article by posted on January 3, 2008

John Donovan of SI.com penned an interesting article today in which he ranks some of baseball’s off season activity. I only listed a few of his selections. Please read the entire article for his complete list. Best Risk For The Buck 1) With all the money around the game, putting a paltry $1 million down on […]

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Scott Kazmir: The Prodigal Son Returns?

An article by posted on January 1, 2008

Happy New Year! They said his pitching delivery would lead to an injury riddled career. They said that his career would be very short and that he had a low ceiling. They said he had a bad attitude and was un-coachable. They said he was not close to being major league ready. The former Mets […]

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Some New York Mets Resolutions For 2008

An article by posted on December 29, 2007

Fred Wilpon – I promise to spend every red cent from the 20-30% increase in ticket prices, and add it to the team’s payroll budget so that Omar can go out and sign the best free agents available. I will enable Omar to have the same financial freedom as his Yankees counterpart, Brian Cashman. I will also use a portion […]

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Johan Santana Rumors Still Persist, Should We Give Them What They Want?

An article by posted on December 28, 2007

All off season long, we kept hearing about how there was so little interest in any Mets prospects. Less than a month ago we even traded our one time jewel of the system, Lastings Milledge, for a couple of serviceable players who are what they are. We are being told that the Mets do not […]

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