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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They Got The Beat, But Do They Have The Pulse On Santana

An article by posted on January 26, 2008

We are not alone Mets fans… I think the Mets’ beat writers are getting as anxious about a Johan Santana trade then we are. Some of them have even changed their positions on the matter. A couple have gone from reporting any rumors on the matter, to actually urging Omar Minaya to pull the trigger […]

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Mets Losing Their Religion, Add Church To Santana Deal?

An article by posted on January 24, 2008

The Mets are now looked at as the clear favorites in the Johan Santana sweepstakes by more than just a few credible sources. Yesterday alone Jon Heyman of SI.com and the Boston Globe hinted as much. There is absolutely no escaping these rumors. Every morning I make my usual treks to my favorite Mets sites, starting with […]

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Willie Randolph Says He’d Love To Have Johan Santana

An article by posted on January 22, 2008

Here is the second part of the WFAN interview with Willie randolph by Chris Carlin and Kim Jones. The first part was posted earlier today. Carlos Delgado – He is not the fiery type or a boisterous leader, but he leads by example and you have to let people be who they are. He knows […]

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Willie Randolph Is Fired Up For The 2008 Season

An article by posted on January 22, 2008

Chris Carlin and Kim Jones of WFAN had Willie Randolph on as a guest yesterday, and he had a lot to say about a lot of things. After spending a good deal of time talking about the New York Giants, the conversation eventually moved on to the Mets. I transcribed it for you and will […]

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Who Has The Best 1-2 Punch In The National League?

An article by posted on January 21, 2008

Finding something to blog about every day in the off season is not as easy as it may sound. That’s why every now and then you have to put up with my mindless ramblings and senseless outpourings… Today is one of those days as I decided to look at each National League team’s top two […]

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What Will The Mets Rotation Look Like In 2009?

An article by posted on January 19, 2008

After this season, not only will Pedro Martinez be a free agent, but Orlando Hernandez and Oliver Perez as well. It’s no secret that Oliver Perez wants to play for San Diego so he can be closer to home. On Friday, the Mets exchanged arbitration figures with Perez and the two parties were $2 million dollars […]

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Mets Beat Writer Steve Popper Interview – Part 2

An article by posted on January 16, 2008

Here’s the the final part of the interview I did with Steve Popper of the Bergen Record.  JD - Should the Mets get off to a slow start in 2008, and find themselves hovering around .500 and in third place at the All Star Break, should either Willie Randolph or Omar Minaya be worried about their job security? […]

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The Record’s Steve Popper Talks About The Mets With Us – Part 1

An article by posted on January 16, 2008

Yesterday, Steve Popper of the Bergen Record was nice enough to answer a few questions for us. Steve covers the New York Mets for the Record and also has a great blog, Amazin’ Stories which I love to check out each day. Okay, here goes… JD – Before I throw some Mets related questions at you, I’ve […]

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The Latest On Johan Santana, and Other Mets News…

An article by posted on January 15, 2008

Last night I watched Mets Hot Stove Baseball on SNY and of course the topic of Johan Santana reared its little head. In a light-hearted moment, Kevin Burkhardt asked Ken Rosenthal to predict where the Johan Santana would end up when all was said and done. Here is what he said… "At the risk of […]

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

An article by posted on January 14, 2008

Carlos Delgado thought it would be easy to overcome a couple of off season surgeries, the birth of a new child and being the cleanup hitter for a team that was considered by many to be odds on favorite to become National League champs and compete in the 2007 World Series. He was expected to […]

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