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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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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An MMO Tribute To The Yankees and Phillies

An article by posted on October 24, 2010 0 Comments

You didn’t for one minute think that I’d let his go without saying something did ya? They Lost, They Lost  (Sing to the music of “New York, New York”) Start spreading the news… We’re crying today. The Yanks wont be a part of it. They Lost, They Lost. These overpaid boobs… Won’t have their parade. […]

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Mets Narrow Down GM Search To Alderson and Byrnes

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have narrowed their search for their next general manager to just two candidates; Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson. Both have been scheduled for a second round of interviews that will be conducted next week and will be attended by Mets CEO Fred Wilpon and President Saul Katz. Jeff Wilpon issued the following statement this afternoon: “We are […]

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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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