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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What Happened To The Mets This Year?

An article by posted on October 6, 2010 0 Comments

In a candid interview with former Mets pitcher and current broadcaster Ron Darling, Stuart Miller of the NY Times asked him a couple of questions on the state of the Mets. Q. What happened to the Mets this year? In June they were 11 games up [over .500] and they were so good to watch. […]

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Plenty Of Manager Choices Beyond Backman, Hale and Valentine

An article by posted on October 6, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a comprehensive list of managerial candidates as compiled by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. What’s interesting to me is the omission of Wally Backman and Chip Hale who seem to be the prime choices for Mets fans.  DRAWING SIGNIFICANT INTEREST Eric Wedge: The former Indians manager already has interviewed with the Cubs and Blue Jays. […]

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Should Mets Roll Dice, Or Choose A Less Risky Route?

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments

So cross Larry Beinfest, Michael Hill and Dan Jennings of your Mets GM checklists, as the Marlins refused the Mets permission to speak to anyone they have under contract. Yawn. Three candidates down, 27 to go. Jon Heyman has been saying the Mets like Rick Hahn for almost a month, and now even the lowest level Mets sources […]

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You Let Your Team And Your Fans Down, Omar…

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments

There was so much to digest between the press conference and the half-dozen or so interviews with the Wilpons on Monday. But after everything was all said and done, one thing Jeff Wilpon said really struck me as odd, and even 24 hours later, I can’t seem to shake it and I still find myself going back to it. […]

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John Ricco May Have To Move On Reyes, Takahashi, Others

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments
John Ricco May Have To Move On Reyes, Takahashi, Others

As John Ricco (pronounced rick-o) keeps the seat warm for the new incoming Mets GM, he most likely will have to move forward on some of the player negotiations, a couple of which have actionable deadlines as soon as the end of this month. Lets take a look at some of the negotiations that Ricco may be […]

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Jeff, Fred Wilpon Press Conference Highlights

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a recap of the press conference at Citi Field by Fred and Jeff Wilpon. I included some notes and observations after the quotes. 1:45 PM Jeff Wilpon: “I am very disappointed, but I believe I handled this in the most humane way that I could. We need someone to instill a winning culture in […]

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Aftermath: Mets Fire Jerry Manuel And Omar Minaya

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 11:30 AM According to the latest 20/20 news update on WFAN, Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel have been relieved of their duties. A press conference has been scheduled at Citi Field for 1:30. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon released a brief statement that reads, “We need to hire a new General Manager with fresh perspective who will […]

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And This Too Shall Pass

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments
And This Too Shall Pass

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, gives us the final numbers on how the Mets fared in attendance in only the second season of their new park, Citi Field. The Mets announced a final-game attendance of 30,849. That makes the season total: 2,559,738. Because there were two single-admission doubleheaders and technically 79 home dates, the […]

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Will Pedro Feliciano Be Back In 2011?

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments
Will Pedro Feliciano Be Back In 2011?

One of the first decisions the new Mets GM will have to make, is to decide whether he will simply let lefty specialist Pedro Feliciano walk and become a free agent, sign him to a multi year deal, or offer him arbitration. “Perpetual Pedro” is quite possibly one of the most reliable and durable relievers in the game […]

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As I Thought, Wilpon, Backman, Valentine Meeting Never Happened

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 1:00 PM As I suspected… [tweeted]http://twitter.com/DPLennon/status/26275492915[/tweeted] Original Post 10:55 PM The following blurb appeared in the Greenwich Times as posted on MetsBlog. Stamford resident and ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine was seen having dinner with New York Mets owner and Greenwich resident Jeff Wilpon, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya and Mets minor league manager and […]

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