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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Rangers Would Take On Hefty Portion Of Beltran’s Salary In A Trade

An article by posted on November 21, 2010 0 Comments
Rangers Would Take On Hefty Portion Of Beltran’s Salary In A Trade

Earlier this morning, during his regular NFL Sunday radio show on WFAN, Mike Francesa broke away from football for a moment and reported something that caught the attention of one of our readers, Bayonne Mets Fan. Francesa on FB Sunday – He’s heard that Texas Rangers have inquired about Carlos Beltran and that they would […]

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Some Things I Learned About Melvin I Didn’t Know

An article by posted on November 20, 2010 0 Comments
Some Things I Learned About Melvin I Didn’t Know

While observing a discussion in our chat room about the pros and cons of Bob Melvin versus Wally Backman, one of our readers (Met Maniac) posted a link to an old ESPN article from when Bob Melvin won the Manager of the Year award in 2007. A couple of things that were written really intrigued […]

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Mets Fire Scouting Director Rudy Terrasas

An article by posted on November 20, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets have fired Rudy Terrasas. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHeyman/status/6073109241139200[/tweeted] The Mets have told Rudy Terrasas he will no longer be director of scouting, but that he might still be reassigned within the organization. Paul DePodesta said via text “there is a good chance that Rudy will remain with organization.” Rudy Terrasas, […]

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Interview With Mets Prospect Hub

An article by posted on November 20, 2010 0 Comments

About two weeks ago, I emailed some questions to our friends at Mets Prospect Hub. After much deliberation, here are the responses I got back from David and Tejesh, the guys behind their great blog. They did a nice job. The two of them do an amazing job covering the Mets minors both during the regular and […]

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Would You Cancel Your Mets Ticket Plan Because Of Which Manager The Mets Hire?

An article by posted on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

It’s a simple question to ask, but definitely not one you can easily answer. The topic comes up frequently on MMO, with one pro-Backman fan suggesting that “not only would he be a great choice to be the Mets manager, but he would even sell tickets”. Personally, I’ve never based my ticket buying decisions on […]

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Mets Minor League Report: Rule 5, AFL Recap, Duda, O’Connor

An article by posted on November 19, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Minor League Report: Rule 5, AFL Recap, Duda, O’Connor

On the last day for teams to add minor leaguers to their 40-man roster and protect them from the Rule 5 draft, the Mets made a few moves. They added pitchers Josh Stinson and Armando Rodriguez and infielders Zach Lutz and Jordany Valdespin to their 40-man roster.. Previously, pitcher Manny Alvarez had been added. The deadline for protecting players from […]

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Should Mets Swap K-Rod For Papelbon?

An article by posted on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog believes that there is enough of a framework based on circulating rumors, that the Mets and Red Sox should and could connect on a potential deal. Last week, Alex Speier, who covers the Red Sox for WEEI Sports, said the Mets would “certainly entertain” offers for Carlos Beltran. Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald […]

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Klapisch: Mets Press Conference On Tuesday

An article by posted on November 18, 2010 0 Comments

According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, the Mets have told SNY to be at Citi Field on Tuesday for a press conference. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/#!/BobKlap/statuses/5394925944315904[/tweeted] Here is a collection of facts, quotes, etc. from all four managerial candiadtes that were taken after each of their second interviews yesterday and today. I also threw in my projected odds […]

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Daniel Murphy; That Fightin’ Irish Dude

An article by posted on November 18, 2010 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy; That Fightin’ Irish Dude

Daniel Murphy has been out of sight, but certainly not out of mind for many of us who were captivated by his hard-nosed play, determination and his winning attitude. These days, Murphy continues his journey on the comeback trail and he now toils away in the Dominican Republic, whee he hopes to learn a fourth […]

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It’s Down To The Wire And The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

An article by posted on November 18, 2010 0 Comments

There is plenty of interesting news and notes circulating around the Mets blogosphere for you to sort through this morning, so I’ll try to get all of you caught up as best as I can. Lets begin with this poll Matt Cerrone conducted on MetsBlog that asked the $64,000 dollar question. Obviously that is some pretty overwhelming evidence […]

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