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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Forbes and The Death of the Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments
Forbes and The Death of the Mets

Mike Ozanian of Forbes Magazine, eulogized the Mets this weekend and wrote the following: The Mets franchise as we have known it since Nelson Doubleday and Wilpon bought the team in 1986, is dead. There are two causes of this fatality: One, Wilpon forgot his primary duty as a team owner was to produce a […]

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Baseball 2011: Y’all Ready For This?

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments

The commercials weren’t all that great, Christina Aguilera screwed up the National Anthem, and the Black Eyed Peas pretty much sucked, but at least the game was entertaining. Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers, this season’s Super Bowl Champions. Now we can get on to bigger and better things… That movie and those kids have […]

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Are The Mets Still Looking At Kevin Millwood?

An article by posted on February 6, 2011 0 Comments
Are The Mets Still Looking At Kevin Millwood?

Are the Mets looking at right-hander Kevin Millwood? That’s what Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe believes as he reported in his Sunday Notes today. Kevin Millwood, RHP, free agent — There is a salary hang-up, with Millwood still asking too much for some teams’ liking at this late stage of free agency. The Mets, Yankees, and […]

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Thole Is Just One Of The Stories To Watch In 2011

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments
Thole Is Just One Of The Stories To Watch In 2011

Matt Cerrone over at MetsBlog posted a great interview clip from last night’s edition of Mets Hot Stove on SNY with host Kevin Burkhardt. He talked about the defensive part of his game and regarding throwing runners out attempting to steal he said, “Trust. I just trusted myself. I felt like I knew I could […]

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Did Alderson Take A Swipe At Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments
Did Alderson Take A Swipe At Jose Reyes?

I wrote this original post on Reyes a few days ago, but recently Jose has been in the news again due to some comments GM Sandy Alderson made at a Cancer Awareness event in NYC. Newsday’s David Lennon, who was in attendance, tweeted: Alderson said “stolen bases are a footnote” when it comes to winning […]

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Mets/Madoff Settlement Off, Case To Be Unsealed

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

It turned out to be a volatile day as far as the Wilpon/Madoff mess goes. As my colleague Craig posted earlier today, the Wilpons took the gloves off and fired back at the trustee Irving Picard, and about two hours later both sides announced that the settlement talks were over. David J. Sheehan, who represents Irving Picard, sent a […]

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Finally, The Wilpons Fire Back!

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

The Daily News, in an exclusive interview with the lawyers for the Mets, had a compelling argument that calls the the claw-back lawsuit ”baseless”. David Caplan of Davis Polk Wardwell LLP told The News Wednesday that the suit filed in December against the Wilpons and Fred Wilpon’s brother-in law Saul Katz by Madoff trustee Irving Picard is […]

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Taylor-Made For The Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
Taylor-Made For The Mets Bullpen

In an off-season filled with signings that required extensive use of Wiki and Baseball Reference to figure out who they were, one among them really captured my attention; Taylor Buchholz. Probably the least familiar among names like Chris Capuano, Chris Young, Willie Harris and Scott Hairston, Buchholz to me seems to have the most upside and […]

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Mets Secretly Shopped Wright? Almost Traded Beltran?

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets discussed trading Carlos Beltran to the Angels before they acquired Vernon Wells from the Blue jays. Adam Rubin added that Angels executives concluded Wells was more capable of playing center than Beltran with knee issues at this point in Beltran’s career. Beltran is owed $18.5 million in the […]

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Francesa: Mets Fans Should Be Cringing Right Now

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

During his show on WFAN today, Mike Francesa said that comments made by Sandy Alderson yesterday should give Mets fans “plenty of cause to be concerned and even more cause to cringe.” Francesa was referring to statements Alderson made while announcing that they had avoided arbitration with R.A. Dickey and Angel Pagan. When asked if he felt the Wilpon/Madoff […]

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