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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Mattingly To Replace Torre As Dodgers Manager

An article by posted on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Joe Torre will be stepping down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of the season, and be replaced by hitting coach Don Mattingly. There’s a possibility that Torre could remain with the Dodgers in some other capacity, but someone I spoke to with knowledge […]

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Mets GM Search Is On, There Could Be 12-15 Manager Openings

An article by posted on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets are now considering several candidates to replace Omar Minaya as GM. Mets people have high regard for assistant GM John Ricco and consider him a future GM, but the team apparently will instead look to someone with more experience for their top front office position. They are is […]

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Trade Reyes For A Roll Of The Dice? No Thanks, I Wasn’t Born Yesterday.

An article by posted on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

I guess this whole break up the core thing is picking up some steam lately, and I still don’t know why… Maybe I am just a thick-headed Sicilian, because no matter how hard people try to convince me, I still can’t for the life of me understand how trading your best players can be construed as improving […]

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Reese Havens Surgery Could Change Everything

An article by posted on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reported that Mets second base prospect Reese Havens, may be facing back surgery. According to an organization source, Havens is in New York, where he received injections for season-long injury trouble that started with his oblique muscles. If the trouble is not relieved within a few weeks, surgery may […]

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Jenrry Mejia Shutdown For Season, Probably Won’t Pitch Winter Ball

An article by posted on September 16, 2010 0 Comments

Update 9/16 11:00 AM  The Mets have shut down right-hander Jenrry Mejia for the remainder the season. An MRI taken last night after he was forced to leave Wednesday’s game, revealed a “rhomboid strain of the right shoulder blade,” according to a Mets official. Mejia had been scheduled to play Winter Ball this offseason so that he could […]

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ESPN, The Worldwide Leader In Snorts

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

I can’t believe that a smart guy like Rob Neyer would write an article that bashes Mets GM Omar Minaya for trading Heath Bell at the end of the 2006 season. It’s one of the worst cases of Monday Morning Quarterbacking I’ve ever seen from a national sports journalist. I wouldn’t have minded that much if this was some rant […]

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K-Rod Tries To Save Relationship, Blows It, Faces New Charges

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

As being reported on MLB.com, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez is in hot water again and will face additional charges in his assault case stemming from the incident last month at Citi Field. Prosecutors said Rodriguez violated the order of protection issued against him by sending his girlfriend 56 text messages. As a result, Rodriguez will be charged with […]

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Johan Santana Has Successful Surgery

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mets.com, Johan Santana underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder. The procedure was performed by Mets team doctor David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The timetable for Santana’s return is unclear, although the Mets expressed optimism last week that their ace […]

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About That New Mets GM Job…

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

The Johan Santana injury has spawned a variety of opinions on what the Mets strategy should be moving forward. With reports and speculation having Johan Santana miss from as little as six months to as long as two years, it’s difficult to predict how the Mets will act this offseason, but their recent history does speak […]

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Ike Davis Needs 8 More RBIs To Break Strawberry’s Record

An article by posted on September 13, 2010 0 Comments

Whether you are totally jazzed by Ike Davis’ rookie year, or luke warm on it consider this… According to John Schweibacher of WFAN.com, Ike Davis is on the verge of toppling the team record for runs batted in by a rookie, a record that has stood for over a quarter century. Ike Davis continues to […]

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