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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Message To Fans From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Message To Fans From Sandy Alderson

Dear Mets Fans: We are pleased to announce we have hired Terry Collins as our new Manager. Terry’s a lifelong baseball man who comes with the entire package – leadership, preparation, emotional commitment, and the drive to win. We believe Terry’s knowledge of our players, energy, intelligence, intensity, and direct approach will make an immediate, […]

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Now You Know – Ike Davis

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Check out this pretty cool video produced by MLB.com from their new series entitled “Now You Know”. Ike Davis talks about what he would have been if not a baseball player, what his first job was, his biggest fear, and a bunch of other cool and interesting stuff. Just click on the the image and enjoy […]

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Terry Collins To Be Introduced Tuesday At 11:00 AM

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments
Terry Collins To Be Introduced Tuesday At 11:00 AM

The Mets will introduce Terry Collins as the team’s new manager tomorrow, at a press conference in Citi Field at 11:00 AM. According to Jon Heyman via Twitter, Terry Collins is getting a two-year deal from the Mets. That sounds about right.  Original Post 5:00 PM Despites rumors that first Bob Melvin would be named […]

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Terry Collins Was The Perfect Choice For Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments
Terry Collins Was The Perfect Choice For Sandy Alderson

Man, oh man… Reading all these sob stories in the last few hours is really irritating to say the least. Oh woe is us, the Mets have hired Terry Collins, and our holy begotten savior Wally Backman was skipped over despite all of his astonishing achievements with the South Georgia Peanuts and his mighty feats in the […]

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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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