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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Would David Cone Be A Good Fit At SNY?

An article by posted on January 4, 2010 0 Comments

I thought this would be worth sharing with our readers. On Saturday, Bob Klapisch of The Record reported that the negotiations between David Cone and the YES Network have soured and that Coney may be looking for a new home. It appears Cone’s short but brilliant run in the YES broadcast booth may be over. […]

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Remembering Dave Magadan…

An article by posted on January 3, 2010 0 Comments

I recently came across a comment from former Met Dave Magadan regarding the Mets’ recent acquisition of Jason Bay. In a nut shell he said the Mets got themselves the kind of player who will transform a locker room full of players focused on their individual performances, into a team with one focus; to win […]

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Baez To The Phillies, Byrd To The Cubs

An article by posted on January 2, 2010 0 Comments
Baez To The Phillies, Byrd To The Cubs

The Philadelphia Phillies have added another pitcher to their staff, signing Danys Baez to a two-year contract pending a physical. The 32 year old Baez missed all of the 2008 season due to tightness in the elbow which required Tommy John surgery, yet he returned in 2009 and went 4-6 with a 4.02 ERA in 59 appearances last season […]

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Molina Rumors False, Catcher Saga Continues

An article by posted on January 2, 2010 0 Comments
Molina Rumors False, Catcher Saga Continues

According to Anthony McCarron of the Daily News, the New York Mets “shot down” a recent radio report that the Mets were nearing a deal with catcher Bengie Molina. A team official has completely killed the report that said a 2 year deal was close for the free agent catcher. The Mets would very much like to sign […]

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New Years Day Leftovers

An article by posted on January 2, 2010 0 Comments

I hope all of you had a wonderful New Years Eve and Day. It’s been such a hectic two weeks… you can count me in among those suffering from a bad case of holiday fatigue. I’m so glad we still have Saturday and Sunday to relax and unwind. Can you imagine if today were a Tuesday […]

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Happy New Year Mets Fans!

An article by posted on December 31, 2009 0 Comments

It’s been a heck of a ride this year at Mets Merized Online, and though we’re sad to see 2009 go, we are absolutely pumped for an even bigger and better new year in 2010. On behalf of everybody at MMO, I want to thank all of our amazing readers for their tremendous support this past […]

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Fernando Martinez Heads Mets Top 10 Prospects

An article by posted on December 31, 2009 0 Comments

Check out the Mets Top 10 Prospects as compiled by Marc Hulet of FanGraphs, who did an excellent job of providing a detailed analysis on each player complete with statistical data as well. Fernando Martinez tops his list and he writes the following about him, Although some have already, it is far too early to give […]

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Delgado To Make Winter League Debut On Sunday

An article by posted on December 31, 2009 0 Comments

According to Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN, Carlos Delgado will make his Winter League debut this Sunday. After several delays, free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado will finally be making his winter league debut on Sunday, according to a report out of Puerto Rico. Delgado missed the majority of last season with the New York […]

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Could Carlos Zambrano Be Heading To The Mets?

An article by posted on December 30, 2009 0 Comments

On Monday night, SI.com’s Jon Heyman posted via Twitter that the Cubs are very motivated to trade often disgruntled starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano. Before getting Javier Vasquez, the Yankees definitely talked to the Cubs about Zambrano, who appears eminently available. Yesterday, John Fennelly of Bleacher Report reported the following, Cubs’ pitcher Carlos Zambrano could also be headed to […]

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What The UZR Disciples Wont Tell You About Jason Bay

An article by posted on December 30, 2009 0 Comments

Keith Law of ESPN, a disciple of advanced metrics, says that Bay’s defense will dictate whether the contract is a good one or not. Umm, really? Did Mike Piazza’s defense dictate whether his time with the Mets was good or bad too? Of course Law, a long time proponent of advanced metrics, was alluding to the […]

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