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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Mets Looking Closely At Former Cardinals Starter

An article by posted on November 18, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of the Daily News reported that the Mets have some interest in free agent pitcher Joel Pineiro. The Mets, in search of an innings-eater to stabilize their rotation, are particularly intrigued by free-agent righthander Joel Pineiro, according to a team insider. Pineiro, 31, had 15 wins with the Cardinals in 2009, one […]

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Dave Jauss Named Bench Coach – Mets Fans Excited

An article by posted on November 18, 2009 0 Comments

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has reported that Dave Jauss has been named bench coach for the New York Mets. He writes, Dave Jauss is the Mets’ new bench coach, according to major-league sources. An announcement is expected Wednesday or Thursday. Jauss, 52, previously has worked as a bench coach for three teams — the […]

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Is Signing Lackey A Smarter Move Than Trading For Halladay?

An article by posted on November 17, 2009 0 Comments

Let me begin by saying that you’ll get no argument from me as to who is the superior starting pitcher between Roy Halladay and John Lackey. Obviously, it’s Halladay and it’s not even close. If Doc was pitching for a high powered offense like the Yankees, he may have been a 25 game winner this […]

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Sandy Alomar Jr. Bails Out On Minaya And The Mets

An article by posted on November 17, 2009 0 Comments

According to Paul Hones of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Indians have announced that Sandy Alomar Jr. has left the Mets to become their their first base coach in 2010. Alomar, 43, was named manager Manny Acta’s first base coach today. The former All-Star will also instruct Indians catchers. With Class AA Eastern League MVP Carlos Santana knocking on […]

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Mets Spring Into Action, At Least That’s The Hope…

An article by posted on November 17, 2009 0 Comments
Mets Spring Into Action, At Least That’s The Hope…

The New York Mets will open their 2010 Spring Training on Tuesday, March 2 against the Atlanta Braves at 1:10 p.m. at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Here is the rest of the schedule, or if you dare you can scroll down to my notes and thoughts below. March 2: Atlanta Braves in Port […]

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Happy Birthday To The Franchise – MMO Style!

An article by posted on November 17, 2009 0 Comments

Happy Birthday to Number 41, George Thomas Seaver! Tom Seaver celebrates his 65th birthday today, and I wanted to thank him for all the amazin’ memories he has given Mets fans in the last five decades. Even today, when Tom graces us with an appearance in the broadcast booth or in an on the field celebration, he still […]

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Holliday Will Sign With Yankees, Angels Or Red Sox

An article by posted on November 16, 2009 0 Comments

Via MLBTR, I came across this article on Fox Sports by Jon Paul Morosi who surmises that free agent outfielder Matt Holliday is on his way back to the American League. He specifically cites the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox as the three finalists for Holliday’s services. Only a handful […]

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Crawford or Granderson?

An article by posted on November 16, 2009 0 Comments

This weekend, some of the Mets blogosphere were busy opining the Mets potential pursuit of either Carl Crawford or Curt Granderson, both of whom were rumored to be candidates for trades. Both rumors have since been shot down, but that’s how the rumor mill works sometimes. News can turn on a dime. On this slow Mets […]

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Jeff Francoeur Is Indeed A Keeper

An article by posted on November 14, 2009 0 Comments

As you may have heard, Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post reported that rightfielder Jeff Francoeur will return to the Mets and speculated that Minaya may even sign him to an extension, something that Minaya previously alluded to last month. You can imagine the uproar all over the Mets blogosphere as they react to such devastating news. […]

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Carl Schaus Promoted To Buffalo Bisons

An article by posted on November 14, 2009 0 Comments

AT&T has debuted a new national television advertisement this week for their 3G Network that features the Mets AAA affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons. The 30-second spot is already airing nationwide. The new commercial is about a fictional player named Carl Schaus who has just been promoted to the Buffalo Bisons and is trying to race to the […]

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