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 Get Chris Carter To Complete Billy Wagner Trade

An article by posted on October 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post, the Mets and Red Sox completed the Billy Wagner trade by acquiring AAA OF Chris Carter and Single-A 1B Eddie Lora. Carter was immediately added to the Mets’ 40-man roster, which brings the current number to 38. Carter, 26, is a career minor leaguer who has consistently […]

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The Twins Are Everything I Wanted The Mets To Be

An article by posted on October 7, 2009 0 Comments

I had no intentions of watching the one game playoff between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers last night. Somehow, almost as if it was fate, I came upon the game while channel surfing and paused only because I heard Ron Darlings voice. “Wow’, I thought to myself, “at least one 2009 Met made it […]

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Mets Take Their Act On The Road…

An article by posted on October 6, 2009 0 Comments

Everywhere you turned yesterday, the top story, as far as us Mets fans are concerned, was the Mets road show of Jeff Wilpon, Omar Minaya and Dave Howard. One or all of them appeared at Citi Field where they kicked off their tour, followed by some candid one on ones with various SNY personalities and celebrated New York sports […]

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Revamping The Mets Hierarchy

An article by posted on October 6, 2009 0 Comments

As we have done in the last two off seasons, we will once again be featuring comments and in some cases full blog posts from some our readers. Our regular readers are some of the most passionate, articulate and witty Mets fans you will ever find. Their comments alone are worthwhile reads when visiting Mets […]

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Backman To The Mets, Omar Reaches Out To Former GMs

An article by posted on October 5, 2009 0 Comments

I really don’t understand what the big fuss is about bringing Wally Backman to the Mets, but apparently according to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets will offer Backman a job on one of their minor league teams, possibly at Class-AA Binghamton where there is a managerial vacancy. The Mets are leaning toward giving 1986 […]

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Wilpon Is Still Saying That He Will Spend Big

An article by posted on October 5, 2009 0 Comments

Last week I shared an email from Jeff Wilpon that said he would aggressively do whatever it takes to win a championship in 2010. Today, he expanded a little more on that. First let me share his opening remarks before he fielded a few questions. Fred, Saul and I would like to thank Mets fans […]

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Three Mets Prospects Highlight BA Top 20 Prospects

An article by posted on October 5, 2009 0 Comments

Baseball America has begun to release their top prospects lists by league. Yesterday, they unveiled their Top 20 Prospects for the Florida State League. You can read the complete list here. The Class-A St. Lucie Mets had three players make the grade; SP Jenrry Mejia at #7, 1B Ike Davis at #9, and CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis at […]

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Judgment Day For Mets Coaches: Alomar Sr., Alicea Fired

An article by posted on October 5, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets remained mum regarding their coaching staff for 2010 on Sunday, but several sources are reporting that the Mets have made some moves. Joel Sherman is reporting that the Mets have fired bench coach Sandy Alomar Sr. and first base coach Luis Alicea. Pitching coach Dan Warthen will be resigned for the 2010 season, and […]

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This Says It All…

An article by posted on October 4, 2009 0 Comments

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one might be worth a million where the 2009 Mets concerned. “This should motivate everybody because this season wasn’t fun at all. To just be playing for the sake of playing, this isn’t something that I want to do again and this isn’t something that we […]

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Bobby Valentine To The Marlins?

An article by posted on October 4, 2009 0 Comments

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Bobby Valentine is talking to the Florida Marlins about a potential spot as their manager. He writes, At a time when Bobby Valentine has begun the process of talking with teams about a possible return as a manager in Major League Baseball, sources said he is in communication with […]

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