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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Happy Halloween Mets Fans!

An article by posted on October 31, 2009 0 Comments

I hope you all have a ghoulish and spooky Halloween. Thanks for taking the time to read our posts and frequent our site this past season. Because your visits are always a treat, here is something frightful for your reward. Have a great weekend everybody!

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Did Javier Vasquez Just Become Expendable?

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

Last month, a team source for the San Diego Padres told me he believed that the Atlanta Braves will try to trade Javier Vasquez in the off season according to some rumblings around the league. I really didn’t give it much thought at the time because I didn’t really see any reason why the Braves would […]

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Winter League Update: Thole Batting .389, Mejia 10.50 ERA

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

Here is a quick look at how some of our boys are performing in the Winter Leagues and the Arizona Fall League. Most of these leagues are just getting underway so keep in mind that these are very small sample sizes. The Mets will also have some players appearing in the Puerto Rican League when […]

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A Hot Stove Full Of Rumors, Hints and Allegations

An article by posted on October 27, 2009 0 Comments

It’s only October, but the Hot Stove Season is fired up and ready to go. Just make sure you don’t get too close to the stove or you could get burned. Us Mets fans will have it bad again this off season as sports pundits like Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, and others are gearing up to go […]

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Red Sox To Make Offer For Carlos Beltran?

An article by posted on October 26, 2009 0 Comments

On Sunday, I was surprised to read an article from Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald which started out as a knock on Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who has fallen out of his good graces because of his UZR rating. His column takes a surprising twist when he suggests that Carlos Beltran would be a […]

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Steve Phillips Fired By ESPN

An article by posted on October 25, 2009 0 Comments

Baseball analyst Steve Phillips has been fired by ESPN days after the former Mets general manager admitted to having an affair with a production assistant. Phillips’ admitted to his relationship with 22-year-old Brooke Hundley which led to his wife filing for divorce. This wasn’t the first time as most of you already know. In 1998, Phillips admitted having sex […]

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Mets Minor Leaguer Dead From Heart Attack

An article by posted on October 25, 2009 0 Comments

Sad news Mets fans… The New York Mets are reporting that minor league pitcher Rafael Castro has died of an apparent heart attack. He was just 18 years old. Castro died Friday at the Mets’ academy in Carabobo, Venezuela. The Mets announced his death Saturday. Castro had spent two years with the Mets’ team in […]

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Mets Meet With Ardolis Chapman, But Was It Just For Appearances Sake?

An article by posted on October 24, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets finally met with sought after lefthander Aroldis Chapman and his agent on Friday. According to Newsday, but it was unclear if they discussed financial parameters with the 21-year-old Cuban defector. Chapman began meeting with several teams on Wednesday when he arrived in New York, and he also plans to meet with the Yankees, Red Sox and […]

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Rick Peterson Interview With MMO – Best Mets Moment!

An article by posted on October 22, 2009 0 Comments

Former Mets pitching coach (and new Brewers pitching coach) Rick Peterson, was kind enough to answer some questions for me last week, and he gave me some candid thoughts on several topics we discussed including pitch counts, minimum innings pitched in the minors, the Verducci Effect, and of course the Mets.  What was your favorite Mets […]

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It’s The Holliday Season – Got $100 Million Dollars?

An article by posted on October 21, 2009 0 Comments

Last week on MetsBlog, Michael Baron reported via Newsday that soon to be free agent Matt Holliday, preferred to play for either the Yankees or Mets in that order. Holliday’s agent is none other than Scott Boras. I can assure you that Holliday’s comments had more to do with money and less to do with a […]

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