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 Reportedly Interested In Ben Sheets

An article by posted on November 14, 2009 0 Comments

Corine Gatti of AHN  has some new information about former Brewers ace, Ben Sheets. Sheets’ agent Casey Close said that his client is returning. “We have already heard from a number of teams inquiring about Ben’s health and availability for 2010,” Close told ESPN.com Friday. “I will tell you that he has a very good chance […]

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Wally Backman To Manage Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like Wally Backman will indeed be managing the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2010. It had already been reported three weeks ago by Adam Rubin, that Backman would be managing one of the Single-A teams for the Mets, but which one had not yet been determined. Yesterday, Dora Licastri, long time friend of MMO, and Port St. Lucie […]

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Could Mets Swing Castillo For Casey Blake?

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

Remember Jim Bowden? The former Nationals and Reds GM had this to say on his Twitter account: Dodgers talking with Braves re: Vazquez and Mets re: Castillo according to sources. Last year it would have been easy to assume that the Dodgers were probably discussing a swap for Juan Pierre (bad contract for bad contract), […]

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Like It Or Not, Castillo Is As Good As Gone

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

Deal with it Mets fans. They say where there’s smoke there’s fire, and right now there is an inferno raging where Luis Castillo is concerned. Debating whether Luis Castillo should stay or go has been a fun and interesting exercise for Mets fans lately, but the fact of the matter is we have no say […]

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No Gold For The Mets

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced today and unfortunately no Mets were honored for outstanding defense. David Wright who had won two straight gold glove awards in 2007 and 2008, was supplanted by Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals at third base. Wright committed 18 errors in 2009 and had the lowest range factors of his […]

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If Randy Wolf Was Mets Top Acquisition, Would You Be Satisfied?

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

In the last five days, I hear the name of Randy Wolf more often when it comes to the Mets pursuit of a number two starter, than this years pick of the litter, John Lackey. Earlier today I posted about the Mets being concerned about the potential for an arm injury with regard to John Lackey, which […]

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Beware Of The Blob!

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

Is your head spinning yet? We live in the age of the 24 hour news cycle thanks to the internet, but somehow when it comes to the hot stove season, it’s more like a 24 minute news cycle. Case in point, the Matt Holliday rumors. Everyone who has an inkling, a feeling or a thought on […]

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Mets Meeting With Agent Scott Boras Tonight

An article by posted on November 10, 2009 0 Comments

According to a tweet from Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Mets general manager Omar Minaya is meeting with Scott Boras tonight. I would assume this is simply just one of thirty such “meet and eats” Boras will be having this month as most teams attempt to get a handle on what they might expect […]

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Mets Trying To Pull Another Vladimir Guerrero

An article by posted on November 10, 2009 0 Comments

Last month, during a much ballyhooed appearance with Mike Francesa on WFAN, Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon seemed to indicate that the Mets would be major players in the free agent market this winter. They stated that their the top targets would be a number two starting pitcher and a big time power hitter. (Their words, […]

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Does Matt Holliday Really Like The Mets?

An article by posted on November 8, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets would love to have Matt Holliday penciled into their Opening Day lineup next season, but the question is; Does Matt Holliday want to play for the Mets? According to Ken Davidoff of Newsday, he has a source who has told him that Matt Holliday’s top two choices in free agency are the Yankees and the Mets, in […]

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