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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Cardinals Get Their Man – Acquire Matt Holliday

An article by posted on July 24, 2009 0 Comments

ESPN is reporting that the Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals have completed a trade that sends outfielder Matt Holliday to St. Louis in exchange for third baseman Brett Wallace, outfielder Shane Peterson and right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen. The A’s are also including $1.5 million cash in the deal. Wallace is considered an elite propspect and […]

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Brad Holt Too Valuable To Be Traded

An article by posted on July 24, 2009 0 Comments

Starting pitcher, Brad Holt continues to shoot up the top prospects lists. The 2008 supplemental first round draft pick, has impressed scouts with his plus fastball and his other pitches continue to improve. I asked Adam Rubin of the Daily News about him on Tuesday, and he now has him ranked among the top three […]

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This Is Your Brain On Mets Baseball

An article by posted on July 23, 2009 0 Comments

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about the latest Mets follies, but maybe these will make you laugh. They say it’s the best medicine you know. This first image was taken out of yesterday’s paper and proves that if nothing else, God still loves the Mets. Maybe if we pray hard enough, he’ll send […]

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Was The Bernazard Story Overblown?

An article by posted on July 23, 2009 0 Comments

Brian Moritz of Press-Connects wrote a new article that sheds some more light on the alleged incident involving Tony Bernazard and what transpired in the clubhouse of the B-Mets. The Double-A squad spent the day trying to downplay a story in the New York Daily News that said Tony Bernazard, the Mets’ vice president for player […]

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I Don’t Trust Omar Minaya Anymore

An article by posted on July 23, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve supported Omar Minaya ever since he first took the reins of the New York Mets after the 2004 season. He took an organization that was in complete disarray and put the Mets back on the map. He said that the Mets would be rebuilt and taken seriously, and he gave us his five year […]

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K-Rod Was Also The Object Of Bernazard’s Ire

An article by posted on July 22, 2009 0 Comments

According to a new entry on Bart Hubbuch’s Mets blog for the NY Post, Mets minor league players were not the only ones subjected to the mad ravings of Mets VP Tony Bernazard. Bart Hubbuch writes, It turns out that ripping his shirt off and challenging minor-league players to fight him isn’t even Tony Bernazard’s most recent […]

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We Take These Reports Seriously and Are Investigating the Matter

An article by posted on July 22, 2009 0 Comments

That was the statement the New York Mets released today regarding the firestorm surrounding a report that Joe posted earlier today regarding Mets VP of Player Development. Who do the Mets think they are fooling? They knew about these incidents long before they leaked out thanks in great part to the investigative efforts of Adam […]

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Another Stunning Embarrassment In A Season Full Of Them

An article by posted on July 22, 2009 0 Comments

Most of us became aware of Mets VP of Player Development, Tony Bernazard, last year when we learned about his shady and underhanded maneuvers leading up to the firing of Willie Randolph. In fact, Randolph claimed that he was sabotaged by Bernazard. Since then, Tony B. manages to get his name in the news every now and […]

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My Roadmap To Victory Has Halladay In It!

An article by posted on July 21, 2009 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com and MLB Network, Omar Minaya told the Blue Jays no when they called and offered the Mets Roy Halladay in exchange for prospects Fernando Martinez, Ruben Tejada, Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell. Wow… The Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post spoke to Omar Minaya: Minaya also did not deny an […]

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Mets DL Fernando Nieve, Call Up Cory Sullivan

An article by posted on July 20, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have placed starting pitcher Fernando Nieve on the disabled list with a strained right quadricep muscle. Nieve hurt himself while running to first base in Sunday’s game against the Braves, and he pulled up lame. He had to be carted off the field.  I’m a little surprised that the Mets opted to replace […]

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