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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Hot Stove Update: Heilman, Halladay, Bay, Swisher

An article by posted on November 19, 2009 0 Comments

A recap of today’s hot stove news. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Cubs have traded Aaron Heilman to the Diamondbacks for prospect LHP Scott Maine and 1B Ryne White. Heilman finished 2009 with a 4.11 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 70 relief appearances. The Cubs may have also found a suitor for […]

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At Midnight Omar Turns Into A Pumpkin

An article by posted on November 19, 2009 0 Comments

Tonight when the clock strikes twelve, general managers everywhere will begin negotiating with free agents of their liking. The exclusive window for teams to negotiate with their own free agents expires at midnight tonight, beginning what will be another busy and very active hot stove season full. I have read several reports that although Omar Minaya still holds […]

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A Case For Adrian Gonzalez

An article by posted on November 19, 2009 0 Comments

Last night on the MLB Network, Jon Heyman said that the Mets won’t go after Padres’ first baseman Adrian Gonzalez because they have Ike Davis waiting in the wings. Strange, because only a couple of days earlier he tweeted that the Mets would be contacting the Padres about Adrian Gonzalez according to a baseball executive. […]

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Hot Stove News: Latest On Jason Marquis, Roy Halladay

An article by posted on November 18, 2009 0 Comments

Some fresh news to report that involves a few names that may be of interest to Mets fans. On Friday, the excursive window that teams have to negotiate with their own free agents comes to an end. You can expect things to really start reaching a frenzied peak after that. Today, Bart Hubbuch of the NY […]

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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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