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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Phillies To Make Offer On Erik Bedard, Mets Interest Wanes

An article by posted on December 6, 2007

Philly Metro is reporting that Pat Gillick has offered a package of players to the Baltimore Orioles for the highly sought after pitcher, Erik Bedard. The Phillies managed to squeeze into the playoffs at the end of September despite the poor overall starting staff. But with that in mind, general manager Pat Gillick has turned […]

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The Winter Meetings Have Been Pretty Un-Amazin’ So Far

An article by posted on December 5, 2007

Frustrating… For a team that played .500 baseball since June of last year… for a team that blew a historic seven game lead in a matter of two weeks… for a team who was manhandled by the Florida Marlins and Washington Nationals… I would have expected a far more aggressive pursuit of a top starter, […]

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Knock, Knock… Can Ben Sheets, Dontrelle Willis and Roy Oswalt Come Out And Play? No, Go Home!

An article by posted on December 4, 2007

I just read an interesting article from Dan Graziano at the Star Ledger, that was chock full of interesting little tidbits for Mets fans this morning. Let’s start off with this quote where he states that the Mets went-a-knockin’ and nobody was home… While they have tried to engage the Marlins about Dontrelle Willis, the […]

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Are The Mets Closing In On Erik Bedard Tonight?

An article by posted on December 3, 2007

WFAN beat reporter, Sweeny Murti is at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, and apparently has reported that there there is news floating around that the Mets are close on Erik Bedard. Nobody else on either side can substantiate this report and it makes me wonder if it’s just speculation. Some Mets sites are running wild with the story, […]

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Erik Bedard Wants Out Of Baltimore, Time For Omar To Strike!

An article by posted on December 3, 2007

The Washington Post is reporting that Orioles starting pitcher, Erik Bedard, has informed the Orioles that he will not sign any extension to remain with the team. The Orioles were rumored to have been working on a possible extension, but now that is out the window. For those teams that lose out on Santana, there […]

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When Will This Guy Shutup Already?

An article by posted on December 2, 2007

This is getting old, but get a load of Wallace Matthews latest comments in this morning’s Newsday. He tries to make a case for the Mets trading Jose Reyes, and he makes that case by using Lastings Milledge as his example. With regards to Milledge he writes this… There’s a lesson to be learned in […]

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Ryan Church: Preaching To The Choir

An article by posted on December 1, 2007

Whether you love the Milledge trade or absolutely hate it, there’s no going back. In 2008 the New York Mets will feature new faces at starting catcher and right field. I wanted to take a closer look at Ryan Church.  Ryan Church has always been ones of those guys that Omar Minaya has always loved going […]

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From The Orange Seats – Oh, We Need Pitching..

An article by posted on December 1, 2007

Sitting at my desk, I pondered over the Milledge exile. Well, I wasn’t excited about it at first. Actually, I’m still not excited about it. But, much like the Professor X trade, I guess we’re all going to have to move on. Then, I thought of something. We currently have three catchers, one of them […]

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The “Thrill” Is Gone, Mets Church It Up In Rightfield

An article by posted on November 30, 2007

When I first heard this trade early this afternoon, I was actually in my car and I literally had to pull over and let it sink in… Then I felt a perfect storm brewing in my head… I was freaking mad… After hearing all this hype about what a talent Lastings Milledge was, and how […]

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Fernando Martinez or Carlos Gomez – Who’s The Best?

An article by posted on November 30, 2007

In addition to releasing their annual top organizational prospects list, Baseball America also does a synopsis of who has the best tools in each organization. I always enjoy looking this particular list over because it gives me a better sense of not only who the Mets prospects are, but also what their biggest strengths are. […]

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