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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A Japanese Free For All

An article by posted on October 26, 2007

According to, over 50 Japanese players have officially filed for free agency and are eligible to negotiate contracts with and MLB teams. Several of these Japanese baseball players have already made it clear they intend to land a contract to play major league baseball here in the United States and key among them is […]

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Howard Johnson To Remain As Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 24, 2007

Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets will no longer pursue Rudy Jaramillo as hitting coach and that Howard Johnson will remain in that position. Three years ago, Minaya had interviewed Jaramillo for the manager’s job that went to Willie Randolph. He felt it would not be right to put him […]

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Mailbag: Will Lo Duca’s Age Keep Omar From Giving Him A 2 Year Deal?

An article by posted on October 23, 2007

I don’t think it’s the age as much as it is the fact that Omar has soured on Paul Lo Duca. Despite being 35 years old, Lo Duca still has plenty of gas left. If Jorge Posada bolts the Yankees, you will definitely see Minaya make a strong effort to pursue him, and he is the same age as […]

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2007 Mets Report Cards: Coaching/Management

An article by posted on October 22, 2007

    This is it guys. The final report card. And today, we’re gonna grade the Coaching Staff and the Management. It’s been a fun ride; these past two weeks have been a blast. Thank you Met fans for believeing and hearing what we have to say. We truly appreciate it. Coaching Staff & Management(Willie […]

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There Will Be No Awards To Remind Us Of 2007

An article by posted on October 22, 2007

It was a strange season for the New York Mets in 2007… When the season first started you almost had a sense that the Mets were going to haul in a ton of awards by the time the season was over… We all thought we had a Batting Title in the bag… At the end […]

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2007 Mets Report Cards: Bullpen

An article by posted on October 19, 2007

    This is going to be a shortened edition. A full issue will return tomorrow.  Are you ready? Are you ready for that grade for the bullpen? Oh boy, you better get your belts fastened because we’re going to take a bumpy ride. Here we go! Ryan P. – Seriously. Last year our bullpen […]

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Your Mets Hot Stove Season Has Come – Part 3 of 3

An article by posted on October 18, 2007

This week as I conclude this short series I wanted to focus on the pitching. This is probably the one area that Omar Minaya will have to concentrate most of his efforts this off-season. The Mets starting pitching and bullpen both failed to meet expectations in 2007 and barring some significant changes, it may be […]

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2007 Mets Report Cards: Starting Pitching

An article by posted on October 16, 2007

  The staff decided to have starting pitching it’s own part since it was so big. Part Five of this seven part series will feature the ever-so-commented Mets starting pitching. It’s obvious this was one of the Mets problems this year, but was it their worst? Get ready to do your reading. We have alot […]

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2007 Mets Report Cards: Center Field, Right Field

An article by posted on October 14, 2007

The final of the outfielders will be reviewed tonight. We’re short one staff member, but he’ll be back to review on Tuesday. Carlos Beltran, Lastings Milledge, Marlon Anderson and Shawn Green will all be reviewed in this blog. Here we go! Center Field (Carlos Beltran)  Ryan P. – Carlos Beltran played a great 2007. He […]

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Mailbag: Will The Mets Win A Division In 2008?

An article by posted on October 13, 2007

Will the Mets still have basically the same five guys in the rotation in 2008 with Pedro essentially replacing Glavine at number one? Will that be enough to win a division? It’s very difficult to say whether a rotation of 1. Pedro Martinez, 2. Orlando Hernandez, 3. John Maine, 4. Oliver Perez, 5. Mike Pelfrey would […]

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