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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I Have To Weigh In On A-Rod…

An article by posted on October 29, 2007

I think Alex Rodriguez is probably the best player I have ever seen play in the last 10-15 years. That being said, I implore Mets fans not to get blinded by A-Rod’s amazing stats… A-Rod is a ‘me first" type player who would not add anything to the Mets clubhouse. The Mets had plenty of problems […]

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MLB News: Alex Rodriguez Opts Out And Ends His Career With Yankees

An article by posted on October 28, 2007

Associated Press is reporting that Alex Rodriguez has opted out of his 10 year $252 million dollar contract with the Yankees. His career with the Yankees has come to an end… Alex Rodriguez opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees on Sunday in what appears to be the end of his […]

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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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