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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

D-Backs Get Dan Haren In Huge 8-Player Trade

An article by posted on December 14, 2007

Scratch off another would-be starter off the Mets Wish List, as Dan Haren is on his way to pitch for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-Backs had all the prospects the Oakland A’s wanted and they had no problem moving five of their top ten prospects to get the deal done. According to, the Diamondbacks get RHP Dan […]

Continue Reading »

Weighing In On The Report, And Then Some

An article by posted on December 13, 2007

After taking some time to sift through the enormous amount of data in the Mitchell Report, I wanted to weigh in on it from a Mets fan’s perspective and also from a baseball fan’s point of view. From what I could see after sorting through the list of players, I was happy to find that […]

Continue Reading »

Wednesday’s Hot Stove Roundup

An article by posted on December 12, 2007

Today was kind of a busy day for some teams as the rest of MLB brace themselves for the Mitchell Report which is expected to be released sometime tomorrow. I found it very ironic that the Orioles finally traded Miguel Tejada on the eve of the report’s release date. Tejada’s name has been mentioned on […]

Continue Reading »

Lo Duca Joins Milledge In D.C. And Look Forward To Some Payback Against The Mets

An article by posted on December 10, 2007

Earlier today, the Washington Post reported that Paul Lo Duca had agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals for the 2008 season. Terms were not immediately available, though Lo Duca was thought to be seeking $5 million. The deal is pending Lo Duca passing a physical, a source said. Lo Duca, 35, played […]

Continue Reading »

My Two Mets Christmas Wishes

An article by posted on December 10, 2007

I don’t believe there will ever be another baseball setting that will ever conjure up the feelings and emotions that build up inside me whenever I walked through the turnstiles at Shea Stadium. For the longest time I used to save my half of the ticket stub that was returned to me by the ticket […]

Continue Reading »

Matt Cain Or Tim Lincecum, Might Do The Trick For The Mets

An article by posted on December 8, 2007

On the last day of the Winter Meetings, word spread that before the Mets traded Lastings Milledge to the Nationals, he was involved in another potential trade with the Giants for Noah Lowry. David Lennon of Newsday, wrote the following… Another interesting development from late in the winter meetings was the revelation that the Mets […]

Continue Reading »

Winter Meetings Finally Over, We Can All Exhale Now

An article by posted on December 7, 2007

What a bummer. You wait all off season for the Winter Meetings to begin… you build up all this energy and excitement… and then what do you get? Nothing… Zero… Nada… In the meantime, we were bombarded with one outlandish rumor after another which were composed of 10% truth and 90% cow dung. For almost […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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, […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »