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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What If We End Up Not Getting K-Rod or Fuentes?

An article by posted on October 9, 2008

If it’s one thing we can all agree on, it is that the top two closers on the free agent market are Brian Fuentes, formerly of the Colorado Rockies, and Frankie Rodriguez who we all know as K-Rod. I guess we are in agreement that the Mets desperately need a closer too. When it comes […]

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Are Heilman, Castillo and Church On The Outs?

An article by posted on October 7, 2008

I’ve been reading some interesting rumors lately regarding some of the things we can expect from the Mets this offseason. Additionally, many reliable sources who have contacts within the Mets hierarchy, have been revealing some of the Mets’ upcoming moves. Mets GM Omar Minaya and newly re-signed Mets manager Jerry Manuel, have been carefully revealing […]

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2009/2010 – Years of the Gangsta

An article by posted on October 3, 2008

Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Jerry Manuel has agreed on a two year contract and a team option for the third. The details of the deal has not been made public yet, so stay tuned for more.   This news comes a few days after Omar Minaya says he will probably pick up the […]

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Are The Mets Setting Their Sights On C.C. Sabathia?

An article by posted on October 3, 2008

There was interesting article this morning in the Record by Bob Klapisch, who suggests that their may be full-fledged bidding war between the Mets and Yankees for the services of C.C. Sabathia, He writes, The Yankees and Mets worlds are about to collide over their competition for CC Sabathia. The prize? CC Sabathia, who despite […]

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Will Omar Deliver K-Rod To Mets Fans?

An article by posted on October 3, 2008

Sometimes the New York media can be too brash, overbearing and relentless in their criticism of the Mets players and management. But, every now and then they can be very useful in how they can put pressure on a team to react to the demands of the fan base. It looks like this offseason, the […]

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How Do We Fix The Mets?

An article by posted on October 1, 2008

Bryan Heyman of the Journal News had an interesting take on his five fixes for the New York Mets. Let me show you what he had and then I will add a couple of my own to his list. 1. Revamp the poison pen: Trade for a veteran closer, although the Mets appear wary of […]

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Johan Santana Wins Pitcher of the Month

An article by posted on September 30, 2008
Johan Santana Wins Pitcher of the Month

Johan Santana has won the National League Pitcher of the Month Award for September. As reported on MLB.com, Santana finished the month 4-0 with a 1.83 ERA. The left-hander will receive a specially-designed trophy to commemorate his Pitcher of the Month performance. Santana won that award five times for Minnesota in the American League when […]

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Should They Stay Or Should They Go

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

The following is a list of current Mets players. I’m thinking the Mets are going to hang on to their core players and basically do some major house cleaning as well. I have analyzed each player based just on my gut feeling, on a scale of 1-5. (1 means they are as good as gone, and […]

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Pedro Wants To Come Back? No Thanks!

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

Adam Rubin of the Daily News has a poignant article about Pedro Martinez who is planning to pitch again next season. “I’m going to take myself some time to rest and finally finish taking care of all the problems that are still around my family after my dad passed away,” Martinez said shortly after the […]

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The First Of What Will Be Many Off-Season Rants

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

I’m still trying to digest everything that has taken place. It’s hard to believe that we can end the season so remarkably similar to last year which was what we were trying to avoid all costs. I have so much I want to say, but it’s still too convoluted right now. There are some things I do […]

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