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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Frank Cashen Ranked 10th Best GM in Baseball History

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Frank Cashen Ranked 10th Best GM in Baseball History

So our friends Mark Armour and Dan Levitt are continuing to roll out their Top General Managers in MLB history. They, of course, are the co-writers of In Pursuit of Pennants, which examines how front offices have historically found innovative ways to build winning teams. Last week, they named ranked Sandy Alderson 12th Best GM of […]

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Will Mets Keep It Together When The Bill Comes Due?

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Will Mets Keep It Together When The Bill Comes Due?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post is anxious to see how the Mets will keep this young core of talent, that they’ve asked fans to wait five years for, intact once they start getting expensive. “Matt Harvey will see his salary begin a significant climb next offseason when he is first-time arbitration eligible. Zack […]

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About Those 10-12 More Wins…

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
About Those 10-12 More Wins…

Looks like there’s a lot of angst today over something Sandy Alderson said last night at an event for Mets season ticket holders. Let me set the stage for you. On Monday, Alderson was a guest of Chris Russo on MLB Network and said he had high expectations for this team as currently constructed and […]

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6 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson At Season Ticket Holders Event

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
6 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson At Season Ticket Holders Event

Here’s a brief summary of what we learned from the Mets Season Ticket Holders event at Citi Field where Sandy Alderson, John Ricco, Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi fielded questions from the group. Matt Harvey will be held back to start the home opener against the Nationals and won’t pitch in the first two series […]

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Francesa Says No Mets Guests For WFAN During Spring Training

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Francesa Says No Mets Guests For WFAN During Spring Training

Mike Francesa has been told by the team that no Mets players will appear on WFAN during Spring Training, and that goes for manager Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson too. Wow, I know they air their games on WOR now, but they can’t be that ignorant as to ignore the number one rated sports […]

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MMO Exclusive: Talking Mets With Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Talking Mets With Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman

Here is an interview I conduced with author and Sports Illustrated columnist Jeff Pearlman, who wrote the New York Times bestselling book on the New York Mets, “The Bad Guys Won”. The book is a must read and is available at Amazon.com. Enjoy. MMO – The Mets came out like gangbusters this offseason and signed Michael […]

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Parting Shots From Bobby Ojeda

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Parting Shots From Bobby Ojeda

In an exclusive interview with Andy Martino of the Daily News, Bobby Ojeda said he did not want to delve into specifics over the breakdown in negotiations with SNY, but did add that his sharp opinions on the Mets were never an issue. “I really couldn’t have been more disappointed,” Ojeda said. “I just loved […]

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Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

Free agent RHP Kyle Kendrick has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million with the Colorado Rockies, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Only a two hours ago, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reported that Colorado was looking to add another starting pitcher, and indicated Kendrick and Dillon Gee as possibilities. Original Post 3:30 PM […]

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5 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
5 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson was a guest on MLB Network’s High Heat hosted by Chris Russo on Monday, and said a few things worth mentioning. 1. Wilmer Flores: “Speaking of shortstop, there’s been a lot of conversation about whether or not Wilmer Flores can play the position. You know looking at Cal Ripken, he didn’t play shortstop […]

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8 Things We Learned From Keith Law

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
8 Things We Learned From Keith Law

Last Thursday, ESPN senior baseball analyst Keith Law was kind enough to grant our own Tommy Rothman a phone interview which you can read in its entirety here. Law, who ranked the Mets as having the fourth best farm system in the game and also included six Mets in his Top 100 prospects, discussed a […]

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