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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Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, former Mets LHP Chris Capuano has agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a two year, $10 million contract. Honestly, as much as I would have liked to have Capuano back on a one-year deal, his chances to re-sign with the Mets was doomed the moment he mentioned he wanted a two-year […]

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Padres Hire Omar Minaya

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Padres Hire Omar Minaya

According to SI.com, the San Diego Padres have hired former Mets GM Omar Minaya. Minaya, the former GM of the Montreal Expos, held the same post with the New York Mets from 2005 to 2010. The Dominican-born Minaya was baseball’s first Latino general manager, and Angels owner Arte Moreno, who was baseball’s first Latino owner, was […]

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Jose Reyes Sweepstakes Down To Mets and Marlins?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Sweepstakes Down To Mets and Marlins?

Several sources are now reporting that the market for Jose Reyes is not as big as most initially expected and in fact the only two teams in the hunt may be just the Marlins and the Mets. Jon Heyman reported that the Braves, Giants and Phillies are all out while the Tigers and Brewers are questionable at best. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports actually goes […]

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Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

The New York Mets today announced the following promotions and additions to the club’s amateur and professional scouting departments: The Mets have hired general manager Sandy Alderson’s son, Bryn Alderson, as a professional scout, the team announced Thursday in a round of hirings and promotions. Bryn Alderson, 30, spent the last five years as a […]

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Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

Sandy Alderson just finished a very short conference call with reporters. Adam Rubin was gracious enough to fill is un via Twitter. I’ll be on my own conference call with Alderson later on with other Mets bloggers. Follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamRubinESPN As I mentioned in a comment earlier, I had my doubts about […]

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Mets Need More Time To Pay Back $25M Loan From MLB

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Need More Time To Pay Back $25M Loan From MLB

According to Josh Kosman & Kaja Whitehouse of the NY Post, the Mets are seeking at least a four-month extension to pay back the $25 million emergency loan they got last year from Major League Baseball, while they work on closing the sales of minority stakes in the franchise. “An extension has been discussed with […]

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Mets Prepared To Offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” Err “Jason Bay” Money

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Prepared To Offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” Err “Jason Bay” Money

More news on the Reyes front In case you missed it yesterday, Jose Reyes was apparently flying to Miami today after eating a cheese steak in Philly on Tuesday, but that was debunked 20 minutes later… Compelling stuff… According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets are prepared to offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” err […]

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The Sad and Abominable State Of Mets Catching

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, catcher Jorge Posada, formerly of the Yankees, contacted the Mets who told him they were not interested because they’re looking for a defensive back-up. As we’ve all talked about a lot on this site this past season. Ronny Paulino was a big fail in that regard and may I remind […]

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Nationals Strong On Cespedes, Even Stronger On Fielder

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Strong On Cespedes, Even Stronger On Fielder

The Washington Nationals have made no secret of their goal to add an impact power bat to their lineup this offseason. GM Mike Rizzo is currently in the Dominican Republic scouting Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, reports Bill Ladson of MLB.com. The Nationals believe Cespedes is big league ready and believe the right-handed-hitting slugger would fit nicely with Michael […]

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This Is How The World Will End

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
This Is How The World Will End

I couldn’t help but laugh at the big fuss over Jose Reyes grabbing a bite to eat in Philly last night. Funnier still was waking up to blaring headlines connecting Reyes to some clandestine negotiations with the Phillies who were covertly wining and dining the former Mets shortstop. Phillies officials responded like this: “That is […]

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