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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Beltran Dumps Scott Boras

An article by posted on November 1, 2011 0 Comments

Former Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran has parted ways with agent Scott Boras and is now represented by Dan Lozano, according to ESPN.com. Lozano also represents Albert Pujols and Jimmy Rollins among other free agents this offseason. Tonight, ESPN2 will televise the first-ever “Rawling Gold Glove Awards Show”. It’s the first time the Gold Glove Award […]

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Mets Have 4 or 5 Guys Above The Line In Rotation?

An article by posted on November 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Have 4 or 5 Guys Above The Line In Rotation?

“We’ve got four or five guys that I would call ‘above the line,’ that we could go into the season with, in the rotation…We have far fewer than that in the bullpen right now.” ~ Sandy Alderson You’re squinting your eyes, scratching your heads, and  wondering what the heck that means aren’t you? A new […]

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Pictures Of New Citi Field Dimensions and Blue Wall – Awesome!

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments
Pictures Of New Citi Field Dimensions and Blue Wall – Awesome!

The Mets officially announced Monday that they will move in portions of Citi Field’s outfield fence next season, lower the height of the wall in left field and paint the entire fence blue. The changes will result in approximately 140 new seats, including roughly 100 in left-center field and 40 in an expanded Modell’s Clubhouse […]

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Alderson on Reyes, Wright, 2012 Season

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

This from Adam Rubin: So Reyes will in fact go into free agency with nary an offer from the Mets confirming an earlier report to that effect from Adam Rubin and Andy Martino. The Wright thing sounds about right. Looking forward to seeing what he means by not punting in 2012. Fielder? Wilson? Big trade? […]

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Would You Bring Back Harris and Hairston?

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

In a word, no. Andy Martino of the Daily News wrote that a team source indicated that Willie Harris and Scott Hairston will not be re-signed until much later in the off-season, if they are re-signed at all. Martino adds that Harris became a clubhouse leader and one of manager Terry Collins’ favorites and that a return is likely. I read stuff […]

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For The First Time In Ten Years, Jose Reyes Is Not On The Mets 40-Man Roster

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes, Scott Hairston, Willie Harris, Chris Young, Chris Capuano, Miguel Batista and Jason Isringhausen were among the 148 players who filed for free agency today. The Daily News reported on Friday, that the Mets will not re-sign Reyes during their exclusive negotiating window which expires on Thursday, November 3rd. Instead they intend to let other teams set the market for the NL Batting […]

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Tony LaRussa Announces Retirement

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments
Tony LaRussa Announces Retirement

In a Morning news conference at Busch Stadium, The Saint Louis Cardinals announced that manager Tony La Russa is retiring. The team had hoped to have their skipper back for a 17th season, but after 33 years as manager LaRussa decided it was time to hang ‘em up. La Russa retires third on the all-time wins list, just 35 behind John […]

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Brewers Decline Option On K-Rod

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments
Brewers Decline Option On K-Rod

As expected, the Milwaukee Brewers declined the $17.5 million mutual option on former Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez. K-Rod’s deal was reworked shortly after he was traded from the Mets during the All-Star break, changing it from an option that would have become guaranteed had he finished 55 games to a mutual option. Rodriguez was used primarily as […]

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Is Re-Signing Jose Reyes Really The Mets Top Priority Of The Offseason?

An article by posted on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Is Re-Signing Jose Reyes Really The Mets Top Priority Of The Offseason?

On Saturday, John Volpe submitted a Fan Post in which he points to the similarities between when the Mets traded Tom Seaver (Midnight Massacre) and the current Jose Reyes situation. He included a quote from Tom Seaver and wrote: Even the great one, Tom Seaver himself, shared his thoughts on Reyes not to long ago. ”Unless […]

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Could B.J. Upton and Grady Sizemore Be CF Options For Mets

An article by posted on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Could B.J. Upton and Grady Sizemore Be CF Options For Mets

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that the Tampa Bay Rays will “probably” trade B.J. Upton over the offseason. The Rays came close to dealing their center fielder to the Washington Nationals prior to the trade deadline, but weren’t able to agree on the pieces before time ran out. Upton made $4.825 million in 2011 and is due for […]

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