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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Mets Interested In Smoltz… Yes That Smoltz…

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

On Wednesday, the venerable Marty Noble posted his usual weekly mailbag, and in a question regarding the potential availability of John Smoltz he replied, Few personnel moves the Mets could make would please me, personally, as much as the addition of Smoltz. He’s a class act and a joy to cover. I’d like watching his […]

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Delgado Swinging Hot Bat, Mets To Take Closer Look

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

Playing in his third winter league game, Carlos Delgado continued his offensive outburst last night going 1-3 with a walk, a solo homerun and two RBIs. He is now batting .364 with with a .417 on-base percentage. One thing to bear in mind is that Delgado has been restricted to the designated hitter role thus far, and has […]

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Spring Training Dates, Mets Believe

An article by posted on January 7, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s some news that is sure to warm you up on this cold January day… The Mets released their reporting dates for Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers will report to the club’s Spring Training site in Port St. Lucie, Florida on February 18th, and have their first workout on February 20th. The rest of the position players […]

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Latest News On Aroldis Chapman

An article by posted on January 7, 2010 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Angels are in hot pursuit of Cuban LHP Aroldis Chapman. He tweets, Angels “trying like crazy” to sign Chapman. Additionally, Juan Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel reported that Chapman told one associate that he expects to sign a new contract within the next three to four days. Yesterday, […]

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Cardinals Agree On 7 Year Deal With Matt Holliday

An article by posted on January 5, 2010 0 Comments

The dominoes are all starting to fall now… Jon Heyman of SI.com,is now reporting that free agent outfielder, Matt Holliday has agreed to a seven-year, $120 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. The deal includes a full no trade clause as most Scott Boras contracts do. Holliday batted .353 with 13 home runs and […]

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Jason Bay Debunks All The Misinformation

An article by posted on January 5, 2010 0 Comments

Jason Bay just finished his long anticipated press conference, and in doing so he wiped away all the mud and filth that sports bloggers and journalists had been flinging since the Mets made him an offer after the Winter Meetings. Last week I warned against all these baseless accusations and innuendo that were casting Jason Bay […]

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Luis Castillo For Mike Lowell? I’m Not Feeling It…

An article by posted on January 5, 2010 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that according to one of his sources, the Mets and Red Sox are considering a swap of Mike Lowell and Luis Castillo, but that it’s not known how far along the discussion has gone. Mike Lowell is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $12 million […]

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Is Pineiro or Garland Next On The Agenda?

An article by posted on January 4, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, the Mets may now be shifting gears and are turning their attention to obtaining a starting pitcher. Minaya is still trying to strike a deal with free-agent catcher Bengie Molina and has turned attention in recent days to a starting pitching pool that includes Ben Sheets, Joel Pineiro […]

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Remembering Dave Magadan…

An article by posted on January 3, 2010 0 Comments

I recently came across a comment from former Met Dave Magadan regarding the Mets’ recent acquisition of Jason Bay. In a nut shell he said the Mets got themselves the kind of player who will transform a locker room full of players focused on their individual performances, into a team with one focus; to win […]

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New Years Day Leftovers

An article by posted on January 2, 2010 0 Comments

I hope all of you had a wonderful New Years Eve and Day. It’s been such a hectic two weeks… you can count me in among those suffering from a bad case of holiday fatigue. I’m so glad we still have Saturday and Sunday to relax and unwind. Can you imagine if today were a Tuesday […]

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