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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Rule 5 Notes: Mets Get Ramirez Back From Nats, Beato Now Free And Clear

An article by posted on October 17, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Mets announced that they have accepted right-handed reliever Elvin Ramirez back from the Nationals, who selected him in the Rule 5 Draft last December. The 24-year-old missed all of last season after he was placed on the 60-day DL in March after undergoing right shoulder surgery. In 2010, Ramirez went 4-4 with a […]

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MMO Hot Stove Report: The Premier Edition

An article by posted on October 16, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Hot Stove Report: The Premier Edition

As the post season winds down and the Texas Rangers await the conclusion of the NLCS to see whom they will face in the World Series, lets take a look at some of the early Hot Stove season news. What you read here will not be exclusive to the Mets and will include most of the top hot stove […]

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About Those Free Agent Compensation Picks….

An article by posted on October 15, 2011 0 Comments

I happened across an interesting debate on our site today and the subject of free agent compensation came up. I’m only including the part of the debate between t agee and TruFan that went into the comp picks. t agee says: I would bet anything that the strategy is to get the best guys who will sign […]

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It’s Official, Mets Name Bob Geren Bench Coach

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments
It’s Official, Mets Name Bob Geren Bench Coach

The Mets on Friday named former A’s manager Bob Geren the bench coach to Terry Collins. “Bob Geren’s experience as a former manager and bench coach will be a great fit for us,” said Mets Manager Terry Collins. “Adding a former major league catcher like Bob to our staff will be ideal.” Geren beat out […]

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Have Our Priorities Shifted From Winning To Something Else?

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments
Have Our Priorities Shifted From Winning To Something Else?

Buster Olney of ESPN spoke to an agent who told him that a strong postseason by Rangers starter C.J. Wilson could set him up for a five or six-year contract worth between $85-$100MM this winter when he becomes a free agent. A weak postseason could bring a potential deal down to five years and $60-$65MM. Basically, […]

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Random Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t had a Friday off in ages, and much to the dismay of readers like martin, it gave see some extra time to write more than usual and even comment as well. There’s a few things circulating out there I wanted to weigh in on and plus some site news… First, Steve Popper of […]

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Epstein To Cubs Doesn’t Bode Well For The Mets

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments
Epstein To Cubs Doesn’t Bode Well For The Mets

With the news that Theo Epstein has departed Bean-Town for Chi-Town to go and run the Cubs, I can’t help thinking that this move will impact the Mets in many adverse ways. For one, in the short term, Sandy Alderson will now be competing with Theo in scouring the free agent rolls looking for under-valued […]

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Theo Epstein Signs 5-Year Deal With Cubs

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

John Dennis of WEEI Sports Radio is reporting that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has agreed with the Cubs on a five-year deal worth more than $15 million. According to Dennis’ sources, the Red Sox granted the Cubs permission to talk with Epstein late last week. The deal is expected to be finalized by the […]

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Backman Will Not Be Joining The Nationals

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/washingnats/status/123826426372825088"] Original Post Oct. 11, 5:45 AM According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wally Backman will not join the Nationals coaching staff. According to Mike Puma of the NI Post, Wally Backman, a candidate for the Mets’ managerial opening last offseason, could soon leave the organization, according to a team source. The fiery Backman, 52, […]

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Mets Should Have Chien-Ming Wang On Their Radar

An article by posted on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Should Have Chien-Ming Wang On Their Radar

With the news that the Mets have shutdown Johan Santana’s rehab  for the rest of the year, all they can do now is hope and pray that when their $24 million dollar a year ace shows up in Port St. Lucie next Spring, he will be ready to get on a mound and resemble something […]

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