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 May Consider Rod Barajas Over Bengie Molina

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

Last night, Newsday’s Ken Davidoff reported via Twitter that the Mets are considering free agent catcher Rod Barajas as an alternative to Bengie Molina. With Molina’s insistence for a three year deal, he may have played himself out of a contract with the Mets who are looking for a starting catcher, but are unwilling to sign one for more than one […]

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MLB Winter Meetings – We Got You Covered Mets Fans!

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

You can count on Mets Merized Online to keep you up to date on all the Mets and MLB news, rumors and updates. We’ll try our best to filter out all the noise, and deliver the clarity that you need to stay informed. As always, we won’t post any rumors on MMO unless it passes the sniff […]

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Bill Madden: Mets Only Want Low Budget Latin Players

An article by posted on December 6, 2009 0 Comments

I can’t believe what I just read from Bill Madden in the Daily News this morning. Mets? Did somebody say the Mets? They won’t spend the money for Holliday, Bay or Lackey and apparently, they’re only interested in signing low-budget Latin players, having shown little or no interest in Byrd, Figgins, DeRosa, Wolf or even […]

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Pat Burrell For Luis Castillo? Terrible Idea!

An article by posted on December 5, 2009 0 Comments

Luis Castillo for Pat Burrell? Says who? I don’t know who concocted this crazy rumor, but it’s about as nuts as the one that had us going after Milton Bradley. Actually, I’d rather have Bradley than Burrell, at least Bradley can field his position and he still has a potent bat. The only reason the Mets […]

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Dan Warthen Blames Mets Catchers For 2009 Pitching Woes

An article by posted on December 5, 2009 0 Comments

I have just finished reading a very good article by our friend Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post. While everyone seems to be scratching their heads and wondering what the deal is with the Mets fondness for catchers in recent days, Hubbuch actually does a fantastic job of filling in the blanks and explaining the reasoning behind […]

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Chone Figgins and Mariners Reach Deal; Joins Ichiro To Form Lethal 1-2 Punch

An article by posted on December 5, 2009 0 Comments

According to an AP report from Greg Bell, The Seattle Mariners and Chone Figgins have reached a preliminary agreement on a $36 million, four-year contract pending a physical. The contract for the former Los Angeles Angels sparkplug includes a vesting option for 2014 that could make the deal worth $45 million over five years. The […]

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Weighing In On Blanco, Polanco, Saito and Delgado

An article by posted on December 4, 2009 0 Comments

Henry Blanco C – The Mets made the Henry Blanco signing official last night, signing the 38-year old catcher to a one year deal worth $1.5 million dollars. It’s a significant raise for Blanco who was only paid $750 K last season with the Padres. When San Diego signed Blanco, he was coming off a […]

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The Mets Owe Us Big Time!

An article by posted on December 3, 2009 0 Comments

Jayson Stark of ESPN, is reporting that the Philadelphia Phillies are targeting Placido Polanco as their next third baseman, according to a source familiar with their thinking. Before Wednesday, the Phillies appeared to be locked in on three potential free-agent third basemen — Polanco, Adrian Beltre and Mark DeRosa. But talks intensified with Polanco’s agents Wednesday, a […]

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Hot Stove Recap: Harden, Dye, Hudson, Bay, Molina, Doumit

An article by posted on December 3, 2009 0 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the day’s Hot Stove rumors and transactions. Rich Harden SP – Several reports today suggest that Rich Harden is drawing heavy interest from the Red Sox and the Mariners. Harden was not offered arbitration and the 28-year old righthander has become much more desirable in the eyes of many. Of the […]

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Ike Davis: The Future Looks Great At First Base

An article by posted on December 3, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with Ron Davis, the father of Mets first base prospect Ike Davis. In this candid interview, Ron talks about what he envisions for his son’s future in the game, but also shares a touching story that reveals the caliber of Ike’s character. Michael Lio, a […]

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