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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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

As the final day of the Winter Meetings comes to a close, the Mets fly back to New York much like the same team that arrived on Sunday. Any and all dreams of blockbuster trades and big free agent signings slowly dissipate into the same pessimistic feelings we ended the season with. There will be […]

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Winter Meetings Day 3 Recap

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

The Brewers have agreed to terms with Randy Wolf on a three-year, $29.75 million contract. The deal will be finalized pending a physical. The Mets had strong interest in the 33-year-old left-hander who made 34 starts and posted a 3.23 ERA and 1.10 WHIP for the Dodgers last season. According to AOL’s Ed Price via Twitter, the Mets […]

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Roy Halladay: We May Be Witnesses To A Biblical Prophecy

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

Still no serious negotiations are ongoing between the Blue Jays and a suitor for their ace, Roy Halladay. However, there is some interesting speculation and rumor making it’s way onto the blogosphere this morning. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post,  “The Angels, Red Sox and Yankees, in that order for now, are pursuing Toronto […]

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The Yankees Gets Better, While The Mets Get Metsier

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like the Yankees are set to make the loudest noise in Indianapolis since the 93rd running of the Indy 500 last May 24th. A rumored three team deal between the Tigers, Yankees and D’backs is now official according to several sources. Here is what it looks like: The Yankees get Curtis Granderson, the […]

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Unloading Gary Matthews Jr. Will Be Tougher Than Luis Castillo

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Angels may be willing to trade outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. to the Mets for second baseman Luis Castillo. Matthews is still owed close to $22.5 million over the next two seasons. Last night, I spoke to someone with knowledge of the situation, who told me that the Angels would […]

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Sticker Shock Has Mets Looking At Lackey Again

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com got a few laughs tonight when he said the following on Twitter moments ago, Mets taking a little closer look at Lackey after getting sticker shock on middle-rung starters. Might rather pay for ace. I guess when the Mets learned that the Milwaukee  Brewers’ offer to starting pitcher Randy Wolf was around three years […]

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Mets Attempts To Sign Randy Wolf, “Fruitless”

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com reported via Twitter that the Mets attempts to try and sign free agent starter Randy Wolf appear to be “fruitless”. It now appears almost certain that he will sign with the Milwaukee Brewers for three years and approximately $9 million dollars per season. The Wolf to the Brewers rumors really intensified last night, but earlier today some […]

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Mets Sign Mike Hessman To Minor League Deal (yawn)

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, is reporting that the Mets have signed career minor leaguer Mike Hessman. Hessman, 31, played of the Class-AAA Toledo Mud Hens last season and batted .217 with a team leading 23 home runs and 77 RBIs. The third baseman is adept as several other positions including outfield, and is […]

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Mets Considering Kevin Millwood And Corey Hart; May Trade Maine

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets and Brewers have discussed a deal that could send John Maine to Milwaukee in exchange for outfielder Corey Hart, and possibly another deal with the Texas Rangers for Kevin Millwood.. Will put up links in morning, but learned Mets are talking to Brewers about a Maine-Corey Hart swap, and also with Rangers about Kevin Millwood. […]

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Cardinals Sign Brad Penny To One Year Deal

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman and Buster Olney via Twitter, The Cardinals and Brad Penny have a letter of agreement, for a $7.5 million base and $1.5 in performances bonuses. Physical likely on Wed. Penny, who finished strong last season with the Gianst, could be a nice addition for the Cardinals. The big righthander made 30 starts […]

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