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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Comment: MetFanLou on Bobby V

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Interesting comment from MetFanLou: If Bobby V is the new Red Sox manager they will go after Yu Darvish. Bobby speaks fluent Japanese and his expertise with Japanese ballplayers is second to none. You can bet this was discussed during his interviews and may have been the motivating factor. After all he would be leaving […]

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Where There’s Smoke…

An article by posted on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Where There’s Smoke…

Last week, I wrote a little bit about some information I came across regarding Bud Selig, his friendship with Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson, and the state of the Mets. I left that post with this: “There is something amiss with this franchise. Can you see it?” Here is another log for that fire to warm […]

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Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for PTBNL

The Phillies have acquired Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash, according to the Rockies’ official Twitter account. In Wigginton, the Phillies get a decent right-handed bat for the bench who can help fill in for the sidelined Ryan Howard at first base and occasionally spell Placido Polanco at third base. After batting .248 with 22 […]

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Havens, Lagares, Familia Among Seven Players Added To Mets 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
Havens, Lagares, Familia Among Seven Players Added To Mets 40 Man Roster

The Mets have added SS Wilmer Flores, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, RHP Robert Carson, RHP Jeurys Familia, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and OF Cesar Puello to the 40-man roster. The following players are unprotected; Jefry Marte, Jose De La Torre, Dylan Owen, Allan Dykstra, Kai Gronauer, Brad Holt, Collin McHugh, Roy Merritt, Brandon Moore, Edgar Ramirez, Sean […]

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Forget Reyes, Mets Should Sign This Guy…

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s the answer to the Mets’ prayers and he works cheap too… http://youtu.be/oGQwUS73pVg Yes, that’s Leo Durocher…

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General Manager’s Meetings Recap

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
General Manager’s Meetings Recap

The GM Meetings in Milwaukee have wrapped up and here’s a quick summary of a few things we learned: Sandy Alderson spoke with representatives for relievers Frank Francisco and Matt Capps this week. Alderson said he was not close to signing anyone, but emphasized he is looking for two relievers who could close and not one. He expects them […]

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Mets Telling Teams Murphy Is Available

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Telling Teams Murphy Is Available

A source has told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Daniel Murphy is available. In conversations with other teams at the GM Meetings in Milwaukee this week, a source confirmed the Mets informed other teams that Daniel Murphy is “available.” This goes against an earlier report that said the front office sees Murphy as the starting second baseman if […]

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Alderson Meets With Reps For RHP Matt Capps

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Meets With Reps For RHP Matt Capps

As I posted last night, Newsday’s Ken Davidoff confirmed that the Mets met with the representatives for free agent RHP Frank Francisco. Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger is reporting that Sandy Alderson also met with the representative for reliever Matt Capps. Last season with the Minnesota Twins, relief pitcher Matt Capps went 4-7 with 15 saves and […]

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Endy Chavez On Mets Radar

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Endy Chavez On Mets Radar

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, says the Mets are tossing around the idea of bringing back outfielder Endy Chavez. According to one high-ranking team insider, the Mets are open to a second stint in Flushing for the free agent outfielder, and have discussed Chavez — albeit in a very informal and preliminary way — with agent […]

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Ike Davis: I Am Back and I Feel Great

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Ike Davis: I Am Back and I Feel Great

Yesterday afternoon at Citi Field, the Mets hosted a special media event to announce their plans for the Mets 50th Anniversary celebration in 2012 which you can read about here and here. One of the players on hand was first baseman Ike Davis and he was a sight for sore eyes. Davis was in great […]

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