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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Morning Grind: Unsure About Andres Torres? Really?

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Unsure About Andres Torres? Really?

I wanted to comment on yesterday’ report by Mike Puma of the New York Post, who pretty much said a Mets source told him that the front office was unsure about non-tendering Andres Torres. Let me dispense with all the pleasantries and simply say that Andres Torres was a colossal failure in 2012. We were sold a […]

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Mets Will Non-Tender Pelfrey, Could Bring Back Torres

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Will Non-Tender Pelfrey, Could Bring Back Torres

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to a Mets person who told him that Mike Pelfrey will be non-tendered next month, but that Andres Torres could be back and that a decision on him is still “up in the air”. Pelfrey underwent Tommy John surgery in May and is unlikely to be ready until May […]

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If The Mets’ 2012 Seasons Were A Book…

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
If The Mets’ 2012 Seasons Were A Book…

  Hey, anybody read any good books lately? I’m so busy watching AMC most of the time, that I hardly get any time to read anymore. That said, I’ve comprised a Winter Reading List for those of you who might want to catch up on some compelling reads during the cold upcoming months of another […]

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More On Matt Harvey, Teddy Stankiewicz Will Be Eligible For 2013 Draft

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
More On Matt Harvey, Teddy Stankiewicz Will Be Eligible For 2013 Draft

Last week, the notable statistician and baseball historian Bill James, answered a few questions in a Mailbag Post for Baseball Think Factory. One question in particular had to do with own Matt Harvey, and I must say he isn’t as excited about Harvey as some of us Mets fans are. Matt Harvey debuted this year and struck out 10.6 […]

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Mets Notes: Ricciardi’s Contract Is Up, Trading Ike, Santana’s Value

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Ricciardi’s Contract Is Up, Trading Ike, Santana’s Value

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a few notes of interest on the Mets in his column this morning. Ike Davis, 1B, Mets: The big lefthanded power hitter, who is first-year arbitration-eligible, has often been linked to the Red Sox, though you’d have to ask why the Mets would deal him to Boston. Davis hit […]

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Phillies Could Let Juan Pierre Go, Might Be A Good Stopgap For Mets

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Could Let Juan Pierre Go, Might Be A Good Stopgap For Mets

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly looks at which corner outfielders the Phillies are likely to keep or are on their way out.  Among the ones who could be free agents are Juan Pierre, Laynce Nix, and Ty Wigginton. I have a mild interest in Wigginton, but Pierre may be a better fit for the team and he shouldn’t […]

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Arizona Acquires Heath Bell From Marlins, Oakland Gets Chris Young

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
Arizona Acquires Heath Bell From Marlins, Oakland Gets Chris Young

The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Chris Young and cash considerations from the Diamondbacks for middle infielder Cliff Pennington along with minor-league shortstop Yordy Cabrera to Arizona. Arizona then turned around and traded Cabrera to the Miami Marlins in exchange for relief pitcher Heath Bell and cash considerations. I’m assuming Miami will be paying more than […]

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Sandyball: Can Alderson Adapt To Life Under The New CBA?

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
Sandyball: Can Alderson Adapt To Life Under The New CBA?

You’ve heard me refer to Sandy Alderson as a dinosaur before or repeatedly saying that he seems out of his element. His moves thus far, few as they may be, have done nothing to change my perception of him. When Omar Minaya was fired, it was my hope that he would be replaced with a […]

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Rangers Hire Dave Magadan As Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 19, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers Hire Dave Magadan As Hitting Coach

The Texas Rangers have dismissed hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh and hired Dave Magadan away from the Boston Red Sox. Magadan had been the Red Sox hitting coach for six years, beginning in 2007 when they won the World Series. The Red Sox, who are in the process of looking for a manager, held an option […]

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Buster Posey, Fernando Rodney Earn Comeback Player Of The Year Honors

An article by posted on October 19, 2012 0 Comments
Buster Posey, Fernando Rodney Earn Comeback Player Of The Year Honors

Catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants and closer Fernando Rodney of the Tampa Bay Rays have been named the recipients of the 2012 National League and American League Comeback Player of the Year Awards, respectively, Major League Baseball announced today. The Comeback Player of the Year Awards are officially sanctioned by Major League […]

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