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 Winter Meetings Recap

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Winter Meetings Recap

 The Mets Lose Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins I’m tired of arguing with some Mets fans on this, so in order to appease the masses, here’s the Disney version of events. Sandy Alderson made Reyes a very solid five-year, $88 million dollar offer, but the Marlins topped it with an additional sixth year which […]

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Mets Lose Three In Rule 5 And Make No Selections

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Lose Three In Rule 5 And Make No Selections

The Mets’ “Accumulation Mode” took a small hit today and they lost three unprotected prospects in the Rule 5 Draft today while selecting none for themselves. The Houston Astros had the first overall pick and they used it to take the Mets right-hander Rhiner Cruz – a hard-throwing reliever whose fastball has been clocked in the […]

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Angels To Sign Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Angels To Sign Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson

Wow, hang onto your checkbooks, the Los Angeles Angels have just agreed to a deal with Albert Pujols that is worth a reported ten years and $250-260MM according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The deal includes a full no-trade clause. Pujols, 32, was drafted by the Cardinals in 1999 and it’s been the only team he’s known […]

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Trading Parnell Is Reminiscent Of When Mets Traded Heath Bell

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Trading Parnell Is Reminiscent Of When Mets Traded Heath Bell

Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that the Mets were debating the idea of trading Bobby Parnell to an unspecified team for a starting position player. On Tuesday, the Mets drastically revamped their bullpen, adding Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez and Frank Francisco to handle the closing and setup duties. The three new additions to the pen could make Parnell, Beato and Acosta expendable. Trading […]

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Lets Help Make The Mets Holiday Coat Drive A Big Hit!

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Lets Help Make The Mets Holiday Coat Drive A Big Hit!

Hi Everyone, Right now, thousands of people in the New York City area need warm coats. Please donate your used coats to help those less fortunate and in need this holiday season. They need coats for children as well as adults, so if you can help, please do by donating these used coats on December […]

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Trade For Niese Unlikely Tonight, But Things Could Change Quickly

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments

8:00 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News, asked two Mets officials if Jonathan Niese would get traded tonight. They responded that it was unlikely, but warned that things could change very quickly. Martino also said he believes just about every Met is being dangled, except for R.A. Dickey. A source told him that Dickey is unlikely […]

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Reyes Says Mets Didn’t Want Him, Alderson Says He Should Have Sent Chocolate

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes Says Mets Didn’t Want Him, Alderson Says He Should Have Sent Chocolate

Jose Reyes didn’t mince words today when speaking to reporters after being introduced as the new Marlins new shortstop. Here are a few quotes from ESPN New York: On whether he was surprised that Mets were not more aggressive:  “During the season, you guys know, I always say I want to go back to play […]

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Andres Torres As An Everyday Centerfielder and Leadoff Hitter Is A Bad Idea

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments
Andres Torres As An Everyday Centerfielder and Leadoff Hitter Is A Bad Idea

I decided to do some research on Andres Torres last night so I could get a better feel of what kind of player he was and I quickly learned that the Giants were very anxious to move him. Lets see why… Torres was originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1997 but chose to play […]

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Angel Pagan Traded To Giants For Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments
Angel Pagan Traded To Giants For Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

24 hours after the bittersweet news that Jose Reyes had signed a six-year, $106 million dollar deal with the Marlins, Sandy Alderson decided to get Mets fans minds off of Reyes and back to baseball, by orchestrating a flurry of moves climaxed by a trade that sent center fielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants for reliever Ramon […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Chris Young

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Mets are open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young on a minor league contract. Young, 32, posted a 1.88 ERA and 22/11 K/BB ratio over four starts with the Mets last season before undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder and […]

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