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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Reyes and Marlins Talking Now, Could Announce Six-Year, $111 Million Deal Tonight

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes and Marlins Talking Now, Could Announce Six-Year, $111 Million Deal Tonight

According to Ken Rosenthal moments ago on MLB Network, Jose Reyes and the Marlins could announce an agreement to a six, year, $100 Million dollar deal tonight. If that happens, that would mean Jose Reyes will have played his last game as a Met without never having received one offer from them. I think that might tick […]

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Mets Contact K-Rod

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Contact K-Rod

This from the Hey Man… Now that’s interesting… Original Post 12/2 Before the Mets traded Frankie Rodriguez to the Brewers for two PTBNL’s they had the fourth best bullpen in the National League. K-rod was the closer of course, with Jason  Isringhausen performing admirably as the setup man, and Bobby Parnell and Pedro Beato were thriving in […]

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Mets Inquired About Bailey, Will Likely Target Rauch, Lidge, Francisco

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Inquired About Bailey, Will Likely Target Rauch, Lidge, Francisco

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets would love to trade for Oakland’s Andrew Bailey, but the more likely scenario has the Mets signing one or two relievers from a list that includes Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Brad Lidge and Matt Capps. As you can read below, the Mets have checked in on […]

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Sandy Alderson On If Jose Reyes Is A Franchise Player

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On If Jose Reyes Is A Franchise Player

On Thursday, Sandy Alderson hosted a conference call with a few Mets bloggers that was by far the best one I ever participated in. We had some great questions from everyone and Sandy, who was very cordial, took his time and answered all of our questions concisely and proficiently. The tone of the call was […]

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Mets Today: How Long Is Mets Rebuilding Plan?

An article by posted on December 3, 2011 0 Comments

Joe Janish of Mets Today asks the question, “how long is the Mets rebuilding plan?” Assuming you believe the Mets are in a “rebuilding phase”, how long do you think the rebuilding plan will last? And why / how did you arrive at that time frame? The reason I ask is because there seems to […]

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Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Capuano; Pitched Best Game Of 2011 Season For Mets

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, former Mets LHP Chris Capuano has agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a two year, $10 million contract. Honestly, as much as I would have liked to have Capuano back on a one-year deal, his chances to re-sign with the Mets was doomed the moment he mentioned he wanted a two-year […]

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Padres Hire Omar Minaya

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Padres Hire Omar Minaya

According to SI.com, the San Diego Padres have hired former Mets GM Omar Minaya. Minaya, the former GM of the Montreal Expos, held the same post with the New York Mets from 2005 to 2010. The Dominican-born Minaya was baseball’s first Latino general manager, and Angels owner Arte Moreno, who was baseball’s first Latino owner, was […]

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Jose Reyes Sweepstakes Down To Mets and Marlins?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Sweepstakes Down To Mets and Marlins?

Several sources are now reporting that the market for Jose Reyes is not as big as most initially expected and in fact the only two teams in the hunt may be just the Marlins and the Mets. Jon Heyman reported that the Braves, Giants and Phillies are all out while the Tigers and Brewers are questionable at best. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports actually goes […]

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Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

The New York Mets today announced the following promotions and additions to the club’s amateur and professional scouting departments: The Mets have hired general manager Sandy Alderson’s son, Bryn Alderson, as a professional scout, the team announced Thursday in a round of hirings and promotions. Bryn Alderson, 30, spent the last five years as a […]

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Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

Sandy Alderson just finished a very short conference call with reporters. Adam Rubin was gracious enough to fill is un via Twitter. I’ll be on my own conference call with Alderson later on with other Mets bloggers. Follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamRubinESPN As I mentioned in a comment earlier, I had my doubts about […]

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