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, '00 and '15, 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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NY Post: Tampa Bay’s Playbook On Building Through The Draft

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
NY Post: Tampa Bay’s Playbook On Building Through The Draft

A must-read article by Kevin Kernan of the NY Post, he speaks with Andrew Friedman, the Executive VP of Baseball Operations of the Tampa Bay Rays, who knows a thing or two about building from within and investing in the draft. “The one thing about young players is that they have tremendous upside but they also have […]

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Johan Santana Addresses Health, WBC and Free Agency

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana Addresses Health, WBC and Free Agency

Here are some of the tweets from the beat writers this morning at Mets spring training camp where Mets opening day starter Johan Santana addressed the media. Anthony DiComo: Santana still wants to play in WBC, but if Mets say they don’t want him to, he would respect their wishes. Adam Rubin: Educated betting says Johan […]

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Brandon Lyon Contract Details, Not Looking To Be Team’s Closer

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Brandon Lyon Contract Details, Not Looking To Be Team’s Closer

A major league source revealed the details of Brandon Lyon‘s contract to ESPN New York. Lyon can earn as much as $2.3 million broken down as follows: $650,000 maximum in appearance bonuses $100,000 for reaching 40, 45, 50 and 55 games $125,000 for reaching 60 and 65 games. $250,000 maximum in games-finished bonuses $50,000 apiece […]

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Latest On Bourn: Cubs, Mariners, Rangers, Indians Interest Greater Than Being Reported

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Latest On Bourn: Cubs, Mariners, Rangers, Indians Interest Greater Than Being Reported

Updated at 3:30 PM by Joe D. Following up on the tiny bit of updates coming in today on the Mets and their pursuit of Michael Bourn, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, believes the Mets’ path is still cloudy. Maybe the New York Mets can pull the whole thing off and sign free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn without losing […]

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Ike Davis Confesses He Was Very Fatigued Last Season

An article by posted on February 9, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Confesses He Was Very Fatigued Last Season

As an update to the Ike Davis and 2012 fatigue discussion from Wednesday, here is an update from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, who spoke to Ike Davis today at Port St. Lucie: Ike Davis publicly portrayed his diagnosis of valley fever last February as a non-issue, insisting it was giving him no problems and […]

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How Badly Do The Mets Want Michael Bourn?

An article by posted on February 9, 2013 0 Comments
How Badly Do The Mets Want Michael Bourn?

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors posted part of the interview he conducted with Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and one other NL Executive. It was on the topic of qualifying offers, the draft pick compensation attached to free agents, and how it hurts the good, but not great players. If signing a free […]

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Valdespin Uninjured, Suffered From Leg Cramps

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Uninjured, Suffered From Leg Cramps

Following up on what I reported earlier this morning, Jordany Valdespin is uninjured and was suffering from  cramps after an 18-inning Caribbean Series game yesterday in cold weather, according to ESPN Deporte’s Enrique Rojas. Good news. Original Post 9:00 AM. I was just notified by one of my writers that Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin hurt himself […]

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Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

Ike Davis wraps up a session of crushing baseballs at PSL Hey Jon Niese, nice of you to show up early… Adam Rubin tweeted that the Brandon Lyon deal with the Mets will be officially announced as soon as this afternoon. Anthony DiComo sees the Opening Day Roster like this: He also adds that the acquisition […]

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Spring Shorts: Harvey Looking For 20 Wins, Felix Is King, Johan Tipping Pitches

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Shorts: Harvey Looking For 20 Wins, Felix Is King, Johan Tipping Pitches

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York tells us that Matt Harvey “appreciates a bright future on the horizon with Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud among others”, but that he’s not going to let that detract him from the present. The right-hander is focused on getting off to a good start, “I’m here to play this year,” Harvey said. “I’m here […]

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Recap and Photos Of Thurman Munson Dinner

An article by posted on February 7, 2013 0 Comments
Recap and Photos Of Thurman Munson Dinner

The 33rd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner was held on February 5 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Pictured left to right are: YES Network’s Michael Kay, Munson Award honorees Ike Davis of the Mets and David Phelps of the Yankees, Grand Hyatt’s Jerry Lewin, Yankees CC Sabathia, Thurman’s widow Diana Munson, […]

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