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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Brewers GM Gets K-Rod To Waive Option

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

Francisco Rodriguez has agreed to waive the vesting option on his contract, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The option stipulated that he’d make $17.5 million if he finished 55 games this year. The vesting option for 55 games finished still in place — but now it’s a mutual option, which means both sides have to […]

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Matt Harvey Cracks Keith Law’s Top 50 Prospects

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Cracks Keith Law’s Top 50 Prospects

ESPN’s Keith Law updated his 2011 Top 50 Prospect List yesterday, and Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey checked in at #26. He was the only Mets prospect to appear on Law’s list and he replaces injured pitcher Jenrry Mejia who was bumped off. Here is his Top 10: Bryce Harper, WAS Matt Moore, TB Shelby Miller, STL […]

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Ready, Willing, But Are They Able?

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Ready, Willing, But Are They Able?

All three Mets relievers who are expected to try their hands at replacing Francisco Rodriguez weighed in on the situation on Thursday. Here is what each of them had to say about closing. “If nobody gets an ego, we’ll be just fine,” said Isringhausen (1-0, 3.14 ERA, 35 games). I don’t think any of us will […]

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Bobby Parnell Is No Slam Dunk As Mets Closer

An article by posted on July 14, 2011 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Is No Slam Dunk As Mets Closer

With the Mets idle on this first day of the second half of the season, I decided to do some number crunching and digging around on Baseball Reference, my number one resource for dope on the Mets. I came across some interesting stats on Bobby Parnell. With the young fire-baller ready to assume his biggest […]

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Sandy Alderson: We’re Not Waving A White Flag, We’ll Still Win Games

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

“From my standpoint this certainly does not signify a change in direction from our continuing attempt to win games this season. One could view this as a slight impediment. But, at the same time, it really should not signal any significant change in direction.”  -  Sandy Alderson The Francisco Rodriguez trade was “an independent transaction” – and not […]

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Terry Collins Deserves Credit For Making Mets Relevant Again

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments
Terry Collins Deserves Credit For Making Mets Relevant Again

Before we begin the second half of the 2011 season, a second half that will start with the loss of the team’s closer, I wanted to take some time to acknowledge the wonderful job that Terry Collins has done since he took over as the Mets new manager. First I want to share some glowing […]

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Beltran On Joining Red Sox, “It’s A No-Brainer”

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

Last weekend, Carlos Beltran strongly hinted to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, that he would veto his no-trade clause to approve a deal to the Giants. “I have made it clear to the organization that the only way I’d accept a deal is if it’s to a team that’s contending,” the Mets’ outfielder said. ”I […]

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A Win – Win Trade For The Brewers and The Wilpons

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments
A Win – Win Trade For The Brewers and The Wilpons

I know many of you were as shocked as I was when the news broke late last night that the Mets had unloaded Francisco Rodriguez plus some cash (Sherman says it’s $5 million) to the Milwaukee Brewers in return for two players to be named later. The trade accomplishes two things for the Mets. One, […]

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My Problem With The Mid Summer Classic

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
My Problem With The Mid Summer Classic

Voting for the All Star Game never really bothered me as much as it does these days. To be honest, I never really cared about the selection process or who was snubbed, because the game didn’t really matter. It was just an exhibition game that showcased the games most popular stars. Today, however I do […]

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Hardball: Boras Hints K-Rod Will Veto Any Trade Unless He Is Closer

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, and also confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPN, Scott Boras has officially announced that he will be representing Mets closer Fracisco Rodriguez effective immediately. Boras wasted no time in laying down the law and is ready to play some hardball. He strongly indicated that he will not […]

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