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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What Would Bay and Wright Say If They Got The Chance?

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

An interesting tweet from Rustin C. Dodd, a writer for kansascity.com via MetsBlog that really makes one wonder. Best Royals quote of 2011 so far? Jeff Francoeur on hitting in the Mets’ spacious park: “Citi Field is a damn joke.” No current Met has ever had anything negative to say about the vastness of Citi Field, but plenty […]

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Scott Hairston Signs Major League Deal, So Long Duda…

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Scott Hairston Signs Major League Deal, So Long Duda…

Updated Post 3:00 PM Initially it was first reported that Scott Hairston was signed to a minor league contract. We have now learned that it is indeed a Major League contract. Coupled with the signing of Chris Young which was also announced today, the Mets must clear two spots from the 40 Man Roster, not […]

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Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Deal

The Mets have officially announced the signing of right-hander Chris Young this afternoon as well as that of outfielder Scott Hairston to one year deals. GM Sandy Alderson spoke glowingly about Young in a press release, “Chris has the potential to make a big contribution this year. We were together in San Diego when he was […]

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Dickey Believes A Multi-Year Deal Is Still Possible

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Dickey Believes A Multi-Year Deal Is Still Possible

   As we reported on Tuesday (see original post below), R.A. Dickey is in store for huge raise even if he were to lose his arbitration case with the Mets next month. The lowest Dickey can earn will be the $3.35 million that the Mets submitted as their arbitration figure, a $2.7 million dollar raise […]

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Jose Reyes Says No Contract Talks After Season Starts

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes met with reporters after the Citi Field Kids event and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted a great video of Reyes who discusses a variety of things, most importantly that he has no intention of negotiating any deal with the Mets during the regular season. Reyes also discussed the possibility of being […]

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Terry Collins Recap From WFAN – Castillo, Reyes, Pagan, Fundamentals

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN after he finished at the Cit Field Kids event at Citi Field. Here is a rundown of some things he said on WFAN as well as the event. Fundamentals Collins is big on fundamentals and he will have the players doing full workouts on an […]

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Weighing In On Recent Mets Flurries

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments
Weighing In On Recent Mets Flurries

For four weeks nothing but radio silence, then out of nowhere, two straight weeks of pandemonium and when the dust settled we find ourselves a couple of catchers, a couple of outfielders, a middle infielder, three relievers and two starting pitchers richer. Whew… I’m gonna need a few days just to figure out what the heck just […]

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Johan Santana: He’s Cleared To Throw, But When?

An article by posted on January 18, 2011 0 Comments
Johan Santana: He’s Cleared To Throw, But When?

Last week, the Mets announced that Johan has been cleared to begin throwing, but in an ESPN Live Chat today, Adam Rubin adds a little more clarification. Question – With Santana starting to throw already, is there a chance he could come back sooner than expected? Adam Rubin – I don’t know that he actually […]

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Mets And Chris Young Agree To Deal, Pending Physical

An article by posted on January 17, 2011 0 Comments
Mets And Chris Young Agree To Deal, Pending Physical

  The Mets and free-agent right-hander Chris Young have agreed to a deal, pending a physical, an organization source told ESPN NewYork. Aaron Gleeman adds, Young has a 3.80 ERA in 752 career innings, but the 32-year-old has never thrown even 180 innings in a season and hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2007. Despite […]

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Nationals Acquire Tom Gorzelanny From Cubs

An article by posted on January 17, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Acquire Tom Gorzelanny From Cubs

According to ESPN Chicago, the Nationals have acquired LHP Tom Gorzelanny from the Cubs in exchange for three minor league prospects — two pitchers and an outfielder, according to two major league sources. Gorzelanny was 7-9 with a 4.09 ERA last season, and last week there was speculation that the Mets might be interested in […]

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