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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Rangers Sign Brandon Webb, Mets Still Taking Wait And Watch Approach

An article by posted on December 26, 2010 0 Comments
Rangers Sign Brandon Webb, Mets Still Taking Wait And Watch Approach

According to Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse, the Rangers have reached an agreement with free agent RHP Brandon Webb. Webb was reportedly one of the Mets four options along with Jeff Francis, Freddy Garcia and Chris Young, however despite their interest, no offers have been tendered and they have no plans on making ANY offers until some […]

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Bay Not Coming To Mets Minicamp, Wright Says Sometimes Best Signing Is Not Making One

An article by posted on December 24, 2010 0 Comments

Our friends at CBS Sports, offer the following Christmas Eve tidbits and player updates on the New York Metropolitans. Player Updates SS Jose Reyes has been working out in New York but planned to head home to the Dominican Republic for the holidays. LF Jason Bay was uncertain whether he will participate in a minicamp […]

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Team Source: Recently Signed Carrasco Could Join Rotation

An article by posted on December 23, 2010 0 Comments

According to a team source who spoke to Andy Martino of the Daily News, recently acquired D.J. Carrasco could possibly fill one of the spots on the 2011 rotation. In an offseason dedicated to finding creative solutions to their dearth of pitching, the Mets might already have signed free-agent rotation help: D.J. Carrasco, who the […]

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We Coulda Been A Contender…

An article by posted on December 23, 2010 0 Comments
We Coulda Been A Contender…

Stephen J. Dubner of the NY Times interviewed J.C. Bradbury of Sabernomics.com about his new book Hot Stove Economics. Among a variety of interesting questions this one came up about the Mets:  The Mets’ poor performance each of the past few years can’t be blamed on a low payroll, as they are almost always at the top of […]

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An Apple A Day Keeps The Doldrums Away

An article by posted on December 22, 2010 0 Comments

Randy Medina from Readtheapple.com is at it again, and this time he takes aim at the Sandy Alderson/Terry Collins promotional video. It may look familiar as first, but keep watching as this one actually delivers on humor like the original never could. Visit The Apple at their site at www.readtheapple.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readtheapple or on Twitter at […]

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Will Duda Be On Mets Bench? Will Alderson Stick To His Guns On Reyes?

An article by posted on December 22, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York held a Mets chat yesterday afternoon, and he tackled some good questions from those who participated. I found these two to be of interest. MetsFan73 – Hi Adam, thanks for taking our questions. My biggest concern that this will be Jose Reyes’ last season in a Mets uniform. From your dealings […]

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Here Comes The New York Media Lovefest

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments

I’m sure Sandy Alderson and his revamped front office understand the reception they might be in store for by their patient approach to restoring the Mets to a team that can have some sustained success. David Letterman may have fired the first volley in what is sure to be an interesting media overreaction to the Mets […]

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NL East – Armed And Dangerous?

An article by posted on December 20, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, gives us a preview of what the current NL East rotations look like while warning that some things could still change between now and the end of the offseason. I went an extra step and decided to place last season’s ERA and WHIP next to each pitcher. If a […]

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Keith Law On Concerns About Zach Greinke’s Makeup

An article by posted on December 19, 2010 0 Comments

Update 6:00 PM I came across an interesting quote from Keith Law on ESPN Insider via Eric Simon of Amazin Avenue. As for Greinke’s ability to handle a large market, if teams are using his mental illness as a way to gauge his “toughness” or makeup, they should be ashamed. Depression is not about being sad, anxiety […]

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Sports Betting and Sportsmanship

An article by posted on December 19, 2010 0 Comments

When you think about Charlie Samuels’ recent sports betting bust, you can’t help but be a little creeped out. Sure, it’s sleazy to give out insider information on the Mets for gambling purposes and using the company account as a personal bank; it’s quite another to be caught knee-deep in hundreds of thousands of dollars in mob […]

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