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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Red Sox Sign Carl Crawford To 7-Year, $142 Million Deal

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe was the first to report that the Red Sox have signed free agent Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million dollar mega deal. It has since been confirmed by Jon Heymand and Ken Rosenthal. Crawford must pass his physical, but the deal is as good as done. No doubt, Jayson […]

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Ronny Paulino Is Thole’s Ideal Statistical Partner

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
Ronny Paulino Is Thole’s Ideal Statistical Partner

  The Mets have agreed to sign Ronny Paulino to a one-year deal worth $1.3MM plus incentives, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. The deal is pending a physical which should take place in New York either today or Thursday. Mark Simon of ESPN, did some number crunching this morning and has some glowing remarks for […]

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About This Whole Wait Until 2012 Plan…

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
About This Whole Wait Until 2012 Plan…

I’ve read a few takes on the Mets decision not to spend more than a few bucks to fill in some gaps on the Mets roster this offseason. It seems that half the fans are okay with the whole $5-$6 million dollar offseason spending budget, while the other half are wondering how is that going to improve […]

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Scott Boras Says Beltran Will Remain A Met In 2011

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Beltran, splashed some water onto the whole Beltran to the Red Sox murmurings. “I have not had any conversation with the Mets about anything relative to Carlos, other than the fact they were going to meet with him,” Boras said. “I think Carlos’ plan and our plan is that he’ll be […]

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The Dark Side Of D.J. Carrasco, Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
The Dark Side Of D.J. Carrasco, Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Mark Simon of ESPN New York just put some scary thoughts into my head this morning. While he has some good things to say about the Mets acquisition of D.J. Carrasco, there’s one thing about him that looms ominously over his career. But there is a kryptonite that has plagued Carrasco throughout his major league […]

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Hot Stove Update: Cliff Lee, George Sherrill, Zach Greinke, Carlos Pena, J.J. Putz, Jeff Francoeur

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Done Deals The Diamondbacks signed J.J. Putz to a two-year, $10MM deal with an option for 2013. The former Met passed his physical and will earn $4MM in 2011, $4.5MM in 2012 and either $6.5MM or a $1.5MM buyout in 2013. Last season, Putz posted a 2.83 ERA in 54 innings. The Chicago Cubs have […]

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Mets Add Another Coach While At Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are keeping busy in Orlando interviewing several candidates for a few remaining open positions on the coaching staff including that of first base coach, hitting instructor and bullpen coach which has just been filled.. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets will hire Jon Debus as bullpen coach, succeeding Randy […]

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Mets Winter Meetings Update: Guarantees, Wheeler, Van Slyke, Hairston Jr.

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Winter Meetings Update: Guarantees, Wheeler, Van Slyke, Hairston Jr.

Mets Are Wheeling and Dealing? According to Steve Phillips in a post to AOL Fanhouse, free agent reliever Dan Wheeler is drawing interest from several teams including the Diamondbacks, Cubs, Red Sox and the Mets. Wheeler is an 11-year veteran who had been with Tampa Bay since being traded by Houston during the 2007 season. Wheeler […]

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Heyman: Mets Are Like Scavengers, Francesa: Citi Field Will Be A Ghost Town

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments

Just heard some scathing remarks from Jon Heyman who was a guest of Mike Francesa this afternoon on WFAN, Francesa said he thinks “Alderson is getting a free pass for essentially doing nothing” and that if his plan is to show up on Opening Day with basically the same team as last season minus Johan […]

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Ricciardi Tackles The Misconceptions Of Moneyball

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments

Moneyball, Moneyball, Moneyball, that’s all we ever seem to hear or read about these days. Between me and all the other Mets fans deciding to buy and read the Michael Lewis book, it might just make its way back to the NY Times best-seller list if it hasn’t already. It’s a good book, but also a […]

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