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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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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Red Sox Keep Piling On And Sign Reliever Dan Wheeler

An article by posted on December 18, 2010 0 Comments

The Red Sox have agreed to terms with former Rays reliever Dan Wheeler, according to Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe. He will receive $3 million from the Red Sox in 2011, but the deal also includes a vesting option for 2012 worth $3 million if he appears in 65 games next season and $3.25 million if he appears in […]

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Yankees Sign Pedro Feliciano To A Two-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 17, 2010 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Pedro Feliciano To A Two-Year Deal

In a move that comes as no surprise, Jon Heyman SI.com, reports that the New York Yankees and Pedro Feliciano have come to an agreement that will bring the longtime Mets reliever to the Bronx for the next two seasons. The two sides will most likely finalize the deal today and it’s expected to be be […]

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Garza Is Too Rich For Mets Taste, Gorzelanny On Their Radar

An article by posted on December 17, 2010 0 Comments
Garza Is Too Rich For Mets Taste, Gorzelanny On Their Radar

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets have shown some interest in acquiring left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny from the Chicago Cubs. Alderson is believed to have inquired about the Cubs’ Tom Gorzelanny, who made $800,000 last season and wouldn’t break the Mets’ shoestring budget even if he were to double that number […]

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NL East Report: Offseason Scorecard

An article by posted on December 16, 2010 0 Comments

MLB.com breaks down the NL East and here’s what they got so far. My notes follow. Braves What they’ve done: The Braves bolstered their offense by acquiring second baseman Uggla in a trade with the Marlins. Atlanta also added Sherrill and Scott Linebrink to the bullpen and re-signed Eric Hinske to a one-year deal. Left […]

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Tejada Not In Second Base Mix

An article by posted on December 16, 2010 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News gives more evidence that Ruben Tejada is not even considered in the mix for the second base battle this spring. He begins with comments from Terry Collins on the newest Met, at least for now, infielder Brad Emaus, the Rule 5 pickup from the Blue Jays. “Obviously, with J.P. […]

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What If Jose Reyes Really Does Have A Big Season?

An article by posted on December 15, 2010 0 Comments

As we come to grips with the fact that hope will be the prevailing theme in 2011 and that basically we are playing the same hand we had last season minus Johan Santana, we will all have our patience tested. There’s a lot of things that need to go right where hope is concerned for […]

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Beltran and Bay Both Recovering And Doing Well

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the ESPN had injury updates on Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay. I’m most encouraged about how optimistic Beltran sounds, “I feel good about it,” Beltran said about the knee woes, which prompted him to be shut down after the Mets’ Sept. 28 game. “What I was feeling last year when I stopped […]

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I Have Become Comfortab-Lee Numb

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
I Have Become Comfortab-Lee Numb

So Cliff Lee is back with the Phillies. What a mind blower this was when the news sunk in after the numbness went away. Even though there were whispers that somehow the Phillies were very much engaged, I refused to believe it and kept hanging onto the slim hope that Lee would re-sign with the […]

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