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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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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The Mets Already Have Their Rally Caps On, Do You?

An article by posted on January 16, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Already Have Their Rally Caps On, Do You?

The last few days have been very interesting as far as quotes go from several notable Mets including Angel Pagan, David Wright and even manager Terry Collins got into the act. All three of them are brimming with optimism for the season that is fast approaching. “With this lineup, if we stay healthy, and we compete […]

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Jeff Francis Agrees To Deal With The Royals

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments
Jeff Francis Agrees To Deal With The Royals

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick via Twitter, the Kansas City Royals have signed free agent starter Jeff Francis to a one-year deal. The deal is pending a physical. With the left-hander now off the table, it leaves Chris Young as the top remaining option in the Mets’ price range according to Adam Rubin. Other likely options for […]

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Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Today

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Today

Tickets to Mets Spring Training games at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida are now available and for sale. Season and Five-Game Plans for Mets Spring Training games are on sale now. Individual tickets will go on sale at Digital Domain Park Saturday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets and information are available […]

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A’s Reach 2-Year Agreement With Closer Brian Fuentes

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments
A’s Reach 2-Year Agreement With Closer Brian Fuentes

According to several sources the Oakland A’s are close to finalizing a two-year deal with left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes, a source familiar with negotiations confirmed Sunday. Fuentes, 35, is coming off a fine season that produced a 2.81 ERA and 24 games saves. He joins what I believe could be one of the top bullpens in the league this […]

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2011 Mets: A Risky Proposition

An article by posted on January 14, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets: A Risky Proposition

While the Yankees go about their business of building the best bullpen in baseball, and the Royals pluck one of our remaining free agent pitching options out from under our noses, lets turn to a topic that is always near but never dear to a Mets fan’s heart; injuries, or in Mets-speak, “Prevention & Recovery”. […]

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