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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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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Breaking News: Adrian Gonzalez Is Now A Red Sox

An article by posted on December 5, 2010 0 Comments
Breaking News: Adrian Gonzalez Is Now A Red Sox

According to Jon Heyman, the Padres and Red Sox have agreed on a trade that will send Adrian Gonzalez to Boston in return for prospects. “It’s a done deal” he says. Press conference has been scheduled for tomorrow. Previous Post 3:00 PM According to Jon Heyman of SI.com via Twitter,  the trade which would have […]

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Henry Blanco Could Be Heading To The D’Backs

An article by posted on December 5, 2010 0 Comments
Henry Blanco Could Be Heading To The D’Backs

According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Henry Blanco could be on his way to the Diamondbacks who have him ranked very high on their wish list for backup catcher. He writes, The Diamondbacks have interest in a backup catcher, and I’m told that free agent veteran Henry Blanco is at or near the […]

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Mets Name Chad MacDonald Scouting Director

An article by posted on December 4, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Name Chad MacDonald Scouting Director

Adam Rubin just reported that Chad MacDonald, who has been overseeing international scouting for the Arizona Diamondbacks, will be named the next scouting director of the Mets. MacDonald was hired by Arizona under former GM Josh Byrnes, with whom he also worked in Cleveland. Prior to joining the D-backs, MacDonald spent three seasons (2003-05) with […]

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