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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Wright Likes Under The Radar Moves And Expects To Win

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

Here is a video of an interview David Wright did yesterday with a local TV News station in Norfolk Virgina. Wright is helping to raise money for a children’s hospital near his hometown. Among the questions Wright was asked, one of them was regarding how he envisions the 2011 Mets. NY Mets player to raise […]

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Update On Mets From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on January 7, 2011 0 Comments

Here is an email from Sandy Alderson who updates us on the latest signings, spring training and the 2011 season. With spring training just six weeks away, I wanted to update you on our preparation for the 2011 season. Yesterday, we wrapped up two days of meetings in Port St. Lucie where we went over […]

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A Dear John Letter To Franco From The BBWAA

An article by posted on January 6, 2011 0 Comments
A Dear John Letter To Franco From The BBWAA

Dear John, Having you on our Hall of Fame ballot this year has been a real joy, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end and we have to call it quits. There’s just no point in seeing you again and I thought it was probably best for both of us to move on […]

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NL East Report – Lunatic Fringe

An article by posted on January 6, 2011 0 Comments

Braves Second baseman Dan Uggla agreed to a five-year contract that will keep him with the Atlanta Braves through the 2015 season. Atlanta said a long-term deal with the two-time All-Star had been their goal since they acquired him in a trade with Florida in November. A report on MLB’s website said the deal was […]

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Mets Deny Making Offer To Chris Young

An article by posted on January 5, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Deny Making Offer To Chris Young

According to the NY Post, the Mets remain interested in Chris Young, but the team denied a report last night that it had made the free-agent right-hander an offer. So much for that… Original Post 1/4 7:30 pm Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported via Twitter that the Mets have made an offer to free agent […]

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Chris Capuano Could Earn Over $4.5 Million

An article by posted on January 5, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has the breakdown of Chris Capuano’s contract incentives that could increase the value of the $1.5 million dollar guaranteed deal to over $4.5 million dollars. Here goes: $1,500,000 base salary. Plus: $125,000 for 15 games started $150,000 for 20 games started $75,000 for each game started from 21 through […]

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A Make or Break Season For Fernando Martinez

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus selects Fernando Martinez as one of his “make or break” prospects  for the 2011 season, and I couldn’t agree more.  Martinez has been a must for this list for so long that we should rename it the annual Fernando Martinez list. The amazing thing is that the outfielder is still just […]

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Thoughts On Chris Capuano

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments
Thoughts On Chris Capuano

Happy New Year everyone. It looks like the Mets made a couple of interesting moves yesterday with the signings of lefthander Chris Capuano and righthander Taylor Buchholz, both of whom can be classified as reclamation projects at this point. To make room for them we designated reliever Ryota Igarashi for assignment. No biggies as I wasn’t exactly thrilled […]

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Mets Add RHP Taylor Buchholz and DFA Ryota Igarashi

An article by posted on January 3, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Add RHP Taylor Buchholz and DFA Ryota Igarashi

In addition to signing left-hander Chris Capuano, the Mets have also signed right-hander Taylor Buchholz to a one-year contract, and to make room for him they have designated reliever Ryota Igarashi for assignment. Igarashi is owed $1.75 million in 2011 and if he is claimed by another team the Mets will still be responsible for […]

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Steroids Era and Hall Of Fame Voting Collide

An article by posted on January 3, 2011 0 Comments

I love the internet and I spend a great portion of my day just reading my sports feeds, chatting with or emailing friends, and even blogging on this site. However, the internet does have its drawbacks. Lately there seems to be a wide array of opinions on who should or shouldn’t get into the Hall of […]

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