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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The Winter Blues Are Setting In

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a little frustrated about the pace of our offseason so far, with regards to player acquisitions either via trade or free agency. We’ve heard so much in the last two months about this new philosophy and how everything is going to be so much better, and we haven’t had one move that we can […]

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Collins Hoping Santana Could Return In June, Says Second Base Is Wide Open

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments
Collins Hoping Santana Could Return In June, Says Second Base Is Wide Open

Mets manager Terry Collins, was a guest this morning on the Boomer and Carton Show on WFAN. The lengthy interview lasted 40 minutes and Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog, highlighted most of the pertinent points: There is a good chance Mookie Wilson will be his first-base coach He is hoping to get Johan Santana back in […]

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F-Mart Has Arthritic Knee, Time To Shelve The Phenom Tag

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
F-Mart Has Arthritic Knee, Time To Shelve The Phenom Tag

Yesterday, Daniel Murphy (tired legs), Nick Evans (shoulder) and Fernando Martinez (knee pain) were flown to New York to be examined by Dr. Struan Coleman at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Today, the team announced the following in a press release. An MRI revealed that Daniel Murphy, who was hitting .320 in winter ball before his injury, suffered a […]

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Collins Frustrated By Players Who Don’t Care If They Win Or Lose

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Collins Frustrated By Players Who Don’t Care If They Win Or Lose

While checking my email this morning, I came across this from the Flushing Flash which I subscribe to. It’s an exclusive Q & A that new manager Terry Collins did with fans last week. Flushing Flash: Terry, congratulations. Thanks for taking the time to sit with us. FF: What can Mets fans expect from you? Terry […]

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Pedro Feliciano Declines Arbitration From Mets

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Pedro Feliciano Declines Arbitration From Mets

LATEST UPDATE!!!  Pedro Feliciano has officially declined salary arbitration from the Mets according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday and confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPN. By the way, Feliciano still can negotiate and re-sign with the Mets if the Mets still want him. Original Post 9:00 AM Pedro Feliciano has until midnight tonight to decide whether to accept or […]

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Chris Young Says He’s Not Close On Anything With Mets

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Chris Young Says He’s Not Close On Anything With Mets

According to Jim Baumbach via Twitter, Chris Young, who is his own agent, told San Diego Union-Tribune the Mets are one of the teams he’s spoken to but he’s not close on anything. Update 11:00 PM Though both sides are talking, several sources including Steve Popper and Andy Martino are reporting that “nothing was close at […]

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Rockies Lock Up Tulowitzki and Sign De La Rosa

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Rockies have signed Troy Tulowitzki to a seven-year, $134 million extension that will carry him through the 2020 season. Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes, Tulowitzki, 26, talked privately in October about wanting to remain a Rockie for the rest of his career. Since his rookie year in 2007, Tulowitzki has emerged as […]

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Mets 40 Man Roster: One For The Ages

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets recently made some changes to their 40 Man Roster as they get ready for the Winter Meetings and the Rule 5 Draft which will take place while there in Florida. I decided to break down the roster into age groups to kind of give us an idea of how young or how old our […]

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Rangers Sign Yorvit Torrealba To A 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram, the Texas Rangers have come to an agreement with free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba. Anthony Andro of the Star-Telegram reported the terms of the contract as a two-year, $6.25MM deal that will pay the catcher $3MM in 2011 and $3.25MM in 2012. Torrealba, 32, hit .271 last season with seven […]

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Will Sandy Alderson Fall For Ollie’s Follies?

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

One of the things I want to see more than anything else this offseason, is at least one addition by subtraction move before the start of Spring Training. I know we’re not going to sign Cliff Lee even though we could desperately use him in our rotation. I know we’re not going to sign Carl Crawford, […]

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