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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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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Takahashi Signs For 2 Years, $8 Million With Angels

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
Takahashi Signs For 2 Years, $8 Million With Angels

To update this original post, the Los Angeles Angels confirmed that they have agreed to an $8 million, two-year deal with Japanese left-hander Hisanori Takahashi. Breaking it down, Takahashi will get $3.8 million in 2011 and $4.2 million in 2012. Angels general manager Tony Reagins said, “We believe that his contributions in various roles in our […]

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That’s No Way To Treat An “Animal”

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
That’s No Way To Treat An “Animal”

Much has already been made about the surprising development to non-tender outfielder Chris Carter last night. I must admit that even I initially struggled to find a good reason for the move. However, after a few hours of some casual research and a good night of rest to think it over, I believe I see the […]

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Mets Non-Tender Maine, Carter, Green

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Non-Tender Maine, Carter, Green

I don’t know what the plan is, but so far all this new regime has done is shed themselves of a bunch of players. At the arbitration deadline, the Mets non-tendered both John Maine and Sean Green. But surprisingly, they also non-tendered Chris “The Animal” Carter who the Mets acquired in the Billy Wagner trade. […]

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Mets Make An Offer To Starting Pitcher Jeff Francis

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Make An Offer To Starting Pitcher Jeff Francis

Tracy Ringolsby FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets are making a play for former Rockies left handed starting pitcher, Jeff Francis. Jeff Francis, who underwent shoulder surgery early in the 2009 season and wasn’t fully recovered in 2010, has been offered a chance to return to the Rockies, but it would be on a […]

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Several Former Mets Highlight 2011 Hall Of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
Several Former Mets Highlight 2011 Hall Of Fame Ballot

The 2011 Hall of Fame Ballot was released on Tuesday and there were quite a few familiar names among the eligible candidates. Here they are: Roberto Alomar, 2B Carlos Baerga, 2B John Franco, RP Lenny Harris UT Al Leiter, P John Olerud, 1B Roberto Alomar never gave the Mets anything close to Hall of Fame worthy as […]

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Would Jose Lopez Make Sense For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments
Would Jose Lopez Make Sense For The Mets?

This morning on WFAN, Terry Collins appeared on WFAN and said that the second base job for the Mets is unsettled and up for grabs. Some might say it’s a nice way of saying he isn’t thrilled with his options at second base which includes 20-year old Ruben Tejada - who many believe is not major […]

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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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