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 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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Mets Minor Leaguer Throws Seven No-Hit Innings

An article by posted on January 3, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Minor Leaguer Throws Seven No-Hit Innings

Mets prospect Dylan Owen threw seven no-hit innings in a combined no-hitter, leading Los Criollos to a 5-0 victory over Los Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League last night. Owen walked two and struck out three in his seven hitless innings of work and was making his third appearance this winter. Owen […]

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Adam Rubin: Mets Positional Breakdown

An article by posted on January 2, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York does a great job of doing a position by position analysis on the Mets to begin the new year. It’s definitely worth a read. Some of the parts I found the most interesting came at shortstop where Rubin wrote discussed the possibility of trading Reyes, If Alderson is adamant about […]

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If Phillies Can’t Afford To Keep Hamels, Should Mets Go After Him?

An article by posted on January 2, 2011 0 Comments

I read an article today in the Philadelphia Inquirer, that said the Phillies have not discussed an extension with left-handed starting pitcher Cole Hamels. Theoretically, he is the next in line for a multiyear extension, but those talks have yet to begin. As the Phillies’ payroll grows, it’s natural to wonder where Hamels fits. Then again, […]

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My 2011 Mets New Years Resolution

An article by posted on January 1, 2011 0 Comments
My 2011 Mets New Years Resolution

One of the things that has long frustrated me regarding the Mets has been their failure to meet my expectations in the last few years. I go into each season with this heightened sense that somehow “this will be the year” when everything goes right, that we’ll have no significant injuries, and that many of our […]

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Why Is This Man Smiling?

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments
Why Is This Man Smiling?

“You guys won’t be able to knock the smile off my face.” — A smiling Bobby Bonilla told a gathering of reporters after the Mets made him the highest paid player in baseball in 1992. As a matter of fact, it didn’t take long for Bobby-Bo’s smile to disappear back then, but things are looking up […]

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How My Hall Of Fame Ballot Would Have Looked

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

There always seems to be a lot of controversy around this time each year over the Hall of Fame voting process. Most of the grief stems from the two-dozen or so undeserving writers who seemingly go out of their way each year to mock the institution with their unworthy ballots. Some of them go out of their […]

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Mets 2010 End Of Year Offseason Report

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

As we enter into the last remaining hours of 2010, let’s take a quick look at where the Mets are this offseason and what still remains to be done. To begin, the Mets have yet to fulfill their three most pressing needs and they are: Acquiring a starting pitcher for the rotation. Acquiring a left-handed reliever to […]

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Is Soria Next On Royals Trading Block And Could Mets Be Interested?

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments
Is Soria Next On Royals Trading Block And Could Mets Be Interested?

The Kansas City Royals have already traded outfielder David DeJesus and former Cy Young pitcher Zach Greinke this offseason, but will the purge continue? One of the more desirable players remaining on their roster is young All-Star closer Joakim Soria, and rumors of a similar fate as that of Greinke and DeJesus continue to pop […]

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