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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Why Is Collins Telegraphing His Spring Training Decisions?

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

It’s hard to imagine Spring Training is only 22 days away when you look out your window and it looks and feels like you’re living in Alaska… or Buffalo, where Terry Collins introduced Tim Teufel as the new manager of the Bisons. One of the things I absolutely love about spring training is watching all […]

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Video: Terry Collins in Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins joins Adam Rubin of ESPN in Port St. Lucie, Fla., as camp opens on a voluntary basis. “It’s going to be an organized camp,” Collins said, looking ahead to when official workouts begin. “I really believe in running spring training by the clock more than anything so that guys are on the field, […]

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D-Backs Acquire Armando Galarraga From Tigers

An article by posted on January 24, 2011 0 Comments
D-Backs Acquire Armando Galarraga From Tigers

According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Diamondbacks have acquired RHP Armando Galarraga from the Tigers in exchange for RHP Kevin Eichhorn, and LHP  Ryan Robowski.Armando Galarraga, whose near-perfect game became one of the highlights of the 2010 season, had been designated for assignment by the Tigers. The move came just hours after the two sides […]

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Chris Young Is Excited, Healthy And Confident

An article by posted on January 23, 2011 0 Comments
Chris Young Is Excited, Healthy And Confident

The Mets have made a series of minor signings this offseason, but one of the more significant ones was the acquisition of former Padres starter, Chris Young. Sandy Alderson spoke of how dominating Young was in San Diego last week.  “Chris has the potential to make a big contribution this year. We were together in San Diego […]

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Deep Leagues Top 250 Features Seven Mets Prospects

An article by posted on January 22, 2011 0 Comments

Bradley O’Neill of Deep Leagues released his Top 250 Prospects list last week, and although no Mets made the top twenty, seven Mets prospects did make cut. First, the top twenty: Top 20 Prospects 1. Bryce Harper OF, Nationals 2. Mike Trout  OF, Angels 3. Anthony Rendon  3B, Rice Univ. 4. Domonic Brown  OF, Phillies 5. […]

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Mets Sign Reliever Blaine Boyer To Minor League Deal (With Bonus Piazza Call)

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Reliever Blaine Boyer To Minor League Deal (With Bonus Piazza Call)

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that the Mets have signed RHP Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract, and invited him to Spring Training. Boyer, 29, went 3-2 with a 4.26 ERA in 54 relief appearances for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season. He was very effective against right handed hitters last season […]

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Tim Teufel Officially Named Bisons Manager

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments
Tim Teufel Officially Named Bisons Manager

As first reported by Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Tim Teufel has officially been named the manger of the Buffalo Bisons. The move was expected, but had not been announced until today. Terry Collins will be on hand as the keynote speaker at a luncheon to precede the press conference. Cold and frigid is […]

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What Would Bay and Wright Say If They Got The Chance?

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

An interesting tweet from Rustin C. Dodd, a writer for kansascity.com via MetsBlog that really makes one wonder. Best Royals quote of 2011 so far? Jeff Francoeur on hitting in the Mets’ spacious park: “Citi Field is a damn joke.” No current Met has ever had anything negative to say about the vastness of Citi Field, but plenty […]

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Scott Hairston Signs Major League Deal, So Long Duda…

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Scott Hairston Signs Major League Deal, So Long Duda…

Updated Post 3:00 PM Initially it was first reported that Scott Hairston was signed to a minor league contract. We have now learned that it is indeed a Major League contract. Coupled with the signing of Chris Young which was also announced today, the Mets must clear two spots from the 40 Man Roster, not […]

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Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Deal

The Mets have officially announced the signing of right-hander Chris Young this afternoon as well as that of outfielder Scott Hairston to one year deals. GM Sandy Alderson spoke glowingly about Young in a press release, “Chris has the potential to make a big contribution this year. We were together in San Diego when he was […]

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