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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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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Dickey Believes A Multi-Year Deal Is Still Possible

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
Dickey Believes A Multi-Year Deal Is Still Possible

   As we reported on Tuesday (see original post below), R.A. Dickey is in store for huge raise even if he were to lose his arbitration case with the Mets next month. The lowest Dickey can earn will be the $3.35 million that the Mets submitted as their arbitration figure, a $2.7 million dollar raise […]

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Jose Reyes Says No Contract Talks After Season Starts

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes met with reporters after the Citi Field Kids event and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted a great video of Reyes who discusses a variety of things, most importantly that he has no intention of negotiating any deal with the Mets during the regular season. Reyes also discussed the possibility of being […]

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Terry Collins Recap From WFAN – Castillo, Reyes, Pagan, Fundamentals

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN after he finished at the Cit Field Kids event at Citi Field. Here is a rundown of some things he said on WFAN as well as the event. Fundamentals Collins is big on fundamentals and he will have the players doing full workouts on an […]

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Weighing In On Recent Mets Flurries

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments
Weighing In On Recent Mets Flurries

For four weeks nothing but radio silence, then out of nowhere, two straight weeks of pandemonium and when the dust settled we find ourselves a couple of catchers, a couple of outfielders, a middle infielder, three relievers and two starting pitchers richer. Whew… I’m gonna need a few days just to figure out what the heck just […]

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