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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Will Angels Be Interested In Re-Acquiring K-Rod?

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

It’s an interesting question and one posed by Randy Youngman, a columnist for the Ocean County Register. The New York Mets are open to trading closer Francisco Rodriguez, who is entering the final year of a three-year, $37 million contract that will pay him $11.5 million in 2011. Would the Angels be interested in re-acquiring K-Rod? […]

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Wakamatsu Hired As Blue Jays Coach, But Will Still Meet With Alderson

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

Don Wakamatsu has been hired by the Blue Jays and added to manager John Farrell’s staff as bench coach. He will still be permitted to interview with Sandy Alderson for the Mets managerial vacancy on Wednesday. Wakamatsu is the first Asian-American manager in major league history. Original Post 7:55 AM Andy Martino of the Daily News runs down the […]

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Moneyball And The Mets Minor League Philosophy

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

Steve Sidoti of 7 Train To Shea, had an interesting post this afternoon in which he looks at some of the parts of the book Moneyball that dealt with our new GM Sandy Alderson. Incidentally, I just started to read the book myself today. One of the things that Steve mentions in his post is Alderson’s three […]

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Why Is Terry Collins A Front-Runner?

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments
Why Is Terry Collins A Front-Runner?

David Brody, who I follow on Twitter, was kind enough to send me a link to an interview Brian Costa of the Star-Ledger conducted with Terry Collins last May. He pointed me to a comment Collins made, in which he says he had no desire to become a major league manager in the future. Q: Do you still want to […]

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Oakland Wins Rights To Negotiate With Hisashi Iwakuma

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that the Oakland A’s have won the rights to bid exclusively on Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. Of course Oakland must now try to work out an actual contract with Iwakuma, as their winning bid only gives them the right to negotiate with him. If the two sides can agree […]

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Is Angel Pagan An Everyday Player?

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

Angel Pagan had what looked to be a tremendous season for the Mets in 2010. When the news broke that Carlos Beltran would miss a considerable chunk of time and miss the start of the season, Pagan stepped right in as he did in 2009 and gave the Mets more than anyone expected. In 151 […]

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Who Replaces Takahashi? This Reliever Is Worth A Look.

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

As you all know by now, the Mets have released Hisanori Takahashi as per the special terms of the 1-year deal he signed last offseason. Takahashi is now a free agent, and at midnight tonight, he will be joined by fellow southpaw Pedro Feliciano. Takahashi, 35, was said to be looking for a 3-year deal worth $15 million […]

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Backman’s Interview Goes Well, Collins Gets His Shot Today

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

According to the Daily News, Wally Backman believes his interview with Sandy Alderson on Saturday went pretty good. “I thought it went very well,” Backman told the Daily News Saturday night. “But out of respect to the Mets and the interview process, I’m not going to comment any further.” Backman met with Alderson for three hours. Minor […]

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Terry Collins Is Now The Frontrunner For Mets Manager

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments
Terry Collins Is Now The Frontrunner For Mets Manager

Lot’s of buzz in the Mets blogosphere today as both Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman are feeling that Terry Collins is now the frontrunner for the Mets managerial opening. First, Heyman reported via Twitter, that he’s been hearing Terry Collins’ name mentioned more and more regarding the Mets managerial job, and he believes it’s very valid. […]

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Takahashi Will Not Re-Sign With The Mets

An article by posted on November 5, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, Takahashi will not be returning to the Mets next season. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/AdamRubinESPN/status/677508429127680[/tweeted] David Waldstien of the NY Times adds that the Mets and Takahashi’s agent, Arn Tellem, are expected to announce that they could not come to an agreement on his contract, and the Mets will be obligated by the terms of his contract […]

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