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 Among Many Teams Interested In Brian Fuentes

An article by posted on December 28, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets and Phillies are among 11 teams that are interested in free agent closer Brian Fuentes. Rotoworld adds that the veteran left-hander is seeking a contract similar to Scott Downs’, with ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reporting last week that he was looking for a three-year deal worth around $15 million. […]

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An Idea For A New And Very Cool Mets Promotion

An article by posted on December 28, 2010 0 Comments
An Idea For A New And Very Cool Mets Promotion

Sorry for my infrequent posting in the past few weeks, but lately it’s been a real struggle to try and find something worth writing about without sounding a tad bit redundant. That said, I recently had an opportunity to think about a discussion I had during a Christmas dinner a few years ago with one of […]

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Mets Acquire Chin-lung Hu From Dodgers For Michael Antonini

An article by posted on December 27, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Chin-lung Hu From Dodgers For Michael Antonini

The Mets have acquired SS Chin-lung Hu from the Dodgers in exchange  for LHP Michael Antonini The one time Dodgers top prospect now projects to be a utility infielder as his bat never came to match his solid glove. Hu, 26, split last season between the Dodgers and Triple-A Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League. The […]

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Dickey Believes All We Needed Was A Few Pieces

An article by posted on December 27, 2010 0 Comments

R.A. Dickey had a phenomenal season in 2010 and ended up being one of the few highlights of an otherwise dismal year. After finishing his first season with the Mets by going 11-9 with a 2.84 ERA, in 174 innings pitched, he is now eligible for arbitration, although the knuckleballer doesn’t want it to come to […]

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Rangers Sign Brandon Webb, Mets Still Taking Wait And Watch Approach

An article by posted on December 26, 2010 0 Comments
Rangers Sign Brandon Webb, Mets Still Taking Wait And Watch Approach

According to Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse, the Rangers have reached an agreement with free agent RHP Brandon Webb. Webb was reportedly one of the Mets four options along with Jeff Francis, Freddy Garcia and Chris Young, however despite their interest, no offers have been tendered and they have no plans on making ANY offers until some […]

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Bay Not Coming To Mets Minicamp, Wright Says Sometimes Best Signing Is Not Making One

An article by posted on December 24, 2010 0 Comments

Our friends at CBS Sports, offer the following Christmas Eve tidbits and player updates on the New York Metropolitans. Player Updates SS Jose Reyes has been working out in New York but planned to head home to the Dominican Republic for the holidays. LF Jason Bay was uncertain whether he will participate in a minicamp […]

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Team Source: Recently Signed Carrasco Could Join Rotation

An article by posted on December 23, 2010 0 Comments

According to a team source who spoke to Andy Martino of the Daily News, recently acquired D.J. Carrasco could possibly fill one of the spots on the 2011 rotation. In an offseason dedicated to finding creative solutions to their dearth of pitching, the Mets might already have signed free-agent rotation help: D.J. Carrasco, who the […]

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We Coulda Been A Contender…

An article by posted on December 23, 2010 0 Comments
We Coulda Been A Contender…

Stephen J. Dubner of the NY Times interviewed J.C. Bradbury of Sabernomics.com about his new book Hot Stove Economics. Among a variety of interesting questions this one came up about the Mets:  The Mets’ poor performance each of the past few years can’t be blamed on a low payroll, as they are almost always at the top of […]

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An Apple A Day Keeps The Doldrums Away

An article by posted on December 22, 2010 0 Comments

Randy Medina from Readtheapple.com is at it again, and this time he takes aim at the Sandy Alderson/Terry Collins promotional video. It may look familiar as first, but keep watching as this one actually delivers on humor like the original never could. Visit The Apple at their site at www.readtheapple.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readtheapple or on Twitter at […]

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Will Duda Be On Mets Bench? Will Alderson Stick To His Guns On Reyes?

An article by posted on December 22, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York held a Mets chat yesterday afternoon, and he tackled some good questions from those who participated. I found these two to be of interest. MetsFan73 – Hi Adam, thanks for taking our questions. My biggest concern that this will be Jose Reyes’ last season in a Mets uniform. From your dealings […]

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