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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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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Here Comes The New York Media Lovefest

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments

I’m sure Sandy Alderson and his revamped front office understand the reception they might be in store for by their patient approach to restoring the Mets to a team that can have some sustained success. David Letterman may have fired the first volley in what is sure to be an interesting media overreaction to the Mets […]

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NL East – Armed And Dangerous?

An article by posted on December 20, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, gives us a preview of what the current NL East rotations look like while warning that some things could still change between now and the end of the offseason. I went an extra step and decided to place last season’s ERA and WHIP next to each pitcher. If a […]

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Keith Law On Concerns About Zach Greinke’s Makeup

An article by posted on December 19, 2010 0 Comments

Update 6:00 PM I came across an interesting quote from Keith Law on ESPN Insider via Eric Simon of Amazin Avenue. As for Greinke’s ability to handle a large market, if teams are using his mental illness as a way to gauge his “toughness” or makeup, they should be ashamed. Depression is not about being sad, anxiety […]

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Sports Betting and Sportsmanship

An article by posted on December 19, 2010 0 Comments

When you think about Charlie Samuels’ recent sports betting bust, you can’t help but be a little creeped out. Sure, it’s sleazy to give out insider information on the Mets for gambling purposes and using the company account as a personal bank; it’s quite another to be caught knee-deep in hundreds of thousands of dollars in mob […]

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Red Sox Keep Piling On And Sign Reliever Dan Wheeler

An article by posted on December 18, 2010 0 Comments

The Red Sox have agreed to terms with former Rays reliever Dan Wheeler, according to Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe. He will receive $3 million from the Red Sox in 2011, but the deal also includes a vesting option for 2012 worth $3 million if he appears in 65 games next season and $3.25 million if he appears in […]

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Yankees Sign Pedro Feliciano To A Two-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 17, 2010 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Pedro Feliciano To A Two-Year Deal

In a move that comes as no surprise, Jon Heyman SI.com, reports that the New York Yankees and Pedro Feliciano have come to an agreement that will bring the longtime Mets reliever to the Bronx for the next two seasons. The two sides will most likely finalize the deal today and it’s expected to be be […]

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Garza Is Too Rich For Mets Taste, Gorzelanny On Their Radar

An article by posted on December 17, 2010 0 Comments
Garza Is Too Rich For Mets Taste, Gorzelanny On Their Radar

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets have shown some interest in acquiring left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny from the Chicago Cubs. Alderson is believed to have inquired about the Cubs’ Tom Gorzelanny, who made $800,000 last season and wouldn’t break the Mets’ shoestring budget even if he were to double that number […]

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NL East Report: Offseason Scorecard

An article by posted on December 16, 2010 0 Comments

MLB.com breaks down the NL East and here’s what they got so far. My notes follow. Braves What they’ve done: The Braves bolstered their offense by acquiring second baseman Uggla in a trade with the Marlins. Atlanta also added Sherrill and Scott Linebrink to the bullpen and re-signed Eric Hinske to a one-year deal. Left […]

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