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 Sandy Alderson Fall For Ollie’s Follies?

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

One of the things I want to see more than anything else this offseason, is at least one addition by subtraction move before the start of Spring Training. I know we’re not going to sign Cliff Lee even though we could desperately use him in our rotation. I know we’re not going to sign Carl Crawford, […]

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Daniel Murphy 2B Experiment Heading In The Right Direction

An article by posted on November 28, 2010 0 Comments

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, shares some information from one of the Red Sox scouts who has been in the Dominican Republic and has observed Daniel Murphy. The second base experiment with Murphy is a work-in-progress but “heading in the right direction,’’ according to a scout who spent a lot of time watching Murphy in […]

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Mets Sign Wally Backman To Manage In Minors

An article by posted on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

John Harper of the Daily News posted an article filled with quotes from a still very dejected Wally Backman. “I really thought I won them over,” Backman said by phone Friday from his home in Oregon. “I came out of each interview thinking it had gone better than the one with the Diamondbacks when I […]

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Will Mets Make A Play For Ellsbury?

An article by posted on November 26, 2010 0 Comments
Will Mets Make A Play For Ellsbury?

It looks like Jacoby Ellsbury may be wearing out his welcome with the Boston Red Sox according to Paul White of USA Today. Ellsbury, who played just 19 games in 2010 after a broken rib wiped out his season, could be on the trading block as Theo Epstein plans to do some roster re-stocking this offseason. White believes […]

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Mets Winter League Report: Flores, F-Mart, O’Connor, Perez

An article by posted on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

As we head into the weekend, here is an update on how our boys are doing in winter league baseball. Dominican Winter League Fernando Martinez finally made his debut and went 1-3 with 2 RBIs on Wednesday. Daniel Murphy continues to rake batting .320 with four home runs and 22 RBIs. However, after just one […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

An article by posted on November 25, 2010 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving Day!

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online, we would like to thank all of our wonderful readers and contributors for all their amazing support over the years. It’s always such an enormous pleasure to share our opinions and interact with some the best Mets and baseball fans in the world. Our passion for the Mets binds all of […]

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Mets Want 3-4 Players For Jose Reyes

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

You’ve heard the old saying where there’s smoke, there’s fire? Well in the last 24 hours there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Mets potentially trading Jose Reyes. Nothing concrete mind you, but certainly a buzz. According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is definitely on the market and not only […]

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Will Terry Collins Bring Much Needed Discipline To Mets?

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments
Will Terry Collins Bring Much Needed Discipline To Mets?

One of my biggest complaints with the Mets in the last few years has been the frequent disregard of fundamental baseball exhibited by our veterans. I can forgive a rookie for the occasional “rookie mistake”, but when I see Angel Pagan throwing to the wrong base, or Jose Reyes taking off for third base with David […]

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Sandy Alderson On Ollie, Free Agency, Reyes and Thole

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson was a guest this morning on the Boomer and Carton show on WFAN. Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog caught most of the action and transcribed parts of what was said, Regarding going after high priced free agents like Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford: “I stand by what I said before about our free-agent activity,” […]

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35 Free Agents Offered Arbitration, See Anything You Like?

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a list of all 35 free agents that were offered arbitration this year, 12 more than last year according to MLBTR.  These players now have until November 30th, one week, to decide whether to accept.  Type A – 14 players (Will cost signing team a first round pick.) Grant Balfour Adrian Beltre Carl Crawford Jorge […]

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