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 and Rodriguez Come To An Agreement

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets and Francisco Rodriguez have reached a settlement on the contract dispute and grievance filed against the Mets. Francisco Rodriguez has told the Players Association not to challenge the Mets decision to withhold his salary for the remainder of the 2010 season. In return, the Mets have told Rodriguez they will not seek to convert his […]

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K-Rod Will Pitch For Venezuela In Winter Ball

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 3:45 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez will play Winter Ball and join Los Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan League in November. Hard to say if this is a good thing or bad. On the plus side it could give us an indication that he […]

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Sometimes, We Get It Wrong Too…

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

  Among all the things that I’ll miss about the 2010 season, I’m pretty certain that I’ll miss R.A. Dickey the most. What can you say about the Mets phenomenal knuckleballer that hasn’t been said a thousand times already? That he’s a gamer… a warrior… a leader… and most of all a winner? He’s all […]

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Is Two Years Too Much For Takahashi?

An article by posted on October 16, 2010 0 Comments

According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, Mets SP/RP Hisanori Takahashi would like to stay with the Mets, but wants a two year deal. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/npbtracker/status/27314154451[/tweeted] Initially, Takahashi sounded like someone who wanted to test free agency and pursue a chance to start somewhere else rather than remain with the Mets to be a reliever. It seems that […]

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A Message From Jeff Wilpon

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

The following is a message from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon which went out via email a few moments ago.. October 15, 2010 Dear Mets Fans: We have heard from many of you over recent weeks offering suggestions and ideas on how to assemble a winning team. Thank you for taking the time to contact us. […]

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Latest On Sandy Alderson, Jon Daniels, Al Avila

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 9:00 AM According to Jon Heyman via Twitter, the Mets have been asking around about Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels. Nolan Ryan said prior to that that he expects Daniels to stay on and continue to build upon his vision and plan that transformed the team into a pennant contender. Daniels is currently in his fifth […]

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Jeff Wilpon Updates GM Progress, Debunks Many Rumors

An article by posted on October 13, 2010 0 Comments

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon held a conference call today to update reporters on the progress of their GM search. They still plan to have a new general manager in place by the end of the World Series, but that depending on circumstances it’s flexible. So far they have met with former Kansas City […]

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Jose Lopez Would Be A Great Addition For Mets At Second Base

An article by posted on October 13, 2010 0 Comments
Jose Lopez Would Be A Great Addition For Mets At Second Base

The other day I read on MLBTR that Jose Lopez could be non-tendered by the Seattle Mariners, thus making him a free agent. The 26 year old Lopez, had a very disappointing season in 2010 as did just about any Seattle Mariner not named Ichiro Suzuki. He batted only .239 with 10 home runs and just 58 RBI, […]

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The Latest On Mets Search For New GM

An article by posted on October 12, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets will be interviewing White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn this afternoon, with both Jeff Wilpon and interim GM John Ricco expected to be present. Hahn, is considered by many to be one of the highest rated GM candidates available, and was ranked as the best GM prospect in baseball by Baseball America before the 2010 season. […]

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Will The NY Media Choose The Next Mets GM?

An article by posted on October 10, 2010 0 Comments

Not too much Mets news to report the last few days, but there is an interesting article by Joel Sherman of the NY Post who is starting to sound like a campaign manager for Sandy Alderson these days. I was a little shocked by the way he began his article by saying that once commissioner Bud […]

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