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 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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Something To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

I couldn’t help sharing the following news item with you after reading about it on MLBTR. Obviously, most baseball fans, even Mets fans, have heard about the ongoing negotiations between Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees. You would never think the Yankees would be playing hardball with the one player that has defined their brand and […]

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Feliciano Offered Arbitration, Valdes Signs With Cards

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

Add another left handed reliever to the ranks of the Mets departed. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, LHP Raul Valdes has agreed to a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Valdes, 33, was signed as an international free agent last winter by the Mets and had mixed results going 3-3 with a 4.91 ERA in 38 appearances […]

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(Video) Terry Collins Introduced At Citi Field

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets introduced their new manager Terry Collins, this morning at Citi Field. Here is a video courtesy of SNY. Here are some notes from the presser including my final thoughts. 11:00 Mets VP Dave Howard making the introductions and announcing the day’s agenda. (Alderson, Collins, Q&A, break-outs, photo-ops) Alderson: “It’s my pleasure to introduce […]

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Message To Fans From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Message To Fans From Sandy Alderson

Dear Mets Fans: We are pleased to announce we have hired Terry Collins as our new Manager. Terry’s a lifelong baseball man who comes with the entire package – leadership, preparation, emotional commitment, and the drive to win. We believe Terry’s knowledge of our players, energy, intelligence, intensity, and direct approach will make an immediate, […]

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Now You Know – Ike Davis

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Check out this pretty cool video produced by MLB.com from their new series entitled “Now You Know”. Ike Davis talks about what he would have been if not a baseball player, what his first job was, his biggest fear, and a bunch of other cool and interesting stuff. Just click on the the image and enjoy […]

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Terry Collins To Be Introduced Tuesday At 11:00 AM

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments
Terry Collins To Be Introduced Tuesday At 11:00 AM

The Mets will introduce Terry Collins as the team’s new manager tomorrow, at a press conference in Citi Field at 11:00 AM. According to Jon Heyman via Twitter, Terry Collins is getting a two-year deal from the Mets. That sounds about right.  Original Post 5:00 PM Despites rumors that first Bob Melvin would be named […]

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