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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How My Hall Of Fame Ballot Would Have Looked

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

There always seems to be a lot of controversy around this time each year over the Hall of Fame voting process. Most of the grief stems from the two-dozen or so undeserving writers who seemingly go out of their way each year to mock the institution with their unworthy ballots. Some of them go out of their […]

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Mets 2010 End Of Year Offseason Report

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

As we enter into the last remaining hours of 2010, let’s take a quick look at where the Mets are this offseason and what still remains to be done. To begin, the Mets have yet to fulfill their three most pressing needs and they are: Acquiring a starting pitcher for the rotation. Acquiring a left-handed reliever to […]

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Is Soria Next On Royals Trading Block And Could Mets Be Interested?

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments
Is Soria Next On Royals Trading Block And Could Mets Be Interested?

The Kansas City Royals have already traded outfielder David DeJesus and former Cy Young pitcher Zach Greinke this offseason, but will the purge continue? One of the more desirable players remaining on their roster is young All-Star closer Joakim Soria, and rumors of a similar fate as that of Greinke and DeJesus continue to pop […]

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Heyman’s 2010 Offseason Winners

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com compiled his top ten list of winners this offseason and he had the Milwaukee Brewers taking the top spot on the strength of the Zach Greinke acquisition. Obviously, the Mets were not in his top ten, but three other NL East teams all made the cut. Here are his capsules for the Phillies, […]

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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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