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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Oakland Wins Rights To Negotiate With Hisashi Iwakuma

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that the Oakland A’s have won the rights to bid exclusively on Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. Of course Oakland must now try to work out an actual contract with Iwakuma, as their winning bid only gives them the right to negotiate with him. If the two sides can agree […]

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Is Angel Pagan An Everyday Player?

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

Angel Pagan had what looked to be a tremendous season for the Mets in 2010. When the news broke that Carlos Beltran would miss a considerable chunk of time and miss the start of the season, Pagan stepped right in as he did in 2009 and gave the Mets more than anyone expected. In 151 […]

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Who Replaces Takahashi? This Reliever Is Worth A Look.

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

As you all know by now, the Mets have released Hisanori Takahashi as per the special terms of the 1-year deal he signed last offseason. Takahashi is now a free agent, and at midnight tonight, he will be joined by fellow southpaw Pedro Feliciano. Takahashi, 35, was said to be looking for a 3-year deal worth $15 million […]

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Backman’s Interview Goes Well, Collins Gets His Shot Today

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

According to the Daily News, Wally Backman believes his interview with Sandy Alderson on Saturday went pretty good. “I thought it went very well,” Backman told the Daily News Saturday night. “But out of respect to the Mets and the interview process, I’m not going to comment any further.” Backman met with Alderson for three hours. Minor […]

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Terry Collins Is Now The Frontrunner For Mets Manager

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments
Terry Collins Is Now The Frontrunner For Mets Manager

Lot’s of buzz in the Mets blogosphere today as both Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman are feeling that Terry Collins is now the frontrunner for the Mets managerial opening. First, Heyman reported via Twitter, that he’s been hearing Terry Collins’ name mentioned more and more regarding the Mets managerial job, and he believes it’s very valid. […]

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Takahashi Will Not Re-Sign With The Mets

An article by posted on November 5, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, Takahashi will not be returning to the Mets next season. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/AdamRubinESPN/status/677508429127680[/tweeted] David Waldstien of the NY Times adds that the Mets and Takahashi’s agent, Arn Tellem, are expected to announce that they could not come to an agreement on his contract, and the Mets will be obligated by the terms of his contract […]

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Alderson To Interview Clint Hurdle Next Week

An article by posted on November 5, 2010 0 Comments

According to the Mike Puma of the New York Post, Sandy Alderson will be contacting Clint Hurdle today to arrange for an interview one day next week. As we reported yesterday, Jon Heyman of SI.com believes Hurdle is the favorite for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager position. Hurdle had been mentioned quite often as a candidate for the Mets, […]

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Jon Garland Could Be A Decent Option

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, Padres right hander Jon Garland has declined his end of his 2011 mutual option with the San Diego Padres and is now a free agent. Garland, 31,  pitched 200 innings last season with a 3.47 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 33 starts. This could be exactly the type […]

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Alderson Keeping Busy, Issues Statement On Progress

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

Mets.com posted a statement from Sandy Alderson regarding his interviews today, and his schedule meetings for the weekend. “We had productive meetings today with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss as we begin the interview process for our Manager position.” “We’ve scheduled interviews with Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale this weekend in California.” Updated […]

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Some Minor Mets Moves Today

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

This afternoon, the Mets made room on their 40 Man Roster by cutting the following five players. Eddie Kunz – A 2007 first round draft selection for the New York Mets  Raul Valdes – Signed as a Free Agent with the Mets after the 2006 season. Mike Hessman – Signed as a Free Agent with the Mets […]

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