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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A Little Off The Top Please

An article by posted on February 9, 2010 0 Comments

The Daily News is reporting that Citi Field is getting a little trim, particularly in center field.  The height of Citi Field’s center-field wall will be sliced in half, making the ballpark more homer-friendly, the Daily News has learned. Last season, the wall measured 16 feet in front of the sparsely used Home Run Apple. […]

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Is Carlos Beltran Planning To Bolt The Mets?

An article by posted on February 8, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to his blog on the NY Post, Joel Sherman says that Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran is furious with the Mets and that he may be looking out for “number one” in 2010 as far as his return from injury. Sherman writes, When might Carlos Beltran get on a major league field? Beltran […]

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Fernando Martinez Named MVP Of Caribbean Series

An article by posted on February 8, 2010 0 Comments

ESPN’s Enrique Rojas reported via Twitter that Mets prospect Fernando Martinez was named the MVP of the Caribbean Series last night. Martinez went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI to lead the Dominican Republic to a 7-4 victory over Venezuela. Overall, Martinez had a great series, batting .348 (8-for-23) with a double and two home runs. It looks like […]

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Japanese Reliever Bids Sayonara To Mets Offer

An article by posted on February 8, 2010 0 Comments

According to this report on MASN Sports, Japanese free agent Hisanori Takahashi has reportedly rejected deals from both the Mets and Orioles. The Mets had actually offered the reliever a Major League contract, but couldn’t reach an agreement on the dollars according to another report appearing on NPB Tracker. I’m a little surprised that the Mets continue to […]

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ESPN Is As “Fair and Balanced” As FOX News

An article by posted on February 7, 2010 0 Comments

This morning I was genuinely touched by the sheer thoughtfulness and care exhibited by Buster Olney of ESPN.com, who took it upon himself to seek out not one, but two talent evaluators to give us an assessment of our catcher Omir Santos. For those of you who don’t subscribe to ESPN Insider, here is what the […]

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Mets Always Seem To Pay More For Less (Updated)

An article by posted on February 6, 2010 0 Comments

Last season, the Mets paid catcher Brian Schneider $10.3 million dollars for the 2008-2009 seasons. In those two seasons, Schneider compiled a total of 505 at-bats in which he batted .243 with 12 home runs, 62 RBIs and 42 runs scored. He has since signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for a two year $2.5 million dollar deal […]

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Deja Vu: Mets Interested In Another Catcher

An article by posted on February 5, 2010 0 Comments
Deja Vu: Mets Interested In Another Catcher

The New York Mets currently have four catchers on their 40-man roster with Chris Coste, Omir Santos, Henry Blanco, and Josh Thole, but apparently the Mets are still interested in yet another catcher. According to MetsBlog the Mets appear to be interested in former Toronto Blue Jays backstop Rod Barajas, who hit 19 home runs and […]

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Minnesota Twins And Orlando Hudson Make It Official

An article by posted on February 5, 2010 0 Comments

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have agreed to terms with second baseman Orlando Hudson on a one-year contract worth $5 million dollars for the 2010 season. Hudson, 32, batted .283 (156-for-551) with 35 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 62 RBIs in 149 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He […]

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Adam Kennedy To The Nationals

An article by posted on February 5, 2010 0 Comments

The Nationals have come to terms with free-agent second baseman Adam Kennedy, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. The left-handed-hitting Kennedy had a nice comeback season in 2009, hitting .289 with 11 home runs, 29 doubles and 63 RBIs in 129 games for the Athletics. The previous two years, he played in just a combined 202 games because […]

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Team Chemistry Is Real

An article by posted on February 4, 2010 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Peter Botte of the The Daily News had some quotes from Darryl Strawberry regarding the Mets offseason and whether he felt they could do more, and while his remarks set off a mild ripple effect in the Mets blogosphere, Steve Popper of The Record tells us that there’s even more to the story.  Strawberry didn’t mince words while describing the […]

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