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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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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Mets Non-Roster Spring Invites

An article by posted on February 4, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News shares the list of Mets non-roster players invited to spring training. Jolbert Cabrera, 37, spent last season in Baltimore’s system, appearing in 78 games for Norfolk (AAA) of the International League. A .257 career hitter, Cabrera spent time with Cleveland, Los Angeles (NL), Seattle and Cincinnati over parts of eight […]

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Can The Mets Make A Play For Adrian Gonzalez?

An article by posted on February 3, 2010 0 Comments

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the San Diego Padres may not be able to sign their superstar first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez, to a long-term contract extension. Team owner Jeff Moorad sounded less than confident in a statement he made earlier today. “I think the fairest description of our point of view is that we continue to be […]

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A Tough Assessment Of The Mets Offseason?

An article by posted on February 3, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com has a new post up in which he ranks eight teams that he believes struck out this offseason by not spending enough. Topping his list is the New York Mets. Even Mets great Darryl Strawberry chimed in with an assessment of the Mets’ offseason Tuesday night, diplomatically summing it up by […]

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Mets Re-Sign “Scooch” To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 3, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have re-signed free-agent Val Pascucci to a minor-league contract, according to Baseball America. The 31–year-old Pascucci, hit .248 with a .348 OBP, 19 HR, 25 doubles and 77 RBI in 126 games for Triple-A Portland and Albuquerque. In 2008, “Scooch” played for the Mets ‘Triple-A club and hit .290 with 27 HRs, 81 RBIs while in New Orleans. […]

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Oliver Perez Is Key To Mets Success

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

In a new column by Buster Olney of ESPN, Oliver Perez tops his list of key number two starters for 2010. he explains why, but not before taking a shot at the Mets spendthrift ways. The expectation within the Mets’ organization is that the team has finished its winter spending, and this would seem to […]

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Jose Reyes: “I’m Ready To Play Baseball”

An article by posted on February 2, 2010 0 Comments

Updated: 2/2 9:00 AM Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, adds some perspective to the Jose Reyes workout which he personally observed. “For two hours yesterday, I watched Jose Reyes, testing his surgically repaired right leg time and again during the strenuous workout. There were 90-foot dashes; explosive 10-yard sprints, on which Reyes would […]

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