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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Cardinals Sign Felipe Lopez For $1.75MM

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman is reporting via Twitter that that the Cardinals have signed second baseman Felipe Lopez for about $1.75 million dollars. The deal includes some incentive bonuses. Wow… That’s less than what the Mets signed Alex Cora for. Anyway you look at this it’s an absolute steal for the Cards. Lopez, 29, has lingered on the […]

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Jeff Francoeur Leads The Charge

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets traded Ryan Church for 25 year old left fielder Jeff Francoeur, the Braves as well as every saber-head in the universe said the Mets got hosed. Lately, they don’t chirp as loudly as they once did. I think they are lying in wait for one false move by Francoeur so they could jump out and proclaim, […]

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Mets Grapefruit League Broadcasts and Probables

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

Here are the confirmed probable pitchers as relayed by Brian Costa for the start of Grapefruit League action on Monday, March 1st. I’ve marked those games which will be televised. Monday, intra-squad game Jack Egbert Clint Everts Travis Blackley Jon Niese Tobi Stoner R.A. Dickey Jenrry Mejia Tuesday, vs. Atlanta (SNY) Nelson Figueroa Hisanori Takahashi […]

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Mets Merized Is Looking For New Mets Bloggers & Writers

An article by posted on February 26, 2010

Baseball season is back, and just as the Mets start to limber up and get loose in spring training before beginning their Grapefruit League schedule next week, so are we. Mets Merized is now looking to staff several open spots for the 2010 season, and we are on the lookout for a few passionate Mets bloggers who love to write to join our […]

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Mets Could Have Trade In Works For Omir Santos

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News writes that the Mets could deal one of their surplus catchers and that teams are calling the Mets to inquire. I’m asked a lot how the Mets plan to fit six catchers with major-league experience in their system. Answer: They can’t. Barajas and Blanco clearly will be the big-league […]

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Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez Ready To Bolt?

An article by posted on February 25, 2010 0 Comments

          It looks like two of baseball’s biggest stars could possibly be heading toward free agency as both Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez have ceased negotiations with their respective teams. According to a report by Marc Topkin of the St.Petersburg Times, Carl Crawford and the Tampa Bay Rays have decided to postpone all contract extension negotiations […]

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Who Is The The Beast Of The East?

An article by posted on February 25, 2010 0 Comments

Last week, when Johan Santana was asked by a reporter who the best pitcher in the NL East was, without hesitation he replied, “Santana”. A couple of days later after the Phillies Jimmy Rollins caught wind of it, he disagreed and said the number one pitcher in the NL East is Roy Halladay. Take off […]

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Barajas Arrives To Camp, Mets DFA Arturo Lopez

An article by posted on February 24, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 6:30 pm Adam Rubin of the Daily News says the Mets have designated LHP Arturo Lopez for assignment to make room for Rod Barajas on the 40-man roster. Original Post 11:55 am After passing his physical yesterday, the Mets’ projected Opening Day catcher, Rod Barajas, arrived to the Mets spring training complex this morning […]

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Jason Bay Brings A Refreshing Personality To The Mix

An article by posted on February 24, 2010 0 Comments

Jason Bay shared a funny story of when he served as Jose Reyes’ chauffeur and tour guide when they were minor-league teammates before Bay was traded to San Diego in 2002: “We were in Port St. Lucie together. Jose was like 18, and I was about 23. He didn’t speak one word of English, and I […]

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Spring Training Wrap-Up – Bay Watch Edition

An article by posted on February 24, 2010 0 Comments

To begin, catcher Rod Barajas passed his physical today and will report to Mets camp tomorrow morning. According to Jon Heyman, he is guaranteed $500K, and then gets $400K for making the Opening Day roster. He can earn another $1MM with easily attainable incentives. * * * * * * * * * * Jason Bay arrived […]

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