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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New Details Emerge On Kelvim Escobar Deal

An article by posted on December 26, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN via Twitter says, Kelvim Escobar contract details: $1.25 million guaranteed base salary, and a $125,00 bonus for making the Mets’ Opening Day roster. In addition, Escobar can receive $2 million in incentives based on games pitched, and $1 million more in incentives based on games finished Roger Rubin of the Daily […]

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Nationals Sign Reliever Matt Capps

An article by posted on December 24, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, reliever Matt Capps has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Nationals, pending a physical. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the deal is for $3.5 million for 2010, with a chance to make another $425,000 in performance bonuses. The performance incentives kick in at 40-65 games finished. Capps […]

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Iconic Sportscaster George Michael Dies

An article by posted on December 24, 2009 0 Comments

Famed radio DJ and sportscaster George Michael died Thursday at age 70 after a battle with cancer. Michael was best known for his syndicated late-night show entitled: “The George Michael Sports Machine”. Although broadcast from the Washington DC area, “Sports Machine” was a favorite of mine every Sunday night on NBC. NBC Sports released the following […]

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Bay May Be Heading Back To Boston After All

An article by posted on December 23, 2009 0 Comments

According to a report by Rob Bradford of WEEI Radio in Boston, the Red Sox may be throwing their hat back into the ring regarding Jason Bay. According to a team source, the Red Sox have had internal discussions about extending their organizational budget to potentially allow for another offer for free agent outfielder Jason Bay. […]

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Carlos Delgado Suffers Setback, Now What?

An article by posted on December 23, 2009 0 Comments

Marty Noble of MLB.com, reported late last night that free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado has postponed his decision to begin playing baseball due to an undisclosed setback. The Mets’ interest in Carlos Delgado, an interest that was not shared by all members of the club hierarchy after the season, may begin to wane now […]

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Blowing Off Steam Before Hitting The Road…

An article by posted on December 23, 2009 0 Comments

I just finished reading a couple of different posts on some of the other Mets blogs I like to read, but both of them have left me scratching my head. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t our stated goal that we should put a championship caliber team on the field in 2010? Is that not […]

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NL East Report: Hot Stove Edition

An article by posted on December 22, 2009 0 Comments

Washington Nationals Just off of their recent acquisition of starting pitcher Jason Marquis who signed for a reasonable two year deal at $15 million, the Nats aren’t done yet. Washington is now considered the favorites to sign former Pirates reliever Matt Capps who had drawn the interest of 15 teams including the Mets, Phillies and […]

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Nationals Sign Jason Marquis, Mets Never Made Offer

An article by posted on December 22, 2009 0 Comments

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent starting pitcher Jason Marquis, according to Byron Kerr of MASN.  MASN sports.com has learned that the Nationals will sign starting pitcher Jason Marquis. Stay tuned for more on this breaking story. UPDATE: The deal is reported to be for 2 years and $15 million dollars according to Mark Feinsand. Marquis, who […]

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Happy Holidays To Everyone!

An article by posted on December 22, 2009 0 Comments

I wish you all the joy, hope and happiness of this Holiday Season! On behalf of everyone at MMO, we wish you a Happy New Year! May the beauty of the holidays be yours throughout the year!

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Braves Trade Javier Vasquez To Yankees For Melky Cabrera

An article by posted on December 22, 2009 0 Comments

The Yankees and Braves have just put the finishing touches on a trade that will send starting pitcher Javier Vazquez to the Bronx in exchange for outfielder Melky Cabrera and pitching prospects Arodys Vizcaino and Mike Dunn. Wow… For a team that just won the World Series, the Yankees sure do operate with a sense […]

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