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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Is There A Chance Mike Pelfrey Gets Traded?

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

As the Mets try their best to acquire a number two starter to pair with ace Johan Santana for the 2010 season, let’s examine the facts surrounding Mike Pelfrey, who was anointed the number two starter last season. The 2009 season was one to forget for the young righthander who the Mets selected ninth overall in the 2005 MLB Draft. Pelfrey […]

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Notable Non Tenders – Part 2

An article by posted on December 13, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, I weighed in on two of Saturday’s non tender players; Jack Cust and Garrett Atkins. This morning, there are several new additions to the free agent market. The following players were non tendered by their former team before last nights midnight deadline. Matt Capps, RP – Capps would be an interesting reliever to consider for the Mets. Only 26 […]

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Mets Non-Tenders And Other Notables

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

David Lennon of Newsday, tweets that the following players have been non-tendered by the Mets: OF Cory Sullivan OF Jeremy Reed RP Lance Broadway SP Tim Redding Nothing that wasn’t already expected there, but it’s worth noting that only Sean Green remains of the trade that sent “six players” to the Mariners and Indians in the […]

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Latest Buzz: Jason Bay Rejects Bosox Offer

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

Update 7:20 PM – According to Rob Bradford of WEEI Sports, an unkown team has offered Jason Bay at least a five year deal. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, free agent outfielder Jason Bay has rejected the latest Red Sox offer. Bay’s agent, Joe Urbon, sounded like he wasn’t hopeful that the Red Sox would get something done, […]

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If I Hear Cameron’s Name One More Time, I Think I’ll Puke

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

Not looking to knock Mike Cameron who is a god among mere mortals in some circles, and is revered by so many Mets fans, but seriously can we stop the comparisons to Jason Bay already? Are players no longer to be valued for who they are but instead scrutinized endlessly and compared to players that […]

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White Sox Reach Deal With J.J. Putz

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

The White Sox have signed free-agent reliever J.J. Putz to a one-year, $3 million dollar contract, according to Noah Coslov from MLB.com. The contract includes several incentives that could increase the value of the deal to as much as $10 million dollars. The Mets acquired Putz from the Mariners last off season in a three-team trade with the Indians […]

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Phillies Favorites For Halladay; Becoming Yankees Of The NL

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

According to Tom Verducci of SI.com,  the Phillies are emerging as the favorite to land Toronto ace Roy Halladay. “They’ve been very aggressive,” one baseball source said about the Phillies’ pursuit of Halladay. “They’re putting together a package, even if they need another team. They’re trying to find the players [on other teams] the Blue […]

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Jason Bay: In Defense Of His Defense And A Fifth Year

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

I was surprised to see the following comment by Keith Law on ESPN’s Rumor Central (subscription only), regarding free agent outfielder Jason Bay. “Bay is the best overall hitter on the market this winter, with more offensive potential than Matt Holliday, but less defensive value. Bay is extremely patient and has shown he can hit American […]

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Mets Make Offer To JASON BAY (Confirmed)

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

Earlier this afternoon, Mike Francesa of WFAN reported that the Mets have made offers to free agents Bengie Molina and Jason Bay. This has now been confirmed by David Lennon of Newsday, as well as Joel Sherman of the New York Post. According to Francesa, the Mets made the decision to target Jason Bay instead of Matt Holliday, because […]

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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

As the final day of the Winter Meetings comes to a close, the Mets fly back to New York much like the same team that arrived on Sunday. Any and all dreams of blockbuster trades and big free agent signings slowly dissipate into the same pessimistic feelings we ended the season with. There will be […]

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