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 Up The Ante; Offer Matt Holliday 8 Year Deal

An article by posted on December 15, 2009 0 Comments

As Omar and the Mets continue to wait out what they call a slow moving market, other MLB teams are quickly scooping up some of the key free agents and addressing their needs. Yesterday, the Red Sox signed John Lackey, while the Phillies added Roy Halladay in a 3 team deal that sent Cliff Lee to […]

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Roy Halladay Negotiating With Phillies After 3 Team Blockbuster

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com says that the Phillies, Mariners and Blue Jays have agreed to a deal that will send Halladay to Philadelphia, Cliff Lee to Seattle and prospects from both teams to Toronto. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay is in Philadelphia and possibly negotiating a long term deal in anticipation […]

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Mets Offer Kelvim Escobar Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

According to the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, the Mets offered a minor league deal to pitcher Kelvim Escobar. Although not published or confirmed by any mainstream source, it was posted via Twitter by Efrain  Zavarce and was re-tweeted by Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN. Last week, the NY Post’s Joel Sherman tweeted that Escobar might pitch in the […]

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What Does Lackey To The Red Sox Mean For Mets?

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, free agent pitcher John Lackey may be close to signing a deal with the Boston Red Sox. He writes, Free-agent right-hander John Lackey underwent a physical Monday with the Red Sox, an indication that he is close to an agreement with the team, according to a major-league source. Rosenthal […]

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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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