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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Japanese Reliever Bids Sayonara To Mets Offer

An article by posted on February 8, 2010 0 Comments

According to this report on MASN Sports, Japanese free agent Hisanori Takahashi has reportedly rejected deals from both the Mets and Orioles. The Mets had actually offered the reliever a Major League contract, but couldn’t reach an agreement on the dollars according to another report appearing on NPB Tracker. I’m a little surprised that the Mets continue to […]

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ESPN Is As “Fair and Balanced” As FOX News

An article by posted on February 7, 2010 0 Comments

This morning I was genuinely touched by the sheer thoughtfulness and care exhibited by Buster Olney of ESPN.com, who took it upon himself to seek out not one, but two talent evaluators to give us an assessment of our catcher Omir Santos. For those of you who don’t subscribe to ESPN Insider, here is what the […]

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Mets Always Seem To Pay More For Less (Updated)

An article by posted on February 6, 2010 0 Comments

Last season, the Mets paid catcher Brian Schneider $10.3 million dollars for the 2008-2009 seasons. In those two seasons, Schneider compiled a total of 505 at-bats in which he batted .243 with 12 home runs, 62 RBIs and 42 runs scored. He has since signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for a two year $2.5 million dollar deal […]

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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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