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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Mets Reflections: Omar’s Smile, VORP, Murph (The Awesome One), 100 Wins

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

Murph Rules! Right after the Kevin Burkhardt/Omar Minaya interview on SNY, I caught 1984 edition of Mets Yearbook. If you haven’t checked out these fantastic documentary style treats yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. I strongly urge you to try and catch them whenever they’re on. In this particular edition, longtime Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy was doing an […]

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Mets Sign RHP Josh Fogg

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have signed 33 year old relief pitcher Josh Fogg to a minor league deal, according to Troy Renck of  Denver Post. Fogg had a 3.74 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 45.6 relief innings for the Rockies last season. He also spent some time as a starter in the minors where he had a 5.80 ERA and 16/17 K/BB […]

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PECOTA Projections From BP

An article by posted on January 29, 2010 0 Comments

The folks over at Baseball Prospectus just published their 2010 projected standings. For the life of me, I’ll never understand this whole scientific approach to these things. Last season, as I do every season, I posted my own projections and got 4 out of 6 first place teams right, and my system is no better […]

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Fernando Tatis Will Be A Met

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4:55 PM – According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Fernando Tatis is in fact re-signing with the Mets. “Fernando Tatis will be rejoining the Mets, so Carlos Delgado will have to sign elsewhere. Scouts see him only as a DH.” This isn’t as bad as some may think. Tatis hit .282 in 340 at bats for the Mets […]

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Homeruns vs. Runs Scored – A Decade Worth Of Evidence

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

I started writing this post about a week after the start of free agency. It ended up on the back burner as the Mets off season took on a life and a news cycle of its own. This morning, I came across an excellent blog post by Mike Silva of NYBD on this very subject which inspired me […]

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Rejected! Smoltz Would Rather Play Golf Than Play For Mets

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, reports that according to an inside source, John Smoltz could choose not pitching over pitching for the Mets. An insider tells the Daily News he believes the 42-year-old Smoltz could follow the route Pedro Martinez went last season — wait and sign mid-season. That could give Smoltz a better […]

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What Happened To The Pitching, Speed and Defense We Were Promised?

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

Back in October, when the Mets season came to a merciful end, Omar Minaya, Jeff Wilpon and Dave Howard hit the road like a traveling circus culminating in their sold out performance on WFAN with the godfather of sportstalk radio, Mike Francesa. The number one thing that came out of that interview was that the Mets […]

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Padres Sign Starting Pitcher Jon Garland

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have signed free agent pitcher Jon Garland to a one-year contract. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, tweeted that Jon Garland will get a one-year, $4.7 million contract from the Padres, but according to Rotoworld, the deal is actually worth at least $5.3 million, because a […]

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Ben Sheets Agrees To Deal With A’s

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, the Oakland A’s have signed free agent Ben Sheets to a one-year deal worth more than $10 million dollars plus bonus incentives. He passed his physical today, and the deal is expected to be announced this afternoon. Passing his physical today would indicate this may have been agreed to 2-3 […]

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Mets Step Up Efforts To Land John Smoltz?

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

Update 1/26 3:00 pm Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the obvious via Twitter, Mets’ next target, after losing Sheets, looks to be Smoltz. They have not been aggressive on Garland, according to a source. Adam Rubin also reported that the Mets were engaged in aggressive dialogue this morning even before the Sheets signing went down. […]

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