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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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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Mets Sign RHP Clint Everts; Could Be A Real Sleeper

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that the Mets have signed minor-league RHP Clint Everts. Everts, 25, was highly sought after and was being pursued by 15 teams at the Winter Meetings. Last season, he was 8–1 with a 1.65 ERA in 44 relief appearances while pitching at three levels in the Washington Nationals farm system including Class-AAA Syracuse. In 60 innings pitched, […]

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Mets To Make Two Offers; Bengie Molina and John Lackey?

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

Steve Popper of the Bergen Record is reporting that the Mets will make two contract offers before leaving the Winter Meetings today. Based on additional reporting from Adam Rubin of the Daily News, one of those offers will most likely be to free-agent catcher Bengie Molina. Earlier reports yesterday that the Mets had already made an offer turned out to be […]

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Winter Meetings Day 3 Recap

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

The Brewers have agreed to terms with Randy Wolf on a three-year, $29.75 million contract. The deal will be finalized pending a physical. The Mets had strong interest in the 33-year-old left-hander who made 34 starts and posted a 3.23 ERA and 1.10 WHIP for the Dodgers last season. According to AOL’s Ed Price via Twitter, the Mets […]

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Mets Showing Signs Of Life: Lackey, Bay, Holliday, Molina

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

MLB Insider Jon Heyman of SI.com tweets that the Mets are now engaging John Lackey, Matt Holliday, and Jason Bay with renewed hopes of signing one of them. Purse strings opening for Omar? Mets are talking to Lackey, Holliday and Bay with renewed hopes to sign one of big three. I’m not buying into anything until we get […]

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