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 Sign Mike Hessman To Minor League Deal (yawn)

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, is reporting that the Mets have signed career minor leaguer Mike Hessman. Hessman, 31, played of the Class-AAA Toledo Mud Hens last season and batted .217 with a team leading 23 home runs and 77 RBIs. The third baseman is adept as several other positions including outfield, and is […]

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Mets Considering Kevin Millwood And Corey Hart; May Trade Maine

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets and Brewers have discussed a deal that could send John Maine to Milwaukee in exchange for outfielder Corey Hart, and possibly another deal with the Texas Rangers for Kevin Millwood.. Will put up links in morning, but learned Mets are talking to Brewers about a Maine-Corey Hart swap, and also with Rangers about Kevin Millwood. […]

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Mets To Offer Bengie Molina One-Year Deal With Option?

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman who was a guest on MLB Network’s Hot Stove show, the Mets may be readying an offer for free agent catcher Bengie Molina. On his blog at SI.com, Heyman wrote,   The Mets are considering a bid of about $6 million for one guaranteed year plus a second-year option for free-agent […]

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Cardinals Sign Brad Penny To One Year Deal

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman and Buster Olney via Twitter, The Cardinals and Brad Penny have a letter of agreement, for a $7.5 million base and $1.5 in performances bonuses. Physical likely on Wed. Penny, who finished strong last season with the Gianst, could be a nice addition for the Cardinals. The big righthander made 30 starts […]

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Twitter Hot Stove Update: Ryan Doumit, John Lackey, Nick Johnson

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Mets are expected to meet with the agent for John Lackey tonight, among many other meetings.  Olney adds that he doesn’t know if the Mets would be able to meet his financial demands which are reportedly expected to exceed $100 million dollars according to one report. Joel Sherman reported via […]

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Mets Considering Adam Kennedy For Second Base

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal via MLBTR, the Mets are showing heavy interest in second baseman Adam Kennedy, formerly of the A’s. The Diamondbacks are also interested in the 34 year old Kennedy and view him as a potential starter at second base.  Kennedy batted .289 with 11 homeruns and 63 RBIs for the Oakland A’s. He also scored 65 […]

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Nats Get Bruney, Are Dunn And Willingham On Block?

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Washington Nationals have acquired relief pitcher Brian Bruney from the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. Bruney had a so-so season with the Yankees, but had clearly fallen out of favor as the season drew to an end. Last season he […]

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Throw Some Coal In The Hot Stove It’s Freezing In Here

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

So far, there’s been nothing significant to report from the 2009 Winter Meetings in Indianapolis. Despite the huge buildup leading up to Sunday night when most GM’s and their staffs began arriving, there’s been little buzz in a baseball market that is still difficult to accurately gauge. At his point, most of the rumors are as […]

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File The Pat Burrell To Mets Report Under Bogus

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

Update 11:45 AM I just confirmed that the Mets did not make any deal involving Pat Burrell, but they do have a passing interest. You can all exhale now. Original Post 11:15 AM According to a post on Philly Burbs, the Mets may have acquired Pat Burrell from the Cubs after they acquired him from the Rays. […]

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Don’t Be Surprised If The Mets Make A Big Splash

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

For the last two months, many of the so-called experts have been doing their best to tell us that the Mets will not be players for some of the top free agents like Matt Holliday, Jason Bay and John Lackey. We’ve been told that they don’t have the money or that the don’t have the […]

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