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, '00 and '15, 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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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Talks Between Twins and Bronson Arroyo Heating Up

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Talks Between Twins and Bronson Arroyo Heating Up

Talks are heating up between the Twins and veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press. The Twins are now going over Arroyo’s medical records and they have already discussed guarantee language with his representatives. On Monday, Arroyo told reporters that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins had contacted his agents, but that no offers have been […]

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Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

This afternoon in Orlando, Sandy Alderson suggested getting two starting outfielders this winter might now be an uphill battle because of all the teams searching for those types of bats. “We might bring in more than two starting outfielders. Who knows how things are going to break?” Alderson said. “I’d be surprised if that happens […]

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Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

A month after saying that acquiring a veteran backup catcher would be a top priority, Sandy Alderson downplayed the entire idea and told reporters that he would be prepared to pair Anthony Recker with Travis d’Arnaud if that’s how things work out. Adam Rubin with the quotes: “First of all, we like Anthony Recker as a backup,” Alderson […]

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Lagares Is Tearing Up The DWL and Batting .400

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Lagares Is Tearing Up The DWL and Batting .400

Juan Lagares is smoking the ball for Las Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. Last night, Lagares extended his hitting streak to seven straight games going 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to an even .400 in 60 at-bats with 24 hits, seven runs scored, eight runs batted in and a .853 OPS. The Dominican native […]

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

Within minutes after I wrote this post this morning, Ken Rosenthal quoted Curtis Granderson who said his morning in an interview, that his number one goal this offseason was to sign with a winning team. That’s not something you often hear from a free agent, but would he be willing to accept a lesser contract to […]

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New Posting System For Japanese Players and Debunking A Yankees Myth

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
New Posting System For Japanese Players and Debunking A Yankees Myth

Two things here my friends… First, Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have virtually agreed on a new posting system for Japanese players, according to Ken Davidoff of The Post who has been on top of this story from the word go. “The system has been tweaked so the team posting the top bid […]

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people […]

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Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

On Monday, qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams. Each of these free agents was offered a one-year deal for $14.1 million. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson interpreted the turndowns as an indicator a bull market is possible. “That ought to tell you a little […]

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Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

Mets Showing Genuine Interest In Granderson Update 3:45 PM - The Mets plans to meet with the agent for free-agent Curtis Granderson this week according to Mike Puma. Update 3:30 PM – Granderson will reject his $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees and become a free agent according to Joel Sherman. Original Post 1:15 PM: Several beat writers […]

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