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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Check That! Dickey Looking For Less Than $29 Million Extension

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Check That! Dickey Looking For Less Than $29 Million Extension

Updated 4:45 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News shoots down the report from MLB Network that Dickey wants a 3 year, $45 million deal. He tweets: Dickey not seeking 3/45. Not even close. We’ve reported for weeks 2 yr extension he wants is less than Peavy’s 2/29, on top of 5 mil option. Well, that’s more […]

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Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

The 1969 Mets shocked the baseball universe with an improbable 100 win season and a World Series victory over the mighty Baltimore Orioles. The Miracle Mets will find their way onto any list of the greatest underdog achievements in sports.

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Mets Going After RHP Vinnie Pestano

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Going After RHP Vinnie Pestano

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have pursued Cleveland Indians right-hander Vinnie Pestano during the winter meetings, according to a major league source. Pestano, 27, went 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 70 relief appearances last season while utilizing a solid sinker. He has only slightly more than two years of major league service time — meaning […]

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Dan Haren Signs With Nationals

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Dan Haren Signs With Nationals

The Nationals have agreed to a one yearl, $13 million dollar deal with free agent RHP Dan Haren according to  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, pending a physical. The Los Angeles Angels opted to let Dan Haren become a free agent after declining his 2013 $15.5 million dollar team option during last Friday’s deadline. Haren, 32, […]

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Bobby Parnell Is An Untouchable

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Is An Untouchable

“Bobby Parnell is virtually untouchable”, a source tells Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. That’s partly due to Parnell’s performance down the stretch, including allowing one earned run in 12 innings in September. The other factor: The Mets, right now, have no alternative as a primary setup man for Frank Francisco. Nor do they have another arm to […]

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Terry Collins Talks About The 2013 Mets

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins Talks About The 2013 Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York summarized comments made bY manager Terry Collins who discussed a variety of topics and offered some early insights on the 2013 Mets. Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia Mejia will work as a starting pitcher in spring training, while Jeurys Familia will audition as a reliever. If Familia ends up in Triple-A, he […]

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Alderson: To Move Dickey Will Require A Difference Maker

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: To Move Dickey Will Require A Difference Maker

Today at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged that he has met with other teams throughout the day concerning trade interest in R.A. Dickey. Alderson said he would continue to talk to teams that are interested throughout the night. There have been discussions about other Met players in addition to Dickey as teams were […]

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Mets Underwhelmed By Trade Offers For Dickey

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Underwhelmed By Trade Offers For Dickey

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets continue to feel underwhelmed by trade offers for R.A. Dickey at the Winter Meetings. He adds that the Mets remain undecided about whether to sign or trade him, according to ‘people involved.’ This is no big surprise. As I stated a couple of days ago, all […]

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Winter Meetings Update: Tigers In On Hairston, Izzy Wants To Return, Nats Targeting Grienke

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Update: Tigers In On Hairston, Izzy Wants To Return, Nats Targeting Grienke

The San Diego Padres were closing in Monday on a one-year contract with free-agent starter Jason Marquis, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations, writes ESPN’s Jayson Stark.. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Jason Isringhausen has decided he wants to come back and pitch again. 3 teams already interested. Izzy, now 40, made […]

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MMO Roundtable: Weighing In On The Wright Deal

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Weighing In On The Wright Deal

David Wright is a Met for life after agreeing to an eight year, $138 million dollar contract. He’ll be collecting on that deal through his age 37 season. Thoughts? Ed Leyro – Mike Piazza and Carlos Beltran were the last two everyday players to sign seven-year deals that took them into their mid-thirties.  Piazza’s last […]

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