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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J.P. Ricciardi Agrees To Three Year Extension With Mets

An article by posted on November 8, 2012 0 Comments
J.P. Ricciardi Agrees To Three Year Extension With Mets

J.P. Ricciardi has agreed to a three-year extension to remain special assistant to Mets GM Sandy Alderson according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Ricciardi has helped Alderson with many of the player decisions made in the last two years. His role is not nearly as defined as that of Paul DePodesta who runs […]

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Mets Could Have Dickey Signed Before End Of This Month

An article by posted on November 8, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Could Have Dickey Signed Before End Of This Month

Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger added some more depth to what R.A. Dickey had to say about his contract talks, the Mets, and the direction of the team. “He’s convinced me,” Dickey said before being honored by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter at the New York Marriott Marquis. “I think the Mets are […]

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Bay and Mets Part Ways, Deferred Salary Will Go Toward 2013 Payroll

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
Bay and Mets Part Ways, Deferred Salary Will Go Toward 2013 Payroll

Update 2:30 PM - This just in from Joel Sherman of the New York Post: The Mets will spread the remaining amount owed to Bay over the course of several years. The Mets say they wouldn’t have done Bay buyout if didn’t give them the ability to spend more in ’13, otherwise they would just have tried again with […]

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Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Major-league sources, however, say the team is again engaged in active discussions about Upton, and one estimates the chances of him playing elsewhere next season are “80-20.” The Diamondbacks need a shortstop, and Upton possibly could bring them a […]

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GM Meetings: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Alderson

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
GM Meetings: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Alderson

John Harper of the Daily News summarizes, more eloquently than I ever can, why there are no more passes for Sandy Alderson and that he better start putting his Moneyball where his mouth is. The Godfather of the Moneyball concept that turned Billy Beane into Brad Pitt, Alderson took over as the primary Mets decision-maker two years […]

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Mike Nickeas Opts For Free Agency

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Nickeas Opts For Free Agency

Adam Rubin reports: After being outrighted off the 40-man roster, Mike Nickeas has elected free agency, a team official said. Fred Lewis, who also had been removed from the roster, chose free agency as well. The Mets currently have catchers Josh Thole and Anthony Recker on the 40-man roster. C-Ya Mike…

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Lucas Duda Undergoes Surgery On Freak Fractured Wrist Injury

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Undergoes Surgery On Freak Fractured Wrist Injury

The New York Mets today announced outfielder Lucas Duda underwent surgery yesterday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair a fracture in his right wrist. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Weiland, the Mets’ hand specialist. The fracture occurred while Duda was moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern […]

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Surveying The Mets Landscape One Area At A Time

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Surveying The Mets Landscape One Area At A Time

What frightens me most about this coming offseason as compared to the last 3-4 is the enormity of moves that will be required to fill the vastness of areas that need correcting if we are to make a dent in the standings in 2013 to 2015. Whereas in off-seasons past where each year had 2-3 items on our list […]

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When Sandy Promised “Wholesale Changes” Did It Resonate With You?

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
When Sandy Promised “Wholesale Changes” Did It Resonate With You?

October is gone, the World Series is gone too, and we’re into the first week of November. All quiet on the Eastern Front. Thanks to some of the well-timed leaks soon after the season ended, there was suddenly an urgency to this offseason compared to seasons past. An apparent $100 million offer was being floated […]

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At Least 12 Teams Would Be Interested In Trading For Dickey

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
At Least 12 Teams Would Be Interested In Trading For Dickey

Andy Martino of the Daily News, reports that if the Mets were to pursue a trade for their top starter R.A. Dickey, at least 12 or more teams could be interested according to a few baseball executives he spoke with. One National League talent evaluator told Martino, “It makes sense that they would think about selling high on […]

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