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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The Dangers Of Being Prospect Drunk

An article by posted on December 12, 2012 0 Comments
The Dangers Of Being Prospect Drunk

In the past an as recent as Monday, I’ve referred to so many Mets fans being “prospect drunk”. What I mean by that is that they insanely go berserk for these overly hyped prospects who to a great degree never pan out. When the Royals traded Myers and and some other prospects to the Rays for two […]

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Thoughts On Dickey and the Ongoing Mets Incompetence

An article by posted on December 12, 2012 0 Comments

Post updated by Joe D. on 12/12 Mike Puma of the NY Post sheds more light on what now appears to be a tenuous situation that existed between the Wilpons and R.A. Dickey even before Tuesday’s Holiday Party at Citi Field. Besides the financial roadblocks, what became clearer yesterday was a underlying tension between team […]

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Breakdown Of Wright’s Contract

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Breakdown Of Wright’s Contract

The Mets have just released the details of David Wright’s eight-year, $143 million dollar contract. The breakdown is as follows: Base Salary 2013: $11M ($3.0M deferred) 2014: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2015: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2016: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2017: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2018: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2019: $15M 2020: $12M Award Bonuses First-time MVP: $500,000 ($200,000 for second- through […]

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Alderson: We’re Not Going To Spend Money Just Because We Now Have It

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: We’re Not Going To Spend Money Just Because We Now Have It

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York caught up with Sandy Alderson this morning at Citi Field who told him that the 2013 Opening Day roster will closely resemble the one at the end of 2012. Rubin speculates that minus Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Kelly Shoppach, Andres Torres and possibly Scott Hairston, things are going to look very similar, a […]

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What Was The Plan That Convinced Wright To Stay With Mets?

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
What Was The Plan That Convinced Wright To Stay With Mets?

I can point you toward a dozen or more different quotes by David Wright who said that “winning” would be more important than “money” when he decided whether or not he would sign an extension to remain with the Mets. During his press conference in Nashville at the Winter Meetings, Wright was asked about that […]

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Alderson Admits No Wholesale Changes Coming, Dickey Feels Insulted

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Admits No Wholesale Changes Coming, Dickey Feels Insulted

News coming in from the Mets Holiday Party where R.A. Dickey and Sandy Alderson have much to say… Dickey Feels Insulted “I feel like we are asking for less than what is fair.” Dickey also said the two sides are still far apart. He admits it’s hard not to feel insulted by the pace, distance […]

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Mets Could Extend Dickey To Improve Their Elf-Image

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Could Extend Dickey To Improve Their Elf-Image

Lending further to the accuracy of ESPN New York, reporting that R.A. Dickey is likely to remain a Met, the knuckleballer has agreed to play an elf alongside Ike Davis on Tuesday at Citi Field. John Franco will play Santa Clause at the team’s annual holiday party tomorrow at Citi Field, as the Mets host […]

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Wheeler and Niese Was The Price For Royals Package

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler and Niese Was The Price For Royals Package

In case you were wondering, Sandy Alderson had a standing offer of Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese for the same package the Royals gave up for James Shields and Wade Davis. This according to what a source told Andy Martino of the Daily News. This deal was on the table for Mets last week, per […]

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Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke $147 million over the next six seasons, they announced that they signed South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million contract. Ryu, 25, was a seven-time All-Star and league most valuable player with the Hanwha Eagles. Over […]

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Rangers May Leave The Mets At The Altar Too…

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers May Leave The Mets At The Altar Too…

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post points out that Zack Greinke’s bar-raising contract with the Dodgers hasn’t noticeably raised other clubs’ interest in R.A. Dickey. But that says more about how much the Mets want for their chatty knuckleballer than anything else. And it’s why the safe bet still calls for Dickey to at least […]

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