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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Where’s The Fun In Fiscal Restraint?

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Where’s The Fun In Fiscal Restraint?

I take no credit for that title… In truth I swiped it from a post I read on ESPN last week. No biggie, they won’t even know it’s gone, plus it’s the season of giving (and taking). So… You know, the Dodgers had their own Annual Holiday Party yesterday at Dodger Stadium – only it […]

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All The Leaves Are Brown…

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
All The Leaves Are Brown…

The Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers have ruled the roost this offseason. The best available free agent players, Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke, have both been spoken for and it’s official - they love L.A.. There has been a seismic shift in the baseball landscape and the more Bud Selig screams parity, the less […]

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Mets Haven’t Spoken To Rangers Since Nashville, Decision On Dickey Looming

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Haven’t Spoken To Rangers Since Nashville, Decision On Dickey Looming

A day after Dickey upset team brass by using a holiday party at Citi Field as a forum to voice his displeasure with recent contract negotiations, the two sides remained in limbo yesterday on the knuckleballer’s future according to Mike Puma of the Post. Puma is also hearing that the expectation around the game is […]

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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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