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 High Cost Of Catching

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
The High Cost Of Catching

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that while the Mets and Red Sox had not engaged in discussions about catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, he ponders whether the two would match up for a deal now that they have signed free agent catcher David Ross. It’s not a bad idea, but Ken Rosenthal reports that the […]

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Alderson Says Thole Will Most Likely Be Back In 2013

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Says Thole Will Most Likely Be Back In 2013

Yesterday at the GM Meetings, Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and emphasized that while he gets perhaps a little more payroll flexibility than he originally anticipated, that it still doesn’t change much about the kinds of players they can acquire this winter, and that they still will be looking at the bottom of the free agent […]

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Mets Probably Won’t Trade Murphy, Not Very High On Valdespin

An article by posted on November 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Probably Won’t Trade Murphy, Not Very High On Valdespin

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a Mets official told him that the team probably won’t trade Daniel Murphy because of the hole it would create at second base. The official also said that prospect Jordany Valdespin is not viewed highly. You could tell the Mets went out of the way after […]

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Dickey Would Take Hometown Discount To Remain With Mets

An article by posted on November 9, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Would Take Hometown Discount To Remain With Mets

According to what a source told Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets believe they can sign R.A. Dickey to a two-year contract extension, worth less than the three year, $36 million the Mets paid to Oliver Perez. Of course that doesn’t change the fact that the Mets are shopping him as is being […]

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Alderson: With Bay Gone, Enhances Chance That Hairston Will Return

An article by posted on November 8, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: With Bay Gone, Enhances Chance That Hairston Will Return

Adam Rubin posted some comments from Mets GM Sandy Alderson on his blog at ESPN New York. Alderson seemed to enjoy responding to most of the questions he was asked with plenty of humor and dripping with sarcasm. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of that and I don’t see other GMs doing it. I’d […]

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Cerrone: Dickey Looking For A Five-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 8, 2012 0 Comments
Cerrone: Dickey Looking For A Five-Year Deal

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have very little interest in signing R.A. Dickey to a contract extension and instead confirms what Joel Sherman had reported earlier which is that the Mets are actively discussing trading him with several other teams at the GM Meetings. Also, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog is reporting that his […]

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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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