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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Examining A Potential Dickey For Gose And Arencibia Swap

An article by posted on December 14, 2012 0 Comments
Examining A Potential Dickey For Gose And Arencibia Swap

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are close to agreeing on a trade that could send Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto for a couple of yet to be defined players, according to major league sources. The speculation and buzz is pointing to Antony Gose and J.P. Arencibia. Outfield prospect Anthony Gose who batted .222 with a .622 OPS […]

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Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

According to his agent Gene Mato, former Mets reliever Manny Acosta has signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. The deal includes $500K in performance bonuses. The righthander was non-tendered by the Mets following a season that saw him post a 6.46 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 45 relief appearances. Acosta, 31, pitched parts […]

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Sandy Alderson Is The Great Pretender

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is The Great Pretender

I’m so fed up with this lingering R.A. Dickey situation. Make a decision one way or the other and move on already. Sandy Alderson says a lot of things, most of which end up ringing hollow or untrue. You just never know what to believe with him, and he never answers any questions directly. He […]

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Andres Torres Agrees To Deal With Giants

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Andres Torres Agrees To Deal With Giants

Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area is reporting that Andres Torres is heading back to the San Francisco Giants and that the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal pending a physical. Torres rejoins the Giants as a fourth outfielder after starting in centerfield for them from 2009-11 before they traded him to the Mets […]

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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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