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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Some May Say He’s A Dreamer, But He’s Not The Only One

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
Some May Say He’s A Dreamer, But He’s Not The Only One

October 8, 1940 – December 8, 1980 It’s December 8th, and it was thirty-two years ago today that the world lost one of the most influential musicians and composers it has ever known. More than that, John Lennon was was a shining light in a dark and uncertain world who believed that love and peace were […]

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Pedro Martinez Says It’s Too Difficult To Vote Bonds Or Clemens Into Hall

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe caught up with Pedro Martinez who was at former teammate David Ortiz‘s celebrity golf fundraiser in the Dominican Republic yesterday. The always outspoken Martinez had plenty to say about the steroids era as well as his own career and legacy. “I never had a complaint. I don’t have it. I think […]

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Mets Top Target Is Catcher Miguel Olivo

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Top Target Is Catcher Miguel Olivo

“I’ve always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle”  -  Peter Smith “If the Mets go the free-agent route at catcher, Miguel Olivo is now their top target”, a major league source told ESPN New York on Tuesday. Yesterday, Sandy Alderson admitted that “the […]

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Mejia Will Be First Choice To Replace Dickey If He Gets Traded

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Will Be First Choice To Replace Dickey If He Gets Traded

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, If the Mets trade R.A. Dickey, they intend to fill his spot in the rotation with Jenrry Mejia. One Mets official reiterated Wednesday that there was virtually no way Zack Wheeler would break camp with the team. For one thing, if Wheeler does not spend the first three weeks of […]

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Reds Re-Sign Ryan Ludwick

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Reds Re-Sign Ryan Ludwick

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have re-signed OF Ryan Ludwick pending a physical. Contract details have not been released, but Ludwick had a two-year offer from the Reds believed to be in the $13 to $14 million range. Ludwick, 34, revived his career with Reds posting a slash of .275/.346/.531 with 26 home […]

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Looking More Like Dickey Stays A Met Without An Extension

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Looking More Like Dickey Stays A Met Without An Extension

Updated Post 11:00 AM Ken Davidoff sums it all up like this: As we leave R.A. Dickey’s hometown, let’s rank his list of admirers, from big fans down to skeptics. 1. R.A. Dickey 2. The New York Mets 3. The 29 other Major League Baseball teams. That’s where things appeared to stand as the Mets […]

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Rangers Would Trade Mike Olt For Dickey If They Fail To Land Greinke

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers Would Trade Mike Olt For Dickey If They Fail To Land Greinke

According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Texas Rangers would trade top hitting prospect Mike Olt for R.A. Dickey, but only if they first lose out on free-agent Zack Greinke AND are unable to trade for James Shields who is their top preference if they have to make a swap. Meanwhile the Royals and Blue Jays are […]

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Wheeler and Niese Were Mentioned By Royals For Myers

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler and Niese Were Mentioned By Royals For Myers

Updated by Joe D. at 1:00 PM Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Royals actually talked to the Mets more about Niese and Wheeler in trade variations involving Myers – not Dickey, and adds that either way it’s not happening. Since rumors first floated about R.A.Dickey for Wil Myers I shot down that […]

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Phillies Land Centerfielder Ben Revere For RHP Vance Worley

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Land Centerfielder Ben Revere For RHP Vance Worley

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired centerfielder and leadoff man Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says that the Twins are getting right-hander Vance Worley in return. Revere gives the Phillies a big stolen base threat as well as a tremendous defender with outstanding range in center. The 24 year old […]

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Winter Meetings Come To A Close, Alderson Heads Back To Flushing

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Come To A Close, Alderson Heads Back To Flushing

The 2012 Winter Meetings at Nashville, Tennessee have come to a close and with that Sandy Alderson and the Mets’ entourage are heading back to New York. Two months of the offseason are now gone, with just two months left to go before Mets Spring Training Camp opens in Port St. Lucie. Those significant and marked changes […]

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