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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Alderson Discusses Dickey Situation And Mets Strategy In Nashville

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Discusses Dickey Situation And Mets Strategy In Nashville

Tonight at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and confirmed that he met with R.A. Dickey for ten minutes today, but that it was purely social. Alderson said he will not negotiate a new deal without Dickey’s agent present. “I don’t negotiate directly with R.A. That would not be professional under […]

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Both Sides Not Even Close On A Dickey Deal

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Both Sides Not Even Close On A Dickey Deal

Updated on 12/2  by Joe D. at 4:45 PM Jim Bowden of ESPN XM tweets that despite RA Dickey describing progress in negotiations…a source involved in negotiations says both sides aren’t even close to a deal Updated on 12/2  by Joe D. at 2:45 PM Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, reported that R.A. Dickey has […]

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No Less Than Seven Teams Interested In Pelfrey

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
No Less Than Seven Teams Interested In Pelfrey

Updated Post 12/2 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that no less than seven teams have interest in Mike Pelfrey, adding that there is a need for mid-level starters even if they are coming off Tommy John surgery. The Mets non-tendered Pelfrey on Friday which you can read more about below. Updated Post 11/30 The Mets have […]

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Mets To Consider Ross, Pagan, Victorino, Could Dangle Niese

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Consider Ross, Pagan, Victorino, Could Dangle Niese

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are expected to at least consider free agent OF Cody Ross during the Winter Meetings, but he might be too expensive. Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino will also be considered, but could also be out of the Mets price range. The Mets could try and get […]

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Winter Meetings: Most Likely To Be Traded, Most Likely To Sign

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Meetings: Most Likely To Be Traded, Most Likely To Sign

Jayson Stark of ESPN, has his Winter Meetings preview up this morning with lots of good information to digest. Additionally, he surveyed 17 prominent executives, agents and scouts about the hot baseball storylines that are about to explode over the next week. Who’s most likely to get traded? Who’s the best bet to get traded during […]

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Mets Willing To Do More Backloaded Contracts

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Do More Backloaded Contracts

Marc Carig of Newsday writes that the Mets will be more willing to get creative with backloaded contracts, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking, in order to entice free agents with more money and multi-year offers. Those tactics could come into play at this week’s winter meetings in Nashville. “You can […]

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NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post projects a very rosy outlook for the Mets now that the team has signed third baseman David Wright. He speculates that with Wright firmly entrenched as the Mets cornerstone, the pieces of a playoff team are falling into place. The long-term starting rotation has Jon Niese (signed to a […]

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Two Mets Sources: Don’t Rule Out An Angel Pagan Return

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Two Mets Sources: Don’t Rule Out An Angel Pagan Return

According to what a two different team sources told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, don’t rule out an Angel Pagan return for the Mets in 2013. But a second team insider now also has insisted the Mets likely will spend for one quality outfielder. The source said don’t even rule out a return of Angel Pagan to Flushing, […]

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Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired starting pitcher Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves for reliever Jordan Walden, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Here are two summaries from MLBTR: Hanson, 26, pitched to a 4.48 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 174 2/3 innings this year. The right-hander missed time with […]

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Wright Updates: Being Named Captain, Making More Than Johan, New Deal Replaces Option

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Updates: Being Named Captain, Making More Than Johan, New Deal Replaces Option

Andy Martino of the Daily News also reports that the deal is an eight-year deal and that it replaces the 2013 option. The eight year, $138 million dollar contract essentially voids the option year contract. Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports writes that that it was very important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana‘s $137.5 million […]

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