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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Mets Have Not Discussed Years or Dollars with Wright or Dickey

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Have Not Discussed Years or Dollars with Wright or Dickey

The Mets have not moved past any of the preliminary dialog with both David Wright and R.A. Dickey about potential contract extensions for both, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. They have yet to even broach the subject of  years and dollars with either player, and any discussions have been casual and preliminary and they […]

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Wilpon Calls Alderson and Collins the Faces of the Franchise

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Calls Alderson and Collins the Faces of the Franchise

Not really the type of news I typically post, but here’s something somewhat curious I read on Newsday, that I felt was worth sharing. While attending a news conference Thursday for Selig’s “Welcome Back Veterans” program, Fred Wilpon said he is confident in the front office’s offseason efforts, though he refused to share details about the club’s […]

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Wholesale Change #1 – Mets Claim Catcher Anthony Recker Off Waivers From Cubs

An article by posted on October 25, 2012 0 Comments
Wholesale Change #1 – Mets Claim Catcher Anthony Recker Off Waivers From Cubs

We’re going to track all the wholesale changes for you as they go down this off-season, and on that note I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Mets have claimed catcher Anthony Recker off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. he becomes the first official acquisition of the 2013 season, joining Chin-Lung Hu in […]

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Reyes and Wright: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

An article by posted on October 25, 2012 0 Comments
Reyes and Wright: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Jose Reyes was in New York taking in last night’s Knicks-Nets game at the Nassau Coliseum. He spoke with ESPN New York and told them it would be hard to fathom the Mets without David Wright. “They should sign David [long term],” Reyes said. “He’s been the face of the franchise for a long time. If […]

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The Backstory To The Pagan Trade

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
The Backstory To The Pagan Trade

Andy Martino of the Daily News sheds some light on some of the circumstances that may have led to the Angel Pagan trade last off season. Apparently the former Met was plagued with with bouts of depression after taking over the center field job from Carlos Beltran and then getting off to a slow start […]

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The Mets, The Outfield Market, And The Reality Of The Situation

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets, The Outfield Market, And The Reality Of The Situation

Buster Olney of ESPN Insider expects most teams to spend more than usual this offseason because of all the cash that’s coming in from the new an lucrative national and local TV deals that were recently signed. Mid to large market teams will be seeing a cash infusion between $25-$30 million more than the previous […]

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Mets News: Josh Thole Officially “Super Two” Arbitration Eligible

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets News: Josh Thole Officially “Super Two” Arbitration Eligible

It’s official… Josh Thole, who has accumulated two years and 142 days of Major League service, will be eligible for arbitration for the first time in 2013. The “Super Two” cutoff for arbitration this winter is two years and 139 days of Major League service. Original Post 10/17 According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New […]

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Small Sample Sizes, PPA’s and Fun With Numbers

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Small Sample Sizes, PPA’s and Fun With Numbers

I came across this post from James Gentile from Beyond the Boxscore. He does his best to figure out if longer Pitches Per Plate Appearance lead to better performance for the hitter. While I admit that I was impressed with the amount of research he did and I respect his opinion, I can’t conclude anything more than […]

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Morning Grind: Unsure About Andres Torres? Really?

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Unsure About Andres Torres? Really?

I wanted to comment on yesterday’ report by Mike Puma of the New York Post, who pretty much said a Mets source told him that the front office was unsure about non-tendering Andres Torres. Let me dispense with all the pleasantries and simply say that Andres Torres was a colossal failure in 2012. We were sold a […]

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Mets Will Non-Tender Pelfrey, Could Bring Back Torres

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Will Non-Tender Pelfrey, Could Bring Back Torres

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to a Mets person who told him that Mike Pelfrey will be non-tendered next month, but that Andres Torres could be back and that a decision on him is still “up in the air”. Pelfrey underwent Tommy John surgery in May and is unlikely to be ready until May […]

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