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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Andres Torres As An Everyday Centerfielder and Leadoff Hitter Is A Bad Idea

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments
Andres Torres As An Everyday Centerfielder and Leadoff Hitter Is A Bad Idea

I decided to do some research on Andres Torres last night so I could get a better feel of what kind of player he was and I quickly learned that the Giants were very anxious to move him. Lets see why… Torres was originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1997 but chose to play […]

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Angel Pagan Traded To Giants For Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments
Angel Pagan Traded To Giants For Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

24 hours after the bittersweet news that Jose Reyes had signed a six-year, $106 million dollar deal with the Marlins, Sandy Alderson decided to get Mets fans minds off of Reyes and back to baseball, by orchestrating a flurry of moves climaxed by a trade that sent center fielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants for reliever Ramon […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Chris Young

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Mets are open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young on a minor league contract. Young, 32, posted a 1.88 ERA and 22/11 K/BB ratio over four starts with the Mets last season before undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder and […]

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Reliever Frank Francisco Signs Two-Year, $12M Deal With Mets

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Reliever Frank Francisco Signs Two-Year, $12M Deal With Mets

Busy evening for Mets as they also signed reliever Frank Francisco to a two-year deal, according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday. The right-handed reliever will get $12 million dollars for two years according to reports. Francisco went 1-4 with a 3.55 ERA with 17 saves in 54 games with the Blue Jays last season. He also […]

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Paulino Could Be Out, Mets Could Give Backup Catcher Spot To Nickeas

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Paulino Could Be Out, Mets Could Give Backup Catcher Spot To Nickeas

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets resolved today that they will NOT pursue a free agent catcher to platoon with starting catcher Josh Thole, and instead they will fill that position from within the organization. The reason for this shift in strategy is so that they can free up some money they can use […]

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Astonishing Tales: Mets Pursuing Mark Buehrle?

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Astonishing Tales: Mets Pursuing Mark Buehrle?

According to Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, the Mets are one of five teams on free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle’s list of finalists, according to an industry source. The Rangers and Marlins are also on the list. DiComo also adds that after losing shortstop Jose Reyes to the Marlins, the Mets have $20-25 million to spend on […]

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Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

A New York Mets official squashed any speculation that the Mets would trade infielder Daniel Murphy according to ESPNNewYork.com. “Some players are more valuable to us than other clubs,” the team official said. Rubin says this translates to Murphy being more valuable to the team than what the Mets could command in a trade. I agree with […]

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Nakajima Winner To Be Announced Tomorrow

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Nakajima Winner To Be Announced Tomorrow

I wanted to update this post with some new and important information regarding Japanese import Hiroyuki Nakajima. The bidding is over and according to the great site NPB tracker, the winning team will be announced tomorrow and some have speculated that the Mets could be one of those teams that bid on the 29-year old shortstop. […]

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Alderson Has $10-15 Million To Spend On 17 Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments

This afternoon in Dallas, Sandy Alderson told reporters that the Mets have between $20 and $25 million to spend this off-season, but that range includes paying Mike Pelfrey and Angel Pagan who will likely earn roughly $10 million in arbitration. That leaves approximately $10-15 million to spend on 17 other roster spots. It also means, Alderson must have misspoke […]

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Teams Interested In Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Teams Interested In Daniel Murphy

Joel Sherman of the NY Post tweets that Murphy is getting some attention… I like Murphy as a player, but with David Wright entrenched at third base, Murphy’s natural position, it’s hard to fit him in anywhere else which is a shame because he has an incredible bat. At the time Murphy got hurt and […]

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