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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Hairston Among Seven Mets Who Became Free Agents Today

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Hairston Among Seven Mets Who Became Free Agents Today

Last night when the clock struck midnight, the following players became free agents and will most likely not be back. They include Scott Hairston, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Ronny Cedeno, Kelly Shoppach, Tim Byrdak and Chris Young. Yesterday, a club source told Mike Puma of the NY Post that Hairston was the one free agent the Mets most want […]

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Mets Offseason Will Resemble The Last Two, Wright Negotiations Stalled

An article by posted on November 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Will Resemble The Last Two, Wright Negotiations Stalled

Mack Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have little left in budget to pursue free agents. With little wiggle room, a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking said the Mets likely will follow last winter’s free-agent blueprint, when they passed on a major signing in favor of spreading their limited dollars with several […]

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Giants Decide Against Qualifying Offer For Pagan

An article by posted on November 1, 2012 0 Comments
Giants Decide Against Qualifying Offer For Pagan

According to CSN Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants will not be making qualifying offers to any of their free agents this offseason including Angel Pagan. It was believed that Pagan would get a $13 million qualifying offer from the Giants as protection in case negotiations on a longterm deal don’t work out. Pagan will get […]

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Is Reliever Joel Peralta In Mets Future?

An article by posted on November 1, 2012 0 Comments
Is Reliever Joel Peralta In Mets Future?

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors have posted their seventh annual Top 50 Free Agents List with predictions. It’s one of my favorite features that I always look forward to and signals the start of the hot Stove Season. They have the Mets pegged for one player among the top fifty; 37-year old reliever Joel Peralta who […]

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Team Exercises Options On David Wright and R.A. Dickey

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
Team Exercises Options On David Wright and R.A. Dickey

Updated 10/30 7:00 PM It’s official. The Mets have announced that they have exercised the 2013 options for David Wright ($16MM) and R.A. Dickey ($5MM). The Mets had until tomorrow to execute their option on Wright and until Friday to execute their option on Dickey. Updated 10/30 2:00 PM Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Mets and David Wright are […]

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What Was Your Favorite Moment of the 2012 Mets Season?

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
What Was Your Favorite Moment of the 2012 Mets Season?

Basically when I asked this question I expected it would be a toss-up between Johan Santana’s No-Hitter on June 1, or R.A. Dickey’s incredible Cy Young worthy campaign. That’s exactly what we got. But there was a part of me that was wondering and hoping if anyone would bring up the 76 games that the […]

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Arbitration Projections Total $8.5 Million For Davis, Murphy, Parnell, Thole

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
Arbitration Projections Total $8.5 Million For Davis, Murphy, Parnell, Thole

MLB Trade Rumors reviewed the Mets nine arbitration eligible players:and projected what they could earn this offseason at the bargaining table: Daniel Murphy – $3MM Bobby Parnell – $1.5MM Josh Thole – $1.2MM Rob Johnson – $600K Ike Davis – $2.8MM Fred Lewis – $500K Manny Acosta – $1.1MM Andres Torres – $3.2MM Mike Pelfrey – $5.7MM Ike Davis […]

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Alderson Must Use The Moneyball Principles That Landed Him Mets Job In The First Place

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Must Use The Moneyball Principles That Landed Him Mets Job In The First Place

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post says that due to lingering payroll flexibility issues the Mets have no margin for errors like the Angel Pagan trade and the Frank Francisco signing. he also points out that their is a lack of organizational depth to execute a significant trade without impacting the major-league team nor the dollars to […]

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If Dickey Demands More Than 2 Year Extension, Should We Trade Him?

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
If Dickey Demands More Than 2 Year Extension, Should We Trade Him?

It’s a foregone conclusion that the Mets will exercise the $5 million dollar team option on R.A. Dickey sometime in the next 2-3 days. Then there’s the matter of extension talks which Sandy Alderson said would be a top priority. The question is how many years is too many years? A two year extension would […]

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Headley Edges Wright To Win First Gold Glove At Third Base

An article by posted on October 30, 2012 0 Comments
Headley Edges Wright To Win First Gold Glove At Third Base

Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres has won the National League Gold Glove Award at third base for the 2012 season. It’s the first of Headley’s career. Headley was voted the top defensive third baseman in the National League by managers and coaches. He was never really considered a solid defender at the hot corner, but […]

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