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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Blue Jays And Dickey Agree To Extension

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Blue Jays And Dickey Agree To Extension

Update by Dan Valis ar 12:05 PM Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has reported that the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey have agreed on a two-year extension worth $25 million, pending a physical. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports that Dickey has already landed in Florida to undergo his physical which will take place at their […]

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Mets See Kirk Nieuwenhuis As A Stopgap

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets See Kirk Nieuwenhuis As A Stopgap

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, fielded some questions in his mailbag piece this morning. I thought his reply to a question about Kirk Nieuwenhuis was worth sharing. Will the Mets give Kirk Nieuwenhuis another chance at center field, or do you think they will pick up some reject from another team? Now that Andres Torres is […]

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Cy Gone: Reactions To Dickey Trade From The Locals

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Cy Gone: Reactions To Dickey Trade From The Locals

I’ll be posting reactions from the major media outlets as they begin to weigh in on the trade between the Mets and Blue Jays I tired making some calls to get some information on who the unknown prospect is that that the Mets are also including in the trade, but mum’s the word. But although […]

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Twins Sign Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Twins Sign Mike Pelfrey

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Twins have agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Mike Pelfrey worth $4 million with the chance to earn $1.5 million more in incentives. So much for that theory… Pelfrey, 28, went 50-54 with a 4.36 ERA in parts of seven seasons with the Mets, but missed […]

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Mejia Will Most Likely Replace Dickey In Rotation

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Will Most Likely Replace Dickey In Rotation

With the trade of R.A. Dickey just a day or two from becoming official, the Mets now have a significant vacancy in their rotation. Unless something changes, and it probably wont, Johan Santana and Jon Niese are the Mets best options for the number one spot in the rotation. But both have some concerns. The […]

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Thoughts On The Trade, Emotions, Expectations…

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The Trade, Emotions, Expectations…

The Mets and Blue Jays have agreed in principle to a trade which will send R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole to Toronto for their top prospect C Travis d’Arnaud, C John Buck and RHP Noah Syndergaard, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Both teams will also include another minor leaguer, or the Blue Jays could reportedly add cash to the deal instead. Rosenthal […]

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Mets Not Worried About d’Arnaud’s Knee, Still No Closure On Deal

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Not Worried About d’Arnaud’s Knee, Still No Closure On Deal

Updated by Joe D. at 12:30 PM Good news for anyone concerned about Travis d’Arnaud’s knee which he injured last June and resulted in missing the rest of the season. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, club sources have told him that the team have reviewed the medical records and are not concerned about the knee, […]

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Mets Magic Moments: Mano A Mano Edition

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Magic Moments: Mano A Mano Edition

Earlier this morning, during a twitter exchange with my friend Michael Baron of MetsBlog, the name of Matt Franco came up, and of course you can’t mention Matty without recalling one of the most memorable at-bats in franchise history. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mariano Rivera on the mound, and two strikes […]

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How The Mets Seduced And Swayed The Fanbase

An article by posted on December 15, 2012 0 Comments
How The Mets Seduced And Swayed The Fanbase

The Mets haven’t done many things right in the last half decade, and God knows they’ve paid the price with plenty of bad press and a sorely tarnished image. Have no fear… I’m not about to resurrect all the bad memories of the last five years and point out every single thing that has gone horribly wrong. […]

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Phillies Closing In On Cody Ross

An article by posted on December 15, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Closing In On Cody Ross

If the Mets were serious about their interest in free agent outfielder Cody Ross, this may not be want they want to hear. The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten more intense in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder Cody Ross, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal adds that other teams have also stepped it up for Ross including the Mariners, Braves and Red […]

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