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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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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Things Sandy Alderson Says

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Things Sandy Alderson Says

I just read the complete transcript of Sandy Alderson’s press conference last night courtesy of ESPN New York. I feel like I’ve been sandbagged. Although I have a problem with a lot of things he said last night, my biggest issues were with these two items… What would be the message to Mets fans about 2012 […]

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Marlins Sign Jose Reyes, It’s A Black Day For Mets Franchise

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Marlins Sign Jose Reyes, It’s A Black Day For Mets Franchise

The Marlins and Jose Reyes ave agreed to a six-year, $110 million deal, according to a tweet from FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney is also reporting that the deal is done. Sandy Alderson spoke to the media tonight and said the following… According to Adam Rubin and Andy Martino, Sandy Alderson is addressing reporters and said that if the […]

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Reyes and Marlins Talking Now, Could Announce Six-Year, $111 Million Deal Tonight

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes and Marlins Talking Now, Could Announce Six-Year, $111 Million Deal Tonight

According to Ken Rosenthal moments ago on MLB Network, Jose Reyes and the Marlins could announce an agreement to a six, year, $100 Million dollar deal tonight. If that happens, that would mean Jose Reyes will have played his last game as a Met without never having received one offer from them. I think that might tick […]

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