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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Mariners Re-Sign Perez To $1.5MM Deal

An article by posted on November 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mariners Re-Sign Perez To $1.5MM Deal

Updated Post 11/4 The Seattle Mariners announced that they have re-signed reliever Oliver Perez to a one-year contract for the 2013 season. “We are happy to have reached a mutual agreement with Oliver,” said GM Jack Zduriencik in a statement. ”He did a very nice job in helping solidify our bullpen after his call up last summer. As a veteran […]

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Cody Ross To The Mets? Don’t Bet On It…

An article by posted on November 4, 2012 0 Comments
Cody Ross To The Mets? Don’t Bet On It…

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, The Mets could target free agent OF Cody Ross this winter. “The Mets have a glaring need for outfield help”, Puma points out, and “multiple baseball officials yesterday pointed to Cody Ross as a possible free-agent target for the team.” The righthanded hitting Ross batted .267/.326/.481 with 22 […]

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Some Surprises As Far As Players Who Did Or Didn’t Get Qualifying Offers Last Night

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Some Surprises As Far As Players Who Did Or Didn’t Get Qualifying Offers Last Night

As you may have already heard, the Angels have opted against giving outfielder Torii Hunter a $13.3 million qualifying offer. After five years with Anaheim and becoming a fan favorite and an integral part of the Angels’ clubhouse, Hunter is now a free agent. Last night, veteran pitcher Dan Haren also became a free agent despite a last minute […]

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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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