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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Melky To The Mets Would Be A Bad Idea, But It Could Happen

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
Melky To The Mets Would Be A Bad Idea, But It Could Happen

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, spoke with several major league executives who said they believed that the Mets and Phillies will be very interested in outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will be a free agent this offseason. There’s also a good chance that the Giants will try to re-sign Cabrera, especially if they are unable to work […]

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Has Murphy Done Enough To Keep His Job At Second Base?

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
Has Murphy Done Enough To Keep His Job At Second Base?

Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have spoken glowingly about the progress made at second base by Daniel Murphy this season. “I think anytime you’re a guy who’s trying to learn a new position, you spend a lot of time at that position to get comfortable, and Dan has worked very, very hard,” Collins said. “I […]

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Mets Desperate For Cheap Power, Eying Miguel Olivo At Catcher

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Desperate For Cheap Power, Eying Miguel Olivo At Catcher

The Mets are desperate to find power at minimal costs this offseason and at no position more than catcher, where their five homers last season were by far the fewest in the majors, says Joel Sherman in his column for the New York Post. One name to keep an eye on is Miguel Olivo. who is someone […]

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Amazin’ Memories: Duke Snider, Hall Of Famer and Mets All Star

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin’ Memories: Duke Snider, Hall Of Famer and Mets All Star

This vintage United Press International telephoto was taken the day after the Mets purchased Duke Snider for $40,000 from the Los Angeles Dodgers and reuniting him with longtime teammate Gil Hodges. Of course that’s Mets manager Casey Stengel who’s chatting it up with Gil and Duke on the dugout steps just before an April 6th spring training […]

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Cabrera, Posey Win Hank Aaron Award

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments

Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey were selected Saturday as winners of the 2012 Hank Aaron Award as the most outstanding offensive players in each league. Cabrera won the first Triple Crown since 1967, leading the American League with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs. The Venezuela native became the first Latin-born winner of […]

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If You Want Alex Gordon, Be Prepared To Give Up Harvey Or Niese

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
If You Want Alex Gordon, Be Prepared To Give Up Harvey Or Niese

In an ESPN Insider post, Buster Olney speculates that the Kansas City Royals are in the market for starting pitching and could make outfielder Alex Gordon available to fill that need. This season, Gordon batted .294/.368/.455 last season with a league-leading 51 doubles, a 5 triples, 14 home runs, 93 runs scored and 72 RBI In 161 […]

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Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post lays it all out on the line today. He speculates that to keep Wright the Mets will have to give him an eight-year, $143 million dollar deal which includes the option year. Basically, it’s a seven year, $127 million extension on top of his $16 million option year […]

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Mets Have Not Discussed Years or Dollars with Wright or Dickey

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Have Not Discussed Years or Dollars with Wright or Dickey

The Mets have not moved past any of the preliminary dialog with both David Wright and R.A. Dickey about potential contract extensions for both, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. They have yet to even broach the subject of  years and dollars with either player, and any discussions have been casual and preliminary and they […]

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Wilpon Calls Alderson and Collins the Faces of the Franchise

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Calls Alderson and Collins the Faces of the Franchise

Not really the type of news I typically post, but here’s something somewhat curious I read on Newsday, that I felt was worth sharing. While attending a news conference Thursday for Selig’s “Welcome Back Veterans” program, Fred Wilpon said he is confident in the front office’s offseason efforts, though he refused to share details about the club’s […]

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Wholesale Change #1 – Mets Claim Catcher Anthony Recker Off Waivers From Cubs

An article by posted on October 25, 2012 0 Comments
Wholesale Change #1 – Mets Claim Catcher Anthony Recker Off Waivers From Cubs

We’re going to track all the wholesale changes for you as they go down this off-season, and on that note I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Mets have claimed catcher Anthony Recker off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. he becomes the first official acquisition of the 2013 season, joining Chin-Lung Hu in […]

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