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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Mets Plan To Tender Pagan, But Could Be Priced Out On Capuano

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Plan To Tender Pagan, But Could Be Priced Out On Capuano

In a post to Twitter, Jon Heyman of SI.com said that the Mets plan to tender Angel Pagan a contract before the December 12 deadline. If he is non-tendered, Pagan will become a free agent, opening up a spot in centerfield. It’s no secret that the Mets have soured on Angel Pagan, but with nobody in the […]

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Mets Will Meet Reyes When He’s Done Shopping

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

Updated 9:00 PM * Jerry Crasnick of ESPN talked to a Marlins official who confirmed that his team has talked with free-agent SS Jose Reyes. According to Crasnick, the Marlins are also speaking to Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols. It seems that they are intent on getting one of those big names to help showcase their new ballpark. […]

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Maybe DePo As Future Mets GM Isn’t Such A Smart Idea?

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

To add to Hojo’s post below, I came across some comments that Paul DePodesta made in which he discussed the job of being a general manager. It certainly didn’t sound like someone who aspires to be a GM again in the future. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, still refers to DePo as a […]

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The Mets’ Plan Is To Hope The Phillies Get Old In A Few Years?

An article by posted on November 6, 2011 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the NY Post spoke to a Mets official who told him the Mets plan is to hope the Phillies get old and try to overtake them in 2013 or 2014. Word continues to circulate in baseball circles that the Mets will be willing to discuss David Wright in trades this offseason as […]

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Fire Sale In Oakland? A’s Ready To Move Anyone Including Starters Cahill and Gonzalez

An article by posted on November 5, 2011 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Oakland Athletics are in a holding pattern as they await word on whether they can relocate to San Jose. They are also considering a total makeover of their roster. The team is considering going totally young again and restocking the minors, accumulating draft picks and trading established […]

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A New York Payroll: Part Deux?

An article by posted on November 5, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, I read over Matt Cerrone’s post entitled, “What is a New York payroll?“. Great question, right? And one that is certainly worthy of debate, and I can’t wait to dig my teeth into this one. Cerrone’s piece was spurred on by a series of tweets by Adam Rubin who said the following: If Mets […]

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Phillies Are On The Move… Sign Jim Thome, Closing In On Michael Cuddyer

An article by posted on November 5, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies Are On The Move… Sign Jim Thome, Closing In On Michael Cuddyer

.                            Late Friday night, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, reported that the Phillies have agreed to sign Jim Thome to a one-year contract. Thome will receive an estimated $1.25 million, according to Phillies beat writer Jim Salisbury. The deal becomes official once Thome completes his physical on Saturday. Thome, […]

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Mets Lay Off 10 Percent Of Non-Player Workforce

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

The NY Post is reporting that the Mets have trimmed nearly 10 percent of non-player staff, including business, clubhouse and scouting personne. The team has released the following statement: “Several weeks ago, we made workforce reductions in both the baseball and business operations departments, which amounted to less than 10 percent of our full-time staff.” […]

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Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1946

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments
Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1946

As the class in 1945, the Hall of Fame class of 1946 is another loaded one, with a total of ten players getting enshrined. Obviously, Cooperstown made for the lost time during WWII. There are a couple of familiar names in this year’s class, but more unfamiliar ones. Let’s get into it. Jesse Burkett: Left […]

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For Esses & Giggles: Go After Lincecum!

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers, Deebo, comes up with a worthy Friday afternoon debate that has nothing to do with Jose Reyes, bricks and blue walls. He writes: I just read a FoxSports.com piece from JP Morosi that said an option for SF Giants to get more offensive support was to trade Lincecum for multiple players and then […]

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