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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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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Mets Hire Tommy Tanous As Scouting Director

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced the club named Tommy Tanous Director of Amateur Scouting. Tanous replaces Chad MacDonald, who left to become the San Diego Padres Vice President, Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel. Tanous, 42, joined the Mets prior to 2011 as a professional scout. He also assisted with scouting players for the […]

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Pagan Has Priced Himself Out Of His Optimal Role

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments
Pagan Has Priced Himself Out Of His Optimal Role

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was kind enough to answer a question for me during a chat which you can read in it’s entirety here. Joe D. – If the Mets are looking for a center fielder, is it safe to say Angel Pagan will be non-tendered? Adam Rubin - Team officials are definitely […]

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Reyes’ Agent Says First Choice Is To Stay With Mets

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes’ Agent Says First Choice Is To Stay With Mets

Charles Hollon of Gotham Baseball spoke with Chris Leible, the agent for Jose Reyes who offered up some words of hope regarding his client’s preference to stay with the Mets. “I think Jose is one of those rare players that feeds off the energy of the fans, he loves the fans here in New York […]

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Free Agency Begins Today – Type A’s, Type B’s and Type Mets

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments

David Lennon of Newsday did the legwork on this… Sandy Alderson reiterated Monday that he still expects to have a 2012 payroll in the $100 million-$110 million range, but does not want it all to be spent before Opening Day. If so, the bulk of that money already is slotted for nine players: Johan Santana […]

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