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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General Manager’s Meetings Recap

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
General Manager’s Meetings Recap

The GM Meetings in Milwaukee have wrapped up and here’s a quick summary of a few things we learned: Sandy Alderson spoke with representatives for relievers Frank Francisco and Matt Capps this week. Alderson said he was not close to signing anyone, but emphasized he is looking for two relievers who could close and not one. He expects them […]

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Mets Telling Teams Murphy Is Available

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Telling Teams Murphy Is Available

A source has told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Daniel Murphy is available. In conversations with other teams at the GM Meetings in Milwaukee this week, a source confirmed the Mets informed other teams that Daniel Murphy is “available.” This goes against an earlier report that said the front office sees Murphy as the starting second baseman if […]

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Alderson Meets With Reps For RHP Matt Capps

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Meets With Reps For RHP Matt Capps

As I posted last night, Newsday’s Ken Davidoff confirmed that the Mets met with the representatives for free agent RHP Frank Francisco. Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger is reporting that Sandy Alderson also met with the representative for reliever Matt Capps. Last season with the Minnesota Twins, relief pitcher Matt Capps went 4-7 with 15 saves and […]

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Endy Chavez On Mets Radar

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Endy Chavez On Mets Radar

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, says the Mets are tossing around the idea of bringing back outfielder Endy Chavez. According to one high-ranking team insider, the Mets are open to a second stint in Flushing for the free agent outfielder, and have discussed Chavez — albeit in a very informal and preliminary way — with agent […]

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Ike Davis: I Am Back and I Feel Great

An article by posted on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Ike Davis: I Am Back and I Feel Great

Yesterday afternoon at Citi Field, the Mets hosted a special media event to announce their plans for the Mets 50th Anniversary celebration in 2012 which you can read about here and here. One of the players on hand was first baseman Ike Davis and he was a sight for sore eyes. Davis was in great […]

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Video: Sandy Alderson Updates Jose Reyes Situation

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments

Tonight on the MLB Network, Sandy Alderson spoke briefly about the Jose Reyes situation. One key point was that from his stand point, the length of a contract is typically more difficult to swallow than the dollars. Another point he spoke about was the relationship Reyes has with Mets fans and how that effects what the […]

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Mets Meet With Reliever Frank Francisco's Agents

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Meet With Reliever Frank Francisco's Agents

Newsday’s Ken Davidoff said tonight on Twitter that the Mets met with the representatives for free agent RHP Frank Francisco, Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported that he believes the Mets would be willing to spend ‘$8-$10 million for late inning relief. The plan being two sign two top relievers and then having […]

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Mets Launch Mets50.com, Bringing Back Banner Day

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments

METS ANNOUNCE 50TH ANNIVERSARY PLANS FOR 2012! Logo/Uniform Patch – As seen above, the Mets 50th Anniversary logo incorporates the basic elements of the original blue and orange skyline logo, which was introduced 50 years ago today, with gold accents in celebration of the franchise’s golden anniversary.  The logo will be affixed to player jerseys on the […]

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Reyes Has A Second Offer, It’s Not From Mets

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes Has A Second Offer, It’s Not From Mets

Updated 11:50 PM According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, Jose Reyes now has two legitimate offers, but Adam Rubin has confirmed the second offer is not from the Mets. Tuesday morning, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the Marlins had offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal. Jon Heyman thinks the Mets are still in play, Andy Martino […]

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Jason Pridie Signs Minor League Deal With A’s

An article by posted on November 15, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Pridie Signs Minor League Deal With A’s

The A’s have signed Jason Pridie to a minor league deal, tweets Adam Rubin. Jason Pridie, who was removed from the Mets’ 40-man roster last week, has signed as a free agent with the Oakland Athletics on a minor league deal, according to his agents from Sosnick Cobbe sports. Pridie, 28, appeared in 101 games for the Mets […]

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