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, '00 and '15, 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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Mejia Will Be First Choice To Replace Dickey If He Gets Traded

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Will Be First Choice To Replace Dickey If He Gets Traded

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, If the Mets trade R.A. Dickey, they intend to fill his spot in the rotation with Jenrry Mejia. One Mets official reiterated Wednesday that there was virtually no way Zack Wheeler would break camp with the team. For one thing, if Wheeler does not spend the first three weeks of […]

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Reds Re-Sign Ryan Ludwick

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Reds Re-Sign Ryan Ludwick

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have re-signed OF Ryan Ludwick pending a physical. Contract details have not been released, but Ludwick had a two-year offer from the Reds believed to be in the $13 to $14 million range. Ludwick, 34, revived his career with Reds posting a slash of .275/.346/.531 with 26 home […]

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Looking More Like Dickey Stays A Met Without An Extension

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Looking More Like Dickey Stays A Met Without An Extension

Updated Post 11:00 AM Ken Davidoff sums it all up like this: As we leave R.A. Dickey’s hometown, let’s rank his list of admirers, from big fans down to skeptics. 1. R.A. Dickey 2. The New York Mets 3. The 29 other Major League Baseball teams. That’s where things appeared to stand as the Mets […]

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Rangers Would Trade Mike Olt For Dickey If They Fail To Land Greinke

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers Would Trade Mike Olt For Dickey If They Fail To Land Greinke

According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Texas Rangers would trade top hitting prospect Mike Olt for R.A. Dickey, but only if they first lose out on free-agent Zack Greinke AND are unable to trade for James Shields who is their top preference if they have to make a swap. Meanwhile the Royals and Blue Jays are […]

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Wheeler and Niese Were Mentioned By Royals For Myers

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler and Niese Were Mentioned By Royals For Myers

Updated by Joe D. at 1:00 PM Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Royals actually talked to the Mets more about Niese and Wheeler in trade variations involving Myers – not Dickey, and adds that either way it’s not happening. Since rumors first floated about R.A.Dickey for Wil Myers I shot down that […]

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Phillies Land Centerfielder Ben Revere For RHP Vance Worley

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Land Centerfielder Ben Revere For RHP Vance Worley

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired centerfielder and leadoff man Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says that the Twins are getting right-hander Vance Worley in return. Revere gives the Phillies a big stolen base threat as well as a tremendous defender with outstanding range in center. The 24 year old […]

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Winter Meetings Come To A Close, Alderson Heads Back To Flushing

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Come To A Close, Alderson Heads Back To Flushing

The 2012 Winter Meetings at Nashville, Tennessee have come to a close and with that Sandy Alderson and the Mets’ entourage are heading back to New York. Two months of the offseason are now gone, with just two months left to go before Mets Spring Training Camp opens in Port St. Lucie. Those significant and marked changes […]

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Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select LHP Kyle Lobstein

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select LHP Kyle Lobstein

Surprise, surprise, the Mets did select someone in the first round and passed in the second and third rounds… A total of 15 players were selected in the major league phase of the draft. Here are my thoughts I shared on Twitter… David Groveman says that the Mets may have selected this player for the […]

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Jason Bay Signs With Mariners

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
Jason Bay Signs With Mariners

The Mariners have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Jason Bay on a major-league contract and are close to finalizing, reports CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman. The deal is for one year and is expected to be worth less than $1MM, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com. Bay was released early last month by the Mets with $21 million remaining on his contract. […]

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Quotes From David Wright’s Press Conference

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
Quotes From David Wright’s Press Conference

“I knew this was where I wanted to be. It made the decision pretty easy. I think that my friends and family knew that putting this uniform on was important to me, start to finish.” “I never wanted to put a doubt in anyone’s mind that this is where I wanted to be. I never […]

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Jeff Wilpon Says Dickey And Mets Far Apart On Dollars

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Says Dickey And Mets Far Apart On Dollars

Updated Post 1:00 PM Jeff Wilpon told reporters today that R.A. Dickey and the Mets are still far apart on the overall value of a possible contract extension, and it’s possible they could go into next season with no new agreement. Dickey later told ESPN.com that he is hopeful a new deal can be worked out, but […]

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