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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Mets Trade Jefry Marte To A’s For Minor League Outfielder Collin Cowgill

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Trade Jefry Marte To A’s For Minor League Outfielder Collin Cowgill

The Mets have announced they have acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the A’s in exchange for Minor League infielder Jefry Marte. Cowgill, 26, was part of the package that went from Arizona to Oakland in last offseason’s Trevor Cahill deal. After a solid season at Triple-A in 2011, he slumped this season with Triple-A Sacramento batting .254 with four home runs […]

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Mr. Met Rocking A Hawaiian Shirt, Sunglasses And Flip-Flops

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mr. Met Rocking A Hawaiian Shirt, Sunglasses And Flip-Flops

The St. Lucie Mets unveiled their new logo on Monday in an afternoon full of pomp and circumstance.  Okay, you can ditch that last part, I just always wanted to use those words in a sentence about the Mets. “It’s a fresh look. We thought it was a good time with our 25th anniversary coming up […]

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Recap Of Mets Conference Call

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Recap Of Mets Conference Call

Here’s a recap of tonight’s conference call with Sandy Alderson who fielded questions from beat writers and reporters. 6:40 PM – Alderson begins apologizing to writers, thanking Dickey. “The final chapter has not been written, but it has been an extraordinary career.” (Rubin) 6:41 PM - Alderson says it was an “extraordinary privilege” to have Dickey […]

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Press Release: Mets Land Top Prospects For R.A. Dickey

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Press Release: Mets Land Top Prospects For R.A. Dickey

Flushing, New York: The New York Mets today announced that they acquired catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, righthanded pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. TRAVIS D’ARNAUD (pronounced “DAR-no”) The 23-year-old d’Arnaud was ranked by MLB.com […]

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Blue Jays And Dickey Agree To Extension

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Blue Jays And Dickey Agree To Extension

Update by Dan Valis ar 12:05 PM Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has reported that the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey have agreed on a two-year extension worth $25 million, pending a physical. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports that Dickey has already landed in Florida to undergo his physical which will take place at their […]

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Mets See Kirk Nieuwenhuis As A Stopgap

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets See Kirk Nieuwenhuis As A Stopgap

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, fielded some questions in his mailbag piece this morning. I thought his reply to a question about Kirk Nieuwenhuis was worth sharing. Will the Mets give Kirk Nieuwenhuis another chance at center field, or do you think they will pick up some reject from another team? Now that Andres Torres is […]

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Cy Gone: Reactions To Dickey Trade From The Locals

An article by posted on December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Cy Gone: Reactions To Dickey Trade From The Locals

I’ll be posting reactions from the major media outlets as they begin to weigh in on the trade between the Mets and Blue Jays I tired making some calls to get some information on who the unknown prospect is that that the Mets are also including in the trade, but mum’s the word. But although […]

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Twins Sign Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Twins Sign Mike Pelfrey

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Twins have agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Mike Pelfrey worth $4 million with the chance to earn $1.5 million more in incentives. So much for that theory… Pelfrey, 28, went 50-54 with a 4.36 ERA in parts of seven seasons with the Mets, but missed […]

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Mejia Will Most Likely Replace Dickey In Rotation

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Will Most Likely Replace Dickey In Rotation

With the trade of R.A. Dickey just a day or two from becoming official, the Mets now have a significant vacancy in their rotation. Unless something changes, and it probably wont, Johan Santana and Jon Niese are the Mets best options for the number one spot in the rotation. But both have some concerns. The […]

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Thoughts On The Trade, Emotions, Expectations…

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The Trade, Emotions, Expectations…

The Mets and Blue Jays have agreed in principle to a trade which will send R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole to Toronto for their top prospect C Travis d’Arnaud, C John Buck and RHP Noah Syndergaard, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Both teams will also include another minor leaguer, or the Blue Jays could reportedly add cash to the deal instead. Rosenthal […]

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Mets Not Worried About d’Arnaud’s Knee, Still No Closure On Deal

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Not Worried About d’Arnaud’s Knee, Still No Closure On Deal

Updated by Joe D. at 12:30 PM Good news for anyone concerned about Travis d’Arnaud’s knee which he injured last June and resulted in missing the rest of the season. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, club sources have told him that the team have reviewed the medical records and are not concerned about the knee, […]

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