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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Is Mets Financial Situation Better Than What’s Been Reported?

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
Is Mets Financial Situation Better Than What’s Been Reported?

Does the $138 million dollar Wright contract change your opinion on the Mets financial situation? Is it a sign that things are better than what is being reported? Ed Leyro – Things might be better, but until I see the Mets sign a big-time free agent instead of giving their money to players who were already […]

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Mets Won’t Give Hairston More Than A Two Year Deal

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Give Hairston More Than A Two Year Deal

Amid all the Wright hoopla, there was some buzz surrounding the Mets and free agent Scott Hairston in Nashville today. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Mets don’t want to offer Hairston more than a two-year contract. Additionally, Mike Puma of the New York Post adds that if the Mets do come to […]

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Mets Officialy Announce New Wright Contract

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Officialy Announce New Wright Contract

The New York Mets today announced that they have agreed to terms with David Wright on a new contract through 2020.  Wright will be in Nashville, Tenn. at Baseball’s Winter Meetings for an 11:00 a.m. (CST) press conference tomorrow which will be carried live on SNY and Mets.com. “I’d like to thank Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz and […]

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Myers For Dickey Trade Unlikely

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Myers For Dickey Trade Unlikely

Updated 7:00 PM Bob Dutton of the Royals Report believes that the Royals will NOT part with Myers for Dickey. This does not close the door on acquiring Wil Myers through another trade offer, however. #Royals say talks with #Mets for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey are dead if the price is OF Wil Myers. — Bob […]

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Dodgers Would Offer Prospects SS Lee Gordon and RHP Zach Lee For Dickey

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments

John Harper of the New York Daily News reports the Dodgers are willing to send shortstop Dee Gordon and right-hander Zach Lee, their No. 1 pitching prospect, to the Mets for R.A. Dickey. NBC Sports profiles the two players: Gordon, 24, opened last year as the Dodgers’ shortstop and leadoff hitter, but he struggled and got hurt. […]

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Check That! Dickey Looking For Less Than $29 Million Extension

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Check That! Dickey Looking For Less Than $29 Million Extension

Updated 4:45 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News shoots down the report from MLB Network that Dickey wants a 3 year, $45 million deal. He tweets: Dickey not seeking 3/45. Not even close. We’ve reported for weeks 2 yr extension he wants is less than Peavy’s 2/29, on top of 5 mil option. Well, that’s more […]

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Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

The 1969 Mets shocked the baseball universe with an improbable 100 win season and a World Series victory over the mighty Baltimore Orioles. The Miracle Mets will find their way onto any list of the greatest underdog achievements in sports.

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Mets Going After RHP Vinnie Pestano

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Going After RHP Vinnie Pestano

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have pursued Cleveland Indians right-hander Vinnie Pestano during the winter meetings, according to a major league source. Pestano, 27, went 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 70 relief appearances last season while utilizing a solid sinker. He has only slightly more than two years of major league service time — meaning […]

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Dan Haren Signs With Nationals

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Dan Haren Signs With Nationals

The Nationals have agreed to a one yearl, $13 million dollar deal with free agent RHP Dan Haren according to  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, pending a physical. The Los Angeles Angels opted to let Dan Haren become a free agent after declining his 2013 $15.5 million dollar team option during last Friday’s deadline. Haren, 32, […]

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Bobby Parnell Is An Untouchable

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Is An Untouchable

“Bobby Parnell is virtually untouchable”, a source tells Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. That’s partly due to Parnell’s performance down the stretch, including allowing one earned run in 12 innings in September. The other factor: The Mets, right now, have no alternative as a primary setup man for Frank Francisco. Nor do they have another arm to […]

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Terry Collins Talks About The 2013 Mets

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins Talks About The 2013 Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York summarized comments made bY manager Terry Collins who discussed a variety of topics and offered some early insights on the 2013 Mets. Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia Mejia will work as a starting pitcher in spring training, while Jeurys Familia will audition as a reliever. If Familia ends up in Triple-A, he […]

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