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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What Was The Plan That Convinced Wright To Stay With Mets?

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
What Was The Plan That Convinced Wright To Stay With Mets?

I can point you toward a dozen or more different quotes by David Wright who said that “winning” would be more important than “money” when he decided whether or not he would sign an extension to remain with the Mets. During his press conference in Nashville at the Winter Meetings, Wright was asked about that […]

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Alderson Admits No Wholesale Changes Coming, Dickey Feels Insulted

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Admits No Wholesale Changes Coming, Dickey Feels Insulted

News coming in from the Mets Holiday Party where R.A. Dickey and Sandy Alderson have much to say… Dickey Feels Insulted “I feel like we are asking for less than what is fair.” Dickey also said the two sides are still far apart. He admits it’s hard not to feel insulted by the pace, distance […]

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Mets Could Extend Dickey To Improve Their Elf-Image

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Could Extend Dickey To Improve Their Elf-Image

Lending further to the accuracy of ESPN New York, reporting that R.A. Dickey is likely to remain a Met, the knuckleballer has agreed to play an elf alongside Ike Davis on Tuesday at Citi Field. John Franco will play Santa Clause at the team’s annual holiday party tomorrow at Citi Field, as the Mets host […]

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Wheeler and Niese Was The Price For Royals Package

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler and Niese Was The Price For Royals Package

In case you were wondering, Sandy Alderson had a standing offer of Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese for the same package the Royals gave up for James Shields and Wade Davis. This according to what a source told Andy Martino of the Daily News. This deal was on the table for Mets last week, per […]

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Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke $147 million over the next six seasons, they announced that they signed South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million contract. Ryu, 25, was a seven-time All-Star and league most valuable player with the Hanwha Eagles. Over […]

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Rangers May Leave The Mets At The Altar Too…

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers May Leave The Mets At The Altar Too…

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post points out that Zack Greinke’s bar-raising contract with the Dodgers hasn’t noticeably raised other clubs’ interest in R.A. Dickey. But that says more about how much the Mets want for their chatty knuckleballer than anything else. And it’s why the safe bet still calls for Dickey to at least […]

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Rangers May Be Reluctant To Deal Olt After Trading Young To Phillies

An article by posted on December 9, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers May Be Reluctant To Deal Olt After Trading Young To Phillies

The Dodgers’ reported deal with free agent righty Zack Greinke could have a ripple effect that impacts the trade market for the Mets’ R.A. Dickey, writes Anthony McCarron of the Daily News. With Greinke headed to Los Angeles — he reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth $147 million Saturday night — the Texas Rangers, a spurned Greinke […]

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Rangers, Red Sox and Angels Shift Focus To RHP Kyle Lohse

An article by posted on December 9, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers, Red Sox and Angels Shift Focus To RHP Kyle Lohse

With Zack Greinke finally off the market, teams will now key in on free agent pitchers Kyle Lohse, Ryan Dempster, Edwin Jackson and Anibal Sanchez. The best of these pitchers is undoubtedly Kyle Lohse who is coming off another solid season and is now drawing interest from the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles […]

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Zack Greinke Agrees To 6 Year, $147M Deal With Dodgers

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Greinke Agrees To 6 Year, $147M Deal With Dodgers

The Dodgers and Zack Greinke have agreed to a six-year, $147 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is pending a physical. Greinke, 29, went 15-5 last season for the Brewers and Angels with a 3.48 ERA in 34 starts. If you’ve already had your fill of R.A. Dickey rumors, you ain’t seen […]

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Phillies Acquire Michael Young From Rangers

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Acquire Michael Young From Rangers

The Phillies have acquired Michael Young from the Rangers according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Young will receive $1.2 million in benefits in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause, but Nightengale adds that he told the Phillies he did not want an extension. The Rangers will $10MM of the $16MM owed to Young next season. In […]

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Pedro Martinez Says It’s Too Difficult To Vote Bonds Or Clemens Into Hall

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe caught up with Pedro Martinez who was at former teammate David Ortiz‘s celebrity golf fundraiser in the Dominican Republic yesterday. The always outspoken Martinez had plenty to say about the steroids era as well as his own career and legacy. “I never had a complaint. I don’t have it. I think […]

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