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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Mets Shot Down Aybar For Reyes Offer? When? Where? What?

An article by posted on July 27, 2011 0 Comments

I just read a new post on MetsBlog which jumped out at me this morning. In a post entitled, “The Mets shot down trading Jose Reyes for Erick Aybar‘, Matt Cerrone writes: The Angels offered to send SS Erick Aybar to the Mets for Jose Reyes, while taking on all of Jose’s remaining  salary, but […]

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Murphy Shines Again In Mets 8-6 Win Over Reds

An article by posted on July 27, 2011 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets beat a defensively shoddy Reds team on Tuesday night by the score of 8-6 and climbed one game over .500 for the season. Cincinnati committed three errors and allowed the Mets to score six unearned runs, but hey – a win is a win. Game Notes Jon Niese started for the Mets and allowed […]

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Johan To Pitch Thursday For St. Lucie

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have just reported that injured ace Johan Santana, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, will make his first rehab start with St. Lucie this Thursday. Santana is expected to throw about 45 pitches and a detrmination as to another start will be made after they see how his shoulder responds in the days following. It […]

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Beltran Trade Rumors: Sports Journalism Or Word Vomit?

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Trade Rumors: Sports Journalism Or Word Vomit?

The reporting on the Carlos Beltran trade front is now so full of mindless ramblings that it has become too difficult to separate the fact from the fiction. It has deteriorated into a non-stop barrage of endless speculation, passed off as facts, from about a dozen different sports journalists all caught up in a manic, never-ending game of […]

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Mets Still Want The Moon For Beltran

An article by posted on July 25, 2011 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, says he has seen no sign the Mets are dropping their asking price for Carlos Beltran. [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/jcrasnick/status/95593813665517568"] I thought they would get real and try to get something done before more teams become disinterested. But, so much for that theory… Original Post 7/25 12:30 PM Last week in a post I wrote […]

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Rosenthal: Mets Could Include Other Players In Beltran Deal To Sweeten Pot

An article by posted on July 25, 2011 0 Comments

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, explains that the New York Mets are demanding such a high price for Carlos Beltran because A) he is the best hitter available and B) some suitors indicate a willingness to part with good prospects. He also suggests that a deal can be expanded, and the Mets can include additional players beyond […]

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Beltran Will Only Approve A Deal To NL Team

An article by posted on July 24, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Will Only Approve A Deal To NL Team

Here is the latest on the Carlos Beltran trade front. Updated 7/24 8:00 PM According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, Carlos Beltran has told the Mets he only wants to be traded to one of seven National League contenders. Carlos Beltran told a friend this weekend that despite his public statements that he would approve […]

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Pagan Drawing Interest, Gary Brown Was A Late Scratch Last Night

An article by posted on July 24, 2011 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Mets centerfielder Angel Pagan  is drawing interest from at least one team that has contacted the Mets, but also speculates that Carlos Beltran will likely be the only player the Mets will move before the deadline. Pagan has taken a huge hit in value since his breakthrough season last year […]

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Morning Grind: Should Dickey, Izzy and Paulino Be Off Limits At Trade Deadline?

An article by posted on July 23, 2011 0 Comments

According to ESPN, the Mets have received no shortage of inquiries from other teams regarding catcher Ronny Paulino, but the Mets are opting to hang onto him for the rest of this season. Really? Team sources also confirmed that they won’t trade Jason Isringhausen either because they have chosen to keep him as a mentor to Bobby […]

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Alderson Will Finally Get His Payroll Flexibility In 2012, So Now What?

An article by posted on July 22, 2011 0 Comments

With the impending trade of Carlos Beltran, and the departure of K-Rod as well, the Mets are well on their way to securing that payroll flexibility that was so sorely lacking last offseason. The savings in payroll however, may still not be enough to keep Jose Reyes at the end of the season. Just because they […]

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