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 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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Thanks For Everything

An article by posted on July 22, 2011 0 Comments

If someone were to ask me how many Mets blogs and sites there were when MetsMerized first started, I would have probably guessed 10-12 and half of those sites are not even around anymore. It’s amazing how much has changed over the years. Today I would say there are well over 100 different Mets sites on the […]

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Johan Santana Will Not Return Before September

An article by posted on July 22, 2011 0 Comments

Mets injured ace, Johan Santana, who is rehabbing in St. Lucie as he continues his comeback from capsular shoulder surgery, told the . NY Post that he is on schedule for a September return to the big league. I was told by Dr. David Altchek this was going to take up to a year, so it’s going […]

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Trustee Irving Picard Drops Damages Claim Against Wilpons

An article by posted on July 21, 2011 0 Comments

After almost a year of denying any wrong doing in the Bernie Madoff Ponzie scheme, the Wilpons may now be off the hook as news has broken that the trustee, Irving Picard, has dropped the damages claim. The Post writes: Seven months after kicking off an aggressive campaign to collect $80 billion in damages from […]

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Few Show Up For Beltran’s Finale, Where Does He End Up?

An article by posted on July 21, 2011 0 Comments
Few Show Up For Beltran’s Finale, Where Does He End Up?

In what may very well have been the final home appearance for Carlos Beltran as a Met, the spattering of fans that did show up gave him a muted ovation during his final at-bat in the ninth inning – a shallow flyball to Matt Holliday. Beltran wenr 0-3 with a walk, and the look on […]

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