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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Alderson: To Move Dickey Will Require A Difference Maker

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: To Move Dickey Will Require A Difference Maker

Today at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged that he has met with other teams throughout the day concerning trade interest in R.A. Dickey. Alderson said he would continue to talk to teams that are interested throughout the night. There have been discussions about other Met players in addition to Dickey as teams were […]

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Mets Underwhelmed By Trade Offers For Dickey

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Underwhelmed By Trade Offers For Dickey

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets continue to feel underwhelmed by trade offers for R.A. Dickey at the Winter Meetings. He adds that the Mets remain undecided about whether to sign or trade him, according to ‘people involved.’ This is no big surprise. As I stated a couple of days ago, all […]

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Winter Meetings Update: Tigers In On Hairston, Izzy Wants To Return, Nats Targeting Grienke

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Update: Tigers In On Hairston, Izzy Wants To Return, Nats Targeting Grienke

The San Diego Padres were closing in Monday on a one-year contract with free-agent starter Jason Marquis, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations, writes ESPN’s Jayson Stark.. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Jason Isringhausen has decided he wants to come back and pitch again. 3 teams already interested. Izzy, now 40, made […]

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MMO Roundtable: Weighing In On The Wright Deal

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Weighing In On The Wright Deal

David Wright is a Met for life after agreeing to an eight year, $138 million dollar contract. He’ll be collecting on that deal through his age 37 season. Thoughts? Ed Leyro – Mike Piazza and Carlos Beltran were the last two everyday players to sign seven-year deals that took them into their mid-thirties.  Piazza’s last […]

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Wright Expected At Winter Meetings For Press Conference

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Expected At Winter Meetings For Press Conference

ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that David Wright is expected to make an appearance at the winter meetings for a press conference to formally announce his contract extension with the Mets, according to a major league source. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon is also expected to be on hand for the announcement. Wright is due to undergo […]

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Alderson Discusses Dickey Situation And Mets Strategy In Nashville

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Discusses Dickey Situation And Mets Strategy In Nashville

Tonight at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and confirmed that he met with R.A. Dickey for ten minutes today, but that it was purely social. Alderson said he will not negotiate a new deal without Dickey’s agent present. “I don’t negotiate directly with R.A. That would not be professional under […]

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Both Sides Not Even Close On A Dickey Deal

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Both Sides Not Even Close On A Dickey Deal

Updated on 12/2  by Joe D. at 4:45 PM Jim Bowden of ESPN XM tweets that despite RA Dickey describing progress in negotiations…a source involved in negotiations says both sides aren’t even close to a deal Updated on 12/2  by Joe D. at 2:45 PM Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, reported that R.A. Dickey has […]

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No Less Than Seven Teams Interested In Pelfrey

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
No Less Than Seven Teams Interested In Pelfrey

Updated Post 12/2 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that no less than seven teams have interest in Mike Pelfrey, adding that there is a need for mid-level starters even if they are coming off Tommy John surgery. The Mets non-tendered Pelfrey on Friday which you can read more about below. Updated Post 11/30 The Mets have […]

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Mets To Consider Ross, Pagan, Victorino, Could Dangle Niese

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Consider Ross, Pagan, Victorino, Could Dangle Niese

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are expected to at least consider free agent OF Cody Ross during the Winter Meetings, but he might be too expensive. Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino will also be considered, but could also be out of the Mets price range. The Mets could try and get […]

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Winter Meetings: Most Likely To Be Traded, Most Likely To Sign

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Meetings: Most Likely To Be Traded, Most Likely To Sign

Jayson Stark of ESPN, has his Winter Meetings preview up this morning with lots of good information to digest. Additionally, he surveyed 17 prominent executives, agents and scouts about the hot baseball storylines that are about to explode over the next week. Who’s most likely to get traded? Who’s the best bet to get traded during […]

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