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 Current Payroll At About $85.9 Million

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Current Payroll At About $85.9 Million

A source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the breakdown of the two-year deal Bartolo Colon signed with the Mets. His salary is $9 million in 2014 and $11 million in 2015. Using arbitration estimates from MLB Trade Rumors, Rubin calculated the Mets current payroll to be at $85.9 million. That number is just a shade […]

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Alderson Says Mets Still Shopping For Bench and Bullpen

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Still Shopping For Bench and Bullpen

Sandy Anderson still has at some shopping to do, according to a report on ESPN New York, who spoke with the Mets general manager. “We’re still looking,” Alderson said about the bench. “It depends on what happens in the middle infield as to whether we need someone else on the bench. And as for how […]

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The Mets Beat: Duda and Davis

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Beat: Duda and Davis

What two Mets beat writers are saying about having both Duda and Davis in camp this Spring: Ken Davidoff, New York Post To bring Ike Davis and Lucas Duda into camp together, a concept the Mets have discussed internally, is to tilt the media focus away from exciting newcomers (Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson) and […]

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Source: “Drew Perfectly Healthy, Has No Physical Issues”

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Source: “Drew Perfectly Healthy, Has No Physical Issues”

Updated 7:30 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News reported this morning that according to an official with one team who expressed early interest in Stephen Drew, “his medicals are raising some concerns.” However, Rob Bradford of WEEI Radio is debunking Martino’s report saying that a source with knowledge of situation says Stephen Drew is perfectly healthy. […]

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Brewers GM Says He’s Not In Agreement With Sandy On Davis’ Value

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Brewers GM Says He’s Not In Agreement With Sandy On Davis’ Value

Okay, don’t kill me… More non-news news on the Ike Davis front… If you think you are weary of reading it, imagine what it’s like writing about it. Anyway, Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin acknowledged he is continuing to discuss Ike Davis with the Mets, writes Adam Rubin. However Melvin bluntly stated there has not been agreement with Sandy […]

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While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

The Mets are still considering acquiring catching depth this winter, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. However they are not interested in re-signing free agent John Buck. Buck had a hot April, but really fell off a cliff after that, batting .222/.288/.365 overall between the Mets and the Pirates. The veteran catcher hit […]

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Indians Sign Scott Atchison To Minors Deal

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Indians Sign Scott Atchison To Minors Deal

The Cleveland Indians signed free agent reliever Scott Atchison to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training camp, where he’ll have a chance to win a spot in the Tribe’s bullpen. The 37-year-old appeared in 50 games for the Mets last season, despite two trips to the disabled list. He posted a […]

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Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

Adam Rubin reports that Mets insiders now expect Ike Davis will be in spring training with the team while cautioning they are willing to reengage the Pittsburgh Pirates or Milwaukee Brewers or any other club in search of a first baseman in trade talks in the six weeks before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 15. Sources add that Davis genuinely does […]

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Parnell, Gee, Murphy Are Solid Extension Candidates

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell, Gee, Murphy Are Solid Extension Candidates

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors listed Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy and Bobby Parnell as potential extension candidates. I love the Dillon Gee story… He comes back from a career threatening blood clot that required arterial surgery and delivers a solid campaign in which he led the team in starts and wins while posting a career best […]

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Time For Mets To Put Up Or Shutup

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Time For Mets To Put Up Or Shutup

I got a bit of a reaction yesterday after mentioning that despite the acquisitions of outfielders Chris Young and Curtis Granderson, and starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, the Mets are still sitting at about $82 million in payroll, and about $10 million less than last season. It seems like the Mets are looking to unload Ike Davis […]

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