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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Jeurys Familia Underwent Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia Underwent Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

The New York Mets announced that right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery to repair a bilateral sport hernia on Friday in Philadelphia. He’ll be fine and fully recovered in 3-4 weeks. After the team decided to convert him from a starter to a reliever, Familia delivered a breakthrough rookie season for the Mets in […]

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Featured Post: Cuddyer At Two Years Fits Sandy’s Plan

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Cuddyer At Two Years Fits Sandy’s Plan

Andy Martino of the Daily News sees free agent Michael Cuddyer as the exact sort of piece that fits the Mets offense and that people familiar with the Mets’ thinking say that they consider him attractive on a two-year deal. With the Mets highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, coupled […]

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Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense, writes Andy Martino of the Daily News. However it’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, he says. […]

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I’ll Take “Worst Owners In Baseball” For $500, Alex…

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
I’ll Take “Worst Owners In Baseball” For $500, Alex…

Alex – The answer is… Because the Wilpons had no money after becoming embroiled in a second Ponzi Scheme with arch criminal Bernie Madoff. Joe D. – Why didn’t the Mets sign Jose Reyes? DING, DING, DING, DING, DING…. It looks like I missed out on all the fun this morning where various Mets Twitter […]

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Mets Won’t Be Players For Yasmani Tomas

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Be Players For Yasmani Tomas

Here is the latest on Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas as reported by Andy Martino of the Daily News. Tomas has been linked to with varying degrees of seriousness to the Dodgers, Padres, Phillies, Twins, Rangers, Giants and Tigers. Martino says that people involved in the process now identify the Phillies as strong contenders for Tomas, […]

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Mets and Ricciardi Could Have Extension Completed Within A Week

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Ricciardi Could Have Extension Completed Within A Week

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the Mets and J.P. Ricciardi could have a new extension wrapped up within a week. The Mets, who extended Sandy Alderson in September, could wrap up a new deal for assistant GM J.P. Ricciardi within week, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. Ricciardi, […]

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World Series Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:00 PM

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:00 PM

San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals Game 2: Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET on FOX Jake Peavy (1-0, 1.86) vs. Yordano Ventura (0-0, 4.85) Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the World Series in Kansas City: Giants: CF Gregor Blanco 2B Joe Panik C Buster Posey 3B Pablo Sandoval RF Hunter Pence 1B Brandon Belt DH Michael Morse LF Travis Ishikawa SS Brandon […]

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Mets To Formally Interview Kevin Long On Wednesday

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Formally Interview Kevin Long On Wednesday

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets will formally interview former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long on Wednesday, for the vacant hitting coach position created when Lamar Johnson was relieved of his duties. Long was the hitting coach for the Yankees for seven seasons before being fired by Brian Cashman two weeks […]

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Familia Replacing Mejia As The Mets Closer?

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Replacing Mejia As The Mets Closer?

Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com ponders if the Mets should just go with Jeurys Familia as the team’s closer next season. He argues that as as impressive as Jenrry Mejia was last season in his first stint as closer, Familia was far more consistent than him. “While Mejia’s saves could sometimes feel like he was walking […]

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Nimmo and Mazzilli Off To Solid Starts In AFL

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo and Mazzilli Off To Solid Starts In AFL

Jessica Quiroli of Minor League Ball is reviewing many of the prospects currently competing in this year’s Arizona Fall League. She had some interesting things to say about a pair of Mets prospects who have impressed her. Brandon Nimmo Brandon Nimmo is that rare breed of focused aggression and intensity, mixed with patience and teachability. His […]

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