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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Must See TV: Bud Bewildered By Wilde Moment

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Must See TV: Bud Bewildered By Wilde Moment

You know that nauseating feeling you get whenever commissioner Bud Selig appears on your TV and his lips start moving? Watching Selig’s reaction during the World Series MVP presentation to Madison Bumgarner last night, was priceless. In some small measure it felt like fate was exacting some revenge on my behalf. In what may have […]

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AFL Update: Mazzilli Is Red Hot, Nimmo and Reynolds Get All Star Nods

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
AFL Update: Mazzilli Is Red Hot, Nimmo and Reynolds Get All Star Nods

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo and shortstop Matt Reynolds have been named Arizona Fall League All Stars and will represent the Mets in Saturday’s Fall-Stars Game, which will be televised at 8:00 PM on the MLB Network. Nimmo, 21, was the 13th overall pick of the 2011 Draft and he made great strides this year in […]

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San Francisco Giants Are World Series Champs, Bumgarner Named MVP

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
San Francisco Giants Are World Series Champs, Bumgarner Named MVP

Congratulations to the 2014 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants, who defeated the Kansas City Royals with a 3-2 win in Game 7 on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Giants are the first National League team to win three World Series in five years in 68 years. Madison Bumgarner was named the World Series […]

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Report: Joe Maddon To Manage The Cubs

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Report: Joe Maddon To Manage The Cubs

Only five days after opting out of his contract with Tampa Bay, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Joe Maddon will become the new manager of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs and agent Alan Nero denied that a deal is done, but people familiar with the dealings say that it is certain to […]

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Mets Arbitration Predictions, 40 Man Roster Considerations

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Arbitration Predictions, 40 Man Roster Considerations

MLB Trade Rumors posted their projected arbitration awards for nine eligible Mets players. Arbitration Eligible Salary Projections Bobby Parnell, RP – $3.7MM Daniel Murphy, 2B – $8.3MM Eric Young Jr., OF – $2.3MM Dana Eveland, RP – $1.0MM Dillon Gee, SP – $5.1MM Ruben Tejada, SS – $1.7MM Lucas Duda, 1B – $4.3MM Buddy Carlyle, RP […]

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Vic Black Feels Great, Could Begin Throwing Next Week

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Vic Black Feels Great, Could Begin Throwing Next Week

Andrew Harts of MLB.com spoke to Vic Black today, who told him that his arm and neck feel great. Black added that he expects to begin his off-season throwing program next week. “I’m good to go,” Black told reporters at a team event in Staten Island. Black had his season cut short in September due […]

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Will Bartolo Colon Still Be With Mets In 2015?

An article by posted on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Will Bartolo Colon Still Be With Mets In 2015?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether I think Bartolo Colon will be traded this offseason. I still feel the same way now as I did before the trade deadline and believe Colon will be in the 2015 Opening Day rotation. Back in July, I took issue with this prevailing notion […]

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How Should Mets Handle Duda’s Struggles Against LHP?

An article by posted on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
How Should Mets Handle Duda’s Struggles Against LHP?

Coming off an incredible breakthrough season in 2014 that saw him hit 30 home runs while driving in 92 runs, Lucas Duda may participate in the MLB All-Star tour of Japan, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. While a final decision hasn’t been made yet, it’s quite an honor that Major League Baseball […]

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Morning Grind: What Do The Royals Have That We Don’t?

An article by posted on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Morning Grind: What Do The Royals Have That We Don’t?

Rise and Grind everyone. This morning’s get up and go post comes from you. Again. I liked where this exchange started and where it was headed. MyasDaddy: I still look at both of these teams and I am not impressed. What’s missing from us that they have? I just don’t get it. LMazz13: It’s not […]

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World Series Thread: Giants vs. Royals, 8:00 PM (Game 6)

An article by posted on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Giants vs. Royals, 8:00 PM (Game 6)

San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals Tuesday 10/28, 8:00 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium Jake Peavy (1-1, 3.68) vs. Yordano Ventura (0-0, 4.42) With a 3-2 games lead, the Giants are just one win away from their third world championship in the last five years, but getting that final win on the road in […]

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