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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Budweiser Releases Specially Designed Amazin’ Mets Cans

An article by posted on 23/03/2017 0 Comments
Budweiser Releases Specially Designed Amazin’ Mets Cans

Budweiser’s long standing tradition of creating team cans for Major League Baseball is taking on a whole new personality – one that embodies the fandom of the hometown supporter. Each design pulls from the archives of team moments, city icons and fan appreciated memories as local artists, in partnership with Budweiser, commissioned one-of-a-kind works for […]

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WBC Game Thread: Japan vs United States, 9:00 PM

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
WBC Game Thread: Japan vs United States, 9:00 PM

The United States will play its first World Baseball Classic semi-final game in eight years on Tuesday night as they look to defeat Japan and advance to the Championship Game and play Puerto Rico. Tonight’s contest will be played at Dodger Stadium and televised on MLB Network at 9:00 PM. The United States will send […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: FIP, FIP Hooray!

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: FIP, FIP Hooray!

Over the next few weeks I’m going to challenge you with questions that veer a little bit into the Sabermetric side of things or as I like to call them Advanced Metrics. Nothing too crazy, but these are stats I incorporate quite liberally in my articles the last few years. FIP or Fielding Independent Pitching […]

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Despite Impressive Spring, Montero A Longshot To Make Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
Despite Impressive Spring, Montero A Longshot To Make Opening Day Roster

Somehow, Mets reliever Rafael Montero managed to navigate himself through the long offseason without getting himself cut from the 40-man roster, despite a couple of close calls. Now it appears that the one-time top pitching prospect is rewarding the front office’s continued faith in him, and even manager Terry Collins is liking the new and improved […]

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Seth Lugo Tapped To Start WBC Championship Game For Puerto Rico

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
Seth Lugo Tapped To Start WBC Championship Game For Puerto Rico

After a thrilling 4-3 extra-innings victory over the Netherlands on Monday night, Puerto Rico has tapped Seth Lugo of the New York Mets to start in the WBC championship game on Wednesday. Which team will face Puerto Rico will be decided tonight when the United States battles Japan for that final and cherished spot. The […]

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WBC Semi-Finals: Puerto Rico vs Netherlands, 9:00 PM

An article by posted on 20/03/2017 0 Comments
WBC Semi-Finals: Puerto Rico vs Netherlands, 9:00 PM

The World Baseball Classic advances to the Semi-Finals the final four teams will battle it out on Monday and Tuesday with the winners of each matchup heading to the Championship Game on Wednesday. The first of those two games is tonight at 9:00 PM ET, with the the Netherlands taking on Puerto Rico. RHP Rick […]

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Brandon Nimmo Aggravates Hamstring Injury

An article by posted on 19/03/2017 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo Aggravates Hamstring Injury

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo suffered a setback on Friday, after aggravating his hamstring injury while participating in running drills. Last Wednesday, team doctors examined Nimmo and determined that the hamstring injury was not as bad as initially diagnosed. Nimmo strained his hamstring last weekend while chasing down a triple in the World Baseball Classic for […]

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MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 1:10 PM

An article by posted on 19/03/2017 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 1:10 PM

The New York Mets are in Port St. Lucie on Sunday where they will host the Miami Marlins in a 1:10 PM matchup at First Data Field. Taking the mound for the Mets will be RHP Jacob deGrom who will be opposed by RHP Jose Urena for the Marlins. Today’s game will be broadcast on PIX11 […]

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WBC Game Thread: United States vs Dominican Republic, 10:00 PM

An article by posted on 18/03/2017 0 Comments
WBC Game Thread: United States vs Dominican Republic, 10:00 PM

The United States and the Dominican Republic will battle it out for a spot in the World Baseball Classic semifinals with an elimination game tonight at 10:00 PM ET. The game will be televised on MLB Network. LHP Danny Duffy will get the start for the United States and will be opposed by RHP Ervin […]

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Thoughts On Matt Harvey’s Velocity Concerns

An article by posted on 15/03/2017 0 Comments
Thoughts On Matt Harvey’s Velocity Concerns

After what could only be described as an uneven performance, comments by right-hander Matt Harvey as well as pitching coach Dan Warthen had social media ablaze with consternation, strife and untold drama. On Wednesday afternoon, Harvey allowed two earned  runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Marlins, tossing 67 pitches and reportedly living in the 92-93 […]

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