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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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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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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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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Hitting Coach Update: Yankees Tell Magadan He Didn’t Get The Job

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Hitting Coach Update: Yankees Tell Magadan He Didn’t Get The Job

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports that Dave Magadan, who was a finalist for the Yankees’ hitting coach job, was informed he did not get the position and that the Yankees and are looking elsewhere. That makes Magadan the frontrunner for Oakland’s open hitting coach job, Slusser says, particularly with Chili Davis having […]

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(Updated) Red Sox Likely Trading Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
(Updated) Red Sox Likely Trading Yoenis Cespedes

Updated at 1:00 PM MLBTR reports that  Yoenis Cespedes has switched agencies and is now being represented by Roc Nation Sports.  Cespedes had previously been represented by Adam Katz of WMG. As I said, there’s little chance that Cespedes signs an extension with any team and rest assured he’ll be a free agent after the 2015 season. […]

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Mets Have Drafted Highest Percentage Of High School Players

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Drafted Highest Percentage Of High School Players

According to a new report by Baseball America, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and its bonus pools have created incentives for teams to select high school players early in the draft before spending less in the back half of the top 10 rounds. They write that 2014 was the most aggressive use of that strategy […]

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