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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What Can We Expect From Wright Going Forward?

An article by posted on October 9, 2014 0 Comments
What Can We Expect From Wright Going Forward?

According to a report in today’s Star-Ledger, David Wright discussed how his rehab was going as he looks to avoid surgery on his left shoulder. “I’m feeling pretty good,” Wright said on ESPN Radio. “I’m excited to finish this six week rehab program at the end of the time and go hopefully clear to start my […]

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Qualifying Offers Portend A Bleak Forecast For Mets

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Qualifying Offers Portend A Bleak Forecast For Mets

If Jennifer Garner really wants to know what’s in my wallet, I’d be very happy to get together with her so I can show her. But I warn you, Jenn, it’s not much… Kind of like Sandy Alderson’s wallet this offseason only not as drastic. After posting that the Qualifying Offer had risen to $15.3 […]

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Jeremy Hefner Undergoing Second Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner Undergoing Second Tommy John Surgery

Jeremy Hefner announced via Twitter that he will undergo his second Tommy John surgery in 14 months. Hefner had been rehabbing from his first Tommy John surgery in St. Lucie and after appearing in a few games he suffered a forearm fracture and they discovered he re-tore  his ulnar collateral ligament. he had been debating whether or […]

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Bidding For Andrew Miller Begins At Three Years, $21 Million

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Bidding For Andrew Miller Begins At Three Years, $21 Million

Baseball reporters and bloggers say the darnedest things.  Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets should target lefthander Andrew Miller this offseason as a free agent. An executive who expects to pursue the lefty told Sherman he believes the field will be so crowded that three years at $21 million is probably […]

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Featured Post: Which Mets Pitchers Are Untouchable?

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Which Mets Pitchers Are Untouchable?

I thought it was interesting listening to Jim Duquette on SNY discussing which Mets pitchers were now considered to be untouchable and which ones the Mets would most likely move this offseason to acquire a big bat. Obviously nobody is untouchable in theory, but here is how he ranked them, however the comments are my […]

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Baseball America: Matz, Herrera, Nimmo Make FSL Top 20

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Matz, Herrera, Nimmo Make FSL Top 20

Baseball America ranked Steven Matz the No. 7 prospect in the Florida State League, with Dilson Herrera coming in at No. 12 and Brandon Nimmo at No. 17 in their Top 20. 7. Steve Matz, lhp, St. Lucie Matz impresses scouts and managers with both his stuff and his mound demeanor, where he shows toughness and […]

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Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

As the Kansas City Royals continue to weave their own miracle finish, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver told Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post that he doesn’t believe the 1969 Mets should be remembered as “The Miracle Mets.” Seaver, who went 25-7 that year, acknowledged that he understands why they were called the Miracle Mets, but simply doesn’t […]

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MMO Week In Review: 9/29 – 10/5

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Week In Review: 9/29 – 10/5

News and Notes The Mets announced that Wally Backman won’t be joining the big league coaching staff, but told him he could return as manager of the Las Vegas 51s if he wanted. No word from Backman. Read more. Jacob deGrom strengthened his case for the NL Rookie of the Year award by winning top […]

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Scouts Not Impressed With 2013 First Rounder Dominic Smith

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Scouts Not Impressed With 2013 First Rounder Dominic Smith

Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper released his Top 20 Prospects for the South Atlantic League, which featured no prospects from the New York Mets. During his Sally League chat, Cooper fielded many questions about several of the Mets prospects at Single-A Savannah including first rounder Dom Smith who failed to impress scouts and other baseball people. Andrew: Was […]

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ALDS Thread: Tigers vs Orioles, Royals vs Angels

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
ALDS Thread: Tigers vs Orioles, Royals vs Angels

Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 5:30 PM ET (TBS) Max Scherzer (18-5, 3.15) vs. Chris Tillman (13-6, 3.34) Scherzer fronts the Tigers postseason rotation for the second straight year, coming off an 18-win season in which he outpitched his numbers. He did not face Baltimore this year, but he’s 3-1 with a 3.92 […]

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