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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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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Yasmani Tomas Granted Free Agency, Can Now Sign With Any Team

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Yasmani Tomas Granted Free Agency, Can Now Sign With Any Team

Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas has been granted free agency by Major League Baseball, according to a his agent, Jay Alou. He is now free to sign with any club. Unfortunately, his potential $100 million deal takes the Mets out of the picture. Tomas has already had private workouts with the Phillies, Rangers and Giants who are each considered to […]

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Fair or Foul: Trading Murphy and Colon

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Fair or Foul: Trading Murphy and Colon

As part of his Mets offseason plan, Mark Simon of ESPN New York does an excellent job of constructing his version of a Mets team that can make the playoffs next season. As part of his initiative he proposes the following: The Mets would be well-suited to find a suitor for Colon early this offseason […]

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D’Arnaud Has Succesful Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Has Succesful Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud had successful surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, a source told Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. September 26 Travis d’Arnaud will have surgery next week to remove a broken bone spur from his elbow, the team announced at Citi Field. The Mets say it’s a relatively minor procedure. 7:00 […]

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It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

It was so exciting to watch the the Kansas City Royals come back in extra-innings and beat the Oakland A’s last night with a stunning 9-8 victory. What high-drama, what suspense, what a game… If any of you hated the sudden death one-game Wild Card round, you may want to reconsider. What happened last night […]

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Envisioning Jose Bautista Batting Cleanup For The Mets

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Envisioning Jose Bautista Batting Cleanup For The Mets

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, posted his own blueprint for what the Mets should do this offseason that is certainly worth a read. Simon is very high on Toronto slugger Jose Bautista, who he hopes will be on Sandy Alderson’s radar this off-season. He believes the Blue Jays matchup very well with the Mets in […]

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NL Wild Card Thread: Giants vs Pirates, 8:05 PM

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
NL Wild Card Thread: Giants vs Pirates, 8:05 PM

San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8:07 PM, ESPN Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) vs. Edinson Volquez (13-7, 3.04)  The National League Wild Card Game will be in Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year, with the Pirates set to host the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park. The Pirates and Giants met six times this year and the Bucs won four of […]

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AL Wild Card Game Thread: A’s vs Royals, 8:05 PM

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
AL Wild Card Game Thread: A’s vs Royals, 8:05 PM

Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8:07 p.m. ET. TBS Jon Lester (16-11, 2.46) vs. James Shields (14-8, 3.21)\ Oakland A’s Lineup 1. Coco Crisp, CF 2. Sam Fuld, LF 3. Josh Donaldson, 3B 4. Brandon Moss, DH 5. Josh Reddick, RF 6. Jed Lowrie, SS 7. Stephen Vogt, 1B 8. Geovany Soto, C 9. Eric Sogard, […]

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Featured Post: More Flexibility Does Not Mean More Spending Or Higher Payroll

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: More Flexibility Does Not Mean More Spending Or Higher Payroll

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York takes an educated guess that Mets payroll in 2015 will flirt with $100 million. I’m sorry, but I can’t see that happening after weeks of the general manager himself cautioning it would remain around the same $84 million, and the team’s COO Jeff Wilpon saying we shouldn’t expect a […]

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Alderson Says Mets Will Likely Make Citi Field More Homer Friendly

An article by posted on September 28, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Will Likely Make Citi Field More Homer Friendly

After the Mets handily defeated the Astros by a score of 8-3 on Sunday to close out the season, Sandy Alderson met with the media and fielded questions about the state of the team and shared some early offseason thoughts. “Offensively, we need to score some more runs and in a couple of places in […]

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