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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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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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Trade For Yoenis Cespedes?

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Trade For Yoenis Cespedes?

Patrick G. asks… I am sick and tired of hedging on young and available players who can help this team get over the hump and into the postseason. Yasiel Puig wasn’t major league ready. Wrong! Jose Abreu‘s power wouldn’t translate. Wrong! Starlin Castro doesn’t fit our approach. Wrong! The Mets and even the fans are […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 5)

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 5)

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Sunday 10/26, 8:00 PM ET at AT&T Park James Shields (0-1, 15.00) vs. Madison Bumgarner (1-0, 1.29) This is the 44th time that the World Series has been tied 2-2. Of the previous 43, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to win the Series 28 times […]

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Jeurys Familia Underwent Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia Underwent Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

The New York Mets announced that right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery to repair a bilateral sport hernia on Friday in Philadelphia. He’ll be fine and fully recovered in 3-4 weeks. After the team decided to convert him from a starter to a reliever, Familia delivered a breakthrough rookie season for the Mets in […]

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Featured Post: Cuddyer At Two Years Fits Sandy’s Plan

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Cuddyer At Two Years Fits Sandy’s Plan

Andy Martino of the Daily News sees free agent Michael Cuddyer as the exact sort of piece that fits the Mets offense and that people familiar with the Mets’ thinking say that they consider him attractive on a two-year deal. With the Mets highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, coupled […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 4)

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 4)

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Saturday 10/25, 8:00 PM ET at AT&T Park Jason Vargas (11-10, 3.71) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (8-13, 4.00) After a 3-2 victory in Game 3 on Friday night, the Royals have the upper hand with a 2 games to 1 series lead. The Giants, vying for their third championship […]

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