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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Carlos Beltran Wins Roberto Clemente Award

An article by posted on October 26, 2013 36 Comments
Carlos Beltran Wins Roberto Clemente Award

St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran was named the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, on Saturday night. The award is presented to the Major League Baseball player who combines outstanding playing ability with community service. Among his many charitable endeavors, Beltran founded the Carlos Beltran Foundation with his wife Jessica and increased his […]

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World Series Game 4: Red Sox vs Cardinals, 8:00 PM

An article by posted on October 26, 2013 0 Comments
World Series Game 4: Red Sox vs Cardinals, 8:00 PM

Red Sox vs Cardinals Sunday, 8:00 PM ET  •  Busch Stadium What a stunning way to lose Game Three of the World Series last night, as the Boston Red Sox fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 after a bizarre final play that culminated in an obstruction call on third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Despite the […]

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If Yankees Are In On Choo, Odds Are The Mets Are Out

An article by posted on October 25, 2013 0 Comments
If Yankees Are In On Choo, Odds Are The Mets Are Out

The New York Yankees are apparently targeting soon to be free agent Shin-Soo Choo, reports Jon Heyman, though outfield is not their top priority according to what multiple sources have told him. Choo was reportedly the “only” elite free agent the Mets were expected to pursue this offseason, according to what team sources said to ESPN New […]

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Mets Are Going Hard After Marlon Byrd

An article by posted on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Going Hard After Marlon Byrd

Mike Francesa of WFAN announced that he has knowledge that the Mets are going hard after free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd as long as he doesn’t cost too much. This is not surprising considering he was one of the most productive players on the team batting .291/.336/.531 this season with a career-high 24 home runs, 35 […]

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Beltran Leaves Game With Rib Contusion After Grand Slam Robbing Catch

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Leaves Game With Rib Contusion After Grand Slam Robbing Catch

Carlos Beltran left Game 1 of the World Series with bruised ribs on Wednesday night after robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning. Beltran went full throttle and slammed into the short right field wall to make the spectacular grab. Beltran stayed in the game, but could be seen holding his side […]

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Mets Valued At Over $2 Billion Dollars Ranking 4th In MLB

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Valued At Over $2 Billion Dollars Ranking 4th In MLB

In their latest MLB Franchise Value Rankings, Bloomberg ranked the New York Mets 4th out of 30 major league teams with a value of just over 2.0 Billion dollars. In calculating team value, Bloomberg News examined revenue from ticket sales, concessions, sponsorships and broadcast rights, as well as interests in TV channels, radio stations and […]

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Man Arrested For Tweeting Threats Toward Mets

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
Man Arrested For Tweeting Threats Toward Mets

West Haven police have arrested a local man accused of Tweeting threats toward executives, players and coaches of the New York Mets, along with a specific threat to Citi Field, police said, according to a report on NBC Connecticut. Police arrested Aryn Leroux, 32, of 173 Contact Drive in West Haven today on an outstanding […]

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New York Sports Icon Bill Mazer Passes Away At 92

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
New York Sports Icon Bill Mazer Passes Away At 92

One of the legendary New York sportscasting icons, Bill Mazer, died today in Danbury, CT. at the age of 92. The New York Times reported the news, calling Mazer the voice and face of sports coverage in New York for decades, pioneering sports-talk radio and becoming a television fixture while earning the nickname the Amazin’ […]

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Terry Collins Is MLB’s Oldest Manager

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 19 Comments
Terry Collins Is MLB’s Oldest Manager

With the retirement of 68-year-old Jim Leyland, and the departure of Charlie Manuel in recent months, 64-year-old Terry Collins becomes the oldest manager in the majors, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Collins has invested almost 43 years into the game in various capacities, and while he’s the elder statesman for now, he;s never […]

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Who Will Be The Mets’ Biggest Free Agent Splash This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Who Will Be The Mets’ Biggest Free Agent Splash This Offseason?

Is shortstop Stephen Drew “that” guy? The financial handcuffs are finally off and Sandy Alderson apparently now has the wherewithal and flexibility to attack this offseason like he’s never had before. If there’s a player out there that can help this team and improve the Mets in any particular area, money will not prevent Sandy […]

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