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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Matt Harvey Loses Bandages, Ahead Of Schedule, Very Upbeat

An article by posted on 29/10/2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Loses Bandages, Ahead Of Schedule, Very Upbeat

On Monday night, righthander Matt Harvey declared himself “ahead of schedule,” six days after undergoing the surgery, according to a report this morning from the Daily News. “I am just doing range of motion stuff now, but today was the first day I could take the bandages off and I was at Hospital for Special […]

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State Of The Mets Shortstop Position Still Far From Certain

An article by posted on 28/10/2013 0 Comments
State Of The Mets Shortstop Position Still Far From Certain

Jonathan Mayo took an interesting question in a mailbag feature a week ago in which he discussed two of the Mets’ most prominent shortstop prospects. The Mets have two shortstop prospects in short-season, Amed Rosario and Gavin Cecchini, who could be ready for Class A Savannah. Who do you see as the better prospect and […]

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Why Did DePodesta Pass On Michael Wacha?

An article by posted on 28/10/2013 0 Comments
Why Did DePodesta Pass On Michael Wacha?

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to Paul DePodesta who rationalized why he passed on Michael Wacha and selected Gavin Cecchini with the 12th selection of the 2012 Draft. “Our guys liked Wacha a lot in 2012 — one of the top college pitchers on the board,” Mets VP of player development and […]

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Drew Comes With Too Much Risk For Mets

An article by posted on 28/10/2013 0 Comments
Drew Comes With Too Much Risk For Mets

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is not doing much for his free agent value with his shockingly bad performance this post season as beat writer Alex Speier points out. Drew has stepped to the plate 43 times this postseason — one of 673 players in playoff history with 40 or more plate appearances in a single […]

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Why Is Nobody Watching The World Series?

An article by posted on 28/10/2013 0 Comments
Why Is Nobody Watching The World Series?

The obstruction call that ended in in a 5-4 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night Maury Brown of Forbes.com said the broadcast drew 12.5 million viewers on FOX, up 19 percent over Game 3 in 2012 and ranking as the most-watched World Series Game 3 […]

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Law: Top 30 MLB Draft Prospects For 2014

An article by posted on 26/10/2013 0 Comments
Law: Top 30 MLB Draft Prospects For 2014

Keith Law of ESPN released his Top 30 MLB Draft Prospects for ESPN Insiders. Here are the Top 10 and you can check out the rest here. 1. Carlos Rodon, LHP | N.C. State Owner of perhaps the best amateur’s slider in recent memory, Rodon is a power lefty with present stuff and a strong […]

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Former GM Skeptical Mets Will Make A Significant Move This Offseason

An article by posted on 26/10/2013 0 Comments
Former GM Skeptical Mets Will Make A Significant Move This Offseason

Former Indians and Rangers general John Hart, an analyst for “MLB Tonight” during the World Series, spoke with Justin Terranova of the New York Post about the World Series, but also asked Hart the following: Do you think the Mets will make a significant move this offseason? If they had a healthy Matt Harvey to […]

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Carlos Beltran Wins Roberto Clemente Award

An article by posted on 26/10/2013 78 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 26/10/2013 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 25/10/2013 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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