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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Mets Discussing Bringing Back Reliever Buddy Carlyle

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Discussing Bringing Back Reliever Buddy Carlyle

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have discussed bringing back reliever Buddy Carlyle, who was outrighted by the team two weeks ago. For a reliever who hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, the 36-year old righthander stepped right into the Mets bullpen and delivered the best performance of his career. In 27 […]

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Foo Fighters To Perform At Citi Field On July 16

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Foo Fighters To Perform At Citi Field On July 16

The New York Mets and Live Nation today announced that multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning American rockers Foo Fighters will perform at Citi Field on Thursday, July 16. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 22 in a five-hour presale from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. exclusively at the Citi Field Box Office adjacent to the Jackie Robinson […]

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Syndergaard Early Favorite For 2015 Rookie of the Year

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Early Favorite For 2015 Rookie of the Year

Jim Callis of MLB.com, predicts that Mets righthander Noah Syndergaard will win next year’s NL Rookie of the Year award, following the same path as RHP Jacob deGrom. “He doesn’t have as clear a path to a regular big league role…at least not at the moment, but Syndergaard should claim a spot in the Mets’ rotation […]

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It All Still Hinges On Wright and Granderson

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
It All Still Hinges On Wright and Granderson

Manager Terry Collins says “2015 is gonna be the year,” and that the Mets are “gonna be in the mix to play in October.” “We’ve been preaching patience for four years, and it’s time to step up,” said Collins on Thursday while volunteering at a food bank in Queens. “We’ve got Matt coming back, Michael […]

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The Franchise Turns 70

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Franchise Turns 70

James Rosen of the New York Post, penned a worthy piece that reminds us of the remarkable career and the greatness of Mets icon Tom Seaver who turns 70 today. “His very motion was a thing of beauty: the high leg kick, the deep rearing back of his right arm, his right knee, perpetually dirtied, […]

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An Incremental Upgrade At Shortstop Is Not Worth Trading Syndergaard or Wheeler

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
An Incremental Upgrade At Shortstop Is Not Worth Trading Syndergaard or Wheeler

One shortstop that seems to be high on many a Met fans’ wish list is Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez, and it’s been widely reported that the Mets have already been in contact with the White Sox for their All Star infielder. Ramirez batted .273 last season with a .305 on-base, 15 home runs and 74 RBI. […]

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Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

The Cubs made a puzzling move today and traded RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves for second baseman Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also got Atlanta’s No. 4 international signing bonus slot and sent their Nos. 2, 3 and 4 international signing bonus slots to the Braves. La Stella, 25, is strictly a second baseman […]

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AFL Notes: Bird Named MVP, Mazzilli Top Mets Performer

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
AFL Notes: Bird Named MVP, Mazzilli Top Mets Performer

New York Yankees prospect Greg Bird was named the winner of the Joe Black MVP Award in the Arizona Fall League. Bird led the AFL with six homers and 21 runs scored, while finishing second in hits (31), RBI (21) and total bases (55). He batted .313 and had a .556 slugging percentage, and opened […]

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Featured Post: Keith Lays Down The Law On Cuddyer

An article by posted on November 15, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keith Lays Down The Law On Cuddyer

Some of you may remember that Michael Cuddyer article we ran a few days ago that featured the different media reactions – mostly positive – to his signing and how mixed in with all of them we had this one: Keith Law, ESPN – LOL Mets Since then, I’ve been anxiously awaiting a full article […]

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Collins Says Parnell Is The Closer When He Returns

An article by posted on November 15, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Parnell Is The  Closer When He Returns

Unless someone “steps up and beats him out” Terry Collins said Bobby Parnell is the Mets closer whenever he is ready to return to the Mets bullpen. Speaking to SNY, Collins said about Parnell, “Wait until you see him. I was just in Florida and he is ready to go. He is big, he is […]

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