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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Official Elias Rankings – Reyes, K-Rod, Oswalt, Dotel Among This Offseason’s Type A Class

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

Here they are, courtesy of MLBTR. The official Elias rankings for this offseason. The list below includes all unsigned ranked free agents. Type A C.C. Sabathia, Yankees – 95.930 (can opt out) Brandon Phillips, Reds – 91.518 (club option) Albert Pujols, Cardinals – 95.200 Prince Fielder, Brewers – 91.200 C.J. Wilson, Rangers – 90.988 David Ortiz, […]

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Who Will You Blame If The Mets Fail To Sign Reyes?

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments
Who Will You Blame If The Mets Fail To Sign Reyes?

This morning, Andy Martino of the Daily News broke the stunning news that the Jose Reyes negotiations won’t be quick. A real shocker, huh? This startling revelation made big headlines across the Mets blogosphere and quickly spread like wildfire. Umm, yeah, okay, whatever… While I was pondering the ridiculousness of this morning’s Mets news cycle, […]

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Freese Frame! Instant Classic Leads To Game 7 Showdown!

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

Wow, wow, wow… David Freese homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals forced the World Series to a Game 7 by rallying from two-run deficits against the Texas Rangers in the 9th and 10th on Thursday night. What an incredible game – an instant classic… 25 years […]

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Mets Haven’t Paid Back $25 Million Dollar Loan From MLB

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

Regarding the $25 million dollar loan the Mets received from MLB last offseason, commissioner Bud Selig said the Mets still have not paid back the loan. Selig said he was not worried about getting the money back. “I don’t have any concerns about the Mets, as I’ve told you before,” he said. “They are working on […]

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Red Sox and Yanks In On Beltran

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments
Red Sox and Yanks In On Beltran

Heyman says Bosox will be in the hunt too… [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHeyman/status/129666887360593921"] Original Post 8:20 PM According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, a Yankees source who participated in the team’s organizational meetings on Wednesday, said that Carlos Beltran’s name came up as the potential replacement for Nick Swisher – whose option may be declined. […]

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Hot Stove Report: Pelfrey, Nathan, Shields, Darvish Updates

An article by posted on October 26, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Pelfrey, Nathan, Shields, Darvish Updates

Joe Nathan RP - The Twins announced that they’ve declined the club option for $12.5MM on reliever Joe Nathan and will pay him a $2MM buyout instead. Nathan, who has been a rock solid closer the Twins, returned from 2010 Tommy John surgery this season and posted a 4.84 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 48 appearances. Obviously, […]

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Mets Name Tom Goodwin First Base Coach

An article by posted on October 26, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced Tom Goodwin as first base coach. Goodwin, 43, finished his fourth year with the Boston Red Sox organization last season and his third as the organization’s Minor League Outfield and Base Running Coordinator. He coached Lowell (A) of the New York-Penn League in 2008, where the Spinners finished first […]

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Mets Reinstate Four From 60 Day DL, Now Have Huge Decisions To Make Before Rule 5

An article by posted on October 25, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Reinstate Four From 60 Day DL, Now Have Huge Decisions To Make Before Rule 5

The Mets announced that Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Taylor Buchholz and Johan Santana have been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and added to the Mets 40-man roster which now stands at 40. The following players are all Rule 5 eligible and must be added to the 40-man roster to protect them from being selected during the Rule 5 Draft […]

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Oh, What A Night – October 25, 1986

An article by posted on October 25, 2011 0 Comments
Oh, What A Night – October 25, 1986

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 25 years… I was at home that night watching the game with my family. Me and my dad were the only two that were mentally locked and loaded – the rest of my family were die-hard Yankee fans. Nobody ever said it would be easy… Lets not quibble, fast […]

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Relive The Defining Moment Of 1986

An article by posted on October 25, 2011 0 Comments
Relive The Defining Moment Of 1986

Check out this great video of Game 6 featuring commentary by Vin Scully and Keith Hernandez with a wonderful backdrop of Billy Joel’s “Miami 2017″ playing in the background. Good stuff.

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