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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World Series Game 5 Thread: Indians vs Cubs, 8:15 PM

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
World Series Game 5 Thread: Indians vs Cubs, 8:15 PM

With Saturday night’s 7–2 victory at Wrigley Field, the Indians took a commanding three games to one lead in the World Series and moved within one win of the franchise’s first championship since 1948. Jason Kipnis provided the big blow, a three run homer to ice the game. The Cubs now have their backs to the […]

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Curtis Granderson Winner of 2016 Roberto Clemente Award

An article by posted on October 28, 2016 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson Winner of 2016 Roberto Clemente Award

Congratulations to New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson who was just named the recipient of the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award. “Curtis Granderson is an outstanding ambassador for our game and a positive role model for kids,” Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “His commitment to the many communities that have touched his life […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Named to 2016 Sporting News All Star Team

An article by posted on October 26, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Named to 2016 Sporting News All Star Team

The Sporting News have released their 2016 National League All Star Team. The 2016 team was chosen by a panel of 27 NL executives before the postseason began. Here they are: C – Buster Posey, Giants 1B – Freddie Freeman, Braves 2B – Daniel Murphy, Nationals SS – Corey Seager, Dodgers 3B – Kris Bryant, Cubs […]

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World Series Game 2 Thread: Cubs vs Indians, 7:00 PM

An article by posted on October 26, 2016 0 Comments
World Series Game 2 Thread: Cubs vs Indians, 7:00 PM

World Series Game 2 - Progressive Field – 7:00 PM RHP Jake Arrieta (0-1, 4.91) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (0-0, 5.06) As long as the weather holds up in Cleveland, the Indians and Cubs will play Game 2 of the World Series at Progressive Field on Wednesday night. The start time has been moved up to 7 p.m. ET in […]

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Mets Interested in Smyly, Looking to Upgrade at Catcher?

An article by posted on October 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Interested in Smyly, Looking to Upgrade at Catcher?

Shots fired… Was searching for some Mets news late last night and while this certainly doesn’t qualify as news I came across the following while skimming through articles on Fox Sports. This article says that the New York Mets have popped up in some recent rumors regarding left-handed starter Drew Smyly of the Tampa Bay Rays. President […]

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World Series Game 1 Thread: Cubs vs Indians, 8:00 PM

An article by posted on October 25, 2016 0 Comments
World Series Game 1 Thread: Cubs vs Indians, 8:00 PM

World Series Game One – Progressive Field LHP Jon Lester (2‐0, 0.86) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (2‐1, 0.98) The Chicago Cubs tonight play the Cleveland Indians in the opening game of the 112th World Series after Chicago defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, four‐games‐to‐ two, to capture its first N.L. […]

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Cecchini Hit His First AFL Home Run, Raises Average To .350

An article by posted on October 24, 2016 0 Comments
Cecchini Hit His First AFL Home Run, Raises Average To .350

The Scottsdale Scorpions were off on Sunday, but shortstop Gavin Cecchini had himself a fantastic showing at the plate on Saturday. The former first rounder  went 3-for-5 and hit his first AFL home run. Cecchini is now batting .350 with a .423 OBP in 20 at-bats for Scottsdale, with five RB, four walks  and a 1.023 […]

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Sandy Alderson Will Have Some Housekeeping To Do Before Winter Meetings

An article by posted on October 24, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Will Have Some Housekeeping To Do Before Winter Meetings

While it appears the Mets will be in no rush to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes as reported by Buster Olney, there will be a lot of housekeeping decisions the front office will make as they get ready for a new hot stove season. The Mets started their march to 2017 by exercising their option on Jose […]

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Few Things Shock Me In Baseball… Then There’s Justin Turner

An article by posted on October 19, 2016 0 Comments
Few Things Shock Me In Baseball… Then There’s Justin Turner

Few things surprise me in baseball, mostly because in my 40 years of watching the game I’ve learned that almost everyday something happens that has never happened before. Baseball is a sport that loves its records and everyday it seems new ones are set and old ones are broken. Nothing is ever what it seems. […]

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Tebow Picks Up His First AFL Hit on Tuesday

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
Tebow Picks Up His First AFL Hit on Tuesday

Mets outfielder Tim Tebow finally picked up his first hit in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday night, going 1-for-4 with two strikeouts while hitting into a double play. Tebow stroked a single to left field and is now 1-for-16 in five AFL games with eight strikeouts. It was the first time Tebow hit a ball to […]

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