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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Bobby Parnell

The Mets announced they have avoided arbitration with reliever Bobby Parnell and agreed to a contract for the 2015 season. Adam Rubin reports that Parnell will get the same $3.7 million he earned last season. Parnell, 30, underwent Tommy John surgery last April and is expected to return to action in mid April or early […]

Continue Reading »

Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs is reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have a deal in place with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.2 million dollars according to International sources. Apparently they had a verbal deal that will kick in on July 2. January 5 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that teenager Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be […]

Continue Reading »

Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

The BBWAA have elected four players into the Hall of Fame and they are Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. Biggio received 82.7 percent of the votes (549 ballots cast). Johnson was 97.3, Martinez 97.1 and Smoltz at 82.9. It is the first time since 1955 that four players have been elected […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle To Minor League Deal

The Mets announced they have re-signed right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle to a minor-league deal with a spring-training invite. Carlyle, 37, had a 1.45 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 31.0 innings with the Mets last season, striking out 28 and walking five.

Continue Reading »

Latest On Growing Market For Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
Latest On Growing Market For Ben Zobrist

January 5 According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Ben Zobrist has one of the biggest trade markets out there. He is being pursued seriously by the Giants, Nationals, Angels, and Cubs. A source told him that the Rays are said to be asking for at least one top prospect and a mid-level one. […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Blood Drive At Citi Field On Thursday

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Blood Drive At Citi Field On Thursday

The Mets will hold their annual winter blood drive on Thursday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Citi Field’s Caesars Club, the team announced. All donors will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a Mets home game in April, excluding Opening Day. Donors can park in Lot G off 126th St. and […]

Continue Reading »

Update: HOF Voting For Piazza Going Down To The Wire

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Update: HOF Voting For Piazza Going Down To The Wire

Mike Piazza currently appears on 78.9 percent of the vote based on 119 Hall of Fame ballots that have been made public, as tracked by Baseball Think Factory. That figure is down from the 79.5 percent on Monday, when 83 ballots had been tabulated. However, it is still slightly ahead of the 75 percent threshold […]

Continue Reading »

Interview With Fan Behind Mets Billboard and #FREEMETSFANS Campaign

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Interview With Fan Behind Mets Billboard and #FREEMETSFANS Campaign

Here’s a Q&A I conducted with Gary Palumbo on Friday. Salty Gary, as he is better known in the MMO community, is the Mets fan behind the Twitter account @MetsBillboard and the #FREEMETSFANS KickStarter Campaign to erect two “Sell the Team” billboards on Roosevelt Ave. – a stone’s throw away from Citi Field. What inspired […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Are Getting Some Positive Reviews

An article by posted on January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Getting Some Positive Reviews

Last week, I wrote about how the tide seems to be shifting with how the Mets are viewed by mainstream media. I even predicted that a few sites like ESPN or Fox Sports would choose the Mets as their playoffs sleeper pick for 2015. Even online sports betting is reflecting a positive seismic shift towards […]

Continue Reading »