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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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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Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

John Harper of the Daily News makes his case for the Mets signing free-agent closer Kenley Jansen this offseason. “If the Mets want to take a huge step toward re-claiming that supremacy next year and beyond, they should make a big splash this off-season by signing Kenley Jansen,” writes Harper who argues that adding Jansen will put […]

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MLB Exec Thinks Mets Could Deal Jay Bruce

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Exec Thinks Mets Could Deal Jay Bruce

There’s absolutely no question that the New York Mets will exercise the $13 million dollar option on outfielder Jay Bruce as soon as the World Series comes to an end. That much is clear. What isn’t so clear is what happens next. Clearly, Bruce had a rough go of it in New York, a city […]

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