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 Haven’t Had Any Significant Trade Talks

An article by posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Haven’t Had Any Significant Trade Talks

Sandy Alderson shed some more light on the trade front before Friday night’s game in San Diego, telling beat writers that he has yet to have any significant talks with other GMs . “It’s hard to say exactly what will happen on the trade market,” the Mets GM said. “Honestly, I haven’t had a lot of […]

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Featured Post: Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Start Adding Pieces

An article by posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Start Adding Pieces

On Friday night, Sandy Alderson told reporters he was optimistic about his team’s chances in the second half which began with a win against the Padres in San Diego. “Sometimes you gotta believe, right?” Alderson asked before the game. “This is a time.” With 66 games remaining in the season and the team in third place […]

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First Round Pick Michael Conforto Has Solid Debut With Cyclones

An article by posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
First Round Pick Michael Conforto Has Solid Debut With Cyclones

Mets first round pick Michael Conforto made his professional debut this weekend for for the Brooklyn Cyclones, displaying the quick bat and contact skills that had many experts tabbing him as the most polished hitter in the draft. On Saturday, Conforto went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He then followed it up by going 2-for-4 with two […]

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Mets Designate Buddy Carlyle, Will Activate Jon Niese On Monday

An article by posted on July 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Designate Buddy Carlyle, Will Activate Jon Niese On Monday

Before Sunday’s finale against the Padres, the Mets announced that left-hander Jon Niese will return from the disabled list to start Monday’s series opener in Seattle. The news meant that right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka would officially return to the bullpen after six weeks in the starting rotation. “I don’t have a crystal ball to tell you […]

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The Other Side To Travis d’Arnaud’s Game

An article by posted on July 20, 2014 0 Comments
The Other Side To Travis d’Arnaud’s Game

Travis d’Arnaud has been one of the keys to the Mets’ suddenly revamped offense in the last three weeks and for his hard work, the young catcher seems to have found a home in the fifth spot of the batting order. “He’s swinging the bat very, very well. He’s been driving in runs. He’s been hitting […]

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Darling Is All For Mets Making A Mike Piazza Type Deal

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Darling Is All For Mets Making A Mike Piazza Type Deal

Bob Raissman of the Daily News caught up with Ron Darling who is extremely optimistic about the Mets outlook for the second half and is as excited about broadcasting Mets games now as he’s been in many years. “Whether this all culminates in the postseason, I don’t know,” he said. “I do think there is […]

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Minaya Weighs in on Mets Youth Movement

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Minaya Weighs in on Mets Youth Movement

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya is happy for all the recent success the Mets have enjoyed, but also for what he sees as a bright future for the organization. In an interview with Mike Puma of the NY Post, Minaya praised the scouts and development people who drafted or signed most of the Mets players […]

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Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

It is interesting how Sandy Alderson will move forward as the trade deadline approaches. After a disastrous road trip three weeks ago that saw the team slip to double digits under .500, the Mets GM suggested that Collins and Co. could still turn it around this season, making them buyers rather than sellers. He said […]

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Julio Franco Says Playing For Mets Was Worst Decision Of His Life

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Julio Franco Says Playing For Mets Was Worst Decision Of His Life

Julio Franco had some harsh words about his time with the Mets in an exclusive interview with Vice Sports. “When I think about New York, the biggest mistake in my life was playing for the Mets,” said Franco. Bobby Cox knew how to use me. I went to New York and sometimes I’d spend a […]

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Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

The Kansas City Royals have acquired reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league righthander Spencer Patton. Frasor, 36, is in the midst of another strong season, posting a 3.34 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 in 32 relief appearances spanning 29.2 innings pitched. Last season, he had a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances for […]

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