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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Latest Buzz: Angels and Royals Not Hot For Colon

An article by posted on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Latest Buzz:  Angels and Royals Not Hot For Colon

The latest on the Bartolo Colon front comes from Andy Martino of the Daily News. Sources tell him that the Angels and Royals both considered trying to trade for the veteran righy, but felt the cost in prospects and salary were too much. Neither team is hot for Colon and overall interest in him seems […]

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Alderson On Mets Staying Put In Las Vegas

An article by posted on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson On Mets Staying Put In Las Vegas

With the Rochester Red Wings officially renewing their agreement with the Minnesota Twins in the International League, the Mets are officially stuck with Las Vegas as their Triple-A affiliate through the 2016 season. “We’ve been happy in Las Vegas,” Sandy Alderson said Tuesday afternoon. “Some of the distance issues and so forth notwithstanding, we really have had […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Braves 2

An article by posted on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Braves 2

Here’s a quick recap. The good news is that the Mets opened their homestand with a well-played 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves tonight at Citi Field. Here’s the scoop: Dillon Gee had his best start since the All Star break, holding the Braves to two runs in 6.2 innings of work while scattering six hits. […]

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Giancarlo Stanton: Five Months Doesn’t Change Five Years

An article by posted on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Giancarlo Stanton: Five Months Doesn’t Change Five Years

Last week when I floated that Giancarlo Stanton is not a sure bet to sign an extension with the Miami Marlins and could still become available, I got an earful from a contingent who said, “he’s not going anywhere.” Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, shared an exchange with Stanton, who was asked if the recent […]

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Reynolds and Plawecki Unlikely to Join Mets, Syndergaard Still Being Debated

An article by posted on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Reynolds and Plawecki Unlikely to Join Mets, Syndergaard Still Being Debated

According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, while the Mets have yet to make an official announcement, it appears that catcher Kevin Plawecki and  middle infielder Matt Reynolds will be not promoted to the major league roster on September 1. Team insiders told Rubin that neither player needs to be added […]

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Collins Ready to Move Wright Out of the Three Spot

An article by posted on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Ready to Move Wright Out of the Three Spot

Marc Carig of Newsday writes that for the first time in his career, Wright has statistically slipped into the realm of a below-average major-leaguer. Additionally, with Wright locked in his slump, manger Terry Collins is finally ready to consider removing his struggling star out of the number three spot in the batting order – a […]

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Looks Like Syndergaard Will Not Be Called Up In September

An article by posted on August 24, 2014 0 Comments
Looks Like Syndergaard Will Not Be Called Up In September

On Friday night, Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard took the loss, allowing six runs, five earned, in six innings of work for Triple-A Las Vegas. It now appears more and more likely that Syndergaard will not pitch in the majors in 2014. “The results are just not there,” a Mets source told the Daily […]

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Mets Notes: Montero Optioned, DeGrom Returns To The Hill, A Six-Man Rotation

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Montero Optioned, DeGrom Returns To The Hill, A Six-Man Rotation

The Mets optioned RHP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas following last night’s game to make room for Jacob deGrom who will be activated in time for his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. DeGrom says he is pain-free and is looking forward to pitching through the end of the season. He was 6-5 with a […]

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Would Angels Part With Kole Calhoun or C.J. Cron To Get That Arm?

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Would Angels Part With Kole Calhoun or C.J. Cron To Get That Arm?

Bill Shakin of the Los Angeles Times shared some insight on all the Bartolo Colon to the Los Angeles Angels buzz from a west coast perspective: In order to fill Richards’ spot in the rotation, the Angels could consider two New York Mets pitchers — Jon Niese (7-8, 3.50), who reportedly has cleared waivers, and Bartolo […]

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Will We See Matt Reynolds In September?

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Will We See Matt Reynolds In September?

I couldn’t help paying a little extra attention last night when Gary Cohen brought up the subject of shortstop after Wilmer Flores committed his second error of the game which led to three unearned Dodgers runs. What struck me as odd was when he downplayed the Mets promoting Matt Reynolds because he isn’t on the […]

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