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 Willing To Overpay For Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Overpay For Ben Zobrist

Updating this previous report that the Mets and Oakland A’s were discussing a deal for Ben Zobrist, comes a new report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. When Sandy Alderson recently stated he was willing to “overpay” for the right hitter to help his lineup, he was referring to Zobrist the Post reports. […]

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Mets Charter Flight Diverted After Howie Rose Suffers Health Issue

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Charter Flight Diverted After Howie Rose Suffers Health Issue

The Mets charter flight bound for Los Angeles made an unscheduled stop in Detroit on Thursday night due to a health issue involving WOR radio play by play announcer Howie Rose. The Mets were traveling from JFK to LAX for Friday’s series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. WOR released the following statement: “The Mets […]

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A Frustrated Lucas Duda Owns Up To Offensive Struggles

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
A Frustrated Lucas Duda Owns Up To Offensive Struggles

Lucas Duda continues to struggle mightily at the plate and Wednesday night’s 0-for-5 performance with four strikeouts might have been his worst showing yet. He followed that up with another hitless performance and two more strikeouts in the 6-1 loss in the series finale against the Cubs. “It’s a pretty prolonged stretch for me, just […]

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Our Baseball Maverick Is Under Fire, Can He Revive Mets Season?

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
Our Baseball Maverick Is Under Fire, Can He Revive Mets Season?

I wanted to address some of what’s been written about Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins and the Panic City Mets. Joel Sherman – While upper management has insisted the dollars are there, executives from other teams say their Mets counterparts tell them that the budget is either tight or non-existent. Is that gamesmanship by the Mets […]

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DeGrom’s Frustration Boils Over

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom’s Frustration Boils Over

If nothing else, Jacob deGrom proved he’s mortal after all. The reigning rookie of the year lasted just 5.1 innings against the Cubs on Thursday and allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits, two walks and only struck out two. The loss snapped his streak of seven straight starts with at least 7.0 innings […]

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Nero Continues To Fiddle As Rome Burns

An article by posted on July 2, 2015 0 Comments
Nero Continues To Fiddle As Rome Burns

The backsliding continues. These losses are getting tougher and tougher to take. Last night’s 1-0 defeat was particularly painful because we wasted yet another incredible pitching performance. It’s become the narrative for this team. I don’t know who these guys are anymore. What is this team and what are they prepared to do to win? […]

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Mets Sign Dominican SS Gregory Guerrero, Press Conference Thursday

An article by posted on July 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Dominican SS Gregory Guerrero, Press Conference Thursday

As we reported earlier on Wednesday afternoon, Matt Hall of the Guerrero Academy announced that the Mets will sign Gregory Guerrero. The announcement came at midnight and the Mets plan an 8:30 AM press conference to introduce Guerrero and have him formally sign his new contract. July 1, 5:00 PM A source with direct knowledge […]

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Collins Says Wright “Could” Begin Light Baseball Activities Next Week

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Says Wright “Could” Begin Light Baseball Activities Next Week

Manager Terry Collins told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the club is hopeful that third baseman David Wright can resume “limited” baseball activities next week. Collins said the team won’t know more until seeing Wright this weekend in Los Angeles, when the Mets play the Dodgers, but there is a strong possibility the […]

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Cuddyer Expected To Avoid DL, Will Miss A Few Days

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
Cuddyer Expected To Avoid DL, Will Miss A Few Days

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, left fielder Michael Cuddyer will avoid the disabled list and should only miss a few games. The outfielder underwent an MRI on his left knee Wednesday and received a cortisone shot to relieve the pain. Original Post Michael Cuddyer exited Tuesday’s game against the Cubs in the […]

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It’s Bobby-Bo Day Again

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Bobby-Bo Day Again

It’s July 1st, not nearly as significant a day as July 4th, unless of course your name is Bobby Bonilla. It’s time for the Mets to cut that annual payroll check in the amount of $1,193,248.20 for their two-time former outfielder. It’s all part of the agreement the Mets made to pay Bonilla that $1.2 […]

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