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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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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Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets are in the perfect position to take back control of New York from the Yankees. “You may remember how they were going to be carried back into the warm embrace of this city by Generation K. It was an idea that so frightened George Steinbrenner […]

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All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

The end of yet another Mid-Summer Classic… I swear that I complain more and more about these All Star Games every passing year, but maybe I’m just getting crankier as I get older. I was hoping they would have been able to squeeze in 60 seconds during the four hour Derek Jeter love-fest to perhaps […]

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No Teams Have Contacted Mets About Colon Yet

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
No Teams Have Contacted Mets About Colon Yet

Mike Puma of the NY Post reports that the Mets are still unsure if they will go after a bat at the trade deadline, and that no teams have contacted the front office about Bartolo Colon.   industry sources told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, that the Mets have made the veteran right-hander available as the July 31 […]

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Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

I always enjoy checking out all the mid-season grades that come out during the All Star break and so far we have Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mike Puma of the NY Post and Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger checking in. Here is a small spattering of what they are saying: ESPN New York […]

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Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

Terry Collins told reporters that he fully intends to stick with his six outfielder configuration after the All Star break even if it means not carrying a true backup shortstop. Since going with this unorthodox roster, Ruben Tejada has started 19 games in a row at shortstop and has batted .266 with a .382 on-base during that span. […]

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The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

A week ago, I came across an article by Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger who pointed out that the Mets seemed to have changed their approach at the plate and that the results have been dramatic to say the least. At the time, he wrote that they are walking less frequently over the last 30 days […]

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DeGrom Will Remain In The Rotation

An article by posted on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Will Remain In The Rotation

Right-hander Jacob deGrom will not be heading to the bullpen after the All star break as manager Terry Collins suggested on Saturday. “We’re not going to take Jacob deGrom out of the rotation,” Collins said after the game on Sunday. “I say that now, but we might look up in a month where he is […]

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