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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Wright Says His Struggles At The Plate Are Mental

An article by posted on August 7, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Says His Struggles At The Plate Are Mental

David Wright insists he’s not injured and that he’s not hurting. Instead, he tells Daily News columnist John Harper that he is struggling mentally at the plate, and that he has forgotten what it feels like to be in a good hitting groove. “I’ve made some mistakes this year, revamping some things with my swing that […]

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Collins Says Duda Needs To Earn The Everyday First Base Job

An article by posted on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Duda Needs To Earn The Everyday First Base Job

So as you may have noticed, Lucas Duda started at first base for the Mets on Tuesday against lefthander Gio Gonzalez and went 0-for-3 before contributing a two-out RBI single once Gonzalez left the game. So what? Does that mean we give up trying to get the big guy on track against lefthanded pitching, the final […]

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Put Lagares in the Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on August 5, 2014 0 Comments
Put Lagares in the Leadoff Spot

Juan Lagares is red-hot. Again. While the Mets offense has been somewhat stagnant of late, the gifted center fielder has been anything but, batting .440 (11-for-25) over the last two series against the Giants and Phillies. Lagares is batting .283 for the season which is second only to hits-leader Daniel Murphy. Lagares leads all Mets with […]

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Mets DFA Bobby Abreu and Recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

An article by posted on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets DFA Bobby Abreu and Recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

And there it is… Mets Roster Move: Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is on his way to meet the team. I’ve been nailing it with my timing… 12:00 PM According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have no current intentions of releasing either player despite […]

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There May Not Be Rotation Spot For Syndergaard

An article by posted on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
There May Not Be Rotation Spot For Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard tossed six scoreless innings on Friday night, scattering seven hits, walking none and striking out seven in an extra-innings loss to El Paso. The Mets’ top pitching prospect has allowed one run or less in four of his last five starts spanning 29.1 and striking out 33 batters.  In the past month, Syndergaard has […]

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Featured Post: Jacob deGrom Is The One You Keep

An article by posted on August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Jacob deGrom Is The One You Keep

Incredible, amazing, spectacular… Those are the kind of words that get tossed around whenever Met fans talk about Jacob deGrom. The young and exciting righthander continues to build a case to be this year’s NL Rookie of the Year. DeGrom was unstoppable on Saturday night as he twirled 6.2 no-hit innings against the San Francisco […]

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Wright Insists That He’s Not Playing Hurt

An article by posted on August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Insists That He’s Not Playing Hurt

After Sunday’s 9-0 shelling by the San Francisco Giants, Mets third baseman David Wright insisted that he’s healthy. ”I’m fine,” Wright told reporters gathered at his locker. “I’m just not hitting.” “I’ve got to get going,” Wright said. “We have a few guys who have to get going.” A reference perhaps to Curtis Granderson, who is 9-for-53 […]

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Alderson Preaches More Patience, Wright Anxious For Him To Start Dealing

An article by posted on August 2, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Preaches More Patience, Wright Anxious For Him To Start Dealing

With the Mets 52-57 and seven games back in the division, Sandy Alderson continued to preach patience on Friday, speaking first to a group of reporters before the game, and then joining the SNY booth for an inning and a half during the broadcast. Alderson admitted that the Mets are going to have play better […]

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Trade Deadline Wrap-up: Mets Stand Pat, Sandy Speaks, 37 Players Switched Uniforms

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Deadline Wrap-up: Mets Stand Pat, Sandy Speaks, 37 Players Switched Uniforms

Sandy Alderson  addressed the Mets’ lack of activity at the trade deadline with beat writers after the deadline passed. The Mets’ GM said he did have conversations about “significant” players in both a “buyers and sellers” sense. The bottom line for Alderson is that he was not ready to subtract players from the active MLB roster, […]

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Trade Talks For Alex Rios Gaining Traction

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Talks For Alex Rios Gaining Traction

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, trade talks for Rangers outfielder Alex Rios are “gaining traction” in several places. The Rangers are willing to eat some of the remaining salary on Rios’ contract if that’s what it takes to move him. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says that the Indians, Giants, Reds and Royals are among […]

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