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, '00 and '15, 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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Reds Wanted Pitching Prospect Thomas Szapucki Included In Jay Bruce Deal

An article by posted on August 2, 2016 0 Comments
Reds Wanted Pitching Prospect Thomas Szapucki Included In Jay Bruce Deal

According to Brooklyn Cyclones beat writer Mark Suleymanov, the Cincinnati Reds wanted pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki included in the Jay Bruce deal, but the Mets balked at including him in the trade. Szapucki, a Toms River, New Jersey native, was just named to MiLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week for the third time in his brief […]

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Alderson Says Starting Pitcher or Bat Unlikely, Unwilling To Deal Top Prospects

An article by posted on July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson Says Starting Pitcher or Bat Unlikely, Unwilling To Deal Top Prospects

Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters at Citi Field before the game on Monday and said that it’s unlikely that the team will add a starting pitcher or position player and that their focus is on adding a bullpen arm before the trade deadline. “I think realistically, the bullpen is the area we can […]

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Topps Now: Win A Free Exclusive Mike Piazza HOF Card

An article by posted on July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Topps Now: Win A Free Exclusive Mike Piazza HOF Card

MIKE PIAZZA ENTERS THE HALL OF FAME – TOPPS NOW Topps Trading Cards is honoring Mike Piazza with an exclusive Topps Now baseball card featuring his enshrinement to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. This exclusive card is only available for 24 hours and can be purchased up until the deadline […]

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Mike Piazza Tips His Cap To Mets Fans

An article by posted on July 24, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Tips His Cap To Mets Fans

A tearful Mike Piazza choked up when he thanked Mets fans for “taking him into their family” on Sunday during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech at Cooperstown, NY. “How can I put into words my love, thanks and appreciation for New York Mets’ fans?” Piazza said. “You have given me the greatest gift and […]

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Congratulations To Mike Piazza On Hall of Fame Induction Day!

An article by posted on July 24, 2016 0 Comments
Congratulations To Mike Piazza On Hall of Fame Induction Day!

Congratulations to Mike Piazza who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with fellow inductee Ken Griffey Jr. on Sunday afternoon. MLB Network will exclusively televise all the festivities live from Cooperstown, New York beginning at 12:00 PM, followed by the Induction Ceremony and the acceptance speeches at 1:30 PM. Piazza joins […]

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It’s Crunch Time

An article by posted on July 21, 2016 0 Comments
It’s Crunch Time

With the trade deadline only 10 days away, everyone is wondering what big moves the Mets can make to jump start the club and get them back to being the team we saw during the final two months of the 2015 season. That’s all well and good but not as simplistic as it would seem. […]

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Conforto, Cespedes and the Center Field Conundrum

An article by posted on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Conforto, Cespedes and the Center Field Conundrum

With the reluctance of Yoenis Cespedes to play center field citing the wear and tear on his legs and more specifically his strained quad, Terry Collins and the Mets find themselves in a bit of a conundrum. The issue is that versus a right-handed pitcher, Collins prefers to have Cespedes, Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson in the lineup and of the three, the […]

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Futures Game: Herrera and Rosario Record Hits As World Team Defeats USA 11-3

An article by posted on July 10, 2016 0 Comments
Futures Game: Herrera and Rosario Record Hits As World Team Defeats USA 11-3

Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada hit the go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning as the World Team beat Team USA by the score of 11-3 in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday. Moncada, the top ranked MLB prospect, took home the Futures Game MVP Award as the World team snapped a six-game losing streak […]

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Daniel Murphy Out To Prove Mets Made A Mistake

An article by posted on July 10, 2016 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Out To Prove Mets Made A Mistake

I can hardly stand to watch another Daniel Murphy plate appearance, especially when there are men on base. The sour taste in my mouth and the anxiety that comes with each passing RBI single, double or home run is terribly indescribable. Murphy did it again on Saturday night, driving in four runs to extend the […]

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Collins Says Syndergaard Will Pitch In All Star Game

An article by posted on July 8, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Says Syndergaard Will Pitch In All Star Game

A quick update on comments Terry Collins made this afternoon regarding who he will start in the All Star Game next Tuesday in San Diego. Noah Syndergaard will indeed pitch in the All Star Game. “He deserves it and the world needs to see him,” Collins said.”The world needs to see him” As for who […]

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