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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ICYMI: Alderson Characterizes Trade Market As Thin, But Willing To Overpay

An article by posted on June 29, 2015 0 Comments
ICYMI: Alderson Characterizes Trade Market As Thin, But Willing To Overpay

During Friday  afternoon’s press conference at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson said he continues to look externally to find some help for the offense. “I would characterize us as somewhat aggressive. I’m prepared to overpay but there has to be something to overpay for.” It sounds like the team has only enough resources to add one […]

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Finally, Flores and Tejada Played At Their Best Defensive Positions

An article by posted on June 29, 2015 0 Comments
Finally, Flores and Tejada Played At Their Best Defensive Positions

Better late than never? After nearly three months as the Mets’ everyday shortstop, Wilmer Flores started at second base on Sunday, and wouldn’t you know it, he looked great. Last week, Terry Collins told reporters he was coming around on moving Flores to second, after weeks and weeks of resisting it for fear of hurting […]

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Mets Option Jack Leathersich To Las Vegas

An article by posted on June 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Option Jack Leathersich To Las Vegas

After Sunday’s exciting 7-2 win over the Reds, the Mets announced that LHP Jack Leathersich was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. The move was necessitated to make room for Steven Matz and to bring the roster back to 25 active players after carrying an extra player for today’s quasi-doubleheader. I thought Leathersich had some solid […]

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Matz Strokes Two-Run Double In First MLB At-Bat

An article by posted on June 28, 2015 0 Comments
Matz Strokes Two-Run Double In First MLB At-Bat

While making his major league debut on Sunday, top prospect Steven Matz hit a two-run, two-out double off the Reds’ Josh Smith to give the Mets a 2-1 lead over the Reds. The crowd at Citi Field went nuts and the place has been electric from the moment Matz threw his first pitch. Check it out…

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Should Mets Trade One Of Their Top Young Pitchers For Tulowitzki?

An article by posted on June 28, 2015 0 Comments
Should Mets Trade One Of Their Top Young Pitchers For Tulowitzki?

Columnist Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe spoke to a couple of MLB executives who say the Mets are still the best match for trading with the Colorado Rockies for All Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Cafardo believes the Mets would have to part with one of their young pitchers, and says Steven Matz could be the one […]

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Syndergaard Twirls A Gem In His Best Start Yet

An article by posted on June 27, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Twirls A Gem In His Best Start Yet

Mets rookie right-hander Noah Syndergaard was brilliant on Friday night, tossing a career-high 8.0 innings and limiting the Cincinnati Reds to just one earned run, scattering five singles while striking out five and walking none. Syndergaard was as efficient as we’ve ever seen him, throwing a first pitch strike to all but four batters and […]

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Alderson Describes David Wright’s Return As Ambiguous

An article by posted on June 27, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Describes David Wright’s Return As Ambiguous

Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field on Friday that David Wright remains in Los Angeles and continues to get treatment on his lower back for spinal stenosis. Wright meets with Dr. Robert Watkins every Monday to discuss any progress and to plan out each week’s specific rehabilitation goals. But he has yet to be […]

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Mets Are Back At Ground Zero

An article by posted on June 26, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Back At Ground Zero

I thought it was interesting listening to Andy Martino on Daily News Live on Thursday, who essentially said the Mets have lost all their gains and all the cushion they had from their 11-game winning streak. “Once the Mets had that streak I thought it was enough of an over-performance to get to 87 wins […]

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Bombs Away: Dillon Gee Roughed Up PCL-Style

An article by posted on June 26, 2015 0 Comments
Bombs Away: Dillon Gee Roughed Up PCL-Style

What an inauspicious return to the mound for Dillon Gee, who made his first start for Triple-A Las Vegas tonight. Gee, who came so close to being a former Met this past week, tossed five innings and gave up six runs, all earned, on seven hits including two doubles and two homers. The veteran right-hander […]

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Things Are Getting Ugly, Front Office and Ownership Under Fire

An article by posted on June 25, 2015 0 Comments
Things Are Getting Ugly, Front Office and Ownership Under Fire

Where do you begin? How did a season that started out with so much hope and enthusiasm spiral out of control as quickly as it did? How do you start the season 13-3 and then go 23-34 over the next 57 games spanning just over two months of the season? It would be incomprehensible if […]

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