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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Time For Mets Leadership To Stop Talking And Start Doing

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Time For Mets Leadership To Stop Talking And Start Doing

I applaud Buster Olney of ESPN for the thorough summation of the state of the Mets and his conclusion that the inaction by Mets leadership has been inexplicable and inexcusable. Olney implored the Mets front office to be creative and try something different. “Do something. Add something. Get some help.” He points to the Washington […]

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This Is Our Time… This Is Our Opportunity… Let’s Not Waste It…

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
This Is Our Time… This Is Our Opportunity… Let’s Not Waste It…

As we enter into final week of July, and the final days leading up to the trade deadline, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the team and the important task at hand for Sandy Alderson. Like most of you, I’m hoping the GM is working the phones and trying to bolster the […]

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Disabled List Looms For Michael Cuddyer

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Disabled List Looms For Michael Cuddyer

The latest news on Michael Cuddyer and his ailing knee sounds like it’s getting worse and not better. While manager Terry Collins expressed hope that Cuddyer could be in the starting lineup tonight when the Mets open a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the veteran left fielder sounded less than optimistic that would […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN.com released his midseason MLB Farm System Rankings and placed the Mets in 4th place, just behind the Red Sox, Braves and Rangers. “Even after the promotions of top pitching prospects Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, the Mets still have a system loaded with high-probability big leaguers, including a couple of potential stars in Michael Conforto, […]

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Thanks For Nothing, Skip…

An article by posted on July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Thanks For Nothing, Skip…

You win some and you lose some, that’s baseball. But Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Nationals was far more than your garden variety, ho-hum loss… It was a painful punch in the gut and kick in the groin. That one really hurt. We were four outs away from leaving DC just a game out of […]

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Jack Leathersich May Need Elbow Surgery

An article by posted on July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Jack Leathersich May Need Elbow Surgery

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, lefthanded reliever Jack Leathersich may have to undergo Tommy John surgery. He will be evaluated by team doctors who will make a final determination. Leathersich, 25,  has not appeared in a game since June 29 when he threw 57 pitches during a relief outing with Triple-A Las Vegas a […]

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Mets Nearly Traded Jacob deGrom For Kelly Shoppach

An article by posted on July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Nearly Traded Jacob deGrom For Kelly Shoppach

In his first start since striking out the side on 10 pitches in an electric All-Star Game performance, Jacob deGrom delivered a gem against the first place Nationals en route to a huge 7-2 win for the Mets. Despite one bad pitch that catcher Wilson Ramos turned on for a two-run homer, deGrom went six […]

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Mets Trade Buzz: Amazins Shift Their Attention To Gerardo Parra

An article by posted on July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Trade Buzz: Amazins Shift Their Attention To Gerardo Parra

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets have shifted their interest to Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra. This comes a day after Joel Sherman indicated the Mets are now targeting a left-handed hitting outfielder. Parra, 28, has become very popular of late as more and more teams realize his value and versatility. The two-time […]

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Mets Spoke To Braves About Juan Uribe

An article by posted on July 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Spoke To Braves About Juan Uribe

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports,  the New York Mets have reached out to the Atlanta Braves about acquiring third baseman Juan Uribe. Heyman says the Braves want a mid-level prospect as long as any acquiring team is willing absorb the remaining $3 million dollars of Uribe’s salary. However, if a team were willing to up […]

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MLB Exec: Mets Want A Big Bat That Won’t Cost Anything

An article by posted on July 21, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Exec: Mets Want A Big Bat That Won’t Cost Anything

If you’re wondering why the Mets still haven’t acquired a bat with just nine days left until the trade deadline, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN spoke to one MLB executive who told him, They want a middle of the order OF bat who isn’t going to cost anything — in terms of dollars or players. Marc […]

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