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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Jose Abreu and Lucas Duda: What Could Have Been and What Is…

An article by posted on June 28, 2014 0 Comments
Jose Abreu and Lucas Duda: What Could Have Been and What Is…

Yes, I know, I know, I know… Jose Abreu has 25 home runs and looks like the second coming of Hank Greenberg. I know, I know, I know… We should’ve signed him. But don’t you think 28 other teams are thinking the same thing right about now? Sometimes, the unlikely happens and a prospect actually matches […]

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MMO Game Recap: Pirates 3, Mets 2 (11 innings)

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Pirates 3, Mets 2 (11 innings)

The Mets dropped a tough one on Friday night at PNC Park, falling to the Pirates by the score of 3-2 in extra innings. After a very wild Vic Black allowed a one out walk to pinch hitter Clint Barmes in the bottom of the 11th and then Josh Harrison launched a walk-off RBI double to give the Bucs […]

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The Read Zone: Why Terry Collins is the Worst

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Read Zone: Why Terry Collins is the Worst

Check out this article by Brian Mangan of The Read Zone who did some research and discovered that Chris Young is twice as likely to be benched after a good game than after a bad one. Chris Young homered twice on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, which left many scratching their heads when he was riding […]

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Bartolo Colon Likely Staying Put, Mets Don’t See Themselves As Sellers

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Likely Staying Put, Mets Don’t See Themselves As Sellers

Signing an experienced starting pitcher was one of the Mets’ top priorities last Winter, especially in the wake of Matt Harvey‘s elbow surgery that would wipe out most – if not all – of his 2014 season. Before his arrival to the Mets, Bartolo Colon was coming off three seasons – two with Oakland and […]

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MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 2

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 2

The Mets opened up their four game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-2 loss on Thursday night at PNC Park. Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game for the Mets and was tagged for five earned runs on five hits including a three-run homer by Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco. Dice-K didn’t have it tonight and […]

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Syndergaard Nowhere Close To Debut, Mets Livid About Montero

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Nowhere Close To Debut, Mets Livid About Montero

  Back in Spring Training, the script was that Mets top pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard would both be fixtures in the rotation as the team finally took that giant leap forward into the future they’ve been talking about since the Winter of 2010. Scratch that. Both of the organization’s prized righthanders – […]

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Collins Doesn’t Get It

An article by posted on June 19, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Doesn’t Get It

Here’s what Mets manager Terry Collins said about infielder Wilmer Flores before the game against the Cardinals on Wednesday. “We’ve got to start winning. We don’t have time to develop players right at the moment.” It’s amazing that Collins would make such an admission even though most of us have always known he is clueless […]

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“Hardest Thing In Baseball Is To Play For The Mets”

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
“Hardest Thing In Baseball Is To Play For The Mets”

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes said he feels sorry for his former teammate David Wright writes Anthony Rieber of Newsday. “After a little while, you just want to win,” Reyes said. “It’s not about the money, because we are already set. We’ve got a contract and it’s now about winning. We’re not getting any younger, […]

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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

The San Diego Padres announced that Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54 following a battle with salivary gland cancer. Gwynn amassed 3,141 hits in his brilliant career and his .338 career batting average is the highest since Ted Williams retired from the Boston Red Sox in 1960 with a .344 average. Gwynn […]

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It’s Not the Dimensions of the Park, It’s the Complexion of the Team

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not the Dimensions of the Park, It’s the Complexion of the Team

The question of whether the Mets need to bring in the walls at Citi Field is back on the menu again after a season-ticket holder raised the issue with Sandy Alderson during a Q&A session held on Friday. “Changing the ballpark is not a panacea for not hitting with men in scoring position,” Alderson said. […]

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