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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Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

It’s always fun debating all the possible ways the Mets can bring a superstar to Queens at this time of the year. Nobody wants to be a seller, that usually means your season is “over and out” and relevancy is still a year or more away. As we close in on our sixth consecutive losing […]

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Collins Doesn’t Sound Like A Big Fan Of Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Doesn’t Sound Like A Big Fan Of Wilmer Flores

The following transcript is courtesy of Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. It’s a conversation that just concluded between reporters and Terry Collins at Citi Field: Reporter: ”When you take a look at Wilmer Flores, when he was up here in May, when he played in five consecutive games, he hit. When he plays every other […]

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Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that if Tony La Russa came to him with suspicions about performance enhancing drug use when the two were with the Oakland A’s organization, he doesn’t remember it. “I spent a lot of time thinking about those kinds of circumstances over the years, particularly eight or nine years […]

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Colon Unfazed By Rumors, Leaves To A Standing Ovation, Applauds The Fans

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Colon Unfazed By Rumors, Leaves To A Standing Ovation, Applauds The Fans

A source told Andy Martino of the Daily News tweeted that “There’s absolutely nothing brewing on trade talks for Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon at the moment.” Jon Heyman gives 5 reasons why the Mets will likely get stuck with Colon and the guaranteed contract they gave him for 2015. 1. He is 41 and will pitch at 42 next […]

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Phillies and Yankees Schedule Private Workouts With Cuban Phenom Rusney Castillo

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Phillies and Yankees Schedule Private Workouts With Cuban Phenom Rusney Castillo

As was reported on Sunday, over a hundred scouts showed up and were very impressed with the showcase by Cuban phenom Rusney Castillo on Saturday. Now the serious teams are making their moves for the corner outfielder. Ben Badler of Baseball America has confirmed that the New York Yankees have scheduled a private workout with Castillo, joining […]

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Alderson Says Blockbuster Deal Possible, But Wouldn’t Bet On It

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Blockbuster Deal Possible, But Wouldn’t Bet On It

Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that it’s unlikely the Mets make a deal before the Trade Deadline – sort of. “If I had to make a guess, I would say nothing will happen,” Alderson said. “But you never know what’s going to transpire in the next three days or so. Clubs that may […]

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Mets Prepared To Offer Syndergaard To Get Tulowitzki

An article by posted on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Prepared To Offer Syndergaard To Get Tulowitzki

In the latest Troy Tulowitzki rumors, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says that the Mets have reached out to Colorado and are prepared to offer top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in a deal for the All Star shortstop. Of course they’d likely have to include Plawecki and probably Nimmo too, but there ya go… Passan […]

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BP Scouts Michael Conforto

An article by posted on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
BP Scouts Michael Conforto

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus seems to agree with me regarding first round draft pick Michael Conforto and the decision to start his professional career with the Brooklyn Cyclones in the Short-Season NYPL. Here is what Dr. Parks has to say: Conforto is a man among boys in the New York-Penn League, as his polished […]

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Remembering the “Disappointed But Not Devastated” Tom Glavine

An article by posted on July 27, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering the “Disappointed But Not Devastated” Tom Glavine

The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct its 2014 class today in Cooperstown, NY and standing among them will be two former Mets. Joe Torre, who was elected by the Veterans Committee, played for the Mets from 1975-1977, where he hit .267 with 12 home runs and 75 RBI in 254 games. Torre began his managerial career with the […]

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Dice-K Goes To DL With Elbow Inflamation, Carlyle Recalled

An article by posted on July 26, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Goes To DL With Elbow Inflamation, Carlyle Recalled

The Mets announced that pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has been placed on the DL with inflammation in his right elbow. Terry Collins said he will not throw for 7-10 days to let the inflammation subside. There has been no talk about surgery or any structural damage, for now, but he will be examined again after inflammation diminishes. “I’m […]

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