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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Red Sox and Rusney Castillo Agree To $72 Million Deal

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox and Rusney Castillo Agree To $72 Million Deal

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.is reporting that Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo has agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox for a record six-year, $72 million dollar contract. Congratulations to the Red Sox who by all accounts have gotten themselves a very high-impact player who seems to have chosen a park perfectly suited for his skill […]

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Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

“It’s hard to see how we would actually match up,” a team official told Andy Martino of the Daily News when asked if the Cubs were ideal trade partners for the Mets.. The problem is that neither team is eager to part with its top prospects, and both would require a major haul to do […]

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Mets To Have A Look At Cuban Shortstop Roberto Carlos

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Have A Look At Cuban Shortstop Roberto Carlos

General manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets will soon scout 28-year-old Cuban shortstop Roberto Carlos. The Mets are paying attention to the market for Cuban defectors, Puma says, but it remains unlikely a star of Yasiel Puig’s magnitude will be arriving at Citi Field anytime soon. “We […]

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Colon Was Never Placed On Waivers

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Colon Was Never Placed On Waivers

I hate to say I told you so, but much as I speculated on August 1, the Mets never placed Bartolo Colon on waivers as many had considered a foregone conclusion. Joel Sherman of the NY Post confirmed as much. There were assertions made that Sandy Alderson was willing to give away Colon to any claiming […]

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Game Thread: Staten Island Yankees vs Brooklyn Cyclones, 7:10 PM

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Game Thread: Staten Island Yankees vs Brooklyn Cyclones, 7:10 PM

New York Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his final rehab start on Thursday for the Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park when the Clones take on the Staten Island Yankees at 7:00 PM. The game will be televised on SNY or you can listen live here. Matsuzaka, who is 3-3 with a 3.87 ERA this season, last […]

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Montero and Germen Likely To Be Demoted To Make Room For Colon and deGrom

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Montero and Germen Likely To Be Demoted To Make Room For Colon and deGrom

Adam Rubin surmises that the Mets will likely demote Gonzalez Germen and Rafael Montero when the Mets activate Jacob deGrom on Saturday and Bartolo Colon on Sunday. There is also the possibility that the Mets could simply find a candidate who they could place on the DL, perhaps Jenrry Mejia who in addition to a knee […]

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Wright Still Frustrated, Alderson Says He’s Handling It Well

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Still Frustrated, Alderson Says He’s Handling It Well

David Wright went 0-for-4 in yesterday’s finale against the Athletics, and is just 1-for-17 in his last five games while batting .268 this season. In an interview with the Rockland Times, Wright said: “No one is happy with the position we are in” and the team has missed opportunities to win games they should have […]

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Mets On Verge Of Setting Historic Streak Of Offensive Futility

An article by posted on August 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets On Verge Of Setting Historic Streak Of Offensive Futility

All the leaves are brown… and the skies are gray… If the Mets thought they had it rough against the woeful Chicago Cubs, they’re in for some real trouble this week as they head to the West Coast for some California reaming. The Mets begin a five-game west coast swing with a pair of games […]

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Offensive Futility Reaches Epic Proportions For The Mets

An article by posted on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
Offensive Futility Reaches Epic Proportions For The Mets

The Mets became the first team in the major leagues to have four or less hits for five consecutive games since 2004. Ironically, that futility was also last accomplished by the Mets. Since the All Star break, the Mets are last in Runs per Game (3.0), Batting Average (.210) and Slugging Pct. (.304). Additionally, Mets […]

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Bartolo Colon’s Mother Dies From Breast Cancer

An article by posted on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon’s Mother Dies From Breast Cancer

Sad news to report as the team confirms that Bartolo Colon’s mother has died of breast cancer this afternoon in the Dominican Republic. Adriana Morales, 63, was admitted to the hospital this past weekend, and Bartolo was scratched from his start today so that he could fly to the DR to be with his family. […]

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