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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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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I’ve Got An Ax To Grind

An article by posted on July 21, 2015 0 Comments
I’ve Got An Ax To Grind

I’m sorry Mets fans, but what I’m about to tell you really has me beyond frustrated and I have this urgent need to vent. First, I want you to know, that in my 12 years of running this site, I have never sold my integrity for access to the team. And as a matter of […]

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Cuddyer Out Of Lineup, Could Still Land On Disabled List

An article by posted on July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Cuddyer Out Of Lineup, Could Still Land On Disabled List

Michael Cuddyer is not in the starting lineup Monday after taking oral anti-inflmmatory medication for the deep bone bruise in his left knee, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Additionally, Terry Collins told reporters this afternoon that in the likelihood Cuddyer ends up on the disabled list, “the team will likely add an outfielder from Triple-A.” […]

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Rafael Montero Tosses Three Scoreless Innings

An article by posted on July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Tosses Three Scoreless Innings

Rafael Montero tossed three scoreless innings on Monday, allowing just three hits while striking out four batters for the GCL Mets. Montero continues to make progress as he seeks to return from a sore rotator cuff. He’s been out since April 29. July 14 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Rafael Montero logged an inning […]

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Featured Post: Pull The Plug On Alex Torres Already

An article by posted on July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Pull The Plug On Alex Torres Already

I don’t think that I can handle another appearance by lefty reliever Alex Torres. Lately, whenever I see him and that Martian baseball cap emerge from the bullpen, I cringe. Last night, was the final straw for me. Forget the Ruben Tejada error in that four-run eighth inning, Torres was an absolute horror show. He’s been […]

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Latest Mets Buzz: Nimmo, Cecchini, Fulmer Viewed As Trade Chips

An article by posted on July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Latest Mets Buzz: Nimmo, Cecchini, Fulmer Viewed As Trade Chips

On Sunday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a few things to say as it pertains to the New York Mets. He hears that if David Wright doesn’t come back this season, or is not the Wright of old when he does, the Mets will be thinking along the lines of possibly acquiring two bats, […]

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Mets Stranded A Franchise Record 25 Men On Base

An article by posted on July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Stranded A Franchise Record 25 Men On Base

Despite an exhausting but much needed 18 inning 3-1 win to avoid a sweep by the Cardinals, the team’s offensive futility was on full display in St. Louis. To begin, the Mets tied their franchise record for stranding men on base with 25. Terry Collins said afterward, “I’ve never seen more flying helmets going down […]

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Mets Recall Anthony Recker, Option Johnny Monell To Vegas

An article by posted on July 19, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Recall Anthony Recker, Option Johnny Monell To Vegas

The Mets announced that they have called up catcher Anthony Recker and optioned Johnny Monell to Triple-A Las Vegas. Recker, who was named PCL Player of the Week last month, is batting .293 with a .398 on-base and 1.038 OPS, while hitting seven home runs and collecting 19 RBIs in 21 games for Las Vegas […]

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Could Cuddyer Be Heading Into A Platoon Role?

An article by posted on July 18, 2015 0 Comments
Could Cuddyer Be Heading Into A Platoon Role?

Michael Cuddyer, who was signed to a two-year, $21 million contract in the offseason to add some punch to the Mets lineup, is now in danger of being relegated to a platoon role. Despite having four days to rest his sore knee, Terry Collins left the slumping Cuddyer out of the starting lineup on Friday […]

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Goeddel Progressing, Tossing Off Mound In PSL

An article by posted on July 18, 2015 0 Comments
Goeddel Progressing, Tossing Off Mound In PSL

Mets reliever Erik Goeddel has begun throwing off a mound at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Goeddel, 26, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 12 after an MRI revealed a right elbow strain. The right-hander had been complaining of soreness and pain. A […]

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