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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Francesa Rips Alderson, Says He’s Failed Miserably

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Francesa Rips Alderson, Says He’s Failed Miserably

Mike Francesa had harsh criticism for Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins who he says have been “God awful” this season. “Sandy walked into an easy gig for a GM. Everybody knew whatever GM came in would get a free pass running the Mets for their first two years. It was a no-brainer, rebuild and dump […]

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Alderson Hints Collins Is Safe… For Now…

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Hints Collins Is Safe… For Now…

Monday’s firing of Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens clearly placed manager Terry Collins on the hot seat despite assurances from Sandy Alderson that he was safe. “I think this is in response to a specific situation,” Alderson said when asked about Collins. “Nothing else should be read into it by any means.” Additionally, multiple sources […]

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ESPN: Management is Ruining the Mets

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Management is Ruining the Mets

In an article for ESPN Insider (subscription required), Paul Swydan writes that Mets management is ruining the Mets. Among some of his arguments was his view on how Sandy Alderson has handled the team’s still unresolved first base situation, which he believes was the most telling sign that things were going to be bad this season. […]

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Vic Black Recalled After Mets Release Valverde

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Vic Black Recalled After Mets Release Valverde

After Jose Valverde was released today, Sandy Alderson announced that Vic Black will be flying back from Las Vegas to join the Mets bullpen in his place. Valverde was released after a disastrous outing that saw him give up four runs in the Mets 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Monday. He ends his Mets […]

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Lucas Duda and Chris Young Have Been Clogging Up The Works

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda and Chris Young Have Been Clogging Up The Works

The middle of the lineup, the part that is most responsible for driving in runs, has become the team’s “soft underbelly” and a “weakness” that is too often exposed, writes Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “This all comes down to talent evaluation and the willingness to spend money,” he writes. The Mets chose […]

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D’Arnaud Homers in Rehab Game, Could Return Wednesday

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Homers in Rehab Game, Could Return Wednesday

May 25 Travis d’Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and caught five innings in his first rehab game with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday. D’Arnaud is expected to DH on Monday before catching one more game on Tuesday, according to Adam Rubin. After that, he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday. […]

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Gee Had His Bullpen Cancelled, Could Be Out Longer Than Initially Expected

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
Gee Had His Bullpen Cancelled, Could Be Out Longer Than Initially Expected

Sandy Alderson announced on Sunday that Dillon Gee was uncomfortable before throwing his scheduled bullpen this afternoon, and that the team decided to “back off” and cancel it. The Mets GM gave no further specifics other than to say that his expected return on June 5th now looks unrealistic. Initially, Gee was expected to miss […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

The Mets won the nightcap of tonight’s doubleheader against Arizona, beating the Diamondbacks by the score of 4-2 at Citi Field. Making a his first start of the season, Daisuke Matsuzaka gave the Mets a much needed solid effort, allowing just two earned runs in six innings of work. Dice-K changed speeds and hit his […]

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Duda Takes The Blame After Stranding Seven Runners On Base

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
Duda Takes The Blame After Stranding Seven Runners On Base

First baseman Lucas Duda left seven men on base and took responsibility for Saturday’s 3-2 loss against the Diamondbacks. “I’d like to think it’s a bit of a bad stretch. I can only speak for me personally. I’ve got to drive those runs in, no doubt. I’ll take the blame for this one today.” Duda’s […]

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MMO Game Recap: Diamondbacks 3, Mets 2

An article by posted on May 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Diamondbacks 3, Mets 2

The New York Mets lost the first of three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 3-2 on a quiet Saturday night at Citi Field. The loss dropped the Mets to five games under .500 at 21-26. Zack Wheeler (1-5, 4.31) got the start and delivered one of his best outings of the season […]

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