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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Syndergaard Disappointed After Learning He Wasn’t Among Mets Callups

An article by posted on September 7, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Disappointed After Learning He Wasn’t Among Mets Callups

After Sunday’s game, assistant general manager John Ricco announced that the Mets promoted veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu and reliever Gonzalez Germen. Both players will join the team on Monday for the start of a three game series against the Colorado Rockies. Noticeably absent was the Mets’ top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard. Ricco explained why the organization […]

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With Murphy Set To Return, What’s The Plan For Herrera?

An article by posted on September 7, 2014 0 Comments
With Murphy Set To Return, What’s The  Plan For Herrera?

Terry Collins told reporters this weekend that Daniel Murphy, who was dealing with a calf strain, is feeling good and is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. That leaves one to wonder how this will impact Dilson Herrera as the Mets wrap up the last three weeks of the season. According […]

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Wilmer Flores Is Coming Into His Own

An article by posted on September 6, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Is Coming Into His Own

The hits keep on coming for Wilmer Flores and the power has been emerging too. On Friday night, the Mets de facto shortstop blasted a prodigious 431 foot home run into the second deck of Great American Ball Park. It was his third home run of the season and after his two-hit night, Flores now has […]

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It’s Tough For Low Payroll Teams To Be Good

An article by posted on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Tough For Low Payroll Teams To Be Good

Adam Felder of The Atlantic, disputes the theory that major league baseball  has entered an age of parity and some would have you believe. Rather, the gap between rich teams and poor teams has widened. To back up his claim, Felder points out that since in the last 25 years since 1990, only two teams in the […]

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Alderson Weighs In On Offseason Strategy, Internal Options vs Free Agency

An article by posted on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Weighs In On Offseason Strategy, Internal Options vs Free Agency

Is Matt den Dekker 2015′s Left Fielder? It’s rather funny that in my last post this morning, I speculated that the Mets lacked the financial resources and flexibility to address the left field and shortstop holes via free agency, and then I came across this quote: On whether adding a shortstop and another bat in […]

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Post’s Mushnick Blasts Selig and Mets Ownership

An article by posted on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
Post’s Mushnick Blasts Selig and Mets Ownership

In his latest article, Phil Mushnick of the New York Post lashed out at outgoing commissioner Bud Selig as well as Mets ownership for the sorry financial state of the team. Mets ownership still appears beached, trying to extricate itself from its eagerly self-imposed relationship with no-questions-allowed Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff. Whether Fred Wilpon and […]

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Mets Internally Debating Terry Collins’ Future

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Internally Debating Terry Collins’ Future

Andy Martino of the Daily News reported that a front office source told him Terry Collins is not a lock to return as manager of the Mets next season. What seemed so certain a month ago, has become very foggy according to Martino, and it’s not just reporters who are unsure, he says. There seems to […]

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Granderson is the Most Disappointing Player in New York

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson is the Most Disappointing Player in New York

Columnists Brad Kallet and Jeff Capellini of CBS New York ranked the 10 Most Disappointing Players in New York, and tabbed Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson number one. “He’s one of the most likable and affable athletes on the planet, but unfortunately that doesn’t make up for a .210 batting average and .313 OBP. The […]

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Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

Bob Klapisch of The Record says he couldn’t help but wonder how Sandy Alderson really felt about Wally Backman winning the Pacific Coast League’s Manager of the Year award, considering the GM has shown no intention of giving Backman a chance in New York. It’s time to reconsider this de facto blackball, and see Backman as […]

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Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

Wait, what? That’s exactly what Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests the Mets do with Daniel Murphy next season. The Mets should pay Murphy roughly $8 million to be a utility man next year, or really a super-utility man. Their defenseless version of Ben Zobrist. His reasoning is that a team that already struggles […]

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