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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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 0

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 0

The Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 5-0 in a Wednesday matinee at Citi Field to take the series two games to three. Bartolo Colon got the starting nod and twirled a gem for the Mets, tossing 7.1 scoreless innings and limiting the Bucs to just five hits and a walk while […]

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Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

4:30 PM The Mets have denied the report from Howard Megdal of Capital New York (read below) that the order to fire Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens came from Jeff Wilpon. Megdal reported that Jeff Wilpon sent general manager Sandy Alderson an “angry” text during the team’s 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Memorial Day and followed […]

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Syndergaard’s MRI Negative, Is “Essentially Fine”

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard’s MRI Negative, Is “Essentially Fine”

Update: May 27 5:33 p.m. Noah Syndergaard’s MRI results have come back negative says Marc Carig of Newsday. Syndergaard’s doctors have recommended he do some “shoulder stretching exercises”. Alderson stated that the Mets top pitching prospect is “essentially fine”. Mets can now collectively exhale. Original Post: May 26 12:10 p.m. Mets top pitching prospect Noah […]

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Hudgens Fires Back: Loosen Purse Strings If You Want A Winner

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Hudgens Fires Back: Loosen Purse Strings If You Want A Winner

Recently ousted Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens was a guest of Michael Kay on ESPN Radio where he said: “If they want a winner in that town, I would let the purse strings loose and let Sandy do whatever he wants.” This basically goes to what most of us have been saying all day here; […]

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MMO Q&A With SNY’s Robert Brender: Part 1 – Positives and Negatives

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Q&A With SNY’s Robert Brender: Part 1 – Positives and Negatives

Today and tomorrow I will be posting two parts of a Q&A I did with the up-and-coming Robert Brender, who does outstanding work covering the Mets major league team and their minor league system for SNY.tv. Rob (@RobertBrender) is truly one of the must-follows on Mets Twitter where he shares his vast knowledge and passion […]

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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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