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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Mets Designate Buddy Carlyle, Will Activate Jon Niese On Monday

An article by posted on July 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Designate Buddy Carlyle, Will Activate Jon Niese On Monday

Before Sunday’s finale against the Padres, the Mets announced that left-hander Jon Niese will return from the disabled list to start Monday’s series opener in Seattle. The news meant that right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka would officially return to the bullpen after six weeks in the starting rotation. “I don’t have a crystal ball to tell you […]

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The Other Side To Travis d’Arnaud’s Game

An article by posted on July 20, 2014 0 Comments
The Other Side To Travis d’Arnaud’s Game

Travis d’Arnaud has been one of the keys to the Mets’ suddenly revamped offense in the last three weeks and for his hard work, the young catcher seems to have found a home in the fifth spot of the batting order. “He’s swinging the bat very, very well. He’s been driving in runs. He’s been hitting […]

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Darling Is All For Mets Making A Mike Piazza Type Deal

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Darling Is All For Mets Making A Mike Piazza Type Deal

Bob Raissman of the Daily News caught up with Ron Darling who is extremely optimistic about the Mets outlook for the second half and is as excited about broadcasting Mets games now as he’s been in many years. “Whether this all culminates in the postseason, I don’t know,” he said. “I do think there is […]

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Minaya Weighs in on Mets Youth Movement

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Minaya Weighs in on Mets Youth Movement

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya is happy for all the recent success the Mets have enjoyed, but also for what he sees as a bright future for the organization. In an interview with Mike Puma of the NY Post, Minaya praised the scouts and development people who drafted or signed most of the Mets players […]

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Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

It is interesting how Sandy Alderson will move forward as the trade deadline approaches. After a disastrous road trip three weeks ago that saw the team slip to double digits under .500, the Mets GM suggested that Collins and Co. could still turn it around this season, making them buyers rather than sellers. He said […]

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Julio Franco Says Playing For Mets Was Worst Decision Of His Life

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Julio Franco Says Playing For Mets Was Worst Decision Of His Life

Julio Franco had some harsh words about his time with the Mets in an exclusive interview with Vice Sports. “When I think about New York, the biggest mistake in my life was playing for the Mets,” said Franco. Bobby Cox knew how to use me. I went to New York and sometimes I’d spend a […]

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Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

The Kansas City Royals have acquired reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league righthander Spencer Patton. Frasor, 36, is in the midst of another strong season, posting a 3.34 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 in 32 relief appearances spanning 29.2 innings pitched. Last season, he had a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances for […]

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Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets are in the perfect position to take back control of New York from the Yankees. “You may remember how they were going to be carried back into the warm embrace of this city by Generation K. It was an idea that so frightened George Steinbrenner […]

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All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

The end of yet another Mid-Summer Classic… I swear that I complain more and more about these All Star Games every passing year, but maybe I’m just getting crankier as I get older. I was hoping they would have been able to squeeze in 60 seconds during the four hour Derek Jeter love-fest to perhaps […]

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No Teams Have Contacted Mets About Colon Yet

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
No Teams Have Contacted Mets About Colon Yet

Mike Puma of the NY Post reports that the Mets are still unsure if they will go after a bat at the trade deadline, and that no teams have contacted the front office about Bartolo Colon.   industry sources told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, that the Mets have made the veteran right-hander available as the July 31 […]

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