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, '00 and '15, 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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Teams Are Running Rampant On Mets

An article by posted on August 12, 2016 0 Comments
Teams Are Running Rampant On Mets

The Arizona Diamondbacks, one of the worst teams in the National League, came into Citi Field with a game plan to beat the New York Mets, run like hell. With four more stolen bases in Thursday’s 9-0 win over the Mets to complete the sweep, the D’Backs finished with 13 steals in the series. The 13 […]

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What Are Words For, When No One Listens Anymore?

An article by posted on August 11, 2016 0 Comments
What Are Words For, When No One Listens Anymore?

My lips are moving and the sound’s coming out. The words are audible but I have my doubts That you realize what has been said. You look at me as if you’re in a daze. It’s like the feeling at the end of the page When you realize you don’t know what you just read. […]

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Alderson Plans To Discuss Extension With Red-Hot Neil Walker

An article by posted on August 10, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson Plans To Discuss Extension With Red-Hot Neil Walker

It’s starting to feel like a broken record, but Mets second baseman Neil Walker did it again, blasting a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Mets a lead. And unsurprisingly, the Mets still lost the game. Overall it was Walker’s 20th home run of the season, but it was the seventh […]

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Are The Mets A Playoff Team?

An article by posted on August 6, 2016 0 Comments
Are The Mets A Playoff Team?

Devin asks… How can anyone believe this Mets team is going to the playoffs? Last night, the baseball gods dealt the Mets some more bad news. Not only did they lose, but with the National winning again the Mets are now 9 games out of first place. Worse yet, the Dodgers, Cardinals, Marlins and Pirates […]

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Collins, Flores and Setting Up Players to Fail

An article by posted on August 4, 2016 0 Comments
Collins, Flores and Setting Up Players to Fail

I’m one of the biggest Wilmer Flores fans you’ll ever know, but for crying out loud when will Terry Collins come to his senses and realize that he should only be limited to starting against left-handed pitchers and never, ever, should he be playing shortstop? Why was Flores in the starting lineup on Wednesday given […]

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Reds Wanted Pitching Prospect Thomas Szapucki Included In Jay Bruce Deal

An article by posted on August 2, 2016 0 Comments
Reds Wanted Pitching Prospect Thomas Szapucki Included In Jay Bruce Deal

According to Brooklyn Cyclones beat writer Mark Suleymanov, the Cincinnati Reds wanted pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki included in the Jay Bruce deal, but the Mets balked at including him in the trade. Szapucki, a Toms River, New Jersey native, was just named to MiLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week for the third time in his brief […]

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Alderson Says Starting Pitcher or Bat Unlikely, Unwilling To Deal Top Prospects

An article by posted on July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson Says Starting Pitcher or Bat Unlikely, Unwilling To Deal Top Prospects

Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters at Citi Field before the game on Monday and said that it’s unlikely that the team will add a starting pitcher or position player and that their focus is on adding a bullpen arm before the trade deadline. “I think realistically, the bullpen is the area we can […]

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Topps Now: Win A Free Exclusive Mike Piazza HOF Card

An article by posted on July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Topps Now: Win A Free Exclusive Mike Piazza HOF Card

MIKE PIAZZA ENTERS THE HALL OF FAME – TOPPS NOW Topps Trading Cards is honoring Mike Piazza with an exclusive Topps Now baseball card featuring his enshrinement to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. This exclusive card is only available for 24 hours and can be purchased up until the deadline […]

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Mike Piazza Tips His Cap To Mets Fans

An article by posted on July 24, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Tips His Cap To Mets Fans

A tearful Mike Piazza choked up when he thanked Mets fans for “taking him into their family” on Sunday during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech at Cooperstown, NY. “How can I put into words my love, thanks and appreciation for New York Mets’ fans?” Piazza said. “You have given me the greatest gift and […]

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Congratulations To Mike Piazza On Hall of Fame Induction Day!

An article by posted on July 24, 2016 0 Comments
Congratulations To Mike Piazza On Hall of Fame Induction Day!

Congratulations to Mike Piazza who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with fellow inductee Ken Griffey Jr. on Sunday afternoon. MLB Network will exclusively televise all the festivities live from Cooperstown, New York beginning at 12:00 PM, followed by the Induction Ceremony and the acceptance speeches at 1:30 PM. Piazza joins […]

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It’s Crunch Time

An article by posted on July 21, 2016 0 Comments
It’s Crunch Time

With the trade deadline only 10 days away, everyone is wondering what big moves the Mets can make to jump start the club and get them back to being the team we saw during the final two months of the 2015 season. That’s all well and good but not as simplistic as it would seem. […]

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