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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Granderson Stays Hot At Plate, Questions Why Fans Boo Home Team

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Stays Hot At Plate, Questions Why Fans Boo Home Team

Curtis Granderson picked up two more hits in last night’s 5-3 win over the Dodgers and is now batting .310 this month with a .372 on-base and an impressive .592 slugging. He’s walloped five homers in May to go with his 14 RBI and picked up his first triple of the season on Thursday night. […]

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Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

In their annual MLB General Manager Rankings, The Sporting News has Mets GM Sandy Alderson slipping all the way to No. 23 out of 30. Patience is a virtue, to be sure, but the Mets under Alderson have not shown great ability to do much more than add young pitching to the organizational talent pool. […]

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Step Aside Sandy…

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Step Aside Sandy…

The Star-Ledger writes that Gov. Chris Christie would love for Sandy Alderson to step aside so that he could take over as the general manager of the Mets. “I would love to be general manager of the Mets,” Christie told WFAN. ”If Sandy would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I’d […]

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These Are Troubling Times In The Kingdom…

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
These Are Troubling Times In The Kingdom…

The Mets have have hired Harold Kaufman to fill their newly created position of executive director of communications. Kaufman will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of publicity strategies and tactics to elevate the profile of the organization. He will be the club’s primary contact for off-field (business, entertainment, community, and lifestyle) media […]

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2014 Draft: Hartford Southpaw Strikes Out 14, Could Be Mets Top Selection

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Draft: Hartford Southpaw Strikes Out 14, Could Be Mets Top Selection

With the 2014 Amateur Draft only two weeks away, University of Hartford lefty Sean Newcomb is a promising young arm that has been tied to the Mets by various experts. MLB prospect expert Jonathan Mayo says that the Mets have been on the southpaw from the get-go, and that Newcomb’s done nothing to sway them […]

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D’Arnaud Cleared For Baseball Activities

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Cleared For Baseball Activities

May 22 Travis d’Arnaud has been cleared by team doctors for baseball activities, according to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. Additionally, d’Arnaud will be going back to an old school helmet and mask now. May 21 Terry Collins told reporters a short while ago that Travis d’Arnaud has passed preliminary concussion tests and will see a […]

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When Does All Of This Sucking End?

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
When Does All Of This Sucking End?

THE BRAIN TRUST I wish the Mets loved me as much as I love them. Maybe they do love their fans, but if that’s true they sure have a terrible way of showing it. Even though I was willing to give Sandy Alderson a few years to right this ship when he was hired in […]

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Howie Rose, Branden and Alexa To Judge Banner Day

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Howie Rose, Branden and Alexa To Judge Banner Day

The New York Mets today announced Howie Rose, the radio voice of the Mets on WOR 710 AM, LITE FM’s Rich Kaminski and Mets in-game hosts Alexa Datt and Branden Wellington will serve as judges for Banner Day this Sunday, May 25 at Citi Field. Tickets for Banner Day and complete guidelines are available at […]

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Positional OPS Rankings Reveal A Poorly Conceived Roster

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Positional OPS Rankings Reveal A Poorly Conceived Roster

With more than a quarter of the season now in the books, here is where the Mets rank in one of the metrics that the front office often cites as one of the measures of production they look at. MLB On-Base Plus Slugging Catcher:   .620 OPS – 25th First Base:  .695 OPS – 24th Second […]

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A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

Anthony Rieber of Newsday, checked in with Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins to determine what the plan at shortstop is these days in the wake of Stephen Drew agreeing to return to the Red Sox. Here’s what they are doing: rotating two guys at the spot, possibly for the rest of the season. And who plays won’t […]

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