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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Niese Is A Solid Choice For Mets MVP In April

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Is A Solid Choice For Mets MVP In April

It was nice to see Jon Niese get some recognition in the New York Post today, who named him the Mets MVP for the month of April. His only competition as I saw it was Dillon Gee who also turned in a superb first month of the season. Mike Puma writes: In each of his five […]

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Alderson Talks About Increasing Payroll, Trading From Depth, 90 Wins

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Talks About Increasing Payroll, Trading From Depth, 90 Wins

Speaking to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated his 90 win goal for the Mets this season and also said he is authorized to increase payroll if he needs to. “We challenged ourselves to think realistically about what each player could do,” Alderson said by phone on Wednesday. “It’s […]

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Campbell Could Push His Way Onto Mets Bench

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Campbell Could Push His Way Onto Mets Bench

Eric Campbell continues to build a strong case for a spot on the Mets bench, especially in light of the continued struggles of first baseman Josh Satin who is batting .158 in limited play and spot starts. Campbell, who was named the Pacific Coast League player of the week on Tuesday, is tearing it up […]

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Syndergaard Throws Seven Strong Innings

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Throws Seven Strong Innings

Noah Syndergaard delivered his most dominant performance of the season on Wednesday night as Las Vegas defeated Reno by the score of 6-1. Syndergaard threw 96 pitches over seven innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven – a new season-high. Three of his seven strikeouts came in his […]

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Beat Writer Apologizes For Mocking Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
Beat Writer Apologizes For Mocking Bartolo Colon

April 29 New York Post beat writer Mike Puma, whose comments about Bartolo Colon caused Mets players to boycott his presence in the clubhouse, apologized today via Twitter. “No intent to offend with Colon comment last week, was meant to be a joke. For the record, I keep hot fudge on my neck for long […]

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Open Letter From Mets: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
Open Letter From Mets: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

By now, most of you should have received the email from the Mets, encouraging you to prove that you are “real” fans and to sign a pledge of support. The letter, which was signed and sent by Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, Cleon Jones, Ed Charles, Jerry Koosman, and Doc Gooden, read as follows: To True New […]

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A Free Agent After Next Season, Should Mets Offer Murphy An Extension?

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
A Free Agent After Next Season, Should Mets Offer Murphy An Extension?

One of the unsung heroes of Tuesday night’s 6-1 victory over the Phillies was second baseman Daniel Murphy who went 3-for-5 with a run, RBI and his sixth stolen base of the season. “We’ve played well,” Murphy said. “This would be a good way to start the road trip.” With the win the Mets are now four […]

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D’Arnaud Is Heating Up, Would Love To See Him Bat Second

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Is Heating Up, Would Love To See Him Bat Second

  While the Mets find themselves at an impressive 14-11 after 25 games in what was a pretty tough schedule, they still languish at the bottom of the rankings in several offensive areas including batting average, on-base and slugging. That we were able to get as far as we have without any real offensive propulsion […]

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Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

Once again, backup catcher Anthony Recker found himself on the receiving end of another masterful pitching performance – this time by Dillon Gee – who tossed eight shutout innings in the Mets 4-0 win against the Marlins on Sunday. With yesterday’s performance, Recker lowered his Catcher’s ERA to 2.54, the eighth-best mark in the majors […]

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Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

Awful Announcing ranked all 30 major league baseball broadcasting teams and the San Francisco Giants took the top spot.   1) San Francisco Giants – 3.46 -Duane Kuiper (play by play) -Jon Miller (play by play) -Dave Flemming (play by play) -Mike Krukow (analyst) Most popular grade: A (74% of voters) Vin Scully and the Los […]

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