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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Collins Ready to Move Wright Out of the Three Spot

An article by posted on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Ready to Move Wright Out of the Three Spot

Marc Carig of Newsday writes that for the first time in his career, Wright has statistically slipped into the realm of a below-average major-leaguer. Additionally, with Wright locked in his slump, manger Terry Collins is finally ready to consider removing his struggling star out of the number three spot in the batting order – a […]

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Looks Like Syndergaard Will Not Be Called Up In September

An article by posted on August 24, 2014 0 Comments
Looks Like Syndergaard Will Not Be Called Up In September

On Friday night, Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard took the loss, allowing six runs, five earned, in six innings of work for Triple-A Las Vegas. It now appears more and more likely that Syndergaard will not pitch in the majors in 2014. “The results are just not there,” a Mets source told the Daily […]

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Mets Notes: Montero Optioned, DeGrom Returns To The Hill, A Six-Man Rotation

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Montero Optioned, DeGrom Returns To The Hill, A Six-Man Rotation

The Mets optioned RHP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas following last night’s game to make room for Jacob deGrom who will be activated in time for his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. DeGrom says he is pain-free and is looking forward to pitching through the end of the season. He was 6-5 with a […]

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Would Angels Part With Kole Calhoun or C.J. Cron To Get That Arm?

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Would Angels Part With Kole Calhoun or C.J. Cron To Get That Arm?

Bill Shakin of the Los Angeles Times shared some insight on all the Bartolo Colon to the Los Angeles Angels buzz from a west coast perspective: In order to fill Richards’ spot in the rotation, the Angels could consider two New York Mets pitchers — Jon Niese (7-8, 3.50), who reportedly has cleared waivers, and Bartolo […]

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Will We See Matt Reynolds In September?

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Will We See Matt Reynolds In September?

I couldn’t help paying a little extra attention last night when Gary Cohen brought up the subject of shortstop after Wilmer Flores committed his second error of the game which led to three unearned Dodgers runs. What struck me as odd was when he downplayed the Mets promoting Matt Reynolds because he isn’t on the […]

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Justin Turner Was On A Mission Last Night

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Justin Turner Was On A Mission Last Night

Dodgers utility man Justin Turner put on a heck of show last night, seemingly doing everything he could to beat his old teammates. Turner turned two key double plays against the Mets, and was no slouch at the plate singling, doubling, drawing a walk and scoring a run. Turner also stole a base and nearly […]

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Red Sox and Rusney Castillo Agree To $72 Million Deal

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox and Rusney Castillo Agree To $72 Million Deal

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.is reporting that Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo has agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox for a record six-year, $72 million dollar contract. Congratulations to the Red Sox who by all accounts have gotten themselves a very high-impact player who seems to have chosen a park perfectly suited for his skill […]

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Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

“It’s hard to see how we would actually match up,” a team official told Andy Martino of the Daily News when asked if the Cubs were ideal trade partners for the Mets.. The problem is that neither team is eager to part with its top prospects, and both would require a major haul to do […]

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Mets To Have A Look At Cuban Shortstop Roberto Carlos

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Have A Look At Cuban Shortstop Roberto Carlos

General manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets will soon scout 28-year-old Cuban shortstop Roberto Carlos. The Mets are paying attention to the market for Cuban defectors, Puma says, but it remains unlikely a star of Yasiel Puig’s magnitude will be arriving at Citi Field anytime soon. “We […]

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Colon Was Never Placed On Waivers

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Colon Was Never Placed On Waivers

I hate to say I told you so, but much as I speculated on August 1, the Mets never placed Bartolo Colon on waivers as many had considered a foregone conclusion. Joel Sherman of the NY Post confirmed as much. There were assertions made that Sandy Alderson was willing to give away Colon to any claiming […]

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