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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Alderson “Thinks He Has Flexibility” To Keep Murphy, Will Consider Other Options

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson “Thinks He Has Flexibility” To Keep Murphy, Will Consider Other Options

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reports that Sandy Alderson addressed the topic of trading Daniel Murphy tonight at Citi Field. When asked whether it made sense to deal the popular second baseman given the large financial commitments to David Wright and Curtis Granderson, the Mets GM responded: “I think we have the flexibility. That […]

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A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday and reports say the Cubs will receive the A’s top two prospects in shortstop Addison Russell, 20, and outfielder Billy McKinney, 19. The Cubs also will receive Triple-A […]

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Niese Feels Fine After Being Struck, GM Says Very Unlikely Southpaw Is Traded

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Feels Fine After Being Struck, GM Says Very Unlikely Southpaw Is Traded

Jon Niese feels fine after being struck in the left rib cage area by a line drive in the first inning of the game on Friday. Niese insisted to manager Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez that he was fine and wanted to remain in the game. But despite tossing only 12 pitches, Niese was […]

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Alderson Confirms Syndergaard May Not Debut For Mets This Season

An article by posted on July 4, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Confirms Syndergaard May Not Debut For Mets This Season

Pretty much confirming the suggestion by Terry Collins that Noah Syndergaard may not pitch in the majors this season, Sandy Alderson reiterated that assertion. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York asked if it was possible that Syndergaard would be in the majors this season, and Alderson responded: “It’s conceivable, but I wouldn’t predict it.” “Obviously we still […]

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Alderson Says Niese Will Not Be Traded, But Who Will?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Niese Will Not Be Traded, But Who Will?

If you thought being 11 games under .500 and 10 games out of first on July 3rd was evidence enough that the Mets will be sellers at the trade deadline for the fourth straight season, you are wrong. That is, of course, if you were to take anything Sandy Alderson says at face value. The […]

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MLB First Basemen Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
MLB First Basemen Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

With Friday marking the 75th anniversary of the farewell speech by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball produced a tribute video featuring all 30 MLB first basemen to mark the occasion and raise awareness for ALS. Lucas Duda and the other first basemen reenact the stirring and powerful “Luckiest Man” speech […]

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Ten Games Under .500, Nine Games Back

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Ten Games Under .500, Nine Games Back

After last night’s 5-4 loss to the Braves, the Mets are now 10 games under .500 for the first time this season and a season-high nine games out of first place. Terry Collins‘ plan is to attack the next eight games which includes five more against first place Atlanta. “So the idea is to go […]

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Collins’ Hot-Hand Mentality Is Sending Mixed Messages To His Players

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Collins’ Hot-Hand Mentality Is Sending Mixed Messages To His Players

It was interesting to hear Gary Apple and Bobby Ojeda discuss one of the things  I wrote about over the weekend, which was how this six-outfielder configuration was doomed to failure. Apple leads it off asking Ojeda, “We have to talk about Chris Young who suddenly got hot and had that two home run game […]

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Terry Has Them Playing Not To Lose

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Has Them Playing Not To Lose

What an stunning and deflating loss last night. I don’t mind losing, I can handle losing, but it’s the agonizingly, torturous ways we lose that kill me. And last night’s gut-punch was the worst of the season. You know, I started to get that feeling of impending doom in the bottom of the sixth when […]

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Wright To Avoid DL, But Mets Will Play Shorthanded Until Friday

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Wright To Avoid DL, But Mets Will Play Shorthanded Until Friday

Adam Rubin reports that the Mets will play shorthanded during their series against the Atlanta Braves while David Wright remains in New York getting treatment on his bruised left rotator cuff, according to what Terry Collins said on Monday afternoon. Collins said there has been “zero” consideration to placing Wright on the disabled list and team doctors believe he […]

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