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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Mets Were Concerned Montero Was Tipping His Pitches

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Were Concerned Montero Was Tipping His Pitches

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen told Mike Puma of the New York Post that they are concerned that Rafael Montero was tipping his pitches during his major league debut last week against the New York Yankees. Montero, 23, pitched a quality start, allowing three runs over six innings against the Bombers, but the Mets believe he […]

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Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

Bob Klapisch of The Record takes a look at some of the issues, realized or not, that are negatively impacting the Mets offense or lack of it. He raises the age old issue of shortening the dimensions of Citi Field, which currently ranks 13th in the National League in home run park-factor. He also points out […]

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Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

According to Mike Puma of the Post, the New York Mets did not have to pay Omar Quintanilla the rest of his $800,000 contract because they designated the shortstop for assignment before a deadline set in his contract. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York disputes that Quintanilla was demoted ahead of a specific deadline as a money saver, as Kyle Farnsworth […]

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Word Around MLB Is Katz Urged Wilpon To Sell The Team

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Word Around MLB Is Katz Urged Wilpon To Sell The Team

May 19 Updating last week’s report that Mets co-owner Saul Katz was looking to sell his interest in the franchise, a claim that was refuted by the team, Josh Kosman of the New York Post writes: Word around Major League Baseball is that Katz recently tried unsuccessfully to persuade brother-in-law and fellow owner Fred Wilpon that they […]

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Tejada Batting .077 Since Reclaiming Shortstop Job

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Tejada Batting .077 Since Reclaiming Shortstop Job

Since reclaiming the everyday shortstop job from Wilmer Flores, who held the position for two days, Ruben Tejada is batting .077 (1-for-13). Tejada won his job back after the Mets swept the Yankees in the Bronx to begin the Subway Series. Tejada went 1-for-4 in each game, prompting manager Terry Collins to make make the switch. […]

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Collins Says Mejia Can Be A Great Closer, Needs To Overcome His Fear Of Injury

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Mejia Can Be A Great Closer, Needs To Overcome His Fear Of Injury

May 19 Manager Terry Collins had some advice for starter turned reliever Jenrry Mejia, who he believes could be one of the best closers in the majors. “I know he wants to start,” Collins said. “But I know he wants to be successful besides being a starter. His issue [pitching out of the bullpen] is […]

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MMO Game Recap: Nationals 6, Mets 3

An article by posted on May 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Nationals 6, Mets 3

The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals by the score of 6-3 on Sunday a Nationals Park. The Nats take the series two to one. Zack Wheeler started the game for the Mets and gave them six innings pitched, but allowed five runs, three earned on six hits and two walks while […]

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Tejada To Get Bulk Of Playing Time At Short

An article by posted on May 17, 2014 0 Comments
Tejada To Get Bulk Of Playing Time At Short

Updated 1:30 PM Adam Rubin is reporting that Ruben Tejada is going to get the bulk of playing time at shortstop. Wilmer Flores may get a start at second base for Daniel Murphy next time the Mets are due to face a lefthander. Flores is in today’s lineup against southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Said Collins, “I think […]

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Farnsworth Signs Major League Deal With Astros

An article by posted on May 17, 2014 0 Comments
Farnsworth Signs Major League Deal With Astros

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Houston Astros have signed righthander Kyle Farnsworth to a major league deal. The Mets released Farnsworth earlier in the week before his 45 day advance consent clause was set to expire, saving the team $750K for the rest of the season.   “Hopefully, I’ll find a team to play against […]

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Has Chris Young Been Guaranteed At-Bats? #FreeLagares

An article by posted on May 17, 2014 0 Comments
Has Chris Young Been Guaranteed At-Bats? #FreeLagares

Center fielder Juan Lagares is expected to return to the starting lineup on Saturday, when the Mets take on the Nationals at 4:05 PM. Before last night’s game, Terry Collins told reporters that the reason Lagares has not been in the lineup for four of the last five games is because he has better offensive options among […]

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