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, '00 and '15, 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 Will Spend Money On Veteran Starter If Harvey Is Out For 2014

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Will Spend Money On Veteran Starter If Harvey Is Out For 2014

Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today and said a few things that are worth discussing… Aside from the usual dialog about how everything is going according to plan and things are going as well as expected, there were a few things worth noting and I’ll post on each one. First […]

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Wheeler’s Innings Clock Is Winding Down

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Innings Clock Is Winding Down

Zack Wheeler’s season should consist of about 28 more innings, an insider told ESPN New York, and whether that gets Wheeler through the remainder of the season remains to be seen. Adam Rubin adds that if the Mets operated with a five-man rotation, Wheeler’s turn would come up five times in September — meaning he […]

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Another Juan Of Those Posts About Lagares

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Another Juan Of Those Posts About Lagares

Who remembers John Milton Rivers? You know, that speedy center fielder that used to run funny and played for the Yankees during their 1977 and 1978 championship years? I guess you probably know him better by his baseball name, Mickey… Last week, I had an interesting debate with the executive producer of SNY, when I […]

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Alderson Frustrated With Tejada, Says He Doesn’t Show A Commitment To Improving

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Frustrated With Tejada, Says He Doesn’t Show A Commitment To Improving

In his interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said some things about Ruben Tejada that were very unflattering and I would say he basically called him lazy, aloof and unmotivated although not in so many words. “One of the problems with Ruben is it’s like pulling teeth,” Alderson said to describe […]

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Ike Davis Offers His Goodbyes and Farewells…

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Offers His Goodbyes and Farewells…

“Ike Davis made his way around the clubhouse offering farewells on Monday,” writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Davis will miss the rest of the season with a strained right oblique, and as you can read below, probably has played his last game as a Met… Ya’ll take care now, Ike… It’s been a […]

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Byrd Promised To Teach Satin To Play Outfield This Offseason

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd Promised To Teach Satin To Play Outfield This Offseason

Marlon Byrd may be gone, but he still may have a big impact on the Mets going forward. You see, Before departing the Mets in a trade to the Pirates last week, the veteran Byrd told his Southern California neighbor Josh Satin that he will spend time this offseason teaching him to play the outfield, according […]

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In the Blink Of An Eye, Vic Black Made His Mets Debut

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
In the Blink Of An Eye, Vic Black Made His Mets Debut

I love baseball so much. The game has become such an integral part of me – it’s connected to my soul. When I’m on one of my retreats to the hospital, all I want to know is what the Mets did and how did Zack Wheeler look, or did I miss any transactions, but most […]

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What Does The Future Hold For Davis, Duda and Murphy?

An article by posted on September 2, 2013 0 Comments
What Does The Future Hold For Davis, Duda and Murphy?

Rusty said something interesting in his This Day In Mets Infamy column this morning… I think we are watching Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda play their final games as Mets… In that above photo, taken a year ago, we went into the 2012 offseason convinced that those three would all be a a part of the new Mets […]

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Terry Collins Likely To Remain As Mets Manager

An article by posted on September 1, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins Likely To Remain As Mets Manager

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says that lame-duck Mets manager Terry Collins is not facing unemployment. That is not to say his return as Mets manager will be a slam dunk for 2014, but the odds are heavily in his favor. A source familiar with the situation told Rubin, that while team officials do not intend […]

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September 1st… It’s That Time Of The Year Again…

An article by posted on September 1, 2013 0 Comments
September 1st… It’s That Time Of The Year Again…

The morrow was a bright September morn; The earth was beautiful as if newborn; There was nameless splendor everywhere, That wild exhilaration in the air, Which makes the passers in the city street Congratulate each other as they meet. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Good morning everyone… A few notes as we turn the calendar page […]

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