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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Montero, Syndergaard, deGrom Unlikely To Break Camp With Mets Next Spring

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Montero, Syndergaard, deGrom Unlikely To Break Camp With Mets Next Spring

Terry Collins said before the weekend, that it was unlikely that prospects Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard will break camp with the team to open the 2014 season. It’s not very surprising to be perfectly honest as money still guides every decision this franchise makes. The Mets will attempt to keep all three […]

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Mets Attendance Declines For 5th Straight Year

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Attendance Declines For 5th Straight Year

Not that this should come as a surprise to any of you, but despite this afternoon’s probable packed house to pay tribute to Mike Piazza, Mets’ attendance will drop for the fifth straight season. Not counting Saturday and Sunday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York crunched the numbers and calculates that with an average attendance of 26,467, the […]

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Harang and Murphy Shine, But Brew Crew Prevail In 4-2 Extra-Inning Win

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Harang and Murphy Shine, But Brew Crew Prevail In 4-2 Extra-Inning Win

The Brewers scored two two runs in the top of the tenth to beat the Mets, 4-2, in ten innings on Saturday at Citi Field. Aaron Harang made his fourth start of the season for the Mets and it was undoubtedly his best and probably his last too. The veteran righthander allowed just one run […]

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Giants and Hunter Pence Agree To Five-Year Deal Worth $90 Million

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Giants and Hunter Pence Agree To Five-Year Deal Worth $90 Million

According to several reports, the Giants and Hunter Pence have reached a deal on a new contract to keep the would-be free agent outfielder in San Francisco. Jon Heyman reported that the deal could be worth $90 million dollars over five years – an average annual value of $18 million per season, topping Andre Ethier‘s five-year, $85 million […]

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Matt Harvey Eligible To Pitch In Arizona Fall League

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Eligible To Pitch In Arizona Fall League

Matt Harvey will be eligible to pitch in the Arizona Fall League should the Mets decide to pursue that option, according to this tweet by Adam Rubin. Harvey, 24, has opted to rehab his partially torn UCL, rather than undergoing Tommy John surgery. After making the announcement during his press conference, Sandy Alderson floated the […]

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Thoughts On Alderson And His Offseason Goals

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On Alderson And His Offseason Goals

During last night’s 4-2 loss to the Brewers, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson joined Gary, Keith,and Ron in the SNY booth to discuss the  team’s 2013 season and what the plan might be going into the offseason. I’m going to break this down into some more manageable posts and hone in on some of the […]

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David Wright Is All In… Are The Wilpons?

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright Is All In… Are The Wilpons?

The Captain is on the deck… Oh, how I thought I’d never hear those words again… Luckily, this time I don’t have to drop whatever it is I’m doing and come to immediate attention. But the Mets’ captain wants your attention… He has a message for you… He’s all in and he still loves “The […]

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Mets Will Not Go After Any Free Agent That Costs A First or Second Round Pick

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Not Go After Any Free Agent That Costs A First or Second Round Pick

Validating what I’ve been saying almost all year long, a team insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN that the New York Mets are not expected to vigorously pursue any free agents with draft-pick compensation attached — whether the pick is protected or not. This nullifies any concern over the protected pick as the Mets will hold […]

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Montero, Syndergaard, Lawley, Boyd Among 2013 Sterling Award Winners

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Montero, Syndergaard, Lawley, Boyd Among 2013 Sterling Award Winners

The New York Mets today announced that first baseman Allan Dykstra and catcher Kevin Plawecki were named the Sterling Minor League Organizational Co-Players of the Year and righthanded pitcher Gabriel Ynoa earned Sterling Pitcher of the Year honors. In addition, the Mets announced the 2013 Sterling Awards, emblematic of the Most Valuable Player for each of the […]

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After Catching Segura With Two Swipes Last Night, Young Eyes Stolen Base Crown

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
After Catching Segura With Two Swipes Last Night, Young Eyes Stolen Base Crown

Young gets in ahead of tag for his second steal of the game After two more swipes on Thursday night against the Brewers, Eric Young Jr. has caught Milwaukee’s Jean Segura for the National League lead with 44 stolen bases. With Segura currently sidelined with a hamstring strain, it looks like Young is just one stolen base away from […]

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