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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Amazin Milestone: Wright Just Five Hits Away From 1,500

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
Amazin Milestone: Wright Just Five Hits Away From 1,500

David Wright reached base in a career high-tying nine consecutive plate appearances after walking and hitting a run scoring double in his first two trips to the plate yesterday. He also accomplished the feat, August 23-24, 2005. Wright had six singles, a double and two walks during his streak. Since June 5, the Mets third baseman is hitting .441 […]

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My Good Deed For Father’s Day…

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
My Good Deed For Father’s Day…

About two weeks ago, I received this email from one of our readers named Amanda. Hi, my name is Amanda Clarke and I am a teenager living in New Jersey. I realize that this is a huge request, but I really want to make my dad’s Father’s Day special. He loves the Mets more than […]

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More Changes: Mets Promote Torres, Option Burke, DFA McHugh

An article by posted on June 15, 2013 0 Comments
More Changes: Mets Promote Torres, Option Burke, DFA McHugh

Forced to exercise a clause that would have prevented him from becoming a free agent, the Mets promoted right-hander Carlos Torres from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room for him, the team optioned reliever Greg Burke to Vegas and designated Collin McHugh for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot. Torres, 30, exercised an opt-out in his contract Friday, giving […]

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Mets Clueless As 5-2 Loss To Cubs Drops Them 15 Games Under .500

An article by posted on June 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Clueless As 5-2 Loss To Cubs Drops Them 15 Games Under .500

Nothing went right for Valdespin and the Mets against the Cubs on Saturday. The Mets dropped their second straight against the Cubs in a 5-2 loss at Citi Field on Saturday. Cubs starter Scott Feldman had the Mets number and held them to just one run and retired the last 12 batters he faced in […]

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Alderson: Montero Is A Long Shot To Be Promoted To Mets In 2013

An article by posted on June 15, 2013 0 Comments

Echoing what Terry Collins told reporters on Friday, Sandy Alderson told season ticket holders at Citi Field this morning, that Rafael Montero is a longshot to be promoted to the Mets this season. He cited an innings limit as the reason and said he’s currently about 70-80 innings away from being shutdown for the season. […]

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Alderson Preaches Patience, Will Look To Add MLB Talent To Team In Next Six Months

An article by posted on June 15, 2013 0 Comments

This morning at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, and a few of the players, participated in a Q&A session with season ticket holders. We have John Delcos there and will file a full report later, but here’s a quick summary for you to chew on until then. Alderson said that he believes the team […]

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Mets Fall To 14 Games Below .500 After 6-3 Loss To Cubs

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Fall To 14 Games Below .500 After 6-3 Loss To Cubs

Daniel Murphy drove in two, but it wasn’t nearly enough for the Mets.   The Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets by the score of 6-3 tonight at Citi Field. The loss dropped the Mets to 14 games under .500 for the first time this season. Shaun Marcum was in trouble early and struggled […]

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Mets Have A Decision To Make Between Hefner and Gee

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have A Decision To Make Between Hefner and Gee

The Mets always seem to be very indecisive these days. They waited too long to fix the outfield and nobody currently on the team is even assured of a starting role in 2014. The Ike Davis saga lasted about a month and a half too long and the team paid the price with a dead […]

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Lack Of Wright’s All Star Game Support Is Not On The Fans, It’s On The Mets…

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Lack Of Wright’s All Star Game Support Is Not On The Fans, It’s On The Mets…

David Wright spoke out about the overzealous campaign by the Mets to get him voted to the All Star Game. “It’s nice when the organization is trying so hard to do something for one of their players and I can’t thank them enough for that,” Wright said. “But at the same time, I’ve asked them […]

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In His Final Tuneup Before Debut, Wheeler Will Be On 85 Pitch Limit Tonight

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
In His Final Tuneup Before Debut, Wheeler Will Be On 85 Pitch Limit Tonight

Looks like Harvey-Wheeler Day is still on… Thanks Mother Nature… Matt Musico from MetsMinors.net just posted the following: Zack Wheeler will be making his final minor league start tonight before getting promoted to the major leagues. He’s set to debut on Tuesday at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves, about 45 minutes away from his childhood […]

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Collins’ Job Is Safe, Backman Rubs Some People The Wrong Way

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
Collins’ Job Is Safe, Backman Rubs Some People The Wrong Way

The Mets have assured Terry Collins that his job is not in danger and his future with the team will be discussed when his contract expires at the end of this season, two sources told Newsday. Not only is Collins safe, there have been no conversations about Wally Backman as a potential replacement, either for […]

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