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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Wright Returns With A Bang, Passes Piazza On Mets All-Time Homer List

An article by posted on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Returns With A Bang, Passes Piazza On Mets All-Time Homer List

Rust? What rust? David Wright had sort of a triumphant return last night as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-4 in the opening game of their weekend series. Wright had terrific night at the plate and showed no rust from his seven week layoff going 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored. […]

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Goodbye Wilmer Flores, We Hardly Knew Ye

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Goodbye Wilmer Flores, We Hardly Knew Ye

According the ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Terry Collins said that if Wilmer Flores does not make the Mets as a starting player next season, he will return to Triple-A Las Vegas where he can play on a daily basis. SNY media mogul Matt Cerrone chimed in that the decision would be made by another team. It’s […]

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Ed Kranepool Wants Mets To Win Again Before He Runs Out Of Time

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Ed Kranepool Wants Mets To Win Again Before He Runs Out Of Time

Almost 52 years since he made his debut with the 1962 Mets, Ed Kranepool still loves the team and follows them daily. Tim Rohan of the New York Times, spoke to Krane yesterday and the two of them discussed the current climate of the team and expectations. Out on Long Island, Ed Kranepool, a Met for 18 seasons (1962-79), […]

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Since Opening Day, Only Three Mets Have Been On Active Roster All Season

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Since Opening Day, Only Three Mets Have Been On Active Roster All Season

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal with a sobering factoid on just how tough this season has been for the Mets. He writes: With 10 games left in the regular season, the Mets, at 68-84, are long past irrelevant. All that really matters at this point is waiting to see who makes it to […]

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Wright To Be Activated Prior To Tonight’s Game Against Phillies

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Wright To Be Activated Prior To Tonight’s Game Against Phillies

The Mets have announced that David Wright will be activated from the 15-Day Disabled List prior to tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Wright has been on the disabled list since August 3rd with a grade two tight hamstring strain. The Mets’ captain has hit 17 home runs at Citizens Bank Park during […]

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MLBTR: Abreu Takes First Step Towards Free Agency

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
MLBTR: Abreu Takes First Step Towards Free Agency

MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that Cuban prospect Jose Dariel Abreu has officially established residency in Haiti according to what a source told Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Essentially, Abreu has cleared the first hurdle toward signing with a major league team. He now has to file the proper paperwork with MLB and once he does that, he […]

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Collins Wants Tejada To Reclaim The Shortstop Job In 2014

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Wants Tejada To Reclaim The Shortstop Job In 2014

(Updated) One day after Terry Collins announced that Ruben Tejada suffered a broken right fibula and would miss the remainder of the season, he challenged his shortstop to comeback next Spring focused and with some fire in his belly. “My message is real simple: this job is his,” Collins said of next year’s starting shortstop gig. “But […]

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Corey Hart Willing To Take Less Money To Stay With Brewers

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
Corey Hart Willing To Take Less Money To Stay With Brewers

After missing the entire 2013 season following multiple knee surgeries, soon-to-be free agent Corey Hart told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, that he’ll take less money to re-sign with the Brewers. I told them I would be very generous to stay here. I wouldn’t sit there and ask for anything outlandish. I’d definitely take a discount […]

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Bumgarner Outduels Niese In Mets 2-1 Loss To Giants

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
Bumgarner Outduels Niese In Mets 2-1 Loss To Giants

The New York Mets lost a close one as the San Francisco Giants beat them 2-1 today at Cit Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and held the Giants to just two runs in seven innings, but his mound opponent Madison Bumgarner outdueled him and limited the Amazins to just a run over his […]

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Matt Harvey Returns To Dan Patrick Show And Apologizes

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Returns To Dan Patrick Show And Apologizes

Mets ace Matt Harvey rejoined the Dan Patrick show this morning and apologized for yesterday’s awkward interview, when he talked about his Qualcomm promotion and that’s it. He told Patrick that he had a lot on his mind and was on his way to the doctor during his call and was a bit flustered. “That […]

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