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 On Track To Be First Mets GM To Have Three Straight Seasons Of Increasing Losses

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson On Track To Be First Mets GM To Have Three Straight Seasons Of Increasing Losses

Adam Rubin points out that Mets GM Sandy Alderson is on track to become the first general manager in the 52 year history of the franchise to post increasing loss totals in each of his first three seasons. Sandy Alderson soon will become 1st GM in #Mets history to post increasing losses totals in each of […]

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D’Arnaud Gives Mets 1-0 Walk-off Win Against Marlins

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Gives Mets 1-0 Walk-off Win Against Marlins

Struggling catcher Travis d’Arnaud delivered a two-out single with the bases loaded to give the Mets a 1-0 walk-off win in 12 innings on Sunday at Citi Field. Dillon Gee started and pitched 7.1 shutout innings, scattering six hits and two walks while striking out eight. The bullpen followed up Gee’s brilliant performance with a tremendous […]

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Vladimir Guerrero, Steve Phillips, And What Could Have Been

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
Vladimir Guerrero, Steve Phillips, And What Could Have Been

After a brilliant 16-year career, outfielder Vladimir Guerrero announced his retirement this weekend, according to Hector Gomez of the Dominican Listin Diario. While he never made it to those almost automatic Hall of Fame thresholds of 3,000 hits or 500 home runs, it will be hard to keep his .318/.379/.553 career slash line out of Cooperstown. […]

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Wright Planning To Return Tuesday For San Francisco Giants Series

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Planning To Return Tuesday For San Francisco Giants Series

As I speculated before the weekend, David Wright is indeed planning to return during the San Francisco Giants series beginning on Tuesday. Both Wright and Terry Collins staunchly defended their rationale in attempting to have the third baseman return from a strained right hamstring this season, as reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “It’s […]

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Zeroing In On 161 Games Played, Murphy Is The Mets’ Man Of Steel

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Zeroing In On 161 Games Played, Murphy Is The Mets’ Man Of Steel

Terry Collins praised second baseman Daniel Murphy for staying in the lineup down the stretch while battling nagging issues, according to ESPN. Last night’s win over the Marlins was Murphy’s 145th game of the season, and he could play in 161 of the team’s 162 games this year. “Make no mistake, Dan’s beat up,” Collins said. “He plays […]

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Collins Frustrated With Rookies, D’Arnaud Is Helpless Against Breaking Balls

An article by posted on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Frustrated With Rookies, D’Arnaud Is Helpless Against Breaking Balls

After getting swept in a four-game series against the Washington Nationals, Terry Collins said he plans to address his team again, and made some pointed remarks to the team’s rookies. “You’d think some of these guys would grab the opportunity that’s in front of them because of the injury issues on our club to say, […]

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Red Sox Unlikely To Make Stephen Drew A Qualifying Offer, Mets Could Zero In

An article by posted on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Red Sox Unlikely To Make Stephen Drew A Qualifying Offer, Mets Could Zero In

Last week, Andy Martino of New York Daily News, reported that the Mets could pursue a free agent shortstop this offseason and added that this upcoming offseason could be the the most important one for the Mets in several years. In talking with a Mets front office person, he learned that the Mets are very open to spending […]

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Law Weighs In On Syndergaard and Nimmo, Sees Matz As A Reliever

An article by posted on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Law Weighs In On Syndergaard and Nimmo, Sees Matz As A Reliever

Yesterday, I posted one Mets related question from Keith Law’s chat on ESPN on Wednesday – the one about Mets fans possibly suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. I’ll include that one again along with some other questions he fielded regarding the Mets. Chris: Josh Satin, Lucas Duda, Allan Dykstra….how nauseous does it make you when people recommend […]

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Sandy Alderson Not Ruling Out A Big-Ticket Item This Offseason

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Not Ruling Out A Big-Ticket Item This Offseason

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that soon to be free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, currently with the Cincinnati Reds, “fits the bill” for what the Mets need this winter. Heyman spoke with Sandy Alderson who revealed some of the things he’s considering as the Mets conclude their third losing season under his watch. “There’s no question long-term contracts […]

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Mets Unlikely To Acquire A First Baseman This Offseason… Stockholm Syndrome?

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Unlikely To Acquire A First Baseman This Offseason… Stockholm Syndrome?

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Mets are unlikely to pursue a first baseman from outside the organization this winter, after speaking to Sandy Alderson. “The Mets expect to have their first base answer in-house, between Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Josh Satin. That will leave shortstop and the outfield corners as the main […]

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