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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Lagares Still Not Playing, Ankiel Batting .194

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments

Last Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start giving center fielder Juan Lagares some starts against righthanded pitching. Three games and three righthanded starting pitchers later, Lagares still sits idly on the bench. Instead, Collins keeps going with Rick Ankiel, who has now seen his batting average fall to .194 and is 1-for-his-last-31. […]

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Syndergaard, Lawley, Rivera Named To Florida State League All Star Team

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Syndergaard, Lawley, Rivera Named To Florida State League All Star Team

Righthander Noah Syndergaard, second baseman T.J. Rivera and outfielder Dustin Lawley have been selected to represent the St. Lucie Mets for the Florida State League All-Star Game to be played on June 15 game at Dunedin. TC Palm writes: Syndergaard, 20, is 2-3 in 11 starts with a 2.81 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 57 […]

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Mets Waste Another Gem By Hefner In Nationals 3-2 Walk-Off Win

An article by posted on June 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Waste Another Gem By Hefner In Nationals 3-2 Walk-Off Win

I’m feeling very ill tonight so I hope you don’t mind this very condensed version of tonight’s game. The Mets blew a 2-1 ninth inning lead as the Washington Nationals tagged closer Bobby Parnell for two runs in their dramatic 3-2 walk-off win. Jeremy Hefner threw an absolute gem, holding the Nats to one run […]

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All Star Voting Update: Sandoval Leads Wright

An article by posted on June 4, 2013 0 Comments
All Star Voting Update: Sandoval Leads Wright

As the first round of voting is tallied for the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field, no Met is currently leading the vote to be an All-Star Game starter. It’s a closer battle at third base, where Pablo Sandoval leads David Wright, 1,094,475 votes to 967,299. Sandoval toppled Wright last year as you may remember which […]

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David Wright: He’s As Cold As Ice

An article by posted on June 4, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright: He’s As Cold As Ice

I just wanted to add some new comments David Wright made to Newsday regarding his recent slump that has seen him go 10-for-his-last-49 at the plate with just one home run and two RBI, dropping his average to .277 for the season. “I’m maybe trying to do a little too much and trying to make […]

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Matt Cerrone Reports Alderson Will Step Down After 2014 If Wilpons Don’t Let Him Spend

An article by posted on June 4, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Cerrone Reports Alderson Will Step Down After 2014 If Wilpons Don’t Let Him Spend

MetsBlog’s Matt Cerrone has learned that unless the Mets let Sandy Alderson spend money to improve the team this coming offseason, he will resign as general manager of the team after 2014. Sandy Alderson wants to significantly move this franchise forward in the next year or so. And, if it doesn’t happen, or if he […]

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MiLB Executive: Mets Are Undesirable, Nobody Wants Them

An article by posted on June 4, 2013 0 Comments
MiLB Executive: Mets Are Undesirable, Nobody Wants Them

In investigating the reasons for why the Mets now have their Triple-A affiliate almost 3,000 miles away in Las Vegas, Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal uncovers some telling details on how the organization is looked at by other teams and sheds light on how things deteriorated in Norfolk and then Buffalo. Only a handful […]

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Hefner Will Likely Be The Loser When Wheeler Gets The Call

An article by posted on June 4, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Will Likely Be The Loser When Wheeler Gets The Call

Poor Jeremy Hefner… As we usher in what we hope will be the long and prosperous era of Zack Wheeler, perhaps as soon as next week, there’s no question who the Mets will probably cut to make room for him. That distinction will fall to lefthanded reliever Robert Carson – he of the 9.00 ERA […]

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Fried Rice: Has Collins Burned Out His Lefty Reliever?

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Fried Rice: Has Collins Burned Out His Lefty Reliever?

If you didn’t know any better, you would think the Mets only had two relievers in their bullpen; closer Bobby Parnell and lefthander Scott Rice. On those rare occasions when the Mets need to protect a late lead, Parnell and Rice have been Terry Collins‘ first line of defense and his go-to guys. For Rice, […]

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Don’t Look Now, But Ike Davis Is Heating Up

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments

Don’t look now, but Ike Davis is showing signs that he might be coming out of his season-long slump. “That’s three days in a row that Ike has hit the ball hard,” Keith Hernandez said on Sunday. Davis collected two hits and three RBIs in yesterday’s loss to the Marlins, including a mammoth 425 foot homer […]

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Marlins Celebrate Harvey Day With 11-6 Win Over The Mets

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Celebrate Harvey Day With 11-6 Win Over The Mets

Juan Pierre was on base four times and scored three runs for the Marlins today. Not even Matt Harvey Day could stop the Miami Marlins from beating the Mets this afternoon by the score of 11-6 to complete an embarrassing three game sweep of the Amazins. Looking for his sixth win of the season, Harvey […]

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