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 and '00, 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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There May Not Be Rotation Spot For Syndergaard

An article by posted on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
There May Not Be Rotation Spot For Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard tossed six scoreless innings on Friday night, scattering seven hits, walking none and striking out seven in an extra-innings loss to El Paso. The Mets’ top pitching prospect has allowed one run or less in four of his last five starts spanning 29.1 and striking out 33 batters.  In the past month, Syndergaard has […]

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Featured Post: Jacob deGrom Is The One You Keep

An article by posted on August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Jacob deGrom Is The One You Keep

Incredible, amazing, spectacular… Those are the kind of words that get tossed around whenever Met fans talk about Jacob deGrom. The young and exciting righthander continues to build a case to be this year’s NL Rookie of the Year. DeGrom was unstoppable on Saturday night as he twirled 6.2 no-hit innings against the San Francisco […]

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Wright Insists That He’s Not Playing Hurt

An article by posted on August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Insists That He’s Not Playing Hurt

After Sunday’s 9-0 shelling by the San Francisco Giants, Mets third baseman David Wright insisted that he’s healthy. ”I’m fine,” Wright told reporters gathered at his locker. “I’m just not hitting.” “I’ve got to get going,” Wright said. “We have a few guys who have to get going.” A reference perhaps to Curtis Granderson, who is 9-for-53 […]

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Alderson Preaches More Patience, Wright Anxious For Him To Start Dealing

An article by posted on August 2, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Preaches More Patience, Wright Anxious For Him To Start Dealing

With the Mets 52-57 and seven games back in the division, Sandy Alderson continued to preach patience on Friday, speaking first to a group of reporters before the game, and then joining the SNY booth for an inning and a half during the broadcast. Alderson admitted that the Mets are going to have play better […]

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Trade Deadline Wrap-up: Mets Stand Pat, Sandy Speaks, 37 Players Switched Uniforms

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Deadline Wrap-up: Mets Stand Pat, Sandy Speaks, 37 Players Switched Uniforms

Sandy Alderson  addressed the Mets’ lack of activity at the trade deadline with beat writers after the deadline passed. The Mets’ GM said he did have conversations about “significant” players in both a “buyers and sellers” sense. The bottom line for Alderson is that he was not ready to subtract players from the active MLB roster, […]

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Trade Talks For Alex Rios Gaining Traction

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Talks For Alex Rios Gaining Traction

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, trade talks for Rangers outfielder Alex Rios are “gaining traction” in several places. The Rangers are willing to eat some of the remaining salary on Rios’ contract if that’s what it takes to move him. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says that the Indians, Giants, Reds and Royals are among […]

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Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

It’s always fun debating all the possible ways the Mets can bring a superstar to Queens at this time of the year. Nobody wants to be a seller, that usually means your season is “over and out” and relevancy is still a year or more away. As we close in on our sixth consecutive losing […]

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Collins Doesn’t Sound Like A Big Fan Of Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Doesn’t Sound Like A Big Fan Of Wilmer Flores

The following transcript is courtesy of Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. It’s a conversation that just concluded between reporters and Terry Collins at Citi Field: Reporter: ”When you take a look at Wilmer Flores, when he was up here in May, when he played in five consecutive games, he hit. When he plays every other […]

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Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that if Tony La Russa came to him with suspicions about performance enhancing drug use when the two were with the Oakland A’s organization, he doesn’t remember it. “I spent a lot of time thinking about those kinds of circumstances over the years, particularly eight or nine years […]

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Colon Unfazed By Rumors, Leaves To A Standing Ovation, Applauds The Fans

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Colon Unfazed By Rumors, Leaves To A Standing Ovation, Applauds The Fans

A source told Andy Martino of the Daily News tweeted that “There’s absolutely nothing brewing on trade talks for Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon at the moment.” Jon Heyman gives 5 reasons why the Mets will likely get stuck with Colon and the guaranteed contract they gave him for 2015. 1. He is 41 and will pitch at 42 next […]

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