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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4,000 Wins, Two World Series Championships

An article by posted on July 9, 2014 0 Comments
4,000 Wins, Two World Series Championships

Congratulations to the New York Mets on their 4,000th win in franchise history. And a nice job by their PR department on the above graphic, although I would have had one player to represent each decade of their history. Perhaps two-time All Star second baseman Ron Hunt to represent the 1960′s or even the original […]

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Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

According to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, Terry Collins handled the eighth inning initially with Vic Black on Monday because the staff had advised Collins to stay away from Jeurys Familia. “I talked to the pitching guys today and they said, ‘Listen, if you can give him a night, give him a night, because […]

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It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

While it had no bearing on the results of Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Braves, one of the most controversial points in the game came in the bottom of the ninth when an out call at second base was overturned, giving the Mets runners on first and second with nobody out. Eric Campbell was […]

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Alderson Remains Non-Committal On Trade Deadline Strategy

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Remains Non-Committal On Trade Deadline Strategy

According to a report on ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson continued to say Monday that the direction the Mets take at the trade deadline will be dictated by how the team performs heading into the All-Star break. “Look, let’s see where we are at the end of this week,” Alderson told reporters. “We’re always willing […]

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Castro and Mets Are A Perfect Match, But All Star Shortstop May Not Be Available

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Castro and Mets Are A Perfect Match, But All Star Shortstop May Not Be Available

John Harper of the Daily News writes that If the Mets can acquire Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro for Zack Wheeler and perhaps even another pitcher, they should do it. Harper says that the Mets need an impact bat and to get the best-hitting shortstop this side of Troy Tulowitzki represents a golden opportunity for team. […]

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Dueling Philosophies: Collins Says Mets Won’t Give Up Pieces To Help Other Teams

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Dueling Philosophies: Collins Says Mets Won’t Give Up Pieces To Help Other Teams

Sometimes I wonder if Terry Collins and the front office are on the same page. More often than not, it seems the Mets skipper operates in his own parallel universe doing his own thing, while the rest of the organization carries on without him in lockstep with Sandy Alderson’s agenda and plan for the future. […]

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Niese Will Likely Miss Just One Start, Gee Will Face Braves On Wednesday

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Will Likely Miss Just One Start, Gee Will Face Braves On Wednesday

The Mets placed Jonathon Niese on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain on Sunday and promoted right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle to take his spot on the roster. The team announced that Dillon Gee will be activated from the DL and make Niese’s start on Wednesday against the Braves. Terry Collins said that Niese is only expected to miss […]

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Trade Deadline Buzz: Dodgers Unwilling To Move Kemp, Castro Is Cubs Centerpiece, Tulo Tired Of Losing

An article by posted on July 6, 2014 0 Comments
Trade Deadline Buzz: Dodgers Unwilling To Move Kemp, Castro Is Cubs Centerpiece, Tulo Tired Of Losing

The MLB trade deadline is just over three weeks away and while it’s tough to say who is or isn’t on the block, or who are and aren’t sellers, we are getting some clarity on a few issues. It’s hard to envision Troy Tulowitzki wearing anything other than a Colorado Rockies uniform, but the team’s […]

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MMO Game Recap: Rangers 5, Mets 3

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Rangers 5, Mets 3

The New York Mets were defeated by the Texas Rangers by the score of 5-3 on Saturday night at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon started and did little to help his trade value, allowing five earned runs on eight hits including a pair of home runs. Colon walked two and struck out three in his seven […]

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Reynolds Wraps Two More Hits, Working His Way To Big-League Promotion

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Reynolds Wraps Two More Hits, Working His Way To Big-League Promotion

Since being promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on June 19, middle infielder Matt Reynolds has been raking at the plate. It’s not anything new for the Tulsa, Oklahoma native who was leading the Eastern League with a .355 average and .430 on-base percentage before he was promoted from Double-A Binghamton. Reynolds, 23, went 2-for-5 last […]

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