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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Dickey To Have Surgery For Abdominal Tear, Plus What Ojeda Said

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey To Have Surgery For Abdominal Tear, Plus What Ojeda Said

After their 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, the Mets announced that R.A. Dickey will have surgery on October 18 in Philadelphia, to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he tore back in April. Apparently he has been pitching with discomfort all season long, but during his start it was the worst pain he’s had and […]

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MMO Roundtable: What Should Be The Number One Priority This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 2, 2012 0 Comments

In this MMO Roundtable edition, I asked our staff the following: What is the number one priority for the Mets this offseason?   Mitch: While the outfield has some issues, the bullpen is priority number one. The Mets lost a bunch of games because of the bullpen’s inability to get the job done…I’m not sure […]

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Mets Walk Nine, Bullpen Hands Marlins 3-2 Comeback Win

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Walk Nine, Bullpen Hands Marlins 3-2 Comeback Win

The Marlins (68-92) came from behind late in the game to beat the Mets (73-87) by the score of 3-2 tonight in Miami. What a sleeper this game was. Seriously, I caught myself nodding off at least twice. Jeurys Familia made his first major league start and his reputation for wildness was on full display for […]

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Collins and Warthen Want Front Office To Retain Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Collins and Warthen Want Front Office To Retain Mike Pelfrey

Terry Collins and Dan Warthen would like the front office to retain Mike Pelfrey next season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “I know Terry Collins and I are very hopeful that Mike Pelfrey will come back — whether it be in the bullpen or as a starter,” pitching coach Dan Warthen said. “We’ve […]

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Terry Collins Says Entire Coaching Staff Will Be Back

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments

Terry Collins said his entire coaching staff will return for the 2013 season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Terry Collins’ entire staff will return for next season, the manager announced before Monday’s series opener against the Marlins. Pitching coach Dan Warthen is the longest-tenured member of the staff, having ascended from Triple-A […]

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Who Should Be The First Mets Icon To Get A Statue At Citi Field?

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Who Should Be The First Mets Icon To Get A Statue At Citi Field?

Is there anything better than going to your hometown ballpark and seeing those bronze statues of iconic players or managers who meant so much to the team and more importantly the fans? Take a look at some of the gorgeous sculptures you’ll find just in the NL East… Mike Schmidt at Citizens Bank Park Steve […]

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WSJ: Maybe It’s Time to Trade Wright

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
WSJ: Maybe It’s Time to Trade Wright

Tim Marchman of the Wall Street Journal concludes that time has come to trade Wright: There are really only two reasons not to trade Wright. One is that it would damage the team’s hopes of contending during what’s left of his prime, but they don’t have any. The other is that it would outrage fans and […]

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Wright Compares Equally To Chipper, But Is That Enough To Overcome Sandy’s Aversion To Longterm Deals?

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Compares Equally To Chipper, But Is That Enough To Overcome Sandy’s Aversion To Longterm Deals?

Couldn’t help noticing this on MetsBlog on Sunday. How may of you, off the top of your heads, knew that their career trajectories were almost exact in every way? Jones with a tad more home run power, Wright with a tad more speed, but otherwise a complete match. It was ironic that on the night […]

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Wright Resolved To Free Agency If He Doesn’t Get Extension

An article by posted on September 30, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Resolved To Free Agency If He Doesn’t Get Extension

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, scores a heck of an exclusive with David Wright who discusses his thoughts about the Mets, his next contract, Jose Reyes and what he’s looking for in terms of a vision and the direction of the franchise. Wright said he is resolved to test free agency after next season if […]

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Collins and Alderson To Address Coaching Staff, Warthen Likely To Return

An article by posted on September 30, 2012 0 Comments

Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson will discuss the state and future of the coaching staff this Monday or Tuesday according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. A Mets official also told him that he would be surprised if Dan Warthen gets fired. This kind of backs up earlier reports from two weeks ago that intimated […]

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