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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Another Mets Conundrum: Cautious To A Fault

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Another Mets Conundrum: Cautious To A Fault

I can’t vouch for the veracity of this, but on Sunday night I heard that the Mets have played 22 different series so far this season, and somehow they’ve managed to avoid facing the opposing team’s ace pitcher in 16 of those series. If that’s true, I guess things could be somewhat worse than they […]

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A Message From Joe D.

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
A Message From Joe D.

  UPDATE – Great news! Joe made it through the procedure and is recuperating. Word from the DeCaro family is that he’s well and should be around in the next few days. I’m sure Joe would be/is moved by the flood of well wishes. Thanks to all of you for your continued readership and for […]

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Where Is The Accountability?

An article by posted on June 11, 2014 0 Comments
Where Is The Accountability?

Sandy Alderson gave his manager Terry Collins yet another vote of confidence on Tuesday, despite the team being on course for their sixth losing season in a row. The Mets are currently on pace for a 73 win season – or in other words the lowest win total since 2009 and before that 2004. Here […]

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We Deserve Better

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
We Deserve Better

So here we are more than a third of the way into the season and sitting at seven games under .500 with 99 left to play. Here we are coming off of a disastrous road trip that began with so much hope but ended with a season-high six game losing streak. Here we are heading […]

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RHP Kozikowski Is Likely The PTBNL In Davis Trade

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
RHP Kozikowski Is Likely The PTBNL In Davis Trade

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reminds us that the player to be named later in the Ike Davis trade with the Pirates will not be announced immediately after the draft. The PTBNL cannot be announced until a year after he signed his first pro contract, not a year after he was drafted. If it does turn out to be […]

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MMO Game Recap: Giants 6, Mets 4

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Giants 6, Mets 4

The New York Mets were defeated 6-4 by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday who completed the three game sweep of the Amazins at AT&T Park. Zack Wheeler started the game for the Mets and looked nothing like the pitcher we’ve seen in his last three solid starts. The young righty suffered with command issues […]

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Wright Benched, d’Arnaud Demoted, Collins Tells Team To Put On A Happy Face

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Benched, d’Arnaud Demoted, Collins Tells Team To Put On A Happy Face

The Mets held a team meeting before last night’s game only to see his team suffer a devastating loss after one of their worst offensive and defensive displays of the season. They’ve now lost five straight and find themselves six games under .500 and two games away from the NL East cellar. The Mets squandered […]

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MMO Game Recap: Giants 5, Mets 4 In Crushing Defeat

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Giants 5, Mets 4 In Crushing Defeat

The Mets just lost in stunning fashion to the San Francisco Giants who scored two ninth inning runs to clinch a 5-4 victory in front of a packed house at AT&T Park. Mets closer Jenrry Mejia came on to pitch the ninth with the team up 4-3. He struck out the first batter Angel Pagan, […]

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Lo Duca Says Mets Should Trade Wright, Calls Minaya Unfit To Be GM

An article by posted on June 7, 2014 0 Comments
Lo Duca Says Mets Should Trade Wright, Calls Minaya Unfit To Be GM

Updating this post with even more from Lo Duca who told Loudmouths that the Mets should trade David Wright in an effort to get younger, according to MetsBlog. “The Mets need to go back to square one, go back to their roots, go to younger players,” Lo Duca said. “If that means to trade David, that means to […]

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D’Arnaud Batting .180, Calls His Performance “Unacceptable”

An article by posted on June 7, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Batting .180, Calls His Performance “Unacceptable”

Travis d’Arnaud went 0-for-3 on Friday night and grounded into a pair of double plays as the Mets fell to the Giants by the score of 4-2. After the game, a dejected d’Arnaud told reporters, “I got to be better than this. This is unacceptable to me.” “Every day I show up, I’m ready to play. […]

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