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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Collins Calls For Team Meeting, Takes A Swipe At Alderson

An article by posted on June 24, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Calls For Team Meeting, Takes A Swipe At Alderson

With the team reeling and in the midst of a six game losing streak after another deflating loss, this time to the lowly Milwaukee Brewers, Mets manager Terry Collins has called for a team meeting on Wednesday. With the team now sitting at 36-36 after starting the season 13-3, a frustrated Collins admitted that dropping […]

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D’Arnaud Heads To Disabled List, Monell Called Up

An article by posted on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Heads To Disabled List, Monell Called Up

Travis d’Arnaud has been placed on the disabled list, the team announced a short while ago. Johnny Monell has been called up to replace him on the roster. D’Arnaud was expected to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers. Apparently his hyperextended left elbow is still an issue for the oft injured catcher. The Mets have yet […]

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Cubs Approached Mets For Starting Pitching

An article by posted on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Cubs Approached Mets For Starting Pitching

According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago  Cubs have reached out to the Mets as well as other teams as their year long quest for a cost-controlled starting pitcher wages on. What’s not clear is if Wittenmyer is referring to the conversation the Mets and Cubs had last offseason or if this is something new. […]

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Now’s The Time To Replace Collins With Backman

An article by posted on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Now’s The Time To Replace Collins With Backman

Since their 11-game winning streak in April, the Mets have gone 23-32. In that span they squandered a dozen excellent pitching performances that they should have won. The team has lost all semblance of the fundamentally sound team we saw in April, and players look lost at the plate either striking out or hitting lazy […]

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Former Met Darryl Hamilton Shot Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

An article by posted on June 22, 2015 0 Comments
Former Met Darryl Hamilton Shot Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Former Met Darryl Hamilton was found dead at his home in Pearland, Texas, the apparent victim of a murder-suicide. When officers entered the home, they found Hamilton dead near the entrance and his girlfriend Monica Jordan dead in another area of the home. The couple’s 14-month-old was in the home at the time but the […]

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Kevin Long Says Offense Will Get Better

An article by posted on June 22, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Says Offense Will Get Better

After a deflating sweep in Atlanta, the Mets are 0-5 on this current road trip which wraps up with three games in Milwaukee against the Brew Crew beginning on Tuesday. The offense has struggled all season long, but it has reached its apex on this road trip which has seen them score just six runs […]

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Collins Frustrated, Will His Pleas For Help Fall On Deaf Ears?

An article by posted on June 22, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Frustrated, Will His Pleas For Help Fall On Deaf Ears?

What a frustrating weekend it’s been. Turner Field has been a house of horrors for our Mets, and this particular sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves was deflating to say the least. I’ll be happy when they tear that damned stadium down in 2017 and make it a parking lot. Listening to Terry […]

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Why Doesn’t Sandy Alderson Do Something Already?

An article by posted on June 21, 2015 0 Comments
Why Doesn’t Sandy Alderson Do Something Already?

Oftentimes I feel as though we have some of the most irrational, bipolar, manic-depressive, flip-flopping fans and writers I’ve ever seen. Win three games, order the champagne and playoff tickets. Lose three games, open the windows and get out on your ledges. In a matter of 13 days I saw one site go from “Do […]

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Braves Acquire Touki Touissant, Bronson Arroyo for Phil Gosselin

An article by posted on June 21, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Acquire Touki Touissant, Bronson Arroyo for Phil Gosselin

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports Atlanta Braves have acquired right-handed pitchers Bronson Arroyo and highly regarded Touki Toussaint from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for infielder Philip Gosselin. The D’Backs were motivated in dumping Arroyo and the approximate guaranteed $11 million  owed to him through 2016. Arroyo is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and isn’t expected to pitch […]

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Familia Out With Tightness In Left Groin

An article by posted on June 19, 2015 0 Comments
Familia Out With Tightness In Left Groin

As if an awful 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night wasn’t enough, we may be without the team’s most valuable player for at least the next two games and maybe more. In the bottom of the eighth inning Jeurys Familia was brought in with the bases loaded to try and stop the […]

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