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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Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

In an exclusive interview with Barry Bloom of Mets.com, Sandy Alderson acknowledged that it was time for the team to turn a corner after five consecutive losing seasons. “My goal was not to win 74 games as we did last year. I don’t recall specifically what I wrote down or had in mind. But we’re […]

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Red Flags with Sandy’s Slow and Steady Approach?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Red Flags with Sandy’s Slow and Steady Approach?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post raises some red flags about Sandy Alderson’s plan for the team and says that his slow-and-steady approach is no guarantee for future success. Taking the time to rebuild and “doing it right” slowly and methodically with player development does not guarantee an extended stretch of winning. Though that […]

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Lagares Headed To NY For MRI On Monday Morning

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares Headed To NY For MRI On Monday Morning

June 1 The team has announced that center fielder Juan Lagares is heading to NYC for an MRI on Monday morning. After testing his rib cage injury before the game today, Lagares was inserted in the starting lineup. However late in the game he felt it tighten up running the bases on Sunday, and he was […]

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Mets Option Matt den Dekker To Make Room For LHP Dana Eveland

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Option Matt den Dekker To Make Room For LHP Dana Eveland

The New York Mets announced that left-hander Dana Eveland will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and join the team in time for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets optioned down OF Matt den Dekker to Vegas to make room for Eveland. He was hitless in four at-bats. After playing two 14-inning games over the past two days […]

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This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

After 8,019 regular season games spanning over 50 years, Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter. An 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on this date in 2012 in front of a scant crowd of 27,069 in Flushing. World Series MVP David Freese came to the plate with two outs and the count ran to 3-2 before Santana […]

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Ruben Tejada: Maybe We Were All Wrong?

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada: Maybe We Were All Wrong?

Don’t look now because I’m afraid we might jinx it, but what the hell, here comes Ruben Tejada. Yes that Ruben Tejada. The same kid who had been much maligned and dragged through the mud by even his own manager and general manager for most of 2013. The same kid who has been painted as […]

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Montero Optioned To Vegas To Make Room For Carlyle

An article by posted on May 31, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Optioned To Vegas To Make Room For Carlyle

1:30 PM As expected, the Mets have demoted rookie right-hander Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for reliever Buddy Carlyle who was promoted after last night’s game. Montero lasted just 3.2 innings in Friday’s 14-inning loss to the Phillies. Mets asst GM John Ricco said Montero’s demotion was solely out of necessity because the […]

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Chris Young’s Costly Flub Snaps Mets 3-Game Win Streak

An article by posted on May 31, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young’s Costly Flub Snaps Mets 3-Game Win Streak

May 31 Credit outfielder Chris Young for manning up and owning his mistake after he dropped a routine flyball in right that cost the Mets the game. “It was just a ‘flub up,’” Young said. “I was talking to a couple of my teammates inside. It was like I’m looking dead at it, the ball’s […]

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MMO Game Recap: Phillies 6, Mets 5 (14 Innings)

An article by posted on May 31, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Phillies 6, Mets 5 (14 Innings)

The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 6-5 in a 14 inning marathon at Citizens Bank Park. The winning run was unearned and the result of Marlon Byrd hitting a routine fly ball to right field which was dropped by Chris Young to open the floodgates.. With the bases […]

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Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

May 30 Jenrry Mejia struck out the side to earn his fifth save last night and is five-for-five in save chances since being moved to the bullpen on May 12. Mejia has excelled in his new late inning role, sporting a 9.44 strikeout rate and being unscored upon in nine relief appearances spanning 10.1 innings. The pen in general […]

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