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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Ruben Tejada Leads The Mets With A .400 OBP

An article by posted on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Leads The Mets With A .400 OBP

Don’t look now, but among Mets players with 20 or more at-bats on the young season, shortstop Ruben Tejada is second on the team in batting with a .286 average and he pairs that with an impressive team-leading .400 on-base percentage. The young Panamanian native has taken a lot of flack over the last six […]

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With A Heavy Heart, Colon Delivers A Sparkling Performance

An article by posted on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
With A Heavy Heart, Colon Delivers A Sparkling Performance

One of my favorite moves of the offseason was the signing of Bartolo Colon to a two year, $20 million dollar deal. And while I never expected him to duplicate his near-Cy Young season of a year ago, I loved the veteran presence he was bringing and his ability to bear down in every game, […]

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Would Yankees Be Interested In Ike Davis?

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Would Yankees Be Interested In Ike Davis?

At about the same time that pinch hitter Ike Davis‘ walk-off grand slam landed in the right field seats at Citi Field Saturday, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson should have picked up the phone and called Brian Cashman, writes Anthony Rieber of Newsday. The Yankees and Mets haven’t made a trade since 2004  when the Mets […]

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Good or Bad, This Season Is All On Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Good or Bad, This Season Is All On Sandy Alderson

As the Mets head into their second week of the season, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes that the New York media will start to ramp up their focus on Mets GM Sandy Alderson. “Sandy spotlight intensifying. Say what you want about Terry Collins, but educated fans know where the fault will lie if the […]

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Mets Alter Meal Schedule In Attempt To Improve Home Record

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Alter Meal Schedule In Attempt To Improve Home Record

In an attempt to get the team winning at home, the Mets brass have decided to make adjustments to their food service in an attempt to break their losing ways at Citi Field. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal explains:  For the Mets, leaving New York means escaping their personal haunted house—a black hole […]

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Vic Black Placed On Minor League DL With Pinched Nerve

An article by posted on April 7, 2014 0 Comments
Vic Black Placed On Minor League DL With Pinched Nerve

Adam Rubin is reporting that reliever Vic Black has landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve on the right side of his neck, although the injury is believed to be minor. Black walked two and hit a batter in his first 51s appearance, apparently feeling healthy. The next morning […]

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My Thoughts On Montero To The Bullpen

An article by posted on April 7, 2014 0 Comments
My Thoughts On Montero To The Bullpen

  With the news that closer Bobby Parnell will miss the rest of the season after deciding to have Tommy John surgery, I received a couple of emails asking me if this could pave the way for the MLB debut of pitching prospect Rafael Montero. The 23-year old control artist had a stellar season debut […]

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Collins Worried About d’Arnaud’s Mental Approach

An article by posted on April 7, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Worried About d’Arnaud’s Mental Approach

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is now 0-for-15 with six strikeouts after failing to record a hit in three at bats in Sunday’s Mets 2-1 loss to the Reds at Citi Field. Slow starts are nothing new for d’Arnaud, who began his career by going 1-for-15 through his first six games last season and ended up […]

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Mets Activate Niese From DL, Option Flores To Triple-A

An article by posted on April 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Activate Niese From DL, Option Flores To Triple-A

After Saturday’s exciting walk-off win over the Cincinnati Reds, the Mets announced that they had activated Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for him on the roster, the Mets optioned Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas. This was widely expected and Flores will continue to get reps at both shortstop and second […]

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Daily News: Mets Have To Liberate Davis From Unsustainable Situation

An article by posted on April 5, 2014 0 Comments
Daily News: Mets Have To Liberate Davis From Unsustainable Situation

10:00 AM Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the Mets now realize that they are not going to get a top prospect or premium player for Ike Davis – a player who has been devalued, both by his own performance and leaks from the team. While club officials acknowledge that moving Davis will […]

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