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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Mejia Shows Some Much Needed Sizzle, Energy and Emotion

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Shows Some Much Needed Sizzle, Energy and Emotion

Jenrry Mejia showed some guile toughing it out to give the Mets a five inning effort that might have had an entirely different complexion if it weren’t for two dead-red pitches that left fielder Justin Upton rocketed for two home runs. That second homerun reportedly traveled 477 feet before landing in the back of the upper […]

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First Base Follies To Continue

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
First Base Follies To Continue

Despite Ike Davis starting on Thursday night against the Braves and starter David Hale, Terry Collins insists that Lucas Duda is still the starting first baseman and will continue to get the bulk of the playing time. “We made a decision and you don’t have much credibility if you keep changing your mind every other day because somebody goes 2-for-4,” […]

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Mejia and Recker Could Become Super Two Eligible

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia and Recker Could Become Super Two Eligible

Jenrry Mejia and Anthony Recker could be Super Two eligible at the end of the season according to MLB Trade Rumors. This means that both players could be eligible for salary arbitration one year earlier than usual based on their service time. Currently, Mejia’s service time is at 1.14, while Recker comes in at 1.128. Arbitration typically […]

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Concerns Mounting As Mets Offensive Woes Continue

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Concerns Mounting As Mets Offensive Woes Continue

After Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves, the Mets are hitting .190 as a club and have struck out 79 times through eight games. “The issue is, no matter what the count is, we’re not doing any damage with pitches,” manager Terry Collins said. “We’re hitting groundballs to short. We’re hitting routine fly balls to […]

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Mets Can Send Lannan To Minors Without His Consent

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Can Send Lannan To Minors Without His Consent

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, before John Lannan was added to the Opening Day roster, the Mets had the southpaw sign an “advance consent” waiver. That means Lannan pre-authorized the Mets to send him to the minors at any point during the first 45 days of the season — which also would negate […]

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The Newest Mets Killer, Freddie Freeman

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
The Newest Mets Killer, Freddie Freeman

Mark Simon of ESPN New York writes about the latest Mets Killer, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. Freeman’s two RBIs on Wednesday gave him 37 in 38 games against the Mets over the last three seasons. That’s by far the most in the majors over that span. Next-closest is Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche with 25. Freeman’s slashline […]

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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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