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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MMO Game Recap: Rangers 5, Mets 3

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Rangers 5, Mets 3

The New York Mets were defeated by the Texas Rangers by the score of 5-3 on Saturday night at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon started and did little to help his trade value, allowing five earned runs on eight hits including a pair of home runs. Colon walked two and struck out three in his seven […]

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Reynolds Wraps Two More Hits, Working His Way To Big-League Promotion

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Reynolds Wraps Two More Hits, Working His Way To Big-League Promotion

Since being promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on June 19, middle infielder Matt Reynolds has been raking at the plate. It’s not anything new for the Tulsa, Oklahoma native who was leading the Eastern League with a .355 average and .430 on-base percentage before he was promoted from Double-A Binghamton. Reynolds, 23, went 2-for-5 last […]

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With d’Arnaud Heating Up and Plawecki Almost Ready, Will Mets Make A Play For Starlin Castro?

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
With d’Arnaud Heating Up and Plawecki Almost Ready, Will Mets Make A Play For Starlin Castro?

Travis d’Arnaud may have had his coming-out party for the Mets on Friday night, when he drove a two-run double into the gap to snap an eighth-inning tie that led to a 6-5 4th of July victory over the Rangers. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Mets and showcased what has been […]

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Alderson “Thinks He Has Flexibility” To Keep Murphy, Will Consider Other Options

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson “Thinks He Has Flexibility” To Keep Murphy, Will Consider Other Options

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reports that Sandy Alderson addressed the topic of trading Daniel Murphy tonight at Citi Field. When asked whether it made sense to deal the popular second baseman given the large financial commitments to David Wright and Curtis Granderson, the Mets GM responded: “I think we have the flexibility. That […]

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A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday and reports say the Cubs will receive the A’s top two prospects in shortstop Addison Russell, 20, and outfielder Billy McKinney, 19. The Cubs also will receive Triple-A […]

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Niese Feels Fine After Being Struck, GM Says Very Unlikely Southpaw Is Traded

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Feels Fine After Being Struck, GM Says Very Unlikely Southpaw Is Traded

Jon Niese feels fine after being struck in the left rib cage area by a line drive in the first inning of the game on Friday. Niese insisted to manager Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez that he was fine and wanted to remain in the game. But despite tossing only 12 pitches, Niese was […]

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Alderson Confirms Syndergaard May Not Debut For Mets This Season

An article by posted on July 4, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Confirms Syndergaard May Not Debut For Mets This Season

Pretty much confirming the suggestion by Terry Collins that Noah Syndergaard may not pitch in the majors this season, Sandy Alderson reiterated that assertion. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York asked if it was possible that Syndergaard would be in the majors this season, and Alderson responded: “It’s conceivable, but I wouldn’t predict it.” “Obviously we still […]

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Alderson Says Niese Will Not Be Traded, But Who Will?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Niese Will Not Be Traded, But Who Will?

If you thought being 11 games under .500 and 10 games out of first on July 3rd was evidence enough that the Mets will be sellers at the trade deadline for the fourth straight season, you are wrong. That is, of course, if you were to take anything Sandy Alderson says at face value. The […]

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MLB First Basemen Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
MLB First Basemen Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

With Friday marking the 75th anniversary of the farewell speech by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball produced a tribute video featuring all 30 MLB first basemen to mark the occasion and raise awareness for ALS. Lucas Duda and the other first basemen reenact the stirring and powerful “Luckiest Man” speech […]

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Ten Games Under .500, Nine Games Back

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Ten Games Under .500, Nine Games Back

After last night’s 5-4 loss to the Braves, the Mets are now 10 games under .500 for the first time this season and a season-high nine games out of first place. Terry Collins‘ plan is to attack the next eight games which includes five more against first place Atlanta. “So the idea is to go […]

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