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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Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

Bob Klapisch of The Record says he couldn’t help but wonder how Sandy Alderson really felt about Wally Backman winning the Pacific Coast League’s Manager of the Year award, considering the GM has shown no intention of giving Backman a chance in New York. It’s time to reconsider this de facto blackball, and see Backman as […]

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Collin McHugh: You Win Some, You Lose Some

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Collin McHugh: You Win Some, You Lose Some

Right-hander Collin McHugh didn’t exactly get his major league career off to a good start when he lost his first eight decisions in two brief stints with the Mets in 2012 and 2013. Despite posting a 2.91 minor league ERA in 2012, and a 2.87 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2013, the Mets had […]

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Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

Wait, what? That’s exactly what Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests the Mets do with Daniel Murphy next season. The Mets should pay Murphy roughly $8 million to be a utility man next year, or really a super-utility man. Their defenseless version of Ben Zobrist. His reasoning is that a team that already struggles […]

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Mets Promote Conforto, Rosario, Urena To Savannah

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Promote Conforto, Rosario, Urena To Savannah

The Mets have promoted outfielder Michael Conforto to Single-A Savannah as the Sand Gnats head to the playoffs. Joining the 2014 first-rounder will be his Brooklyn Cyclones teammates shortstop Amed Rosario and third baseman Jhoan Urena. Conforto batted .331/.403/ .448 with three home runs, 10 doubles, 30 runs and 19 RBI in 42 games with […]

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A Month To Forget For Curtis Granderson

An article by posted on September 1, 2014 0 Comments
A Month To Forget For Curtis Granderson

Saturday night was not too kind to the struggling Curtis Granderson. The Mets right fielder went 0-for-4, striking out with the bases loaded to end the seventh and leaving the field to a chorus of boos. Ironically, it was supposed to be his day as the Mets gave out Granderson bobbleheads to fans who were […]

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Prospect Pulse: LHP Dario Alvarez Gets The Call

An article by posted on August 31, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: LHP Dario Alvarez Gets The Call

Here is a reposting of an article I wrote about Alvarez last month that includes quotes from pitching coach Mark Valdes. Enjoy. July 9 – Dario Alvarez Is On The Move On Monday, left-hander Dario Alvarez was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week, the second time this season he’s copped that honor. The […]

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Mets Expand Roster, Promote Four Players

An article by posted on August 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Expand Roster, Promote Four Players

The Mets announced that four players will be called up when rosters expand on Monday. Infielder Josh Satin and right-handed reliever Erik Goeddel received promotions from Triple-A Las Vegas and catcher Juan Centeno and left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez received promotions from Double-A Binghamton. Satin and Centeno have both seen time with the Mets before. Satin was hitting .289/.386/.439 […]

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MMO Game Recap: Phillies 7, Mets 2

An article by posted on August 30, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Phillies 7, Mets 2

The Mets lost to the Phillies tonight by a score of 7-2 at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and was cruising until the sixth inning when it all unraveled for the veteran righthander. The Phillies tagged him for six earned runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings of work. Colon struck out […]

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Latest on Colon: All Quiet On The Western Front

An article by posted on August 30, 2014 0 Comments
Latest on Colon: All Quiet On The Western Front

With only today and tomorrow left for the Mets to try and swing a deal for Bartolo Colon, the buzz around baseball is, All Quiet on the Western Front. To begin, Mets GM Sandy Alderson summed things up as follows on Thursday: “I would say right now there’s a lot less going on than some people […]

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That Thing You Do

An article by posted on August 30, 2014 0 Comments
That Thing You Do

After setup man Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless eighth inning, closer Jenrry Mejia struck out the side in the ninth for his 20th save of the season as the Mets beat the Phillies last night at Citi Field. Mejia, who has now had three straight scoreless appearances, entered with a three-run lead and looked dominating. […]

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