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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Eric Young Jr. Likely Heading to the Bench

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Likely Heading to the Bench

May 2 Before last night’s loss to the Rockies, Terry Collins addressed reporters and did a little backpedaling regarding his proposed four man outfield rotation. “I don’t mind it for awhile,” Collins said. “I think in the long run, you’ve got to have three guys you’re going to run out there. To pick and choose […]

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Mets Manager Says He Misses LaTroy Hawkins In That Clubhouse

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Manager Says He Misses LaTroy Hawkins In That Clubhouse

There are quite a few posts out there this morning gravitating around LaTroy Hawkins and the Mets decision not to re-sign him. Andy Martino of the Daily News however, takes the most pointed approach. Hawkins, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Rockies, is second in the league with nine saves and has a […]

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Mets Viewership Ratings Down Despite Uptick In Ticket Sales

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Viewership Ratings Down Despite Uptick In Ticket Sales

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that Mets ticket sales are up slightly, but that in somewhat contradictory fashion, their TV ratings are down, despite a surprising 15-11 start. Sandomir says that after two collapses followed by five straight losing seasons there is so much apathy within the fan base that many of those […]

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Niese Is A Solid Choice For Mets MVP In April

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Is A Solid Choice For Mets MVP In April

It was nice to see Jon Niese get some recognition in the New York Post today, who named him the Mets MVP for the month of April. His only competition as I saw it was Dillon Gee who also turned in a superb first month of the season. Mike Puma writes: In each of his five […]

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Alderson Talks About Increasing Payroll, Trading From Depth, 90 Wins

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Talks About Increasing Payroll, Trading From Depth, 90 Wins

Speaking to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated his 90 win goal for the Mets this season and also said he is authorized to increase payroll if he needs to. “We challenged ourselves to think realistically about what each player could do,” Alderson said by phone on Wednesday. “It’s […]

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Campbell Could Push His Way Onto Mets Bench

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Campbell Could Push His Way Onto Mets Bench

Eric Campbell continues to build a strong case for a spot on the Mets bench, especially in light of the continued struggles of first baseman Josh Satin who is batting .158 in limited play and spot starts. Campbell, who was named the Pacific Coast League player of the week on Tuesday, is tearing it up […]

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Syndergaard Throws Seven Strong Innings

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Throws Seven Strong Innings

Noah Syndergaard delivered his most dominant performance of the season on Wednesday night as Las Vegas defeated Reno by the score of 6-1. Syndergaard threw 96 pitches over seven innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven – a new season-high. Three of his seven strikeouts came in his […]

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Beat Writer Apologizes For Mocking Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
Beat Writer Apologizes For Mocking Bartolo Colon

April 29 New York Post beat writer Mike Puma, whose comments about Bartolo Colon caused Mets players to boycott his presence in the clubhouse, apologized today via Twitter. “No intent to offend with Colon comment last week, was meant to be a joke. For the record, I keep hot fudge on my neck for long […]

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Open Letter From Mets: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
Open Letter From Mets: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

By now, most of you should have received the email from the Mets, encouraging you to prove that you are “real” fans and to sign a pledge of support. The letter, which was signed and sent by Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, Cleon Jones, Ed Charles, Jerry Koosman, and Doc Gooden, read as follows: To True New […]

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A Free Agent After Next Season, Should Mets Offer Murphy An Extension?

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
A Free Agent After Next Season, Should Mets Offer Murphy An Extension?

One of the unsung heroes of Tuesday night’s 6-1 victory over the Phillies was second baseman Daniel Murphy who went 3-for-5 with a run, RBI and his sixth stolen base of the season. “We’ve played well,” Murphy said. “This would be a good way to start the road trip.” With the win the Mets are now four […]

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