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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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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Collins Says Duda Is His Guy At 1B, Davis Will Remain On Bench

An article by posted on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Duda Is His Guy At 1B, Davis Will Remain On Bench

April 4 Lucas Duda is now the starting first baseman for the Mets and will hold onto the job for a significant period of time. Ike Davis will remain on the roster according to Terry Collins who also said he considered Duda his guy at first base all along. Collins also said that Josh Satin […]

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Why Did Wheeler Throw 114 Pitches In First Start?

An article by posted on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Why Did Wheeler Throw 114 Pitches In First Start?

I’ve received two emails this morning asking me why Zack Wheeler was allowed to throw 114 pitches in Thursday’s 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals – one short of his career high. I couldn’t really tell you the exact reason why, but if I were to venture a guess I’d say it was because Terry […]

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Scouts Can’t Recall Seeing A Team So “Lifeless” This Early In Season

An article by posted on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Scouts Can’t Recall Seeing A Team So “Lifeless” This Early In Season

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post writes… Once again Mets bats could not make solid contact, the bullpen was atrocious, and the defense was dreadful as the Mets were swept away by the Nationals, 8-2, Thursday at Citi Field before an announced crowd of 20,561, but was more like 6,000. Two scouts who watched […]

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