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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Slide Ruben, Slide!

An article by posted on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Slide Ruben, Slide!

What the heck happened last night during this play at home in the fifth inning that saw Ruben Tejada waltz in without so much as a hit or a slide? Putting aside the fact that Tim Teufel should have never waved Tejada home, what the hell was Tejada thinking? Apparently he wasn’t thinking at all […]

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Will Terry Collins Survive The Year? Odds-Makers Say No…

An article by posted on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Will Terry Collins Survive The Year? Odds-Makers Say No…

Although I already posted on the Mets and their new modern MLB record of 31 strikeouts through the team’s first two games, it was late last night when I wrote that and I didn’t get a chance to throw in some of my own thoughts on the matter. About three weeks ago I was at […]

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Mets Set MLB Record With 31 Strikeouts In First Two Games

An article by posted on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Set MLB Record With 31 Strikeouts In First Two Games

After leading the league in strikeouts in 2013, the Mets are off to an ominous start in 2014, setting a modern MLB record with 31 strikeouts through their first two games of the season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Still reeling from striking out 18 times on Opening Day against Stephen Strasburg and the […]

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Alderson’s Bullpens Have Been Awful

An article by posted on April 2, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson’s Bullpens Have Been Awful

Not once during Sandy Alderson’s tenure as general manager with the Mets has he pieced together anything close to an adequate bullpen, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. And as the Mets begin their fourth season under Alderson, it’s unclear whether that will change any time soon. “The bullpen has not been good over the last […]

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Francisco Cordero Seeking An MLB Bullpen Opportunity

An article by posted on April 2, 2014 0 Comments
Francisco Cordero Seeking An MLB Bullpen Opportunity

Francisco Cordero signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox in mid-February which included an invite to spring training. However the three-time All-Star failed to make the team and was released on March 29 despite a strong showing in Spring Training.Cordero, 38, gave up just five hits while striking out eight and walking one over eight […]

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Boomer and Carton to Daniel Murphy: Get Your Ass Back To Work!

An article by posted on April 2, 2014 0 Comments
Boomer and Carton to Daniel Murphy: Get Your Ass Back To Work!

April 2 Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason of WFAN ripped Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy for taking paternity leave rather to be with his wife in Florida after the birth of his son. Said Esiason, “Get your ass back to work.” Wow… Neil Best of Newsday also reported that WFAN’s Mike Francesa dedicated an entire […]

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Kyle Farnsworth, Wilmer Flores To Join Team In NY

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Kyle Farnsworth, Wilmer Flores To Join Team In NY

The Mets will be adding Kyle Farnsworth to the 40 man roster to replace Bobby Parnell who is headed to the disabled list with a partial MCL tear in his right elbow. The Mets are also calling up Wilmer Flores to replace Daniel Murphy who will be placed on paternity leave after celebrating the birth […]

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Parnell Heads To DL With Partial Tear In Elbow

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Heads To DL With Partial Tear In Elbow

April 1 Bobby Parnell was diagnosed with an incomplete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday, the Mets announced. After an MRI & clinical evaluation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, he received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and has been prescribed complete rest for approximately two […]

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Hey Sandy, What Could Brown Do For You?

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Hey Sandy, What Could Brown Do For You?

Opening Day came and went and a new season is underway. We had some hits and we had some misses (18 strikeouts worth of them), but all in all I was happy to have the Mets back in Queens and a new season of Amazin baseball underway. Lost amisdt the aftermath of yesterday’s 9-7 loss […]

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Wright and Lagares Were Two Bright Spots In An Otherwise Dim Afternoon

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Wright and Lagares Were Two Bright Spots In An Otherwise Dim Afternoon

Despite a heart-breaking loss on Opening Day, a game that had the Mets only three outs away from victory, there were a couple of bright spots worth mentioning. While many may overreact to the team’s first loss and are focusing on another classic bullpen collapse, Eric Young striking out four times while batting leadoff, and […]

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