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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Bartolo Colon Likely Staying Put, Mets Don’t See Themselves As Sellers

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Likely Staying Put, Mets Don’t See Themselves As Sellers

Signing an experienced starting pitcher was one of the Mets’ top priorities last Winter, especially in the wake of Matt Harvey‘s elbow surgery that would wipe out most – if not all – of his 2014 season. Before his arrival to the Mets, Bartolo Colon was coming off three seasons – two with Oakland and […]

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MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 2

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 2

The Mets opened up their four game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-2 loss on Thursday night at PNC Park. Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game for the Mets and was tagged for five earned runs on five hits including a three-run homer by Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco. Dice-K didn’t have it tonight and […]

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Syndergaard Nowhere Close To Debut, Mets Livid About Montero

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Nowhere Close To Debut, Mets Livid About Montero

  Back in Spring Training, the script was that Mets top pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard would both be fixtures in the rotation as the team finally took that giant leap forward into the future they’ve been talking about since the Winter of 2010. Scratch that. Both of the organization’s prized righthanders – […]

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Collins Doesn’t Get It

An article by posted on June 19, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Doesn’t Get It

Here’s what Mets manager Terry Collins said about infielder Wilmer Flores before the game against the Cardinals on Wednesday. “We’ve got to start winning. We don’t have time to develop players right at the moment.” It’s amazing that Collins would make such an admission even though most of us have always known he is clueless […]

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“Hardest Thing In Baseball Is To Play For The Mets”

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
“Hardest Thing In Baseball Is To Play For The Mets”

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes said he feels sorry for his former teammate David Wright writes Anthony Rieber of Newsday. “After a little while, you just want to win,” Reyes said. “It’s not about the money, because we are already set. We’ve got a contract and it’s now about winning. We’re not getting any younger, […]

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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

The San Diego Padres announced that Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54 following a battle with salivary gland cancer. Gwynn amassed 3,141 hits in his brilliant career and his .338 career batting average is the highest since Ted Williams retired from the Boston Red Sox in 1960 with a .344 average. Gwynn […]

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It’s Not the Dimensions of the Park, It’s the Complexion of the Team

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not the Dimensions of the Park, It’s the Complexion of the Team

The question of whether the Mets need to bring in the walls at Citi Field is back on the menu again after a season-ticket holder raised the issue with Sandy Alderson during a Q&A session held on Friday. “Changing the ballpark is not a panacea for not hitting with men in scoring position,” Alderson said. […]

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Another Mets Conundrum: Cautious To A Fault

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Another Mets Conundrum: Cautious To A Fault

I can’t vouch for the veracity of this, but on Sunday night I heard that the Mets have played 22 different series so far this season, and somehow they’ve managed to avoid facing the opposing team’s ace pitcher in 16 of those series. If that’s true, I guess things could be somewhat worse than they […]

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A Message From Joe D.

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
A Message From Joe D.

  UPDATE – Great news! Joe made it through the procedure and is recuperating. Word from the DeCaro family is that he’s well and should be around in the next few days. I’m sure Joe would be/is moved by the flood of well wishes. Thanks to all of you for your continued readership and for […]

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Where Is The Accountability?

An article by posted on June 11, 2014 0 Comments
Where Is The Accountability?

Sandy Alderson gave his manager Terry Collins yet another vote of confidence on Tuesday, despite the team being on course for their sixth losing season in a row. The Mets are currently on pace for a 73 win season – or in other words the lowest win total since 2009 and before that 2004. Here […]

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