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, '00 and '15, 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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Hey Sandy, Are You Freaking Kidding Me???

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Hey Sandy, Are You Freaking Kidding Me???

Speaking with reporters at Citi Field on Thursday, Sandy Alderson said he has room in his budget to acquire an impact player and that he is scouring the market for an outfielder. “We have the ability to take on money,” he said, “even though none of you will believe me.” Well Sandy, the reason we don’t […]

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MLB Commish Praises Wilpons, Says They’ll Spend When They Can

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Commish Praises Wilpons, Says They’ll Spend When They Can

This is one of those posts where the quotes do all the talking. These particular quotes are from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who was at a charity event in New York City today. “I have great faith in the Mets,” said Manfred. “I think Sandy Alderson is one of the most talented baseball executives in […]

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Mets Will Promote Conforto If Cuddyer Goes On DL

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Will Promote Conforto If Cuddyer Goes On DL

Ready or not here he comes… According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, the Mets will promote their top prospect Michael Conforto if and when they place Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list. When this happens – and it could be this afternoon – expect lots of fanfare and a press conference with all the bells […]

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Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir From A’s

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir From A’s

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Oakland A’s have shipped starter Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for prospects RHP Daniel Mengden and highly regarded catcher Jacob Nottingham. The Astros had made no secret that they were ready to increase payroll to support the team’s playoff run and supplement their elite young talents. […]

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Time For Mets Leadership To Stop Talking And Start Doing

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Time For Mets Leadership To Stop Talking And Start Doing

I applaud Buster Olney of ESPN for the thorough summation of the state of the Mets and his conclusion that the inaction by Mets leadership has been inexplicable and inexcusable. Olney implored the Mets front office to be creative and try something different. “Do something. Add something. Get some help.” He points to the Washington […]

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This Is Our Time… This Is Our Opportunity… Let’s Not Waste It…

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
This Is Our Time… This Is Our Opportunity… Let’s Not Waste It…

As we enter into final week of July, and the final days leading up to the trade deadline, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the team and the important task at hand for Sandy Alderson. Like most of you, I’m hoping the GM is working the phones and trying to bolster the […]

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Disabled List Looms For Michael Cuddyer

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Disabled List Looms For Michael Cuddyer

The latest news on Michael Cuddyer and his ailing knee sounds like it’s getting worse and not better. While manager Terry Collins expressed hope that Cuddyer could be in the starting lineup tonight when the Mets open a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the veteran left fielder sounded less than optimistic that would […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN.com released his midseason MLB Farm System Rankings and placed the Mets in 4th place, just behind the Red Sox, Braves and Rangers. “Even after the promotions of top pitching prospects Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, the Mets still have a system loaded with high-probability big leaguers, including a couple of potential stars in Michael Conforto, […]

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Thanks For Nothing, Skip…

An article by posted on July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Thanks For Nothing, Skip…

You win some and you lose some, that’s baseball. But Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Nationals was far more than your garden variety, ho-hum loss… It was a painful punch in the gut and kick in the groin. That one really hurt. We were four outs away from leaving DC just a game out of […]

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Jack Leathersich May Need Elbow Surgery

An article by posted on July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Jack Leathersich May Need Elbow Surgery

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, lefthanded reliever Jack Leathersich may have to undergo Tommy John surgery. He will be evaluated by team doctors who will make a final determination. Leathersich, 25,  has not appeared in a game since June 29 when he threw 57 pitches during a relief outing with Triple-A Las Vegas a […]

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