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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Bobby Abreu Expected To Join Mets In September

An article by posted on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Abreu Expected To Join Mets In September

The Mets re-signed Bobby Abreu to a minor-league deal this past Friday, and a team official told Adam Rubin of ESPN new York. that he’ll assuredly be part called up in September when rosters expand. “Whenever we sign a veteran player to a minor-league deal, we think about the impact he may or may not […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Cubs 3

An article by posted on August 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Cubs 3

The Mets beat the Chicago Cubs for the second straight night by the score of 7-3 at Citi Field. Jon Niese started and pitched impressively, holding the Cubs to three runs in six-plus innings, scattering seven hits and two walks while striking out six batters. Niese got the victory and now has back-to-back quality starts after […]

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Good Riddance, Bud…

An article by posted on August 16, 2014 0 Comments
Good Riddance, Bud…

As you no doubt have heard by now, it’s official, Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner on Thursday, and the Bud Selig era has come to a merciful end. I say merciful because Met fans have had to endure Selig’s endless manipulations to ensure that the Wilpons remained entrenched as owners of the Mets, […]

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Source Says Javier Baez Is More Realistic Trade Option For Mets

An article by posted on August 16, 2014 0 Comments
Source Says Javier Baez Is More Realistic Trade Option For Mets

A source familiar with the Mets’ plans recently suggested that Cubs shortstop Javier Baez might be a more realistic acquisition by the Mets, although he too would be costly in a trade with the Cubs. This according to a report on ESPN New York who also say that the Mets are not believed to be willing to […]

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DeGrom Feels Good, Montero Expected To Make Two More Starts

An article by posted on August 15, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Feels Good, Montero Expected To Make Two More Starts

Mets rookie righthander Jacob deGrom told reporters yesterday that he is feeling better since being placed on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis. He was scheduled to throw a bullpen on Thursday, but the Mets decided to hold off until this weekend. However, deGrom says he feels much stronger than he did a week ago and expects […]

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Mets Will Regret Retaining Collins As Manager For 2015

An article by posted on August 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Will Regret Retaining Collins As Manager For 2015

Andy Martino of the Daily News argues that Terry Collins deserves to return as Mets manager in 2015. He defends Collins and says that he has had to endure Chris Young, Frank Francisco, a major drop in payroll, a major contraction phase, and the loss of a batting champion and Cy Young Award-winner among other […]

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Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki Both To Have Season Ending Surgery

An article by posted on August 15, 2014 0 Comments
Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki Both To Have Season Ending Surgery

Just one day after announcing that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would be undergoing season ending surgery on his hip, the Rockies have announced that Carlos Gonzalez will also undergo season-ending surgery to repair the patellar tendon in his left knee. August 14 Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss the rest of the season to repair a labrum tear […]

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Collins Likely To Return As Mets Manager In 2015

An article by posted on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Likely To Return As Mets Manager In 2015

Terry Collins will return to manage the Mets in 2015 as long as the team don’t completely fall apart before the end of the season, a source familiar with the situation told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports adds that if the Mets go into the 2015 season with a manager on the […]

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Is It Time To Move Wright Out Of The Third Spot?

An article by posted on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Is It Time To Move Wright Out Of The Third Spot?

David Wright is on pace to post career lows in on-base percentage, slugging and OPS. His struggles this season have been well documented. One thing to keep in mind is that because the Mets third baseman has produced at such an elite level over the years, his current level of career low production is not […]

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Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez: Buyers Beware!

An article by posted on August 12, 2014 0 Comments
Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez: Buyers Beware!

Not for nothing, but I couldn’t help noticing how both Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are now on the DL and there is a strong possibility that each could be done for the season. CarGo has been bothered by knee issues all year long and now he finds himself on the 15-day disabled list with left […]

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