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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“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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We Deserve Better

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
We Deserve Better

So here we are more than a third of the way into the season and sitting at seven games under .500 with 99 left to play. Here we are coming off of a disastrous road trip that began with so much hope but ended with a season-high six game losing streak. Here we are heading […]

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RHP Kozikowski Is Likely The PTBNL In Davis Trade

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
RHP Kozikowski Is Likely The PTBNL In Davis Trade

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reminds us that the player to be named later in the Ike Davis trade with the Pirates will not be announced immediately after the draft. The PTBNL cannot be announced until a year after he signed his first pro contract, not a year after he was drafted. If it does turn out to be […]

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MMO Game Recap: Giants 6, Mets 4

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Giants 6, Mets 4

The New York Mets were defeated 6-4 by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday who completed the three game sweep of the Amazins at AT&T Park. Zack Wheeler started the game for the Mets and looked nothing like the pitcher we’ve seen in his last three solid starts. The young righty suffered with command issues […]

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Wright Benched, d’Arnaud Demoted, Collins Tells Team To Put On A Happy Face

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Benched, d’Arnaud Demoted, Collins Tells Team To Put On A Happy Face

The Mets held a team meeting before last night’s game only to see his team suffer a devastating loss after one of their worst offensive and defensive displays of the season. They’ve now lost five straight and find themselves six games under .500 and two games away from the NL East cellar. The Mets squandered […]

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