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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David Wright Done For The Season

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Done For The Season

David Wright will miss the rest of the 2014 season because of persistent issues with his left shoulder. The team announced that he will be shut down for the year after an MRI today revealed “persistent inflammation” in the rotator cuff of his left shoulder. Wright will wait for the inflammation to get better and […]

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Korean Power-Hitting Shortstop To Be Posted

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Korean Power-Hitting Shortstop To Be Posted

According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang is going to be posted by his team the Nexen Heroes for a major league job. The right-handed power hitter, who has 38 home runs and 107 RBIs in 107 games this season, is 27 years old and will stay at shortstop or convert to […]

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Alderson Admits Limited Spending This Offseason, Considering Bringing In Fences

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Admits Limited Spending This Offseason, Considering Bringing In Fences

Howie Kussoy of the New York Post is reporting that while speaking to a group of veterans at the Manhattan V.A, Hospital, Sandy Alderson admitted that the team would not be able to do anything significant in free agency this offseason and that unless help doesn’t come via a trade, it will need to come from […]

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Mets Announce 2015 Schedule

An article by posted on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2015 Schedule

The New York Mets today announced the club will begin the 2015 regular season on a six-game road trip beginning Monday, April 6 through Thursday April 9 at Washington versus the Nationals and April 10 through 12 in Atlanta versus the Braves.  The Mets will make their 2015 Citi Field debut on Opening Day Monday, […]

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Likely Collins Returns, But One or More Coaches Could Go

An article by posted on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
Likely Collins Returns, But One or More Coaches Could Go

In case you missed it this weekend, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had some interesting things to say about where the Mets stand with Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson. Rosenthal says that one of the first decisions facing the Mets after the season will be whether to exercise the option on Alderson’s contract for 2015. Sources […]

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Will Mets Kick The Tires On Melky Cabrera?

An article by posted on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
Will Mets Kick The Tires On Melky Cabrera?

The Toronto Blue Jays suffered a big blow to their wild card hopes when they learned that outfielder Melky Cabrera will need season-ending surgery for the broken pinky finger he suffered on Friday. Cabrera, who turned 30 in August, was having himself a solid season, batting .301/.351/.458 with 35 doubles, 16 home runs, 81 runs scored and 73 […]

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Syndergaard Disappointed After Learning He Wasn’t Among Mets Callups

An article by posted on September 7, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Disappointed After Learning He Wasn’t Among Mets Callups

After Sunday’s game, assistant general manager John Ricco announced that the Mets promoted veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu and reliever Gonzalez Germen. Both players will join the team on Monday for the start of a three game series against the Colorado Rockies. Noticeably absent was the Mets’ top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard. Ricco explained why the organization […]

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With Murphy Set To Return, What’s The Plan For Herrera?

An article by posted on September 7, 2014 0 Comments
With Murphy Set To Return, What’s The  Plan For Herrera?

Terry Collins told reporters this weekend that Daniel Murphy, who was dealing with a calf strain, is feeling good and is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. That leaves one to wonder how this will impact Dilson Herrera as the Mets wrap up the last three weeks of the season. According […]

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Wilmer Flores Is Coming Into His Own

An article by posted on September 6, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Is Coming Into His Own

The hits keep on coming for Wilmer Flores and the power has been emerging too. On Friday night, the Mets de facto shortstop blasted a prodigious 431 foot home run into the second deck of Great American Ball Park. It was his third home run of the season and after his two-hit night, Flores now has […]

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It’s Tough For Low Payroll Teams To Be Good

An article by posted on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Tough For Low Payroll Teams To Be Good

Adam Felder of The Atlantic, disputes the theory that major league baseball  has entered an age of parity and some would have you believe. Rather, the gap between rich teams and poor teams has widened. To back up his claim, Felder points out that since in the last 25 years since 1990, only two teams in the […]

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