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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Mets Rally Falls Short, Phillies Prevail 10-8

An article by posted on September 24, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Rally Falls Short, Phillies Prevail 10-8

Despite displaying some tremendous heart after falling behind 10-0 to the Phillies early, the Mets tacked on eighth runs but it wasn’t enough as they lost 10-8 tonight at Citi Field. Pitching Sean Gilmartin got the start for the Mets and had himself a nightmarish first inning, letting up five earned runs on four hits […]

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Collins: Flores Could Miss Rest Of Regular Season

An article by posted on September 24, 2016 0 Comments
Collins: Flores Could Miss Rest Of Regular Season

Terry Collins told reporters on Saturday that Wilmer Flores could miss the rest of the regular season due to his ailing wrist injury. Flores told reporters that he plans on trying to take swings on Sunday and will try to see how he feels after that, but he remains worried about the bone bruise in […]

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MMO Mailbag: Meanwhile Jonathan Lucroy Is Raking

An article by posted on September 21, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Meanwhile Jonathan Lucroy Is Raking

Alex asks… While every day we see articles about how awful Jay Bruce is doing since joining the Mets, I have yet to see one article about the MVP caliber second half Jonathan Lucroy is having with the Texas Rangers. Why is this news being buried? All the reports I read at the trade deadline […]

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Neil Walker Hoping He Remains With Mets

An article by posted on September 19, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Hoping He Remains With Mets

Second baseman and soon to be free agent Neil Walker is hoping to remain with the New York Mets, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer. Walker, 31, underwent back surgery last week and saw his career best season come to an end after posting a .282 batting average and a .823 OPS while hitting […]

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I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again…

An article by posted on September 17, 2016 0 Comments
I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again…

An Amazin’ 1-2 Punch at the Top of the Order! I get knocked down, But I get up again. Never ever gonna keep me down. I get knocked down, But I get up again. Never ever gonna keep me down. Damn, now I’m gonna have that song stuck in my head all day… I can’t […]

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Duda Will Return to Mets on Saturday

An article by posted on September 16, 2016 0 Comments
Duda Will Return to Mets on Saturday

Update – Lucas Duda will return to the Mets on Saturday at Citi Field according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. At first, he will be limited to pinch hitting duty. Duda hasn’t played in a game with the Mets since May 20th because of a stress fracture in his back. Lucas is currently on the […]

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Sweet 16: Mets On Verge Of Second Consecutive Postseason

An article by posted on September 16, 2016 0 Comments
Sweet 16: Mets On Verge Of Second Consecutive Postseason

144 down and 16 to go as the New York Mets put the finishing touches on another memorable and exciting regular season, and prepare themselves for what will be a second straight adrenaline-fueled postseason. What makes this year all the more amazing is that when the Mets finally put the pedal to the metal when […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Giants, Battle for NL Wild Card

An article by posted on September 15, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Giants, Battle for NL Wild Card

St. Louis Cardinals (76‐69) at San Francisco Giants (77‐68) 10:15 PM EST ◆ AT&T Park ◆ September 15, 2016 Adam Wainwright (11‐8, 4.45) vs. Johnny Cueto (15‐5, 2.90) The Giants look to turn a three-game losing streak around as they host the St. Louis Cardinals for a four-game series. SF is coming off a three-game sweep at the […]

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Bruce-Less? I Don’t Think So…

An article by posted on September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Bruce-Less? I Don’t Think So…

It was ugly… It was glaring… It was tough to take. Watching right fielder Jay Bruce strike out with the bases loaded in the first inning against Tanner Roark on Wednesday, in a game we lost 1-0 to the Washington Nationals, had my insides in an uproar. I’m not sure why it bothered me so […]

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Gsellman Has Labrum Tear In Non-Pitching Shoulder

An article by posted on September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Gsellman Has Labrum Tear In Non-Pitching Shoulder

Robert Gsellman has at least some degree of labrum tear in his non-pitching shoulder, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Team doctors will wait until after the season to determine whether Gsellman will require surgery. Gsellman has not been swinging the bat at all in Las Vegas or with the Mets, which has made […]

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Backman Discusses Decision To Resign, Mets Front Office, Future

An article by posted on September 13, 2016 0 Comments
Backman Discusses Decision To Resign, Mets Front Office, Future

Here is a recap and summary of Mike Francesa’s interview with Wally Backman this afternoon, which I live tweeted. Backman says he didn't feel respected. Says he passed along info on Rivera, Loney, Reyes who Mets then signed. Felt it was sign, time to go. — Metsmerized Online (@MetsMerized) September 13, 2016 Backman explained how […]

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