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 Recall Sean Gilmartin, Option Erik Goeddel To Las Vegas

An article by posted on August 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Recall Sean Gilmartin, Option Erik Goeddel To Las Vegas

The New York Mets announced that they have recalled LH reliever Sean Gilmartin after Wednesday night’s 8-1 loss to the Cardinals, and optioned RH reliever Erik Goeddel back to Triple-A Las Vegas. Goeddel, 27, had just been activated before tonight’s game after the Mets placed Jon Niese was placed on the DL. But his stay was short-lived […]

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Cespedes Insists He Won’t Opt Out, But Mets Shouldn’t Bank On That

An article by posted on August 24, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Insists He Won’t Opt Out, But Mets Shouldn’t Bank On That

According to Matt Ehalt of the the Bergen Record, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes plans to honor his three-year deal with the Mets without opting out after the 2016 season. “I have it in my mind to stay three years,” Cespedes said through a translator.  Asked directly by Ehalt if he intends to complete his three-year deal […]

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Terry Collins Knows Michael Conforto Is Raking

An article by posted on August 22, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Knows Michael Conforto Is Raking

Former Yankee and current ESPN analyst Aaron Boone is very high on Mets outfielder Michael Conforto who was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas two weeks ago for the second time this season. “I still think he’s going to be a good hitter,” Boone told Joe Giglio of NJ Advance Media. “Everyone’s path is different. Even […]

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Cespedes Goes Deep Twice As Mets Beat Giants 9-5

An article by posted on August 20, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Goes Deep Twice As Mets Beat Giants 9-5

The New York Mets snapped their three game losing streak and defeated the San Francisco Giants by a score of 9-5 this evening at AT&T Park. Pitching The veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and gave them a steady performance, holding the Giants to just a pair of runs while scattering nine hits […]

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Struggling Jay Bruce Will Get the Game Off on Saturday

An article by posted on August 20, 2016 0 Comments
Struggling Jay Bruce Will Get the Game Off on Saturday

After an 8-1 blowout loss to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, manager Terry Collins said he plans to give his struggling slugger Jay Bruce the game off on Saturday. “He’s really pressing,” Collins told reporters. “He wants so much to help this team because he’s a star and it’s really getting to him.” Even […]

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Mets Activate Justin Ruggiano, Option Gabriel Ynoa

An article by posted on August 18, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Activate Justin Ruggiano, Option Gabriel Ynoa

Prior to tonight’s game, the Mets activated outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the 15-Day Disabled List. Ruggiano will wear #1 and will be available tonight. To make room for Ruggiano on the active roster, the Mets optioned Gabriel Ynoa to Las Vegas. Ruggiano, 34, was signed by the Mets on July 30 and was 1-6 (.167) in […]

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DeGrom Has A 1.92 ERA In His Nine No-Decisions This Season

An article by posted on August 14, 2016 0 Comments
DeGrom Has A 1.92 ERA In His Nine No-Decisions This Season

Jacob deGrom may not have earned the win in the Mets’ 3-2 walk-off victory over the Padres on Saturday night, but it was his performance that stood out as a key factor in stopping the team’s four game losing streak. The team’s undisputed ace tossed 7.0 innings and allowed one run in a no-decision, striking […]

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Teams Are Running Rampant On Mets

An article by posted on August 12, 2016 0 Comments
Teams Are Running Rampant On Mets

The Arizona Diamondbacks, one of the worst teams in the National League, came into Citi Field with a game plan to beat the New York Mets, run like hell. With four more stolen bases in Thursday’s 9-0 win over the Mets to complete the sweep, the D’Backs finished with 13 steals in the series. The 13 […]

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What Are Words For, When No One Listens Anymore?

An article by posted on August 11, 2016 0 Comments
What Are Words For, When No One Listens Anymore?

My lips are moving and the sound’s coming out. The words are audible but I have my doubts That you realize what has been said. You look at me as if you’re in a daze. It’s like the feeling at the end of the page When you realize you don’t know what you just read. […]

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Alderson Plans To Discuss Extension With Red-Hot Neil Walker

An article by posted on August 10, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson Plans To Discuss Extension With Red-Hot Neil Walker

It’s starting to feel like a broken record, but Mets second baseman Neil Walker did it again, blasting a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Mets a lead. And unsurprisingly, the Mets still lost the game. Overall it was Walker’s 20th home run of the season, but it was the seventh […]

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Are The Mets A Playoff Team?

An article by posted on August 6, 2016 0 Comments
Are The Mets A Playoff Team?

Devin asks… How can anyone believe this Mets team is going to the playoffs? Last night, the baseball gods dealt the Mets some more bad news. Not only did they lose, but with the National winning again the Mets are now 9 games out of first place. Worse yet, the Dodgers, Cardinals, Marlins and Pirates […]

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