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 Option Rafael Montero to Las Vegas, Activate Jacob deGrom

An article by posted on April 23, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Option Rafael Montero to Las Vegas, Activate Jacob deGrom

After the New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves by a score of 6-3 on Friday night, they optioned right-hander Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a spot on the roster for Jacob deGrom. Montero, 25, appeared in just two games but got hit pretty hard, allowing three runs on five hits and a […]

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Terry Collins and His “Must Win” Edict Sparked Mets Resurgence

An article by posted on April 22, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins and His “Must Win” Edict Sparked Mets Resurgence

Just a quick word… As we begin the final leg of our nine game road trip with a weekend set in Atlanta, there’s something I’ve been waning to get off my chest. I have to tip my cap to Terry Collins and his all-out, must-win strategy to close out the last homestand on a winning note. While bringing a […]

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Spectacular Lagares Leaping Catch Denies Franco Three-Run Homer

An article by posted on April 20, 2016 0 Comments
Spectacular Lagares Leaping Catch Denies Franco Three-Run Homer

If you needed any further evidence that the 2014 Gold Glove version of Juan Lagares was alive and well, last night’s home run-robbing catch against the Phillies may provide all the proof you’ll need. Lagares showed his vintage defensive form, leaping to snare a long drive by Maikel Franco and robbing him of a three-run […]

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Harvey Was Cruising, Then It All Fell Apart

An article by posted on April 16, 2016 0 Comments
Harvey Was Cruising, Then It All Fell Apart

Tough loss on Saturday. I say that because when the Mets hit three home runs, score five runs, and Matt Harvey is on the mound I expect the team to win. Especially when Harvey retired the first 13 Cleveland batters he faced. Unfortunately for the Mets they took a hard luck 7-5 loss to drop […]

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Jacob deGrom Placed On Family Medical Emergency List

An article by posted on April 16, 2016 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Placed On Family Medical Emergency List

Jacob deGrom has been placed on family medical emergency list related to an issue with his newborn son Jaxon, the team announced. According to Terry Collins, “there were complications” with the baby. He did not say if it was life-threatening, but added: “We are all praying and pulling for him.” The Mets right-hander could remain […]

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Maximus Cespedes Gives Everyone A Scare

An article by posted on April 13, 2016 0 Comments
Maximus Cespedes Gives Everyone A Scare

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes gave everybody a scare in today’s Mets 2-1 victory over the Marlins. In the eighth inning, Ichiro Suzuki sliced a pitch from reliever Jerry Blevins toward the seats in foul territory. Cespedes was off and running and when he reached the wall he dived into the seats to try and make the […]

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With Edgin Nearing Return and Henderson Thriving, Is Robles On The Bubble?

An article by posted on April 11, 2016 0 Comments
With Edgin Nearing Return and Henderson Thriving, Is Robles On The Bubble?

In case you missed it in our minor league recap, lefty reliever Josh Edgin started the game for the St. Lucie Mets on Sunday as he began his rehab assignment. Edgin allowed one run on a walk, single and sac fly before departing the game after 27 pitches thrown. He struck out one and registered […]

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Do The Mets Have All The Pieces To Win It All?

An article by posted on April 9, 2016 0 Comments
Do The Mets Have All The Pieces To Win It All?

Before the season started I asked some of my co-writers to give me their thoughts on the team. Mostly, I wanted to know how they viewed the offseason and if we have all the pieces to win win the NL East and hopefully bring home a World Series title. Here’s what they had to say… Tommy […]

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When Lagares Plays, Granderson Should Sit Not Conforto

An article by posted on April 9, 2016 0 Comments
When Lagares Plays, Granderson Should Sit Not Conforto

I was afraid this was going to be the case as I wrote right after the New York Mets signed Yoenis Cespedes to that three year deal with the opt-out. “Not only does the signing squash literally any substantial playing time for Alejandro De Aza, it may have just placed him squarely on the trading […]

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MMO Roundtable: Which Mets Starting Pitcher Will Have The Best Season?

An article by posted on April 8, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Which Mets Starting Pitcher Will Have The Best Season?

Which Mets starting pitcher will have the best season this year? Mets Daddy – Going into this season, I was expecting Matt Harvey to have the best season of any pitcher, in part, due to the return of his slider. It’s funny how that one Noah Syndergaard start made me at least question my decision. […]

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The Boys Are Back In Town!

An article by posted on April 8, 2016 0 Comments
The Boys Are Back In Town!

Strike up the band, the New York Mets are at Citi Field today at 1:10 PM for their home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies! The Mets are 34-20 (.630) in Home Openers, including 4-3 at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom is still slated to start the Mets, but if he gets a call from his wife […]

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