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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MMO Honors Our Veterans On This Memorial Day

An article by posted on May 25, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Honors Our Veterans  On This Memorial Day

Once again it falls upon all Americans to take a pause from the daily grind in remembrance of all the brave men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives for our country. We at Metsmerized Online honor their bravery on this Memorial Day. We also honor all the men and women of […]

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Why Do Mets Have Such An Inordinate Amount Of Injuries?

An article by posted on May 25, 2015 0 Comments
Why Do Mets Have Such An Inordinate Amount Of Injuries?

The following is a conversation between Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez that I transcribed from Sunday’s Mets vs Pirates broadcast. The two of them spent about 15 minutes discussing why Mets players suffer so many injuries to their muscles, joints and ligaments. Gary: For all that this Mets organization has done to minimize injuries, including […]

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Mets Not In On Casey McGehee

An article by posted on May 24, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not In On Casey McGehee

11:00 PM Update: Team source tells Adam Rubin that Mets have no interest in McGehee. Sorry, Garry, but it’s probably for the best… 3:00 PM Original Post Third baseman Casey McGehee was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins this past offseason to replace […]

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Mets Recall Danny Muno, Option Johnny Monell

An article by posted on May 24, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Recall Danny Muno, Option Johnny Monell

The Mets announced they have called up infielder Daniel Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas. This will be the second time around for Muno, who had one hit in six plate appearances for the Mets earlier this season. He was hitting .280 with one home run and 12 RBI in 100 at-bats for Las Vegas on the year. […]

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Frustrated Gee Says Mets Have Him “Wasting Bullets”

An article by posted on May 24, 2015 0 Comments
Frustrated Gee Says Mets Have Him “Wasting Bullets”

After learning that he will make one more minor-league rehab start with Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday, an exasperated and frustrated Dillon Gee told reporters that the Mets have him “wasting bullets.” Initially expected to rejoin the rotation this week, and after tossing 6.1 scoreless innings for St. Lucie on Thursday, the Mets unexpectedly squashed that […]

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Collins Attributes Harvey’s Career-Worst Outing To Pitching On Regular Rest

An article by posted on May 24, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Attributes Harvey’s Career-Worst Outing To Pitching On Regular Rest

After Matt Harvey endured the worst start of his major league career on Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that “pitching on regular rest played a role” in what transpired. Harvey, who made it known before the game he unhappy about the six-man rotation, gave up six hits including two homers, two walks and seven runs in […]

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Mets Dealt A Serious Blow As Wright Is Diagnosed With Spinal Stenosis

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Dealt A Serious Blow As Wright Is Diagnosed With Spinal Stenosis

Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters on Saturday that David Wright has suffered another setback and has been shutdown for the second time in 15 days due to a serious back issue. Wright has been diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis – a narrowing of the spinal column. “He’s still experiencing some lower-back tightness,” Ricco said. “It’s […]

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Mets Trying To Trade Nieuwenhuis

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Trying To Trade Nieuwenhuis

Assistant general manager John Ricco said the New York Mets “are doing their due diligence” to see if a trade option exists before trying to pass outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis through waivers. (Adam Rubin, ESPN New York) Nieuwenhuis, 27, was batting .079 (3 for 38) with a .257 OPS this season before he was designated for assignment on Tuesday. […]

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Noah Syndergaard Will Remain In The Rotation

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Will Remain In The Rotation

Speaking to reporters after Friday night’s 4-1 loss to the Pirates, manager Terry Collins emphatically said that Noah Syndergaard will remain in the rotation. “I like him a lot… Right now, he’s not going anywhere,” Collins said. “He’ll go back out there in five days, and we will see how he does.” Syndergaard pitched solidly […]

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DeGrom Dazzles Despite Dealing With Shoulder and Hip Issues

An article by posted on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom Dazzles Despite Dealing With Shoulder and Hip Issues

What an incredible start by Jacob deGrom on Thursday, as he tossed eight shutout innings against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 5-0 victory for the Mets. DeGrom struck out 11 batters and did not allow a base runner after Matt Carpenter singled in the first inning, retiring the next 23 batters in a row. […]

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