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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Game Recap: Marlins 8, Mets 7

An article by posted on March 7, 2015 0 Comments
Game Recap: Marlins 8, Mets 7

In today’s other split squad game, the Mets traveled to Jupiter and lost to the Miami Marlins by a score of 8-7. Things were looking good early as top prospect Steven Matz got the start and looked great, tossing two hitless innings. The Long Island lefty allowed only one baserunner, leadoff batter Dee Gordon, who […]

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Kevin Long’s Job Is To Keep Granderson From Becoming Jason Bay

An article by posted on March 7, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long’s Job Is To Keep Granderson From Becoming Jason Bay

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post says that the main reason the Mets brought in new hitting coach Kevin Long is because they are betting he can get Curtis Granderson to be the explosive hitter he once was with the Yankees during the 2011 and 2012 seasons when he crushed 84 home runs, drove […]

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Split Squad Game Thread: Mets at Marlins, Mets vs Braves

An article by posted on March 7, 2015 0 Comments
Split Squad Game Thread: Mets at Marlins, Mets vs Braves

The Mets will play a pair of split squad games this afternoon. RHP Jacob deGrom makes his spring debut and starts opposite Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz at 1:10 p.m. at Tradition Field. Meanwhile in Jupiter, LHP Steven Matz goes up against against Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez at 1:05 p.m. Mets vs Marlins Juan […]

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Keith Hernandez Discusses All Things Mets

An article by posted on March 7, 2015 0 Comments
Keith Hernandez Discusses All Things Mets

Keith Hernandez circumvented the boycott and was on WFAN on Friday with Joe & Evan. Here is summary of what Keith had to say courtesy of a member of the MMO community, Mr. North Jersey. What To Do With Gee Keith thinks Dillon Gee has the temperament to make the transition to the bullpen and […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Tigers 4, Reynolds Raps Walkoff HR

An article by posted on March 6, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Tigers 4, Reynolds Raps Walkoff HR

The New York Mets beat the Detroit Tigers by a score of 5-4 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie courtesy of a walk-off home run by shortstop Matt Reynolds.. Today was all about Matt Harvey Day and the Mets righthander was nothing short of brilliant as he tossed two perfect innings against the Tigers […]

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Murphy Leaves Game With Contusion On Hand

An article by posted on March 6, 2015 0 Comments
Murphy Leaves Game With Contusion On Hand

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy left today’s game in the second inning after he was struck in the top of the right hand on a pitch from Detroit Tigers ace David Price. The Mets later announced Murphy had suffered a contusion, and that he’s leaving to get precautionary X-Rays on his hand. Murphy says it […]

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In A Word, Harvey Was Untouchable

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In A Word, Harvey Was Untouchable

Here’s a summary and some thoughts on Matt Harvey who made his spring debut against the Detroit Tigers this afternoon at Tradition Field. Harvey was in command right from the start. Leadoff batter Anthony Gose was easy pickings and after Harvey hung a 12-6 curveball for strike two, he followed that up with a 98 […]

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Harvey Day Game Thread: Tigers vs Mets, 1:05 PM

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Harvey Day Game Thread: Tigers vs Mets, 1:05 PM

While all of us keep looking up at the clock, waiting in excited anticipation for it to read one o’clock so we can tune into SNY to watch Matt Harvey climb on that mound and fire a four-seamer to Travis d’Arnaud at home plate, manager Terry Collins is keeping his fingers crossed and hoping his […]

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DeGrom To Unleash A Curve In 2015… Boom!

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DeGrom To Unleash A Curve In 2015… Boom!

According to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, reigning rookie of the year Jacob deGrom is trying to make himself an even better pitcher by developing a curveball this spring. “This spring is so different,” deGrom told Kernan. “I can really come in here and work on things. Last year when I was over […]

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The Nationals Ran On Lagares’ Elbow

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The Nationals Ran On Lagares’ Elbow

Here’s something to keep an eye on over the next few weeks. I picked this up on Mets.com from Anthony DiComo and thought it was worth sharing. As most of you diehards know, in 2013, center fielder Juan Lagares set a Mets rookie record with 15 outfield assists. The following season that number fell to six, largely […]

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