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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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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While Mets Offense Flat-Lines, Front Office Sits On Their Hands

An article by posted on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
While Mets Offense Flat-Lines, Front Office Sits On Their Hands

“Develop the pitching, buy the bats.” That was a recurring theme during what has been a five year rebuild. It was drilled into our heads. And yet here we are, with a pitching rotation and bullpen packed with some of the most elite arms in the league, and the offense is sputtering. The team is […]

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Dodgers Looking To Move Infielder For Starting Pitcher

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Dodgers Looking To Move Infielder For Starting Pitcher

According to beat reporter Mark Saxon of ESPN LA, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the market for a starting pitcher now that Hyun-jin Ryu is contemplating shoulder surgery and after already losing Brandon McCarthy for the season. Saxon believes they’d be willing to move Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero, given their excess of third baseman. The 28 year old […]

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Daniel Murphy: The Agony and the Ecstasy

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy: The Agony and the Ecstasy

It was a night of give and take for second baseman Daniel Murphy on Tuesday night. The Mets lost to the Cardinals by a score of 10-2 and Murphy played a big part on both sides of the scoring. Murphy, who is a free agent at the end of this season, accounted for both Mets […]

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Collins Responds To Calls To Fire Him

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Responds To Calls To Fire Him

I was a little dumbfounded when I logged on to see what was churning on Mets Twitter Tuesday morning and was smacked in the face by an article by Joel Sherman practically daring the front office to fire Terry Collins and another post by MetsBlog saying the Terry Watch was back on. I was like […]

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Nats Pull Into First-Place Tie With Mets, Sandy Says No Trades Coming

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Nats Pull Into First-Place Tie With Mets, Sandy Says No Trades Coming

In stunning fashion, the Washington Nationals came from behind to beat the New York Yankees 8-6 on a two-run walk-off homer by first baseman Ryan Zimmerman in the 10th inning. Zimmerman hit his shot off of Yankees closer Andrew Miller, who had not allowed a run all season. The win lifted the hard-charging Nationals to […]

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D’Arnaud Progressing Well, Could Be Activated For Pirates Series

An article by posted on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Progressing Well, Could Be Activated For Pirates Series

The news is good on Travis d’Arnaud who has already been cleared to swing a bat and took some dry swings on Monday and will now ramp things up from there. “Tomorrow, he’ll probably do some more dry work, then some tee work, if everything is OK there, he’ll do some soft tosses so he can […]

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Takeaways From Mets First Walk-off Win

An article by posted on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
Takeaways From Mets First Walk-off Win

Last night, I thought the Mets were on the verge of snatching another loss from the jaws of victory. For the second straight start we saw Matt Harvey leave the game with a 1-0 lead, only to be rewarded with a no-decision. The only comfort on Monday night was that at least the Mets walked […]

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Here Comes The Grandy Man!

An article by posted on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
Here Comes The Grandy Man!

Don’t look now ladies and gentleman, but Curtis Granderson is on a major tear, and better than that, he’s in the midst of a desperately needed power surge. I’m shocked at how widely ignored Granderson’s recent play is in the Mets universe, but maybe this post will spur others on. Granderson hit his second leadoff […]

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GM Dan Jennings To Be Named Marlins Manager

An article by posted on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
GM Dan Jennings To Be Named Marlins Manager

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and beat reporter Joe Frisaro of MLB.com are reporting that the Miami Marlins will name current general manager, Dan Jennings, as the team’s new manager to replace Mike Redmond. The announcement will be made official during a press conference scheduled for 11AM this morning. The move comes as a shock […]

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