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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Cespedes Blasts 466 Foot Bomb Into Citi’s Upper Deck

An article by posted on July 1, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Blasts 466 Foot Bomb Into Citi’s Upper Deck

“He made a meal out of it!” That famous quote from the classic baseball film “The Natural” was the first thing that came to mind when I watched Yoenis Cespedes crush a solo homer into the third deck of the stands at Citi Field during Thursday’s 4-3 win against the Chicago Cubs. Ironically, Cespedes declined […]

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Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

The Miami Marlins are close to acquiring right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney from the San Diego Padres, according to Keith Law of ESPN.com. The Marlins will be sending a A-ball pitching prospect Chris Paddack to the Padres. The second place Marlins were rumored to be shopping for a closer or setup type reliever in recent weeks, and had […]

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Mets Need To Be Bold Again And Sign Yulieski Gourriel

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Need To Be Bold Again And Sign Yulieski Gourriel

The New York Mets are still evaluating free-agent third baseman Yulieski Gourriel, general manager Sandy Alderson said during a press conference on Wednesday. One of the factors that gives Alderson pause is that Gourriel would need around a month in the minors before he would be ready to contribute at the big league level. As […]

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Ready Or Not, Here Come The Cubs

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
Ready Or Not, Here Come The Cubs

After getting their brains bashed in by Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals, the New York Mets get no time off to mope around and lick their wounds. They took quite a shellacking in DC, getting outscored 20-6, but now they must brace themselves for a grudge match at Citi Field with the best team […]

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MMO Comment Guidelines 2.0

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Comment Guidelines 2.0

With the advent of User Blocking on our Disqus commenting platform, we have updated our MMO Comment Guidelines to reflect this new dynamic while also reviewing and renewing some of our previous dos and don’ts. Our goal at MMO is to raise the level of discourse in the comment threads by eliminating inappropriate language and […]

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5 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on June 28, 2016 0 Comments
5 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters today at Nationals Park in DC and addressed some of the issues making headlines over the last 24 hours. 1. Left-hander Steven Matz does have a bone spur in his pitching elbow, but he will attempt to pitch through it. Alderson said the bone spur will not […]

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Yulieski Gourriel Holds Private Workout For Mets

An article by posted on June 27, 2016 0 Comments
Yulieski Gourriel Holds Private Workout For Mets

Cuban free agent Yulieski Gourriel held a private workout with the Mets on Monday at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, after which he posted photos of himself in Mets attire via Instagram. Last week, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that the team would hold a private workout for Gourriel. “We’re going to […]

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Antonio Bastardo: No Relief In Sight

An article by posted on June 27, 2016 0 Comments
Antonio Bastardo: No Relief In Sight

I gotta tell ya, it’s pretty difficult to tackle this next subject because the Mets bullpen ranks No. 1 in the National League with a 3.01 ERA this season. The Mets bullpen also has a solid .223 Batting Average Against and own the best Save Percentage in the majors at 81.02. In my opinion, Save […]

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I’ll Be Rooting Hard For Michael Conforto

An article by posted on June 26, 2016 0 Comments
I’ll Be Rooting Hard For Michael Conforto

As you know by now, the New York Mets demoted struggling outfielder Michael Conforto to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, and promoted outfielder Brandon Nimmo to the big league team. After rocketing through the system last year and breaking out with 12 doubles, nine home runs and a 132 OPS+ in 56 games, things deteriorated […]

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The Good, The Bad And De Aza

An article by posted on June 26, 2016 0 Comments
The Good, The Bad And De Aza

What a great night for the New York Mets who outlasted the Atlanta Braves in a thrilling 1-0 extra-innings win. The game itself was a classic pitching duel between two great young starters in Jacob deGrom and Julio Teheran. And it was former Brave Kelly Johnson who would provide the big hit – a clutch […]

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