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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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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It’s Official: Mets Have Signed Free Agent Jose Reyes

An article by posted on June 25, 2016 0 Comments
It’s Official: Mets Have Signed Free Agent Jose Reyes

UPDATE: IT’S OFFICIAL! Statement from Jose Reyes: As I have expressed in the past, I deeply regret the incident that occurred and remain remorseful and apologetic to my family. I have completed the counseling required by MLB, have been an ongoing therapy, and will continue with counseling going forward.  I appreciate the Mets organization for believing […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Says Ankle Is Fine After A Brief Scare

An article by posted on June 25, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Says Ankle Is Fine After A Brief Scare

Jason Getz, USA Today Sports Images New York Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes gave everyone a scare during Friday night’s 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves. After a leadoff single in the seventh, Cespedes was picked off first base and twisted his ankle trying to get back to the bag. Cespedes remained huddled on the ground […]

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Conforto Throws Out Bonifacio At The Plate

An article by posted on June 24, 2016 0 Comments
Conforto Throws Out Bonifacio At The Plate

One of the defensive highlights in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves, came in the bottom of the seventh inning when the Mets were trying to preserve their 3-2 lead at the time. With the tying and winning runs on second and third, Ender Inciarte lifted a deep flyball to left field. Michael Conforto […]

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Syndergaard Will Start Monday Against Nationals In DC

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard Will Start Monday Against Nationals In DC

Right-hander Noah Syndergaard will make his next start on Monday when the Mets begin a three game series against the Washington Nationals, assistant GM John Ricco told reporters in Atlanta today. Syndergaard left Wednesday’s game early with elbow discomfort and was seen by team orthopedist Dr. David Altchek. An MRI was conducted and showed that Syndergaard […]

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Out Of Left Field Matt Reynolds Rises To The Occasion

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Out Of Left Field Matt Reynolds Rises To The Occasion

I love a good underdog story and on Wednesday afternoon, utility infielder Matt Reynolds rose to the occasion and hit the home run that proved to be the game winner in the Mets’ 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field. It was his first major league home run. “That was probably one […]

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Cespedes Likely To Miss Two Games With Sprained Wrist

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Likely To Miss Two Games With Sprained Wrist

Yoenis Cespedes was diagnosed with a mild sprain of his left wrist after meeting with team orthopedist Dr. Altchek. Cespedes received a cortisone injection that is expected to sideline him for at least the first two games of Braves series which begins tonight in Atlanta. Manager Terry Collins shared his concern with reporters on Wednesday. “If you remember […]

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