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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Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz Remain Out Of Rotation, Returns Still Uncertain

An article by posted on September 8, 2016 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz Remain Out Of Rotation, Returns Still Uncertain

According to beat reporter Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, there are still no planned dates for the returns of RHP Jacob deGrom (forearm) or LHP Steven Matz (shoulder) to return to the starting rotation. DeGrom, 28, is expected to miss another start Terry Collins said on Sunday, so he’ll continue to rest his strained […]

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Marlins Activate Giancarlo Stanton From DL

An article by posted on September 6, 2016 0 Comments
Marlins Activate Giancarlo Stanton From DL

Giancarlo Stanton took batting practice with his team this evening. The Wild Card race in the National League may have just gotten a little more interesting. MLB Network just reported that the Miami Marlins, in a stunning move, have officially activated Giancarlo Stanton from the disabled list- yes, the same Giancarlo Stanton that many reports said […]

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Bartolo Colon: A Hunk Of Burning Love

An article by posted on September 6, 2016 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon: A Hunk Of Burning Love

Every great baseball season is sprinkled with so many profound and uplifting stories, some that even transcend the game itself. Stories within a story that sometimes gets lost amidst all the balls and strikes, safe and out calls, wins and losses. I love the stories of the late bloomers who come out of nowhere to […]

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The 2016 Ya Gotta Believe Mets!

An article by posted on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
The 2016 Ya Gotta Believe Mets!

“This team continues to be resilient in the face of injuries and adversity and I think that speaks volumes about their character. This season hasn’t played out quite the way I envisioned it, but here they are only 3.5 games out with a healthier team, a revitalized offense, three young power pitchers in the rotation, and […]

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An Electifying Jose Reyes Proving All His Detractors Wrong

An article by posted on August 30, 2016 0 Comments
An Electifying Jose Reyes Proving All His Detractors Wrong

Last week, I wrote about the three keys to the Mets staking a claim to a playoff spot; continued excellence from the rotation and bullpen, a healthy Yoenis Cespedes and the difference-maker Jose Reyes. I wrote: “The addition of Jose Reyes has given the team the speed and prototypical leadoff hitter they’ve lacked all year long and […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Leaves Game With Sore Knee

An article by posted on August 28, 2016 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Leaves Game With Sore Knee

Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday’s game against the Phillies in the first inning with what the team is calling a sore left knee. Cabrera had an issue with the same knee last month and missed three weeks with a strained patellar tendon. Cabrera was injured when he collided with Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph after bunting for […]

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Amazin’ Finishes: Wild Card Well Within Mets’ Grasp

An article by posted on August 26, 2016 0 Comments
Amazin’ Finishes: Wild Card Well Within Mets’ Grasp

Last night felt so good in a month full of not so good moments for the Mets. It was so satisfying to see them jump out in front and take command of the game en route to a much needed series win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Can you imagine what the alternative could have […]

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Mets Recall Sean Gilmartin, Option Erik Goeddel To Las Vegas

An article by posted on August 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Recall Sean Gilmartin, Option Erik Goeddel To Las Vegas

The New York Mets announced that they have recalled LH reliever Sean Gilmartin after Wednesday night’s 8-1 loss to the Cardinals, and optioned RH reliever Erik Goeddel back to Triple-A Las Vegas. Goeddel, 27, had just been activated before tonight’s game after the Mets placed Jon Niese was placed on the DL. But his stay was short-lived […]

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Cespedes Insists He Won’t Opt Out, But Mets Shouldn’t Bank On That

An article by posted on August 24, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Insists He Won’t Opt Out, But Mets Shouldn’t Bank On That

According to Matt Ehalt of the the Bergen Record, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes plans to honor his three-year deal with the Mets without opting out after the 2016 season. “I have it in my mind to stay three years,” Cespedes said through a translator.  Asked directly by Ehalt if he intends to complete his three-year deal […]

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Terry Collins Knows Michael Conforto Is Raking

An article by posted on August 22, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Knows Michael Conforto Is Raking

Former Yankee and current ESPN analyst Aaron Boone is very high on Mets outfielder Michael Conforto who was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas two weeks ago for the second time this season. “I still think he’s going to be a good hitter,” Boone told Joe Giglio of NJ Advance Media. “Everyone’s path is different. Even […]

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