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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This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

After 8,019 regular season games spanning over 50 years, Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter. An 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on this date in 2012 in front of a scant crowd of 27,069 in Flushing. World Series MVP David Freese came to the plate with two outs and the count ran to 3-2 before Santana […]

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Ruben Tejada: Maybe We Were All Wrong?

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada: Maybe We Were All Wrong?

Don’t look now because I’m afraid we might jinx it, but what the hell, here comes Ruben Tejada. Yes that Ruben Tejada. The same kid who had been much maligned and dragged through the mud by even his own manager and general manager for most of 2013. The same kid who has been painted as […]

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Montero Optioned To Vegas To Make Room For Carlyle

An article by posted on May 31, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Optioned To Vegas To Make Room For Carlyle

1:30 PM As expected, the Mets have demoted rookie right-hander Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for reliever Buddy Carlyle who was promoted after last night’s game. Montero lasted just 3.2 innings in Friday’s 14-inning loss to the Phillies. Mets asst GM John Ricco said Montero’s demotion was solely out of necessity because the […]

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Chris Young’s Costly Flub Snaps Mets 3-Game Win Streak

An article by posted on May 31, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young’s Costly Flub Snaps Mets 3-Game Win Streak

May 31 Credit outfielder Chris Young for manning up and owning his mistake after he dropped a routine flyball in right that cost the Mets the game. “It was just a ‘flub up,’” Young said. “I was talking to a couple of my teammates inside. It was like I’m looking dead at it, the ball’s […]

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MMO Game Recap: Phillies 6, Mets 5 (14 Innings)

An article by posted on May 31, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Phillies 6, Mets 5 (14 Innings)

The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 6-5 in a 14 inning marathon at Citizens Bank Park. The winning run was unearned and the result of Marlon Byrd hitting a routine fly ball to right field which was dropped by Chris Young to open the floodgates.. With the bases […]

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Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

May 30 Jenrry Mejia struck out the side to earn his fifth save last night and is five-for-five in save chances since being moved to the bullpen on May 12. Mejia has excelled in his new late inning role, sporting a 9.44 strikeout rate and being unscored upon in nine relief appearances spanning 10.1 innings. The pen in general […]

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MLB Scout: Put d’Arnaud in the Overhyped Category

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Scout: Put d’Arnaud in the Overhyped Category

Travis d’Arnaud returned to the lineup on Thursday night after a nearly two week absence due to concussion like symptoms after being struck on the helmet by a backswing off the bat of Alfonso Soriano. D’Arnaud, now 25, went 0-for-4 and grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in a continuation of the hitting […]

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Wheeler’s Improved Command Was On Full Display

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Improved Command Was On Full Display

Zack Wheeler pitched what may have been his best start of the season in Thursday night’s 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The young righty brought his A-game to Citizens Bank Park, using every pitch in his arsenal to stifle the Phillies offense and pick up only his second win of the season while improving […]

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Talking About the PTBNL and the Draft with Rob Brender and John Dreker

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Talking About the PTBNL and the Draft with Rob Brender and John Dreker

Could JaCoby Jones find himself on the Mets soon? I had a chance to speak with the always insightful John Dreker who helps run the great site Pirates Prospects. He has scouted, analyzed and interviewed many of the prospects in the Pirates system over the last five years and has a great wealth of knowledge […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 0

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 0

The Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 5-0 in a Wednesday matinee at Citi Field to take the series two games to three. Bartolo Colon got the starting nod and twirled a gem for the Mets, tossing 7.1 scoreless innings and limiting the Bucs to just five hits and a walk while […]

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