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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MMO Game Recap: Rockies 10, Mets 3

An article by posted on May 3, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Rockies 10, Mets 3

For the second straight game, the New York Mets were pummeled by the hot-hitting Colorado Rockies who beat them 10-3 on Friday night at Coors Field. Zack Wheeler had a brutal evening, allowing a career worst seven runs, six earned, on seven hits and two walks with just one strikeout in four innings of work. The […]

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Eric Young Jr. Takes the High Road

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Takes the High Road

With Juan Lagares batting leadoff and playing in center field for a second straight game on Friday night against the Rockies, Eric Young Jr. finds himself on the bench again. “He brought us all in yesterday and said he’s going to do a rotation — some days some guys will be in there, some days […]

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Lagares Rips Two Doubles In His Return

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares Rips Two Doubles In His Return

Juan Lagares returned to the Mets lineup on Thursday night after a stint on the 15 day disabled list, and didn’t skip a beat. While batting leadoff, Lagares connected for two doubles and drove in the first Mets run of the game, while displaying his customary spectacular defense in center field. Lagares lifted his batting […]

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Eric Young Jr. Likely Heading to the Bench

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Likely Heading to the Bench

May 2 Before last night’s loss to the Rockies, Terry Collins addressed reporters and did a little backpedaling regarding his proposed four man outfield rotation. “I don’t mind it for awhile,” Collins said. “I think in the long run, you’ve got to have three guys you’re going to run out there. To pick and choose […]

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Mets Manager Says He Misses LaTroy Hawkins In That Clubhouse

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Manager Says He Misses LaTroy Hawkins In That Clubhouse

There are quite a few posts out there this morning gravitating around LaTroy Hawkins and the Mets decision not to re-sign him. Andy Martino of the Daily News however, takes the most pointed approach. Hawkins, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Rockies, is second in the league with nine saves and has a […]

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Mets Viewership Ratings Down Despite Uptick In Ticket Sales

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Viewership Ratings Down Despite Uptick In Ticket Sales

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that Mets ticket sales are up slightly, but that in somewhat contradictory fashion, their TV ratings are down, despite a surprising 15-11 start. Sandomir says that after two collapses followed by five straight losing seasons there is so much apathy within the fan base that many of those […]

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Niese Is A Solid Choice For Mets MVP In April

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Is A Solid Choice For Mets MVP In April

It was nice to see Jon Niese get some recognition in the New York Post today, who named him the Mets MVP for the month of April. His only competition as I saw it was Dillon Gee who also turned in a superb first month of the season. Mike Puma writes: In each of his five […]

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Alderson Talks About Increasing Payroll, Trading From Depth, 90 Wins

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Talks About Increasing Payroll, Trading From Depth, 90 Wins

Speaking to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated his 90 win goal for the Mets this season and also said he is authorized to increase payroll if he needs to. “We challenged ourselves to think realistically about what each player could do,” Alderson said by phone on Wednesday. “It’s […]

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Campbell Could Push His Way Onto Mets Bench

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Campbell Could Push His Way Onto Mets Bench

Eric Campbell continues to build a strong case for a spot on the Mets bench, especially in light of the continued struggles of first baseman Josh Satin who is batting .158 in limited play and spot starts. Campbell, who was named the Pacific Coast League player of the week on Tuesday, is tearing it up […]

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Syndergaard Throws Seven Strong Innings

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Throws Seven Strong Innings

Noah Syndergaard delivered his most dominant performance of the season on Wednesday night as Las Vegas defeated Reno by the score of 6-1. Syndergaard threw 96 pitches over seven innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven – a new season-high. Three of his seven strikeouts came in his […]

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