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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The Trouble With Terry Collins

An article by posted on June 7, 2015 0 Comments
The Trouble With Terry Collins

As you undoubtedly know by now, manager Terry Collins decided on Friday to kill the six-man rotation he had been lobbying and trying to justify for the greater part of the last two weeks. In an amazing and bizarre twist, Collins completely caved in and told reporters he was nixing the plan because it had […]

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Mets “Really” Ramping Up Efforts To Trade Gee or Niese

An article by posted on June 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mets “Really” Ramping Up Efforts To Trade Gee or Niese

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese are very much still available as the Mets would like to make room for top pitching prospect Steven Matz in their six-man rotation. “Word around league is Mets really ramping up effort to try and trade not just Dillon Gee, but Jon Niese as […]

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D’Arnaud and Herrera Combine For Five Hits, Two RBI For St. Lucie

An article by posted on June 5, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud and Herrera Combine For Five Hits, Two RBI For St. Lucie

The good news keeps coming for Travis d’Arnaud and Dilson Herrera who are both making excellent progress while on rehab assignments with Advanced-A St. Lucie. D’Arnaud served as the designated hitter Friday night for the St. Lucie Mets and went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. He was pinch hit for in the ninth. Meanwhile, Dilson played […]

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The Mets Are A Dangerous Team

An article by posted on June 3, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets Are A Dangerous Team

Buster Olney of ESPN says that based upon what he’s seen, the Mets would be “absolutely dangerous” if they were to somehow get into the playoffs. He specifically pointed out the Mets top young arms Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard and their high strikeout rates. “Think about it. Would any team want to […]

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Six-Man Rotation: Syndergaard Gets A Week To Stew Until Next Start

An article by posted on June 3, 2015 0 Comments
Six-Man Rotation: Syndergaard Gets A Week To Stew Until Next Start

With right-hander Dillon Gee back from the DL and slated to start tonight against the Padres in San Diego, the much debated six-man rotation goes into effect for the New York Mets. It’s all about protecting the young arms of Jacob deGrom,  Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey. They are the primary reason for the six-man rotation. “We have to watch the […]

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Mets Six-Man Rotation Begins In San Diego

An article by posted on June 1, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Six-Man Rotation Begins In San Diego

When right-hander Dillon Gee rejoins the rotation on Wednesday against the Padres in San Diego, the much debated six-man rotation goes from all talk to all business for the New York Mets. The Mets will have Jacob deGrom pitching in the series opener on Monday against the Padres, with Noah Syndergaard going on Tuesday, Gee […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Marlins 3

An article by posted on May 31, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Marlins 3

The New York Mets avoided a sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins on Sunday, edging them out by a final score of 4-3. Pitching Bartolo Colon got the start and delivered a solid performance, holding the Marlins to three runs over seven innings of work. The one mistake was a pitch he left […]

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A Struggling Jon Niese Could Open Door For Top Prospect Steven Matz

An article by posted on May 30, 2015 0 Comments
A Struggling Jon Niese Could Open Door For Top Prospect Steven Matz

After Saturday’s 9-5 loss to the Miami Marlins, manager Terry Collins told reporters that he’s concerned with what he’s been seeing from lefthander Jon Niese. “I’m concerned because I have yet to see him in my time here ever pitch where he makes the number of mistakes he’s made.” Collins is worried about Niese’s lack of […]

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Harvey Frustrated After Second Consecutive Loss

An article by posted on May 30, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Frustrated After Second Consecutive Loss

Last night on Twitter one of my followers asked why we get so ramped up for Harvey Day when it so often results in a loss. I had to think about that one for a second, but thinking back to a few times this season and at least 7-8  times in 2013, he may be […]

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Lucas Duda Made Right Call Turning Down Mets Three-Year Extension

An article by posted on May 30, 2015 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Made Right Call Turning Down Mets Three-Year Extension

After hitting a career high 30 home runs in 2014, Lucas Duda got off to a slow start in the power department this season, prompting some concern. However, he has certainly picked up the pace in the past week. Duda hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of Friday night’s 4-3 loss to […]

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