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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Collins Attributes Harvey’s Career-Worst Outing To Pitching On Regular Rest

An article by posted on May 24, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Attributes Harvey’s Career-Worst Outing To Pitching On Regular Rest

After Matt Harvey endured the worst start of his major league career on Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that “pitching on regular rest played a role” in what transpired. Harvey, who made it known before the game he unhappy about the six-man rotation, gave up six hits including two homers, two walks and seven runs in […]

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Mets Dealt A Serious Blow As Wright Is Diagnosed With Spinal Stenosis

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Dealt A Serious Blow As Wright Is Diagnosed With Spinal Stenosis

Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters on Saturday that David Wright has suffered another setback and has been shutdown for the second time in 15 days due to a serious back issue. Wright has been diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis – a narrowing of the spinal column. “He’s still experiencing some lower-back tightness,” Ricco said. “It’s […]

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Mets Trying To Trade Nieuwenhuis

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Trying To Trade Nieuwenhuis

Assistant general manager John Ricco said the New York Mets “are doing their due diligence” to see if a trade option exists before trying to pass outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis through waivers. (Adam Rubin, ESPN New York) Nieuwenhuis, 27, was batting .079 (3 for 38) with a .257 OPS this season before he was designated for assignment on Tuesday. […]

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Noah Syndergaard Will Remain In The Rotation

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Will Remain In The Rotation

Speaking to reporters after Friday night’s 4-1 loss to the Pirates, manager Terry Collins emphatically said that Noah Syndergaard will remain in the rotation. “I like him a lot… Right now, he’s not going anywhere,” Collins said. “He’ll go back out there in five days, and we will see how he does.” Syndergaard pitched solidly […]

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DeGrom Dazzles Despite Dealing With Shoulder and Hip Issues

An article by posted on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom Dazzles Despite Dealing With Shoulder and Hip Issues

What an incredible start by Jacob deGrom on Thursday, as he tossed eight shutout innings against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 5-0 victory for the Mets. DeGrom struck out 11 batters and did not allow a base runner after Matt Carpenter singled in the first inning, retiring the next 23 batters in a row. […]

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While Mets Offense Flat-Lines, Front Office Sits On Their Hands

An article by posted on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
While Mets Offense Flat-Lines, Front Office Sits On Their Hands

“Develop the pitching, buy the bats.” That was a recurring theme during what has been a five year rebuild. It was drilled into our heads. And yet here we are, with a pitching rotation and bullpen packed with some of the most elite arms in the league, and the offense is sputtering. The team is […]

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Dodgers Looking To Move Infielder For Starting Pitcher

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Dodgers Looking To Move Infielder For Starting Pitcher

According to beat reporter Mark Saxon of ESPN LA, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the market for a starting pitcher now that Hyun-jin Ryu is contemplating shoulder surgery and after already losing Brandon McCarthy for the season. Saxon believes they’d be willing to move Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero, given their excess of third baseman. The 28 year old […]

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Daniel Murphy: The Agony and the Ecstasy

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy: The Agony and the Ecstasy

It was a night of give and take for second baseman Daniel Murphy on Tuesday night. The Mets lost to the Cardinals by a score of 10-2 and Murphy played a big part on both sides of the scoring. Murphy, who is a free agent at the end of this season, accounted for both Mets […]

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Collins Responds To Calls To Fire Him

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Responds To Calls To Fire Him

I was a little dumbfounded when I logged on to see what was churning on Mets Twitter Tuesday morning and was smacked in the face by an article by Joel Sherman practically daring the front office to fire Terry Collins and another post by MetsBlog saying the Terry Watch was back on. I was like […]

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Nats Pull Into First-Place Tie With Mets, Sandy Says No Trades Coming

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Nats Pull Into First-Place Tie With Mets, Sandy Says No Trades Coming

In stunning fashion, the Washington Nationals came from behind to beat the New York Yankees 8-6 on a two-run walk-off homer by first baseman Ryan Zimmerman in the 10th inning. Zimmerman hit his shot off of Yankees closer Andrew Miller, who had not allowed a run all season. The win lifted the hard-charging Nationals to […]

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