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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Mets Option Jack Leathersich Back To Las Vegas

An article by posted on May 1, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Option Jack Leathersich Back To Las Vegas

What goes up, must come down… To make room for second baseman Dilson Herrera on the active roster, the Mets optioned Jack Leathersich back to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday afternoon. Leathersich made just two appearances during his brief stay, pitching to one batter on Wednesday and then on Thursday he got hit hard, allowing […]

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What They’re Saying About Dilson Herrera

An article by posted on May 1, 2015 0 Comments
What They’re Saying About Dilson Herrera

The Mets announced on Thursday night that 21-year-old Dilson Herrera was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. Herrera is hitting .370 at Las Vegas with eight doubles, one home run and 11 RBIs in 20 games. I rounded up some recent quotes about Herrera and they all seem to agree that this exciting young second baseman […]

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Morning Grind: Should Collins Have Walked Stanton?

An article by posted on April 30, 2015 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Should Collins Have Walked Stanton?

Giancarlo Stanton had another field day against the Mets on Wednesday as the Marlins beat the Mets by a score of 7-3. In addition to a pair of spectacular catches in right field robbing the Mets of two potential extra-base hits, Stanton had two more hits including a two-run home run and three runs driven […]

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Nimmo Left Game With “Pinched” Right Knee

An article by posted on April 30, 2015 0 Comments
Nimmo Left Game With “Pinched” Right Knee

Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo was injured Wednesday evening in Portland during the B-Mets vs. SeaDogs game. Nimmo, a first round pick in 2011, was injured during an awkward slide into second base legging out a double and had to be helped off the field. It looked like a serious leg injury and Nimmo was […]

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Rafael Montero Headed To NYC For MRI On Shoulder

An article by posted on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Headed To NYC For MRI On Shoulder

Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters in Miami that Rafael Montero is being sent to New York to have an MRI on his right shoulder. Montero complained of tightness in the back of his right shoulder. Ricco says it’s precautionary. Montero took a scoreless effort into the sixth last night against the Marlins, but ultimately […]

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MMO Fan Spotlight: The Artist Currently Know As GrafixJoker

An article by posted on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Spotlight: The Artist Currently Know As GrafixJoker

Every now and then I cross paths with fans who go above and beyond showing off their Mets fandom in such very unique and amazing ways. I wanted to introduce you to diehard Met fan and talented artist Joe Maracic who goes by @GrafixJoker on Twitter. The graphic above is that of Bartolo Colon of […]

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Wally Backman Raves About His Middle Infielders Reynolds and Herrera

An article by posted on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Wally Backman Raves About His Middle Infielders Reynolds and Herrera

Triple-A manager Wally Backman has his team battling for the division again with the Las Vegas 51s one game out of first with a 12-8 record. Leading the offense for Backman are shortstop Matt Reynolds who leads the team with 21 RBI already this season. While his middle infield mate, second baseman Dilson Herrera is […]

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With Conforto Crushing It In FSL, Promotion To Double-A Now Looming

An article by posted on April 28, 2015 0 Comments
With Conforto Crushing It In FSL, Promotion To Double-A Now Looming

Mets prospect Michael Conforto continues to demolish Florida State League pitching, so much so that Marc Carig of Newsday says the 2014 first rounder has put himself in line for a promotion about a month ahead of schedule. Conforto, 22, has been raking for Advanced-A St. Lucie and is wielding a .348/.439/.652 slash line with […]

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The Incredibly Resilient Mets and the Road To 90 Wins

An article by posted on April 28, 2015 0 Comments
The Incredibly Resilient Mets and the Road To 90 Wins

I had an interesting text exchange with my buddy Mike who most of you know as Mike Lloyd on our comment threads. Mike writes… For the Nats to win 90 games, they have to go 83-59 the rest of the way. That’s .585 baseball. For the Mets to get to 90 they need to play […]

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Syndergaard Dazzles, Silences Critics With Powerful Performance

An article by posted on April 28, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Dazzles, Silences Critics With Powerful Performance

I love a good redemption story, and last night in Las Vegas Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard provided a great one. After getting his start skipped last Friday because of a severe case of food poisoning that required IV fluids, Syndergaard was trolled by some fans on Twitter for being “too soft.” After Syndergaard took offense […]

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