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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D’Arnaud Batting .180, Calls His Performance “Unacceptable”

An article by posted on June 7, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Batting .180, Calls His Performance “Unacceptable”

Travis d’Arnaud went 0-for-3 on Friday night and grounded into a pair of double plays as the Mets fell to the Giants by the score of 4-2. After the game, a dejected d’Arnaud told reporters, “I got to be better than this. This is unacceptable to me.” “Every day I show up, I’m ready to play. […]

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Syndergaard To Miss 5-7 Days With Sprained AC Joint

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard To Miss 5-7 Days With Sprained AC Joint

June 6 – Updated 6:30 pm Mets announced that further x-rays conducted on Syndergaard were all negative with no broken bones. The officially, the Mets are saying it’s a sprained A/C joint in his left, non-throwing shoulder. He will refrain from throwing for five to seven days and as long as the pain subsides he can […]

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2014 MLB Draft: Mets Wrap Up Day Two With Nice Mix Of Talent

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
2014 MLB Draft: Mets Wrap Up Day Two With Nice Mix Of Talent

Round 3 – With the 84 overall selection in the third round of the 2014 first year player draft, the Mets selected American Heritage School SS Milton Ramos. Considered strong on defense but below average bat. Running Speed: 55/65 Arm Strength: 60/65 Hitting for Average: 40/55 Hitting for Power: 40/50 Fielding: 55/70 Round 4 - With the […]

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Mets Halt Matt Harvey’s First Mound Session, Want Him To Slow Down

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Halt Matt Harvey’s First Mound Session, Want Him To Slow Down

The Mets want Matt Harvey to slow down and he will not be allowed to throw off a mound Tuesday as originally planned, two team sources told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. After consultations between the Mets team doctor and renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, the Mets are reluctant to have Harvey come back […]

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Wright Makes No Excuses, “We Were Outplayed”

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Makes No Excuses, “We Were Outplayed”

What a difference three days can make. Heading into Friday’s series opener against the Cubs, the Mets were firing on all pistons after taking four of five games against the Phillies in Philadelphia. However, things didn’t go as expected and the Mets were swept by the Cubs, dropping them to fourth place and four games […]

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Collins Preaches Patience For d’Arnaud, Ojeda Disagrees And Says He’s Lost

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Preaches Patience For d’Arnaud, Ojeda Disagrees And Says He’s Lost

“He has no idea what he’s doing up there. He has no idea what pitch is coming, where it’s going, and what he’s going to do with it. D’Arnaud is lost.” That’s what Bobby Ojeda had to say after d’Arnaud went 0-for-3 on Thursday night. Ojeda ran video and criticized d’Arnaud’s approach and the uppercut […]

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Mets Scout Tells MMO Conforto Is Complete Player With 20-25 Home Run Ability

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Scout Tells MMO Conforto Is Complete Player With 20-25 Home Run Ability

The Mets selected outfielder Michael Conforto of Oregon State with their 10th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft on Thursday. Mets Area Scout Jim Reeves told Clayton Collier of MMO that he scouted Conforto for the Mets and described him as a “complete ballplayer” who has the ability to hit 20-25 homers in […]

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Mets Select Outfielder Michael Conforto

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Select Outfielder Michael Conforto

The Mets have selected Oregon State OF Michael Conforto with the 10th overall pick in MLB draft. That wraps up the evening for the Mets as they forfeited the second round pick to sign Curtis Granderson. Conforto, a 6’2″ and 217 pound outfielder, is considered a good power prospect with a great approach. Through 43 […]

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MMO Game Recap: Cubs 5, Mets 4

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Cubs 5, Mets 4

The Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs by the score of 5-4 tonight at Wrigley Field, the second straight loss for New York against the worst team in the majors. Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and was handed a three run lead before he even took the mound. However Dice-K quickly allowed two runs […]

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Batting Abreu Leadoff Not A Consideration For Collins

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Batting Abreu Leadoff Not A Consideration For Collins

Terry Collins told Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, that he is not considering Bobby Abreu as a possible leadoff hitter for the Mets. “No,” Collins replied. “Because he drives in runs for us.” Despite his advanced age and diminished ability, writes Diamond, Abreu’s skill set probably still translates as an ideal leadoff hitter better […]

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