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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Nationals Pull Within Half Game Of Mets, Sandy Preaches Patience

An article by posted on May 16, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Pull Within Half Game Of Mets, Sandy Preaches Patience

Here come the Washington Nationals… In 18 days they’ve climbed back from eight games behind the first place Mets to within a half game of the top spot. How did they do it? They’ve won 13 of their last 17 games. Next week they get their top offensive star back, Anthony Rendon, who started baseball […]

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The Baseball Maverick May Want To Consider Reviving Shortstop Next

An article by posted on May 15, 2015 0 Comments
The Baseball Maverick May Want To Consider Reviving Shortstop Next

Nobody wanted to see Wilmer Flores succeed at shortstop more than I did. I spent the majority of this offseason urging whoever would listen that we needed to see if Flores could work at shortstop before completely abandoning the idea. If it worked, the payoff would have been huge. Unfortunately, as the season nears the […]

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Lagares Is Back And Not A Moment Too Soon

An article by posted on May 15, 2015 0 Comments
Lagares Is Back And Not A Moment Too Soon

As you no doubt have noticed, centerfielder Juan Lagares is back in the lineup and batting second after missing three games with a strain near his right arm pit. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that Lagares is not totally healed but that, “Juan has to play through the discomfort.” “When Juan is hitting, he is […]

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Punchless Mets Squander Another Gem

An article by posted on May 14, 2015 0 Comments
Punchless Mets Squander Another Gem

“Oh my God, the Mets are 13-3, ten games over .500, and eight games ahead of the Nationals!” That seems so long ago now. The Mighty Mets, The Mike Barwis and Kevin Long Rejuvenated Mets, The Terry Collins Led Unstoppable Mets, The Michael Cuddyer Can Do Magic Infused Mets, The Unconventional New and Improved Bob […]

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Deal With Cubs Unlikely, Mets Unwilling To Move Young Arm

An article by posted on May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Deal With Cubs Unlikely, Mets Unwilling To Move Young Arm

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have not yet written off Wilmer Flores as their No. 1 shortstop. However, he adds that the consensus among in-the-know observers is that at some point they will need to pull the trigger and obtain a top-tier shortstop if they truly plan to capitalize on […]

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Mets Rank Near Bottom In Most Offensive Categories

An article by posted on May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Rank Near Bottom In Most Offensive Categories

Since the end of their 11-game winning streak on April 24th, the Mets have averaged just three runs a game and posted a .224 average, both are ranked dead last in the NL. Here are some disturbing trends: Leading off an inning the Mets are batting .193 with a .278 on-base percentage in 284 plate […]

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Carlyle Could Be Heading To DL

An article by posted on May 12, 2015 0 Comments
Carlyle Could Be Heading To DL

New York Mets reliever Buddy Carlyle (5.63 ERA) may be headed to the disabled list according to Manager Terry Collins. Carlyle was pulled from Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs after his lower back tightened and he experienced spasms. “He needed help to get down the steps when his back tightened up and his hamstring […]

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Pineda vs Harvey: A New York Baseball Tradition Continues

An article by posted on May 11, 2015 0 Comments
Pineda vs Harvey: A New York Baseball Tradition Continues

One of the things that makes New York Baseball so compelling and fun to follow is the great rivalry between National and American League teams. In the 40s and 50s the Yankees and Dodgers were like the Hatfields and McCoys even though the only time they faced each other were when they both made the […]

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Mets vs Cubs Probable Pitching Matchups

An article by posted on May 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets vs Cubs Probable Pitching Matchups

The New York Mets (20-11) head to Wrigley Field tonight to begin a four game series with the Chicago Cubs (15-15). Here are the pitching matchups: Monday: RHP Jacob deGrom (3-3, 2.95) vs. LHP Jon Lester (2-2, 4.04), 8:05 PM Tuesday: RHP Noah Syndergaard (MLB debut) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (3-3, 3.41), 8:05 PM Wednesday: RHP Matt Harvey (5-1, 2.72) […]

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Michael Conforto To Join Binghamton Soon

An article by posted on May 11, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Conforto To Join Binghamton Soon

Beat reporter Lynn Worthy, who does a fantastic job covering the Binghamton Mets for PressConnects.com, spoke with Mets Director of Player Development Dicky Scott about the state of the Mets system. “We’ve actually got to the point where if we need players at the major-league level, we have guys (at Triple-A) who can go up […]

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