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 Sees The Light, Says Lagares Will Be Out There Everyday

An article by posted on May 5, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Sees The Light, Says Lagares Will Be Out There Everyday

On a day when Juan Lagares was supposed to get the game off, the rising star was inserted into the starting lineup after Eric Young Jr. was scratched with a bruised right cheekbone. The results? Lagares went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored and extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Lagares is now batting a […]

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Featured Post: True New Yorkers Know What’s Up

An article by posted on May 5, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: True New Yorkers Know What’s Up

First off, thanks to MMO reader New York Mammoths for sharing his graphic with us. When word came out that this “True New Yorker” campaign was hatched by a third party marketing firm, and that it wasn’t a genuine  - from the heart – plea for support from the players who signed the letter, my […]

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CT Scan Reveals Eric Young Has Bruised Cheekbone

An article by posted on May 4, 2014 0 Comments
CT Scan Reveals Eric Young Has Bruised Cheekbone

According to Adam Rubin, a CT scan revealed that Eric Young Jr. suffered a bruise to the right cheekbone after a freak accident during batting practice. Lucas Duda was hitting in an indoor batting cage at Coors Field when a baseball hit the screen and ricocheted, striking Young below the right eye. Juan Lagares, who was […]

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Mets Front Office Not Too Worried About Lack Of Offense

An article by posted on May 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Front Office Not Too Worried About Lack Of Offense

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the Mets offense has been pretty damn awful so far this season. We all hope and pray that things will begin to turn around sooner rather than later, but five weeks into the season and our team continues to flounder. Knowing that, I […]

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MMO Game Recap: Rockies 10, Mets 3

An article by posted on May 3, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Rockies 10, Mets 3

For the second straight game, the New York Mets were pummeled by the hot-hitting Colorado Rockies who beat them 10-3 on Friday night at Coors Field. Zack Wheeler had a brutal evening, allowing a career worst seven runs, six earned, on seven hits and two walks with just one strikeout in four innings of work. The […]

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Eric Young Jr. Takes the High Road

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Takes the High Road

With Juan Lagares batting leadoff and playing in center field for a second straight game on Friday night against the Rockies, Eric Young Jr. finds himself on the bench again. “He brought us all in yesterday and said he’s going to do a rotation — some days some guys will be in there, some days […]

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Lagares Rips Two Doubles In His Return

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares Rips Two Doubles In His Return

Juan Lagares returned to the Mets lineup on Thursday night after a stint on the 15 day disabled list, and didn’t skip a beat. While batting leadoff, Lagares connected for two doubles and drove in the first Mets run of the game, while displaying his customary spectacular defense in center field. Lagares lifted his batting […]

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Eric Young Jr. Likely Heading to the Bench

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Likely Heading to the Bench

May 2 Before last night’s loss to the Rockies, Terry Collins addressed reporters and did a little backpedaling regarding his proposed four man outfield rotation. “I don’t mind it for awhile,” Collins said. “I think in the long run, you’ve got to have three guys you’re going to run out there. To pick and choose […]

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Mets Manager Says He Misses LaTroy Hawkins In That Clubhouse

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Manager Says He Misses LaTroy Hawkins In That Clubhouse

There are quite a few posts out there this morning gravitating around LaTroy Hawkins and the Mets decision not to re-sign him. Andy Martino of the Daily News however, takes the most pointed approach. Hawkins, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Rockies, is second in the league with nine saves and has a […]

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Mets Viewership Ratings Down Despite Uptick In Ticket Sales

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Viewership Ratings Down Despite Uptick In Ticket Sales

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that Mets ticket sales are up slightly, but that in somewhat contradictory fashion, their TV ratings are down, despite a surprising 15-11 start. Sandomir says that after two collapses followed by five straight losing seasons there is so much apathy within the fan base that many of those […]

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