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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DeGrom’s Frustration Boils Over

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom’s Frustration Boils Over

If nothing else, Jacob deGrom proved he’s mortal after all. The reigning rookie of the year lasted just 5.1 innings against the Cubs on Thursday and allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits, two walks and only struck out two. The loss snapped his streak of seven straight starts with at least 7.0 innings […]

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Nero Continues To Fiddle As Rome Burns

An article by posted on July 2, 2015 0 Comments
Nero Continues To Fiddle As Rome Burns

The backsliding continues. These losses are getting tougher and tougher to take. Last night’s 1-0 defeat was particularly painful because we wasted yet another incredible pitching performance. It’s become the narrative for this team. I don’t know who these guys are anymore. What is this team and what are they prepared to do to win? […]

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Mets Sign Dominican SS Gregory Guerrero, Press Conference Thursday

An article by posted on July 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Dominican SS Gregory Guerrero, Press Conference Thursday

As we reported earlier on Wednesday afternoon, Matt Hall of the Guerrero Academy announced that the Mets will sign Gregory Guerrero. The announcement came at midnight and the Mets plan an 8:30 AM press conference to introduce Guerrero and have him formally sign his new contract. July 1, 5:00 PM A source with direct knowledge […]

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Collins Says Wright “Could” Begin Light Baseball Activities Next Week

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Says Wright “Could” Begin Light Baseball Activities Next Week

Manager Terry Collins told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the club is hopeful that third baseman David Wright can resume “limited” baseball activities next week. Collins said the team won’t know more until seeing Wright this weekend in Los Angeles, when the Mets play the Dodgers, but there is a strong possibility the […]

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Cuddyer Expected To Avoid DL, Will Miss A Few Days

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
Cuddyer Expected To Avoid DL, Will Miss A Few Days

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, left fielder Michael Cuddyer will avoid the disabled list and should only miss a few games. The outfielder underwent an MRI on his left knee Wednesday and received a cortisone shot to relieve the pain. Original Post Michael Cuddyer exited Tuesday’s game against the Cubs in the […]

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It’s Bobby-Bo Day Again

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Bobby-Bo Day Again

It’s July 1st, not nearly as significant a day as July 4th, unless of course your name is Bobby Bonilla. It’s time for the Mets to cut that annual payroll check in the amount of $1,193,248.20 for their two-time former outfielder. It’s all part of the agreement the Mets made to pay Bonilla that $1.2 […]

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Collins’ Frustration Boils Over As Mets Offensive Woes Continue

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
Collins’ Frustration Boils Over As Mets Offensive Woes Continue

After last night’s frustrating 1-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs in which the team squandered another excellent pitching performance, this time by Jon Niese, manager Terry Collins lost his cool when asked about losing his fourth straight game to the Cubs this season. “I don’t give a shit if it’s the Cubs or it’s the […]

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The Future Is Here, But Where’s The Bats?

An article by posted on June 30, 2015 0 Comments
The Future Is Here, But Where’s The Bats?

During Terry Collins’ pregame press conference on Sunday, MMO’s Clayton Collier asked the Mets manager what it means now that all the young pitchers are up with the team after the promotion of Steven Matz. To which Collins responded, “It means the future is now.” “Matz is the last of the organization’s young arms. We always like […]

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You’ve Met The Citizens, Now Meet The Mayors Of Panic City

An article by posted on June 30, 2015 0 Comments
You’ve Met The Citizens, Now Meet The Mayors Of Panic City

On Sunday, general manager Sandy Alderson walked by the media at Citi Field after the Mets completed a sweep of the Reds and said to reporters: “Here they come, the citizens of Panic City.” (Adam Rubin, ESPN NY) Despite the high of sweeping the lowly Reds, Rubin thinks it may be premature for Sandy to […]

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ICYMI: Alderson Characterizes Trade Market As Thin, But Willing To Overpay

An article by posted on June 29, 2015 0 Comments
ICYMI: Alderson Characterizes Trade Market As Thin, But Willing To Overpay

During Friday  afternoon’s press conference at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson said he continues to look externally to find some help for the offense. “I would characterize us as somewhat aggressive. I’m prepared to overpay but there has to be something to overpay for.” It sounds like the team has only enough resources to add one […]

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