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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Gee Had His Bullpen Cancelled, Could Be Out Longer Than Initially Expected

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
Gee Had His Bullpen Cancelled, Could Be Out Longer Than Initially Expected

Sandy Alderson announced on Sunday that Dillon Gee was uncomfortable before throwing his scheduled bullpen this afternoon, and that the team decided to “back off” and cancel it. The Mets GM gave no further specifics other than to say that his expected return on June 5th now looks unrealistic. Initially, Gee was expected to miss […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

The Mets won the nightcap of tonight’s doubleheader against Arizona, beating the Diamondbacks by the score of 4-2 at Citi Field. Making a his first start of the season, Daisuke Matsuzaka gave the Mets a much needed solid effort, allowing just two earned runs in six innings of work. Dice-K changed speeds and hit his […]

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Duda Takes The Blame After Stranding Seven Runners On Base

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
Duda Takes The Blame After Stranding Seven Runners On Base

First baseman Lucas Duda left seven men on base and took responsibility for Saturday’s 3-2 loss against the Diamondbacks. “I’d like to think it’s a bit of a bad stretch. I can only speak for me personally. I’ve got to drive those runs in, no doubt. I’ll take the blame for this one today.” Duda’s […]

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MMO Game Recap: Diamondbacks 3, Mets 2

An article by posted on May 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Diamondbacks 3, Mets 2

The New York Mets lost the first of three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 3-2 on a quiet Saturday night at Citi Field. The loss dropped the Mets to five games under .500 at 21-26. Zack Wheeler (1-5, 4.31) got the start and delivered one of his best outings of the season […]

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After Pitching On Back-To-Back Days, Mejia Says He’s At Home In The Bullpen

An article by posted on May 24, 2014 0 Comments
After Pitching On Back-To-Back Days, Mejia Says He’s At Home In The Bullpen

Jenrry Mejia gave the team two thumbs-up on Friday, the day after after pitching in back-to-back games. Mejia felt no issue with his arm and told manager Terry Collins he is ready to pitch again. After pitching a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation on Wednesday, Mejia came out to pitch the ninth again on Thursday to […]

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D’Backs vs Mets Rained Out, Single Admission Doubleheader On Sunday

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
D’Backs vs Mets Rained Out, Single Admission Doubleheader On Sunday

Tonight’s game between the New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks has been rained out. The game will be made made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:10 PM. Sunday’s scheduled starter Rafael Montero will start the first game of the doubleheader while Daisuke Matsuzaka will get his first start of the season in the second […]

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Granderson Stays Hot At Plate, Questions Why Fans Boo Home Team

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Stays Hot At Plate, Questions Why Fans Boo Home Team

Curtis Granderson picked up two more hits in last night’s 5-3 win over the Dodgers and is now batting .310 this month with a .372 on-base and an impressive .592 slugging. He’s walloped five homers in May to go with his 14 RBI and picked up his first triple of the season on Thursday night. […]

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Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

In their annual MLB General Manager Rankings, The Sporting News has Mets GM Sandy Alderson slipping all the way to No. 23 out of 30. Patience is a virtue, to be sure, but the Mets under Alderson have not shown great ability to do much more than add young pitching to the organizational talent pool. […]

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Step Aside Sandy…

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Step Aside Sandy…

The Star-Ledger writes that Gov. Chris Christie would love for Sandy Alderson to step aside so that he could take over as the general manager of the Mets. “I would love to be general manager of the Mets,” Christie told WFAN. ”If Sandy would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I’d […]

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These Are Troubling Times In The Kingdom…

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
These Are Troubling Times In The Kingdom…

The Mets have have hired Harold Kaufman to fill their newly created position of executive director of communications. Kaufman will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of publicity strategies and tactics to elevate the profile of the organization. He will be the club’s primary contact for off-field (business, entertainment, community, and lifestyle) media […]

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