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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MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Marlins 1

An article by posted on July 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Marlins 1

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday Night at Citi Field by the score of 7-1. Zack Wheeler got the start and held the Marlins to one run on five hits in 6.2 innings, walking two and striking out six. It was his third consecutive solid start and second straight win at […]

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Dillon Gee: “I felt like I was making my debut all over again.”

An article by posted on July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Dillon Gee: “I felt like I was making my debut all over again.”

What a performance by right-hander Dillon Gee on Wednesday night in his return to the rotation after missing nearly two months to a strained right lat. Gee stymied the Atlanta Braves for seven innings, holding them to one run on six hits while walking one and striking out four. “I felt like I was making […]

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Here Comes Travis d’Arnaud: Mets Catcher Being All That He Could Be

An article by posted on July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Here Comes Travis d’Arnaud: Mets Catcher Being All That He Could Be

With another mighty swing of his bat, Travis d’Arnaud smacked his sixth homer of the season last night, a two-run shot in the seventh that led to a 4-1 victory for the Mets and their fourth straight win – a new season high. The Mets catcher is as responsible for this recent Mets turnaround as […]

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Bowden Suggests 5-Player Trade Between Mets and A’s

An article by posted on July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Bowden Suggests 5-Player Trade Between Mets and A’s

In an article for ESPN Insider, Jim Bowden proposes four different blockbuster trades he would like to see happen before the deadline and one of the trades involves the Mets and A’s. Mets receive: LHP Tommy Milone, RHP Ryan Cook and 1B Nate Freiman  A’s receive: 2B Daniel Murphy and RHP Bartolo Colon A’s GM Billy Beane already made one blockbuster deal, but why stop there? […]

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Mets Celebrate Murphy’s All Star Selection With “2 for $28″ Ticket Promotion

An article by posted on July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Celebrate Murphy’s All Star Selection With “2 for $28″ Ticket Promotion

The New York Mets today announced a “2 for $28″ promotion in honor of Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy’s selection to his first All-Star Game to be played in Minneapolis on July 15. Beginning Tuesday, July 8 and for the remainder of the homestand running through Sunday, July 13 vs. the Miami Marlins, fans can take […]

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4,000 Wins, Two World Series Championships

An article by posted on July 9, 2014 0 Comments
4,000 Wins, Two World Series Championships

Congratulations to the New York Mets on their 4,000th win in franchise history. And a nice job by their PR department on the above graphic, although I would have had one player to represent each decade of their history. Perhaps two-time All Star second baseman Ron Hunt to represent the 1960′s or even the original […]

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Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

According to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, Terry Collins handled the eighth inning initially with Vic Black on Monday because the staff had advised Collins to stay away from Jeurys Familia. “I talked to the pitching guys today and they said, ‘Listen, if you can give him a night, give him a night, because […]

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It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

While it had no bearing on the results of Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Braves, one of the most controversial points in the game came in the bottom of the ninth when an out call at second base was overturned, giving the Mets runners on first and second with nobody out. Eric Campbell was […]

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Alderson Remains Non-Committal On Trade Deadline Strategy

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Remains Non-Committal On Trade Deadline Strategy

According to a report on ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson continued to say Monday that the direction the Mets take at the trade deadline will be dictated by how the team performs heading into the All-Star break. “Look, let’s see where we are at the end of this week,” Alderson told reporters. “We’re always willing […]

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Castro and Mets Are A Perfect Match, But All Star Shortstop May Not Be Available

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Castro and Mets Are A Perfect Match, But All Star Shortstop May Not Be Available

John Harper of the Daily News writes that If the Mets can acquire Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro for Zack Wheeler and perhaps even another pitcher, they should do it. Harper says that the Mets need an impact bat and to get the best-hitting shortstop this side of Troy Tulowitzki represents a golden opportunity for team. […]

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