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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Scout Says d’Arnaud Doesn’t Look Strong, Lacking Energy

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Scout Says d’Arnaud Doesn’t Look Strong, Lacking Energy

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud continues to struggle and is slashing at .190/.277/.276 in 65 plate appearances this season. Baseball Prospectus spoke to a scout who told them:  “I haven’t liked him so far. He hasn’t looked good defensively, including allowing a bunch of passed balls. I’ve seen him miss some fastballs, almost like he has […]

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Mookie Says Alderson Era Felt Like Deterioration of the Mets

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mookie Says Alderson Era Felt Like Deterioration of the Mets

Mookie Wilson, the 1986 World Series hero, who still serves as a club ambassador, writes in his soon-to-be released autobiography that he has been stripped of responsibilities for the Mets and is owed an explanation for his firing from the coaching staff following the 2011 season, according to the NY Post. “It’s sad to admit this, […]

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A Strong Mets Bullpen Being Fueled By Some Unlikely Heroes

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
A Strong Mets Bullpen Being Fueled By Some Unlikely Heroes

I can hardly believe it myself, but this is the third post I’m writing about the bullpen this season, and like the first two, this is to point out what an incredible job they’ve been doing. It’s a pen that’s been put together with some Scotch tape, scraps and Elmer’s glue, but somehow they are […]

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Watch Chris Young Crush His First Home Run With Mets

An article by posted on April 24, 2014 0 Comments
Watch Chris Young Crush His First Home Run With Mets

Center fielder Chris Young hit his first home run of the season today as the Mets beat the Cardinals 4-1 to take three out of four games against the defending NL Champs and improve to 12-10 on the season. In the fifth inning, Young crushed a solo shot into the second deck in left field to […]

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Lucas Duda Snaps Mets Six-Game Homerless Streak

An article by posted on April 24, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Snaps Mets Six-Game Homerless Streak

Lucas Duda had his first key moment since being named the everyday starter at first base when he blasted what proved to be the game-winning home run in the Mets 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. It was his team-leading fourth home run of the year, a solo shot in the sixth inning. […]

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Granderson’s Struggles Continue, Collins Says It’s Only April

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson’s Struggles Continue, Collins Says It’s Only April

April 23 Curtis Granderson’s struggles continue and he is now hitless in a career-high 22 straight at-bats. However, manager Terry Collins has no intentions of sitting his right fielder. “He hasn’t changed his demeanor at all, and that’s why I know he’s not letting this get to him,” Collins said. “He’s going to battle his […]

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MMO Spotlight: Jenrry Mejia is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA

An article by posted on April 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Spotlight: Jenrry Mejia is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA

The Mets are now 4-0 in games started by Jenrry Mejia. On Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, Mejia was sizzling as he held the defending NL champs to just four hits in 6.2 scoreless innings. With blister-gate completely behind him, the young righty looked like an unstoppable force on the mound, stopping the Cards’ […]

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Which Current Met Is The Best Option For Closer?

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Which Current Met Is The Best Option For Closer?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York asked three scouts who cover the Mets which young pitcher in the organization would be the best choice to close if the Mets needed someone in the next few months? The options presented were Gonzalez Germen, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, Jeff Walters or someone else. Here are their responses: Scout […]

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Harvey Takes Another Step Forward In Return

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Takes Another Step Forward In Return

Matt Harvey took another step forward in his rehab from Tommy John surgery on Friday, according to a report in the Daily News. Harvey is now tossing on flat ground from 90 feet as he continues to work his way back. The next step in his rehab will be to throw from 120 feet, Harvey […]

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Mets Will Wear Camo Jerseys For Military Monday

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Will Wear Camo Jerseys For Military Monday

The Mets will be wearing their new camouflage jerseys on Monday night for the first of five “Military Monday” games this season. U.S. Military personnel with active or retired military identification will receive complimentary tickets to tonight’s game for themselves and up to three guests. For the remaining games outside of Military Mondays, the Mets […]

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