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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Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

Terry Collins told reporters that he fully intends to stick with his six outfielder configuration after the All Star break even if it means not carrying a true backup shortstop. Since going with this unorthodox roster, Ruben Tejada has started 19 games in a row at shortstop and has batted .266 with a .382 on-base during that span. […]

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The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

A week ago, I came across an article by Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger who pointed out that the Mets seemed to have changed their approach at the plate and that the results have been dramatic to say the least. At the time, he wrote that they are walking less frequently over the last 30 days […]

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DeGrom Will Remain In The Rotation

An article by posted on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Will Remain In The Rotation

Right-hander Jacob deGrom will not be heading to the bullpen after the All star break as manager Terry Collins suggested on Saturday. “We’re not going to take Jacob deGrom out of the rotation,” Collins said after the game on Sunday. “I say that now, but we might look up in a month where he is […]

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Hefner Tosses A Perfect Inning, Harvey Accepts He Won’t Pitch In 2014

An article by posted on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
Hefner Tosses A Perfect Inning, Harvey Accepts He Won’t Pitch In 2014

A couple of health updates on Jeremy Hefner and Matt Harvey this weekend, as both right-handers continue their rehab after undergoing Tommy John surgery on their elbows. Hefner, who is much further along in his recovery, tossed a perfect 1-2-3 inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Saturday. It’s a big step forward for […]

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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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