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, '00 and '15, 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 Hang On For 5-4 Win Over Phillies

An article by posted on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Hang On For 5-4 Win Over Phillies

Coming off a three-hit, one-run performance against the San Francisco Giants, Zack Wheeler was greeted by a Jimmy Rollins home run and lasted just 4.2 innings in the Mets 5-4 win over the Phillies. In was Wheeler’s second start at Citi Field and just like his first one, was unable to complete five innings. The […]

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Turner To Return From DL On Monday, Still No Timetable For Duda

An article by posted on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
Turner To Return From DL On Monday, Still No Timetable For Duda

Here are a couple of Mets injury updates… There is still no timetable for left fielder Lucas Duda (intercostal strain) returning to the big-league team. Last week, Terry Collins said that he was progressing much slower than the team initially anticipated and that he could be out until late July. That would seem like an […]

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Hefner Rocked As Phillies Defeat The Mets In 13-8 Drubbing

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Rocked As Phillies Defeat The Mets In 13-8 Drubbing

The Phillies torched Jeremy Hefner and racked up 11 runs in the first three innings on their way to a 13-8 win over the Mets tonight at Citi Field. Hefner was rocked for eight runs in two-plus innings before being pulled in the third before registering an out. he allowed 10 hits including a home […]

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Featured Post: The Honeymoon Is Over, Sandy Is On The Clock

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Honeymoon Is Over, Sandy Is On The Clock

Thoughts from Joe D. I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on this yesterday and just wanted to post a quick summary after his interview. We’ve heard Fred and Jeff Wilpon say things like this for almost a year now. Ever since they avoided that billion dollar lawsuit and averted bankruptcy, I said at […]

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Hefner Continues His Impressive Season Tonight Against The Phillies

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Continues His Impressive Season Tonight Against The Phillies

Since May 26, the Mets are third in the majors with a 3.18 (151 earned runs/427.0 innings) team ERA and there’s a good reason for that positive development, his name, Jeremy Hefner. Since June 4, Jeremy Hefner leads the majors with a 1.76 ERA (10 earned runs/51.0 innings) over eight starts. Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano is second with a […]

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Fan Shot From Afghanistan: Optimism in a Mets World

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Fan Shot From Afghanistan: Optimism in a Mets World

Brave service men and women are still in Afghanistan protecting the American ideal. Here is a special Fan Shot that comes from one of our friends still serving in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Michael Cunningham, US Army.   I am about to return from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan with a renewed optimism about the […]

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MMO Exclusive: 2013 Mets Midseason Report Cards

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: 2013 Mets Midseason Report Cards

With the New York Mets (41-50) about to embark on the second half of the the 2013 season, I hit up two dozen of our MMO writers for their overall grades by position for our Mid-Season Report Cards. For added measure we also included Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson and Mr. Met who was the only […]

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Who Was The Biggest First Half Surprise For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Who Was The Biggest First Half Surprise For The Mets?

I asked my writers who they thought was the biggest surprise for the Mets in the first half, and one of the benefits of having 25-35 active writers is that it gives me a good well-rounded sense of where the Mets fan base is on these roundtable questions I like to do. As expected there […]

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Jerry Seinfeld Tells Met Fans That The American League Is Not The Taliban

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments

Jerry Seinfeld, celebrity Mets fan extraordinaire, didn’t take to kindly to how Met fans behaved at the All-Star Game on Tuesday. “This is one of the lowest moments of my lifetime of Mets fandom, when the Citi Field crowd was booing teams that they see as rivals to their Mets team,” he told Steve Somers […]

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Having Cash vs Spending Cash: There Is A Difference You Know…

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Having Cash vs Spending Cash: There Is A Difference You Know…

The top of the food chain on the New York Mets have been out in full force the past 4-5 days with one clear and concise message, “We have plenty of money to spend, and we’re gonna spend it… maybe.” In a series of four separate broadcast interviews and two print interviews, Fred and Jeff […]

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Thought’s On Matt Harvey’s Future $200 Million Contract

An article by posted on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
Thought’s On Matt Harvey’s Future $200 Million Contract

Yesterday, after I posted on what someone from Men’s Journal had sent me and asked to share their article for our readers, I didn’t quite get a chance to weigh in on the totality of the article which covered a lot of ground. I simply posted a quick excerpt for them with a link to […]

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