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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Collins Will Ignore The Numbers And Reward Davis With Starts Against Lefthanders

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Will Ignore The Numbers And Reward Davis With Starts Against Lefthanders

Looks like what I was afraid would happen is gonna happen… Terry Collins told reporters last night that he is going to reward Ike Davis for raising his average above the Mendoza Line by putting him against lefty starter beginning tonight against Hyun-jin Ryu or on Wednesday against Chris Capuano. Since his promotion, Davis’s batting average had climbed […]

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Flores Says Ankle Is Fine, Collins Says It Didn’t Require X-Rays

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Flores Says Ankle Is Fine, Collins Says It Didn’t Require X-Rays

Wilmer Flores twisted his right ankle while stepping on second base going first-to-third in the second inning of last night’s game. Before he went out for the bottom of the inning, Mets trainers had his ankle taped and Flores said he was fine to finish the game. He was not removed from the game as was […]

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MMO Mailbag: Could Wright Be Convinced To Move To Left Field?

An article by posted on August 12, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Could Wright Be Convinced To Move To Left Field?

I thought I would share an interesting email exchange I had with Dave In Spain who I’m sure most of you know from MMO and several other popular Mets sites. I know they’d never ask the Captain, but do you think David Wright could ever be convinced to “volunteer” to move to left field? This would […]

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Hits & Misses: Forever Young? Who’s At Short? A Flores For Your Thoughts?

An article by posted on August 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Forever Young? Who’s At Short? A Flores For Your Thoughts?

What a week we just wrapped up and as is usually the case, there’s plenty of storylines and news we can talk about before the Mets take the field at 10:10 PM against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Who’s At Short? For the time being Terry Collins is fully intent on going with Omar Quintanilla as […]

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Niese Activated, Hefner Optioned To Triple-A, Could Land On DL

An article by posted on August 11, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Activated, Hefner Optioned To Triple-A, Could Land On DL

UPDATE! Jeremy Hefner is being optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, but could be hurt and may end up going on the Disabled List. Jon Niese has been activated and will start today’s game. Sandy Alderson said that Hefner will go to New York to see team doctors said he could end up on DL. He […]

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It Was An Epic Night For Mets Pitching Prospects

An article by posted on August 11, 2013 0 Comments
It Was An Epic Night For Mets Pitching Prospects

Wow, what an epic evening for the New York Mets organization as a whole last night… If like me, you’re a believer that the road to a championship is paved with elite pitching, Saturday night gave us a glimpse of the greatness that lies ahead for the Mets as their top three pitching prospects were […]

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Pedro Feliciano Hasn’t Missed A Beat

An article by posted on August 11, 2013 0 Comments
Pedro Feliciano Hasn’t Missed A Beat

Just before that start of the 2007 season as the Mets were breaking camp at Port St. Lucie I remembered a conversation I had with Mark Hale of the New York Post. It was one of the first interviews I did for MMO, and one of my questions was regarding a seldom heard reliever by […]

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Aggressive Running By Byrd and Lagares Led To A Pair Of Critical Outs

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
Aggressive Running By Byrd and Lagares Led To A Pair Of Critical Outs

BYRD TAGGED OUT AT HOME Last night, during the Mets’ 5-4 loss to the D-Backs, Marlon Byrd and Juan Lagares ran into trouble on the basepaths; Byrd getting thrown out at the plate trying to stretch a triple into an inside-the-park home run and Lagares getting nailed trying to stretch a double into a triple. […]

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There’s Literally No Chance That Beltran Returns To Mets

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
There’s Literally No Chance That Beltran Returns To Mets

I just read this mailbag piece on MetsBlog who if asked Sandy Alderson would consider bringing Carlos Beltran back to Flushing on a one or two year deal and finish his career as a Met? I would imagine that if it were at all possible, more than two-thirds of Met fans would love to have Beltran […]

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LaTroy Hawkins Emerges As Mets’ Best Option To Close Games

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
LaTroy Hawkins Emerges As Mets’ Best Option To Close Games

Despite last night’s walk-off loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Mets bullpen has been very effective for over two months now. You would think that losing their closer Bobby Parnell to a bulging disk, would’ve been the death blow for the Mets’ pen, but in all honesty a few relievers have stepped up – and in a big […]

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