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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It’s Widely Accepted That Collins Will Return As Mets Manager

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Widely Accepted That Collins Will Return As Mets Manager

Updating this post with some new information, this time from Andy Martino of the Daily News who also hears that it is “widely accepted” that Terry Collins will be re-signed to a new deal to manage the Mets in 2014 and beyond. It certainly seems like nothing will keep this from happening, so get used […]

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And The NL Comeback Player of the Year Is… Too Close To Call…

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
And The NL Comeback Player of the Year Is… Too Close To Call…

BYRD CELEBRATES HOME RUN NO. 21 Marlon Byrd walloped his 21st home run of the year on Tuesday and setting a new career high for the 35-year old journeyman who has delivered an unexpected solid season for the Mets. Signed solely as a favor to his agent who pleaded with the Mets to take a […]

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D’Arnaud Rips A Double For First Major League Hit

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Rips A Double For First Major League Hit

In case you missed it, here is Travis d’Arnaud ripping a double into the gap for his first major league hit. “Finally got it out of the way,” d’Arnaud said, according to ESPN New York. “Thankful my teammates were all there every time I kept coming to the dugout without a hit and they were […]

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John Buck Understands Reduced Role: “It’s The Nature Of The Beast”

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
John Buck Understands Reduced Role: “It’s The Nature Of The Beast”

It’s taken me a long time to warm up to John Buck after that whole punch-pie incident with Jordany Valdespin. Until that point he was exceeding my expectations for someone who was forced on us as a condition of the R.A. Dickey deal. But sometimes you just gotta move on, and after hearing his take […]

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Tommy John Surgery Looming For Hefner, Considering A Second Opinion

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Tommy John Surgery Looming For Hefner, Considering A Second Opinion

Terry Collins told reporters tonight that after reviewing a new MRI on Jeremy Hefner‘s elbow, they have confirmed that the righthander will need Tommy John Surgery. The MRI showed that Hefner has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow and that only surgery can repair the damage, which would wipe out most […]

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Wheeler Wins His Sixth and Mets Blast Two Homers To Beat The Braves 5-3

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Wins His Sixth and Mets Blast Two Homers To Beat The Braves 5-3

Zack Wheeler picked up his sixth win of the season and the Mets blasted two home runs as they opened up their homestand with a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Wheeler was a different pitcher than we saw in his last start and just focused on pitching his game rather than […]

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Matt den Dekker Is Raking In Vegas

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker Is Raking In Vegas

As we draw towards the end of the season and wild card hopes slowly dissipate for the New York Mets, it might be time for Marlon Byrd to ease into a lesser role to have as take a glimpse at Matt den Dekker, just as John Buck steps aside for Travis d’Arnaud. There’s still ten […]

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MMO Mailbag: Why Do The Mets Baby Their Starting Pitchers?

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Why Do The Mets Baby Their Starting Pitchers?

Justin asks… Why are the Mets always babying their pitchers? It’s not like any of these inning caps and pitch counts have resulted in fewer injuries. Look at Matz and Fulmer and Mejia just this year alone. I just don’t get this obsession. Nobody worried about these things with Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan […]

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Jake deGrom Will Start On Friday, But It Won’t Be For The Mets… Alderson Shoots Down Idea…

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments

Well it looks like Sandy Alderson didn’t agree with my pleas to give Jake deGrom the start on Friday… He unambiguously shot down the idea last night, and said that “DeGrom is not on the table.” Instead, the Mets have decided to take Carlos Torres out of the bullpen where he has done a stellar job, and […]

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Mets Sign A Pair Of Right-Handers To Minor League Deals

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign A Pair Of Right-Handers To Minor League Deals

The Mets announced they have signed a pair of righthanded pitchers, Mitch Talbot and Daryl Thompson, to minor league deals. They were both assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas. MITCH TALBOT: The Mets signed righthanded pitcher Mitch Talbot today and assigned him to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. The 6-1, 180-pound native of […]

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