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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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

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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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Mets Uncertain If David Wright Will Return This Season

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Mets Uncertain If David Wright Will Return This Season

Terry Collins told reporters that David Wright is remaining in New York to receive treatment on his injured right hamstring. He added that the reason for not being at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie is because he can’t do any activity anyway so the team felt it was fine to let Wright stay […]

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Mets Source Confirms D’Arnaud Will Replace Buck When His Wife Gives Birth

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Mets Source Confirms D’Arnaud Will Replace Buck When His Wife Gives Birth

A team insider has confirmed to ESPN New York that catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud is indeed slated to replace John Buck when he heads to New York for the birth of his baby. The Mets promoted d’Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas so he’d be close by when Buck is placed on paternity leave. It will be great […]

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Flores To Get Some Time At Second Base

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Flores To Get Some Time At Second Base

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that he would like to get Wilmer Flores some chances at second base during his time with the team.  The 22-year-old Flores is currently filling in at third base for the injured David Wright, but could increase his chances to stick with the […]

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Mets Farm Lacks Position Players, So Lets Trade Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on August 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Farm Lacks Position Players, So Lets Trade Wilmer Flores

Sorry for the title, it wasn’t intended to be serious, but more of a retort I’ve been giving a lot of Met fans lately who seem to be in a rush to trade Wilmer Flores. A notion I find to be highly illogical given the precarious offensive dilemma the Mets find themselves in. I had […]

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Gee Solid Again As Mets Complete Three-Game Sweep Of The Rockies

An article by posted on August 8, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Solid Again As Mets Complete Three-Game Sweep Of The Rockies

  The Mets completed a winning homestand with their first three-game home sweep this season after a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies this afternoon at Citi Field. Dillon Gee delivered yet another dominant performance as he held Colorado to just one earned run, using his outstanding changeup and slider to keep batters off-balance all […]

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Rockies vs Mets: Gee, Flores, Lagares Primed For The Sweep!

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Rockies vs Mets: Gee, Flores, Lagares Primed For The Sweep!

ROCKIES AT METS • 12:10 PM Jeff Manship (0-0 , 0.00) vs Dillon Gee (7-8, 3.97) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Wilmer Flores – 3B Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Dillon Gee – RHP Video of the […]

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Last Night, Matt Harvey Took Another Big Step In His Evolution

An article by posted on August 8, 2013 0 Comments
Last Night, Matt Harvey Took Another Big Step In His Evolution

I just now caught the following tweet from Adam Rubin: ESPN Stats & Info: Most Starts Allowing 1 or Fewer Runs 2013: Matt Harvey 14 Felix Hernandez 13 Clayton Kershaw 12 Patrick Corbin 12 — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 8, 2013 It was a memorable Wednesday night for Matt Harvey and after all he has done already in his […]

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