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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So You Think You Know The Mets: Not As Easy As Riding A Bike

An article by posted on 07/03/2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: Not As Easy As Riding A Bike

If you had to pick the next player in the Mets organization to hit for the cycle, who would you choose? Is there anyone on the likely Opening Day Roster who can pull it off? Or do you have to dig down deep into the minors to find a likely candidate. I happen to think […]

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Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

An article by posted on 07/03/2017 0 Comments
Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

One by one, like returning warriors, they took the mound, first Jacob deGrom, then Matt Harvey and finally on Monday afternoon the last of the surgically enhanced triumvirate Steven Matz had his chance to show off his preseason form. And what a fine form it was. Matz tossed two scoreless innings allowing three hits and striking […]

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Cespedes Saw Doctor For Sore Quad, Listed As Day To Day

An article by posted on 05/03/2017 0 Comments
Cespedes Saw Doctor For Sore Quad, Listed As Day To Day

Yoenis Cespedes was removed from the game on Sunday because his quadriceps muscle tightened up on him. He saw a doctor this afternoon who said it was nothing more than soreness and he is listed as day-to-day. Cespedes went 2-for-2 in the game with a solo home run before exiting and is batting .538 this […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets Fall Short In 14-11 Loss To Cards

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Spring Training Recap: Mets Fall Short In 14-11 Loss To Cards

It was a sunny but blustery day at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie where the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Mets by a score of 14-11 in a game that featured 34 hits, 10 walks and 4 errors. Pitching: Matt Harvey made his spring training debut and looked solid in the first, […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets, 1:10 PM

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MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets, 1:10 PM

Matt Harvey will make his long-awaited Grapefruit League debut on Sunday when the Mets host the Cardinals at 1:10 PM at First Data Field. Right-hander Mike Leake is expected to start for the Cards. Harvey looks to rebound from a 2016 season that was cut short in July by surgery that involved removing a rib […]

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

An article by posted on 05/03/2017 0 Comments
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

It was a year ago last March when Jacob deGrom made his first two Grapefruit League starts and the alarm bells sounded as the hard-throwing right-hander was sitting at just 90-91 MPH and topping out at 93. Concerns about deGrom’s decreased velocity made blaring headlines all through spring training and into the 2016 season. Fast-forward […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Astros, 1:05 PM

An article by posted on 04/03/2017 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Astros, 1:05 PM

Yesterday’s Game - The New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 11-3 on 17 hits from 13 different players including a home run from Neil Walker for the second straight day. Lucas Duda knocked in two runs with a double in his spring debut. Noah Syndergaard also made his Grapefruit League debut with two scoreless innings. […]

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Remembering Danny Frisella

An article by posted on 04/03/2017 0 Comments
Remembering Danny Frisella

I was just reading our Morning Briefing and learned that today was the birthday of Danny Frisella. Wow, I thought. There’s a name I haven’t heard of in a while. I always had fond memories of Danny Frisella, a right-hander who the Mets selected in the third round of the 1966 Amatuer Draft out of […]

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Mets Renew Syndergaard’s Contract For 2017

An article by posted on 03/03/2017 0 Comments
Mets Renew Syndergaard’s Contract For 2017

As first reported by Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, Noah Syndergaard had his contract renewed today by the New York Mets. What that means is that both sides failed to come to an agreement so the Mets basically ended the discussion and paid him the sum they considered their final offer. Syndergaard, 24, was […]

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Morning Briefing: Trading Nimmo, Ricco On Evaluating Prospects, Reyes Embracing 3B

An article by posted on 02/03/2017 0 Comments
Morning Briefing: Trading Nimmo, Ricco On Evaluating Prospects, Reyes Embracing 3B

Good Morning Mets Fans. Funny thing, yesterday I left a comment to explain why the Mets are choosing to play Amed Rosario, Gavin Cecchini, Dominic Smith and T.J. Rivera as often as they have. “A lot of people – including beat writers – completely ignore the fact that the Mets (like any other organization) will […]

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