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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Conforto, Cespedes and the Center Field Conundrum

An article by posted on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Conforto, Cespedes and the Center Field Conundrum

With the reluctance of Yoenis Cespedes to play center field citing the wear and tear on his legs and more specifically his strained quad, Terry Collins and the Mets find themselves in a bit of a conundrum. The issue is that versus a right-handed pitcher, Collins prefers to have Cespedes, Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson in the lineup and of the three, the […]

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Futures Game: Herrera and Rosario Record Hits As World Team Defeats USA 11-3

An article by posted on July 10, 2016 0 Comments
Futures Game: Herrera and Rosario Record Hits As World Team Defeats USA 11-3

Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada hit the go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning as the World Team beat Team USA by the score of 11-3 in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday. Moncada, the top ranked MLB prospect, took home the Futures Game MVP Award as the World team snapped a six-game losing streak […]

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Daniel Murphy Out To Prove Mets Made A Mistake

An article by posted on July 10, 2016 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Out To Prove Mets Made A Mistake

I can hardly stand to watch another Daniel Murphy plate appearance, especially when there are men on base. The sour taste in my mouth and the anxiety that comes with each passing RBI single, double or home run is terribly indescribable. Murphy did it again on Saturday night, driving in four runs to extend the […]

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Collins Says Syndergaard Will Pitch In All Star Game

An article by posted on July 8, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Says Syndergaard Will Pitch In All Star Game

A quick update on comments Terry Collins made this afternoon regarding who he will start in the All Star Game next Tuesday in San Diego. Noah Syndergaard will indeed pitch in the All Star Game. “He deserves it and the world needs to see him,” Collins said.”The world needs to see him” As for who […]

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It’s Been A Heck Of A Turnaround For The Mets

An article by posted on July 5, 2016 0 Comments
It’s Been A Heck Of A Turnaround For The Mets

The New York Mets overcame a six-run deficit on Monday to defeat the Miami Marlins by a score of 8-6 in what was arguably the most exciting win of the season for the Amazins. It was the biggest comeback victory of the season and the fourth-largest in franchise history. After losing four games in a […]

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Mets Activate Lagares, Option Lugo To Las Vegas

An article by posted on July 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Activate Lagares, Option Lugo To Las Vegas

The New York Mets activated Juan Lagares from the disabled list on Saturday and to make room for him optioned RHP Seth Lugo to Triple-A Las Vegas. Lagares is expected to be in the starting lineup on Sunday against Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. Lugo pitched a scoreless inning during his short stay with the Mets. […]

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Nimmo Blasts His First MLB Home Run

An article by posted on July 1, 2016 0 Comments
Nimmo Blasts His First MLB Home Run

Brandon Nimmo already had himself a game to remember on Thursday night with a huge hit and some head’s up baserunning to score the winning run in 4-3 Mets victory. So what does a kid from Wyoming do for an encore? He crushes his first career home run, a three-run shot, in the fourth inning, […]

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Cespedes Blasts 466 Foot Bomb Into Citi’s Upper Deck

An article by posted on July 1, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Blasts 466 Foot Bomb Into Citi’s Upper Deck

“He made a meal out of it!” That famous quote from the classic baseball film “The Natural” was the first thing that came to mind when I watched Yoenis Cespedes crush a solo homer into the third deck of the stands at Citi Field during Thursday’s 4-3 win against the Chicago Cubs. Ironically, Cespedes declined […]

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Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

The Miami Marlins are close to acquiring right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney from the San Diego Padres, according to Keith Law of ESPN.com. The Marlins will be sending a A-ball pitching prospect Chris Paddack to the Padres. The second place Marlins were rumored to be shopping for a closer or setup type reliever in recent weeks, and had […]

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Mets Need To Be Bold Again And Sign Yulieski Gourriel

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Need To Be Bold Again And Sign Yulieski Gourriel

The New York Mets are still evaluating free-agent third baseman Yulieski Gourriel, general manager Sandy Alderson said during a press conference on Wednesday. One of the factors that gives Alderson pause is that Gourriel would need around a month in the minors before he would be ready to contribute at the big league level. As […]

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Ready Or Not, Here Come The Cubs

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
Ready Or Not, Here Come The Cubs

After getting their brains bashed in by Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals, the New York Mets get no time off to mope around and lick their wounds. They took quite a shellacking in DC, getting outscored 20-6, but now they must brace themselves for a grudge match at Citi Field with the best team […]

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