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 and '00, 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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Mets Confirm Steven Matz Will Make One Final Rehab Start

An article by posted on August 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Confirm Steven Matz Will Make One Final Rehab Start

Mets rookie left-hander Steven Matz will make a final rehab start with Double-A Binghamton on Monday, the team confirmed on Thursday. Matz will be activated from the disabled list the following day when rosters expand on September 1. Making his third rehab start for Double-A Binghamton, Matz tossed six shutout innings on Wednesday, allowing just one hit, […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Be Styling and Showboating Before They’ve Won Anything?

An article by posted on August 26, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Be Styling and Showboating Before They’ve Won Anything?

Gregg asks.. Quick Pitching, Bat Flips, Stare Downs, Styling, Showboating? Maybe I’m wrong, but don’t you think it’s a bit early and presumptuous for the Mets to be doing those things before they’ve won anything? At least when the Phillies were doing those things, they had won the World Series to back it up. What […]

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Benches Clear After Robles Quick-Pitches Ruf

An article by posted on August 25, 2015 0 Comments
Benches Clear After Robles Quick-Pitches Ruf

During the bottom of the seventh inning in Tuesday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park, benches cleared after Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles quick-pitched the Phillies pinch-hitter Darin Ruf while his head was turned away and down. He eventually struck out. Jeff Francoeur began hurling f-bombs towards Robles  as Larry Bowa charged out of the dugout […]

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Mets Have 4th Best Odds Of Winning World Series

An article by posted on August 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have 4th Best Odds Of Winning World Series

On the morning of July 24, before the Mets had made any trades, the Mets had the 12th best odds of winning the World Series (1.8%). Now, a little over a month later, our friends at Number Fire calculate that the Mets have the fourth best odds of winning the World Series (10.6%) behind only […]

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Mets GM Says Rafael Montero Likely Done For The Season

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Mets GM Says Rafael Montero Likely Done For The Season

Speaking with reporters at Citizens Bank Park, GM Sandy Alderson confirmed that right-hander Rafael Montero is unlikely to pitch for the Mets again this season. Montero, 24, who has been out since April with a rotator cuff injury, was making his fifth rehab start when he complained of stiffness after the game to trainers. I have […]

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With 39 Games To Go, It’s Onto The Show

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
With 39 Games To Go, It’s Onto The Show

With only 39 games left in the season, the New York Mets are heading for the postseason. I’ve been saying this for months now, and I’m not going to stop now. I have to laugh when I see grown men who are supposed to know about baseball and consider themselves intellectual, whining on about the […]

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Terry Collins: This Is How You Win Pennants

An article by posted on August 23, 2015 0 Comments
Terry Collins: This Is How You Win Pennants

Denver beat reporter Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com writes about how patience has paid off for Mets manager Terry Collins who is a big league manager for the third time. He is having fun, writes Ringolsby, and it is not just because the Mets are in first place in the National League East. Mainly it is […]

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Who Are These Mets and What Have You Done With The Real Mets?

An article by posted on August 23, 2015 0 Comments
Who Are These Mets and What Have You Done With The Real Mets?

After an incredible career-game that saw Yoenis Cespedes go 5-for-6 while exploding for three home runs, five runs scored and seven RBIs, his Mets teammates decided to join the party on Saturday night, with a season-high 21 hit barrage resulting in another 14-9 victory against the Colorado Rockies. With the Washington Nationals winners as well […]

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Mets Notes: Lucas Duda Lands On DL With Sore Back

An article by posted on August 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Lucas Duda Lands On DL With Sore Back

The Mets have placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list, a day after he was forced to leave the game with a sore back. Left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and took Duda’s spot on the roster. Duda had recently missed six starts with this back issue last week, […]

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Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

An article by posted on August 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

The New York Mets announced that they have acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Young, 30, will report to Triple-A Las Vegas and will likely rejoin the team after September 1. He batted .169 with a .229 on-base percentage, no home runs and five RBIs in 35 games in the […]

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