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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Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 […]

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Valverde Out As Closer, Farnsworth To Takeover Saves Role

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Valverde Out As Closer, Farnsworth To Takeover Saves Role

10:15 AM Update: Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Valverde will not be used in any critical situations for now. The 38 year old has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 blown saves. Farnsworth last officially closed […]

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Granderson Out of the Cleanup Spot and Batting Second

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Out of the Cleanup Spot and Batting Second

Update: Curtis Granderson has been moved out of the cleanup spot and is batting second today.  During last night’s 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves, Curtis Granderson went 0-for-5, and left six runners on base. He is now hitting .140 with just four RBIs on the season. The fans at Citi Field are getting antsy. They rained […]

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Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

An article by posted on April 19, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

On Friday, the Mets announced that they traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. Thornton, who turns 26 next month, was a 23rd round pick of the Oakland A’s in the 2010 draft, who was traded to the Pirates in 2012 for RHP […]

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MMO Game Recap: Braves 6, Mets 0

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Braves 6, Mets 0

The New York Mets opened up their 10-game homestand with a disheartening 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night at Citi Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and delivered another solid performance holding the Braves to one run on four hits and three walks in his six innings of work, while striking […]

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Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates For Reliever Zack Thornton and PTBNL

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates For Reliever Zack Thornton and PTBNL

With less than an 30 minutes to go before tonight’s game, the Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates Mets for minor league reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. An emotional Davis said his goodbyes before finally leaving the clubhouse for […]

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Nieuwenhuis Could Go Down When Mets Activate Chris Young Today

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Could Go Down When Mets Activate Chris Young Today

April 18 Chris Young Is expected to be activated prior to tonight’s game. Young hit .667 (8-12) with two home runs, seven runs scored and five RBI in his three rehabilitation games with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. He was placed on the DL on April 3 with a tight right groin. A corresponding roster move will be […]

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Mets Want More “Attitude” From Syndergaard

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want More “Attitude” From Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard has a major league fastball and curveball, but the Mets would like to see a little more “attitude” from their top pitching prospect according to what team sources told the New York Post. According to club sources, the stud right-hander disappointed organizational officials with his approach in his first two starts for Triple-A […]

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Opinion: Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Opinion: Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

In an interview on Friday morning with Boomer and Carton on WFAN, Tom Seaver said that the Mets have never approached him about erecting a statue or monument in his honor at Citi Field. “I understand that I’m a part of the history of the game of baseball, it is going to be what it […]

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MMO Prospect Pulse: Steven Matz Takes a No-Hitter into the Sixth

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Prospect Pulse: Steven Matz Takes a No-Hitter into the Sixth

Lefthander Steven Matz turned in another stellar performance on Thursday as St. Lucie beat Fort Myers by the score of 6-1. Matz carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning that ended with a two-out bunt single. He ended the night with seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out six. […]

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