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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Mets Sign Rick Ankiel, Option Andrew Brown To Vegas

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Rick Ankiel, Option Andrew Brown To Vegas

WFAN is confirming that the Mets and Rick Ankiel have come to an agreement. Ankiel is expected to be in uniform on Monday night for the Mets and Andrew Brown already has been told he is being dispatched to Triple-A Las Vegas according to Adam Rubin. Ankiel, 33, was released by the Astros last week after […]

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We Can Confirm That Las Vegas 51s Have Been Sold To New Ownership Group

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
We Can Confirm That Las Vegas 51s Have Been Sold To New Ownership Group

Just got off the phone with Jim Gemma, the Media Relations Director of the Las Vegas 51s, and can confirm that the Mets Triple-A affiliate has indeed been sold. The Howard Hughes Corporation and Play Ball Owners Group form the new ownership group and our beat writer is on the way to the park right now where they are expected […]

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How About That Catch By Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
How About That Catch By Juan Lagares?

In my game recap last night I mentioned the remarkable catch by Mets outfielder Juan Lagares as the highlight of the game. Here is the video of that catch; Opposing pitcher Jeanmar Gomez looked like he hit a sure-fire single against Mets starter Matt Harvey. But wow, what a grab. Lagares hasn’t gotten it together yet at the plate, but he will. back […]

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Wheeler To Flushing: The Timing Feels Right…

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler To Flushing: The Timing Feels Right…

How many of you are sitting at home tonight, wondering and asking yourselves how long it will be until we finally see Zack Wheeler wearing that uniform and hurling 98 mph fastballs from the mound at Citi Field? The question is not an easy one to answer and in fact it’s a perfect paradox by […]

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Mets Lose Third Straight In 3-2 Loss To Bucs

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Lose Third Straight In 3-2 Loss To Bucs

PRETTY IN PINK? The Mets were beaten by the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 3-2 this afternoon in front of a nicely packed Mother’s Day crowd at Citi Field. Matt Harvey started and while he pitched good enough to win, he wasn’t at his best and he seemed to rely mostly on a variety of breaking […]

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Matt Harvey Has All Star Game On His Mind

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Has All Star Game On His Mind

We’ve all heard and read about how much winning means to Matt Harvey. On MMO alone I believe I counted at least two posts entitled “All Matt Harvey Cares About Is Winning.” On MetsBlog you’ll find three times as many such posts. Harvey reminds us all of how much he wants to win every five […]

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Francisco Headed To Hospital For Special Surgery With Elbow Pain

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Francisco Headed To Hospital For Special Surgery With Elbow Pain

Frank Francisco is experiencing elbow pain after his latest outing with Single-A St. Lucie, and will head to New York to visit with team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery, according to Terry Collins. Francisco hasn’t pitched since he last appeared in an inning of relief for Single-A St. Lucie. He hasn’t allowed a run five […]

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Meet The Press: Reactions to Spin-Gate at the Top of the Show

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Meet The Press: Reactions to Spin-Gate at the Top of the Show

Now that I’ve had some time to cool off, I was wondering how the rest of the Mets blogosphere was reacting to Spin-Gate and was surprised to find little to nothing about it on MetsBlog or anywhere else for that matter. Could it be I’m just overreacting? It wouldn’t be the first time… However I […]

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Mets Game Recap: This Team Is Fractured

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Game Recap: This Team Is Fractured

How long have you been coming to this site? Two years? Five years? Nine years? The Mets lost to the Pirates today by the score of 11-2 and after nine years of writing recaps for this site and being the one responsible for doing so today, all I can do is offer you an apology […]

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Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

This is getting utterly ridiculous… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets Manager Terry Collins said that he could see the Pirates retaliating against Jordany Valdespin for his admiration of his ninth-inning homer on Friday night, but added that he doesn’t think Pittsburgh would go after David Wright. “I think every situation is different. I […]

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