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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Scott Rice Leads The Majors In Appearances

An article by posted on May 20, 2013 0 Comments
Scott Rice Leads The Majors In Appearances

Lefty reliever Scott Rice tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the win against the Cubs on Sunday. It was his major league-leading 25th appearance of the season. Rice lowered his ERA to 3.05, and is now on pace for 99 appearances. That would surpass Pedro Feliciano‘s franchise mark of 92 games in 2010 and rank second all-time to Mike […]

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Murphy Batting Leadoff, But For How Long?

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Batting Leadoff, But For How Long?

Mets manager Terry Collins, has Daniel Murphy batting leadoff today against the Cubs. Murphy becomes the seventh player to be used in that spot by the Mets this season, joining Ruben Tejada, Jordany Valdespin, Mike Baxter, Collin Cowgill,Justin Turner and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. (ESPN) Here is what Collins had to say about it: “I’ll see how it goes. He’s swinging good. He’s swinging […]

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Is Collins The Blame For Team’s Poor Performance, Or Is He Just The Patsy?

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Is Collins The Blame For Team’s Poor Performance, Or Is He Just The Patsy?

While all the talk lately has been about whether or not it’s time to end the Terry Collins era as manager of the Mets, how much of the blame for the team’s poor performance should be equally shared with the architect and general manager, Sandy Alderson? Joel Sherman of the New York Post, pops the […]

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Hefner Lasts Just Four Innings In Mets 8-2 Loss To Cubs

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Lasts Just Four Innings In Mets 8-2 Loss To Cubs

Jeremy Hefner lasted just four innings and dropped to 0-5 on the season as the Mets took it on the chin in an 8-2 loss to the Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Hefner allowed four runs on five hits and three walks and quickly put his team in a hole. The right-hander now has a […]

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Injury Update: Wheeler To Rejoin Las Vegas Rotation Next Wednesday

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Injury Update: Wheeler To Rejoin Las Vegas Rotation Next Wednesday

Updated by Mitch Petanick on May 17, 2013 Adam Rubin has reported that Zack Wheeler is scheduled to start throwing again today, and is back with the team in Las Vegas. He was placed on the seven day DL, retroactive to his last start. He will rejoin the rotation next Wednesday when the team is […]

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D’Arnaud To Remain In Boot Camp For Two More Weeks

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud To Remain In Boot Camp For Two More Weeks

Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will need to remain in a walking boot for two more weeks without any weight-bearing activity, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Adam goes on to say that the determination was made after team doctor Struan Coleman examined d’Arnaud today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. D’Arnaud, […]

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Mookie On Valdespin: Give The Kid A Chance, He’s A Very Spirited Kid…

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mookie On Valdespin: Give The Kid A Chance, He’s A Very Spirited Kid…

The most famous No. 1 in Mets’ history has some advice when it comes to the man who is quickly becoming the most infamous No. 1 on the Mets. “Give the kid a chance,” Mookie Wilson said Friday when discussing Jordany Valdespin. “He is a very spirited kid, very young and has a lot to learn, no question about […]

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Mets Never Made Hairston Any Offer

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Never Made Hairston Any Offer

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes a column about how the Mets went about building their current outfield which started with a joke and ended with a joke in my opinion. Rubin spoke with Scott Hairston who dismissed rumors that the Mets had made him an offer, but understood the situation and respected Sandy […]

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The Mets Were Built To Fail, They Really Have No Plan Says One NL Official

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Were Built To Fail, They Really Have No Plan Says One NL Official

Bob Klapisch of The Record, posted a strong rebuke of the current Mets team and says that the team was “built to fail.” “Niese’s masterpiece aside, the Mets have been careening toward disaster for most of May and are now on pace for 100 losses. No one should be surprised; this roster has been badly […]

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Murphy Rips Four Hits, Niese Solid, Mets End Skid With 5-2 Win Over Cards

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Rips Four Hits, Niese Solid, Mets End Skid With 5-2 Win Over Cards

Daniel Murphy had four hits and Jon Niese pitched a gem as the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 to salvage the final game of the series and avoid the four-game sweep. The Mets got on the board in the third when Jordany Valdespin ignited a two-run rally with a perfect drag […]

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