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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Flores Day To Day, X-rays On Finger Negative

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Flores Day To Day, X-rays On Finger Negative

April 29 Wilmer Flores is listed as day to day after x-rays taken on Monday afternoon came back negative. He should be back in a couple of days. April 28 Wilmer Flores was pulled from Sunday’s game after the shortstop jammed his finger on Sunday. He was 1-for-2 with a run scored, but looked uncomfortable at […]

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Lagares To Play For Las Vegas 51s Tonight

An article by posted on April 28, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares To Play For Las Vegas 51s Tonight

April 28 The Mets announced that Juan Lagares will play for Triple-A Las Vegas tonight when they take on Reno. April 27 Juan Lagares officially began a rehab assignment on Sunday and went 1-for-4 for the St. Lucie Mets in the Florida State League.  Lagares, who was placed on the DL with a right hamstring strain, played center […]

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Chris Young Is Dangerous!

An article by posted on April 28, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Is Dangerous!

One of the highlights of Sunday’s 4-0 win over the Marlins was watching outfielder Chris Young blast a shot in the fifth inning that just missed being a home run as the wind drifted foul. Almost everyone thought it was gone, including the pitcher who served it up, Tom Koehler, who turned and watched and then […]

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Lost In Translation: Zack Wheeler Stands and Delivers

An article by posted on April 28, 2014 0 Comments
Lost In Translation: Zack Wheeler Stands and Delivers

What an incredible start to the Mets season as they head to Philadelphia with a 14-11 record, good enough for second place in the very tough National League East. The hits have been scant, the runs have been scarce, but this team keeps chugging along. “If you have the pitching, anything can happen,” David Wright said […]

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Simply Amazin: Dillon Gee Lets His Changeup Do All The Talking

An article by posted on April 28, 2014 0 Comments
Simply Amazin: Dillon Gee Lets His Changeup Do All The Talking

Dillon Gee delivered his best effort of the season on Sunday, tossing eight shutout innings against the Miami Marlins to help the Mets take the series two games to one. Gee, who celebrates his 28th birthday today, struck out five and confounded the Marlins with his signature changeup and a slider that’s become a great […]

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Watch Granderson Rip A Walk-Off Single

An article by posted on April 26, 2014 0 Comments
Watch Granderson Rip A Walk-Off Single

On Friday night, Curtis Granderson ripped a ninth inning walk-off single to beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Friday night at Citi Field. Facing Marlins closer Steve Cishek, Granderson lined a two-out single under the glove of Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones, driving in Omar Quintanilla with the winning run that capped the Mets’ two-run rally. […]

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Scout Says d’Arnaud Doesn’t Look Strong, Lacking Energy

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Scout Says d’Arnaud Doesn’t Look Strong, Lacking Energy

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud continues to struggle and is slashing at .190/.277/.276 in 65 plate appearances this season. Baseball Prospectus spoke to a scout who told them:  “I haven’t liked him so far. He hasn’t looked good defensively, including allowing a bunch of passed balls. I’ve seen him miss some fastballs, almost like he has […]

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Mookie Says Alderson Era Felt Like Deterioration of the Mets

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mookie Says Alderson Era Felt Like Deterioration of the Mets

Mookie Wilson, the 1986 World Series hero, who still serves as a club ambassador, writes in his soon-to-be released autobiography that he has been stripped of responsibilities for the Mets and is owed an explanation for his firing from the coaching staff following the 2011 season, according to the NY Post. “It’s sad to admit this, […]

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A Strong Mets Bullpen Being Fueled By Some Unlikely Heroes

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
A Strong Mets Bullpen Being Fueled By Some Unlikely Heroes

I can hardly believe it myself, but this is the third post I’m writing about the bullpen this season, and like the first two, this is to point out what an incredible job they’ve been doing. It’s a pen that’s been put together with some Scotch tape, scraps and Elmer’s glue, but somehow they are […]

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Watch Chris Young Crush His First Home Run With Mets

An article by posted on April 24, 2014 0 Comments
Watch Chris Young Crush His First Home Run With Mets

Center fielder Chris Young hit his first home run of the season today as the Mets beat the Cardinals 4-1 to take three out of four games against the defending NL Champs and improve to 12-10 on the season. In the fifth inning, Young crushed a solo shot into the second deck in left field to […]

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