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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Wright Says Mejia Messed Up And Deserves To Be Punished

An article by posted on April 12, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Says Mejia Messed Up And Deserves To Be Punished

Mets third baseman  David Wright blasted teammate Jenrry Mejia, who was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball Saturday for testing positive for steroids. “It’s obviously disappointing. Not only do you cost yourself 80 games and don’t get paid, but you’re hurting everybody in here. You’re letting down your teammates and I think that probably […]

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Where’s The Mets’ Offense?

An article by posted on April 12, 2015 0 Comments
Where’s The Mets’ Offense?

What happened to the team that led the Grapefruit League in batting, on-base, slugging and OPS? What happened to the team with the rock star hitting coach? What happened to that offensive juggernaut that struck fear up and down the Florida coastline? “We knew we were swinging good in spring training,” manager Terry Collins said […]

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MLB Slaps Mejia With 80 Game Suspension After Testing Positive For Steroids (Updated)

An article by posted on April 11, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Slaps Mejia With 80 Game Suspension After Testing Positive For Steroids (Updated)

MLB announced that Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for Stanozolol – an anabolic steroid. Mejia, 25, says he has no idea how the substance ended up in his body. “I know the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I honestly have no idea how […]

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Flores Makes No Excuses After Rough Night Defensively At SS

An article by posted on April 11, 2015 0 Comments
Flores Makes No Excuses After Rough Night Defensively At SS

Shortstop Wilmer Flores made no excuses for the pair of errors that each led to an unearned run in the Mets 5-3 loss to the Braves on Friday night. “It’s not a good feeling when your pitcher is making the right pitches and getting the ground balls and you’re not making the plays,” Flores said. […]

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Star Power: Matt Harvey Is Big Box-Office Draw

An article by posted on April 10, 2015 0 Comments
Star Power: Matt Harvey Is Big Box-Office Draw

In an exclusive interview with Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets chief revenue officer Lou DePaoli said that the team has already sold upward of 30,000 tickets for Matt Harvey’s first home start scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at Citi Field. “Generally the second home game of the season is the toughest to […]

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Matt Harvey: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

An article by posted on April 10, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

“It’s like he never left,” said Gary Cohen as Matt Harvey walked off the mound – swagger and all – after striking out Clint Robinson to end the sixth and complete his incredible and somewhat magical return to baseball. Harvey’s first pitch of the day was a scintillating 96 mph fastball for a strike that […]

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DeGrom Delivers: “Outstanding” and “Gutsy” in Season Debut

An article by posted on April 9, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom Delivers: “Outstanding” and “Gutsy” in Season Debut

If some of you had concerns about a potential sophomore jinx for Jacob deGrom this season, put your minds at ease. Despite the loss and a one-hour rain delay, the reigning rookie of the year was outstanding on Wednesday night, holding the Washington Nationals scoreless for five innings after he was tagged for a two-run […]

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Collins Says He Decides Who Starts and Where They Bat

An article by posted on April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Says He Decides Who Starts and Where They Bat

The lineup mystery has been solved. Terry Collins spoke with reporters today and said the lineup is created by him and his coaching staff, as well as the front office. “It’s a collaboration.” Collins said he has the final decision as to who starts, where they bat, and which players get benched. Additionally, he credited […]

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Mets New Lineup Would Result In One Additional Win

An article by posted on April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mets New Lineup Would Result In One Additional Win

The Mets’ unorthodox starting lineup on Opening Day had many in a tizzy and it was the big story on Tuesday while the team enjoyed a day off. Whose idea was it? Terry? Sandy? Mr. Met? All of the above? In a report by Marc Carig of Newsday, team sources insisted that the adjusted lineup […]

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Mets Take Back New York, At Least For A Day

An article by posted on April 7, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Take Back New York, At Least For A Day

Here are the back covers of today’s New York Post and New York Daily News, highlighting Monday’s 3-1 Opening Day victory over the Washington Nationals. George Steinbrenner would have raised hell and fired half of his staff if he were alive to see the Mets stealing the Opening Day back pages. Winning the back pages […]

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