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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Lucas Duda Snaps Mets Six-Game Homerless Streak

An article by posted on April 24, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Snaps Mets Six-Game Homerless Streak

Lucas Duda had his first key moment since being named the everyday starter at first base when he blasted what proved to be the game-winning home run in the Mets 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. It was his team-leading fourth home run of the year, a solo shot in the sixth inning. […]

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Granderson’s Struggles Continue, Collins Says It’s Only April

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson’s Struggles Continue, Collins Says It’s Only April

April 23 Curtis Granderson’s struggles continue and he is now hitless in a career-high 22 straight at-bats. However, manager Terry Collins has no intentions of sitting his right fielder. “He hasn’t changed his demeanor at all, and that’s why I know he’s not letting this get to him,” Collins said. “He’s going to battle his […]

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MMO Spotlight: Jenrry Mejia is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA

An article by posted on April 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Spotlight: Jenrry Mejia is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA

The Mets are now 4-0 in games started by Jenrry Mejia. On Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, Mejia was sizzling as he held the defending NL champs to just four hits in 6.2 scoreless innings. With blister-gate completely behind him, the young righty looked like an unstoppable force on the mound, stopping the Cards’ […]

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Which Current Met Is The Best Option For Closer?

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Which Current Met Is The Best Option For Closer?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York asked three scouts who cover the Mets which young pitcher in the organization would be the best choice to close if the Mets needed someone in the next few months? The options presented were Gonzalez Germen, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, Jeff Walters or someone else. Here are their responses: Scout […]

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Harvey Takes Another Step Forward In Return

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Takes Another Step Forward In Return

Matt Harvey took another step forward in his rehab from Tommy John surgery on Friday, according to a report in the Daily News. Harvey is now tossing on flat ground from 90 feet as he continues to work his way back. The next step in his rehab will be to throw from 120 feet, Harvey […]

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Mets Will Wear Camo Jerseys For Military Monday

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Will Wear Camo Jerseys For Military Monday

The Mets will be wearing their new camouflage jerseys on Monday night for the first of five “Military Monday” games this season. U.S. Military personnel with active or retired military identification will receive complimentary tickets to tonight’s game for themselves and up to three guests. For the remaining games outside of Military Mondays, the Mets […]

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Collins Needs to Stop Babying Duda and Bat Him Cleanup

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Needs to Stop Babying Duda and Bat Him Cleanup

When Terry Collins made the decision to get Curtis Granderson out of the cleanup spot, I wasn’t really too surprised. It was something that clearly needed to be done. Hopefully, this will get Granderson’s bat going again and he can become the run producer this team thought they were getting when they signed him to […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 3

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 3

The Mets salvaged the finale of their three game series and beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on a walk-off sacrifice fly off the bat of Curtis Granderson in the bottom of the 14th inning. Zack Wheeler started for the Mets and earned a quality start, tossing six innings and allowing three runs on six hits […]

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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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