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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A Free Agent After Next Season, Should Mets Offer Murphy An Extension?

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
A Free Agent After Next Season, Should Mets Offer Murphy An Extension?

One of the unsung heroes of Tuesday night’s 6-1 victory over the Phillies was second baseman Daniel Murphy who went 3-for-5 with a run, RBI and his sixth stolen base of the season. “We’ve played well,” Murphy said. “This would be a good way to start the road trip.” With the win the Mets are now four […]

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D’Arnaud Is Heating Up, Would Love To See Him Bat Second

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Is Heating Up, Would Love To See Him Bat Second

  While the Mets find themselves at an impressive 14-11 after 25 games in what was a pretty tough schedule, they still languish at the bottom of the rankings in several offensive areas including batting average, on-base and slugging. That we were able to get as far as we have without any real offensive propulsion […]

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Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

Once again, backup catcher Anthony Recker found himself on the receiving end of another masterful pitching performance – this time by Dillon Gee – who tossed eight shutout innings in the Mets 4-0 win against the Marlins on Sunday. With yesterday’s performance, Recker lowered his Catcher’s ERA to 2.54, the eighth-best mark in the majors […]

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Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

Awful Announcing ranked all 30 major league baseball broadcasting teams and the San Francisco Giants took the top spot.   1) San Francisco Giants – 3.46 -Duane Kuiper (play by play) -Jon Miller (play by play) -Dave Flemming (play by play) -Mike Krukow (analyst) Most popular grade: A (74% of voters) Vin Scully and the Los […]

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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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