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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Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

According to columnist Neil Best of Newsday, Jeff Wilpon told reporters at a charity event in Harlem that the Mets might not be able to wait until the trade deadline to make some moves. Asked what he thought the Mets needed, “Hits,” the Mets COO responded. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that […]

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Red Sox Inquired About Matt Harvey Last Winter

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Red Sox Inquired About Matt Harvey Last Winter

According to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, the Red Sox have made finding an elite starter for their starting rotation a top priority. However, “not at any cost, but a reasonable cost,” he adds. Last winter, the Red Sox reached out to the Mets about potentially dealing for Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. However, all […]

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Should Mets Deal For Brandon Drury?

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Deal For Brandon Drury?

The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned their rookie outfielder-infielder Brandon Drury to Triple-A Reno on Sunday afternoon to clear a spot for right-hander Shelby Miller who was activated from the disabled list.  The D’Backs wanted him to get more playing time in the minors rather than squander development time on the big-league bench, where Drury started just […]

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The Coming Conundrum When Wheeler Returns

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
The Coming Conundrum When Wheeler Returns

If you thought that Zack Wheeler rejoining the rotation upon his return in a couple of weeks was a slam dunk… Think again. Mets manager Terry Collins is having some second thoughts about it, and honestly I can’t blame him. This won’t be an easy decision. “When that time comes, when Zack Wheeler’s ready to […]

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D’Arnaud to DH for Las Vegas Tonight, Will Catch Saturday & Sunday

An article by posted on June 17, 2016 0 Comments
D’Arnaud to DH for Las Vegas Tonight, Will Catch Saturday & Sunday

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud will serve as the designated hitter tonight for Triple-A Las Vegas as he moves closer to rejoining the big-league team. D’Arnaud is slated to catch on Saturday and Sunday. D’Arnaud batted .310 with a .474 OBP during 38 plate appearances while rehabbing in Adv-A St. Lucie where he collected two doubles, nine walks […]

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Kelly Johnson Goes Deep… Real Deep…

An article by posted on June 16, 2016 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson Goes Deep… Real Deep…

During Wednesday’s batting practice at Citi Field, utility man Kelly Johnson was waiting his turn at the end of the line. The players that are not expected to be in the lineup always go last. But as fate would have it, just as batting practice was wrapping up, manager Terry Collins shouted out to Johnson, […]

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A Message About Commenting On MMO

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
A Message About Commenting On MMO

As some of you are now aware, Disqus has now incorporated a Block User option to their commenting system. This changes everything and new MMO Comment Guidelines will soon be posted. But the bottom line is that we will now be stricter in policing our comment threads… There is absolutely no reason to bait, complain, […]

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Topps Release 2016 First Pitch Citi Field Celebrity Cards

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
Topps Release 2016 First Pitch Citi Field Celebrity Cards

   Topps today released its Series 2 cards for 2016, and included in select packages are inserts of Celebrity First Pitch cards, including four done at Citi Field last year: singer Tim McGraw, late night host Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and Mets superfan Jim Breuer and actor-producer Edward Burns.    They are available at hobby stores, […]

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It’s Too Early To Hit The Panic Button

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
It’s Too Early To Hit The Panic Button

Look, I get it. The Mets have been playing less than .500 baseball for over a month and a half. They have a 19-21 record since May 1 and find themselves five games behind the division-leading Washington Nationals. This is not unfamiliar territory for the Mets, we’ve seen this before in 2015 and we all […]

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David Wright Considering Season-Ending Neck Surgery

An article by posted on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Considering Season-Ending Neck Surgery

Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters at Citi Field and said that David Wright is discussing possible neck surgery with Dr. Robert Watkins. He is in consultation with team doctors and they will soon make a decision on continuing therapy or opting for surgery. “By the end of this week we’ll know something more about David’s situation,” Alderson […]

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Mets Option Logan Verrett To Triple-A, Promote RHP Erik Goeddel

An article by posted on June 12, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Option Logan Verrett To Triple-A, Promote RHP Erik Goeddel

The New York Mets have optioned swing man Logan Verrett to Triple-A Las Vegas and called up righty reliever Erik Goeddel. Assistant GM John Ricco made the announcement and said the team needed a fresh arm for the bullpen. He will be here in time for the game. Verrett surrendered three homers in yesterday’s loss to […]

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