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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Pardon The Interruption…

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Pardon The Interruption…

Hi Everyone… As I alluded to a few weeks ago, we are experiencing some tremendous growth and we’ve more than doubled our traffic from a year ago which is very remarkable considering we were already on top of the food chain back then. We’re not talking about hundreds of new visitors and page views per […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Diamondbacks 2

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Diamondbacks 2

Recker Comes Through Again  The Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks after a 5-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field. With the win, the Mets complete a very successful 6-3 road trip. Dillon Gee, making his fourth start of the season, was perfect through 4.2 innings, retiring 14 batters in a row […]

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Mets Outright Lannan To Minors, Callup Dice-K

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Outright Lannan To Minors, Callup Dice-K

The New York Mets announced that lefthander John Lannan has been outrighted and that righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka has been called-up from Triple-A Las Vegas. Sandy Alderson told reporters that Dice K is coming to pitch out of the bullpen, but is also insurance in case any starter can’t make a start – an indirect reference […]

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Duda is Mashing the Ball, Will Not Play in the Outfield

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Duda is Mashing the Ball, Will Not Play in the Outfield

After sustaining injuries to Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson on Monday night, Terry Collins said on Tuesday that he is not planning to use Lucas Duda in the outfield moving forward. “We made the commitment to play him there,” Collins said about Duda playing only first base. “I think putting him back in left field will take away […]

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Colon May Miss Next Start With Back Issues

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Colon May Miss Next Start With Back Issues

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reports that Bartolo Colon was suffering with a back issue in his last start and that he could miss his next scheduled start on Saturday according to a team source. Colon, who turns 41 next month, has been receiving treatment on his back for the past two days. The […]

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Chris Young Completes Rehab, Will Join Mets In Arizona

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Completes Rehab, Will Join Mets In Arizona

Here comes the cavalry. Terry Collins said that he expects Chris Young to rejoin the Mets on Wednesday in Arizona and accompany the team back to New York, according to a report on ESPN New York. Young is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, when the Mets open a weekend series […]

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Will Mets Have Revived Interest In Nick Franklin?

An article by posted on April 15, 2014 0 Comments
Will Mets Have Revived Interest In Nick Franklin?

The trade buzz on Nick Franklin is picking up again as both the Yankees and Tigers continue to get meager production from their shortstop position. And while there’s nothing to suggest that the Mets have any revived interest in the Mariners prospect, that could change if Ruben Tejada doesn’t start picking it up at the […]

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Granderson X-Rays Negative, Lagares Could Be Heading To Disabled List

An article by posted on April 15, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson X-Rays Negative, Lagares Could Be Heading To Disabled List

The New York Mets may be without the services of Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares for a few days and possibly longer in the case of Lagares. Both departed Monday night’s game against the Diamondbacks with injuries. Granderson sustained contusions to the left rib cage, forearm and knee after colliding with the right-field fence in the first inning and underwent X-rays, […]

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Power Outage: Mets Have MLB Worst .610 OPS

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Power Outage: Mets Have MLB Worst .610 OPS

As we enter week three of the season, here are some of the early results from our revamped offense in 2014: The Mets have a .610 OPS as a team which ranks 30 (last) in the Major Leagues. The Mets have 10 home runs as a team which ranks 25 in the Major Leagues. The […]

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MMO Morning Grind: The Umpire Strikes Back

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Umpire Strikes Back

“You’re the worst, you’re the worst I’ve seen.” Daniel Murphy and David Wright were both tossed out of the game in the seventh inning on Sunday after arguing what they thought was a low strike zone by home plate umpire Toby Basner. Both players were in the dugout when they were ejected and reports say they […]

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