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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Sandy Alderson: We’re Going Home Disappointed

An article by posted on November 2, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: We’re Going Home Disappointed

Columnist Neil Best of Newsday caught up with a very frustrated Sandy Alderson after last night’s season-ending loss to the Royals. The two of them crossed paths as Sandy was walking down a Citi Field corridor with his dog. “We’re going home disappointed,” he said. “To me, it wasn’t a successful season if it wasn’t […]

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Terry Collins On Harvey, 9th Inning, Defensive Lapses, Emotions

An article by posted on November 2, 2015 0 Comments
Terry Collins On Harvey, 9th Inning, Defensive Lapses, Emotions

What went on in the dugout between you and Harvey before the ninth? Well, I told him that we were going — that was enough. And he just came over and said, “I want this game. I want it bad. You’ve got to leave me in.” I said, “Matt, you’ve got us exactly where we […]

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Salvador Perez Named World Series MVP

An article by posted on November 2, 2015 0 Comments
Salvador Perez Named World Series MVP

Following Sunday night’s 7-2 win over the New York Mets in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez was named World Series MVP. Perez, 25, batted .364 (8-for-22) with a .375 on-base and .455 slugging percentage while playing stellar defense and guiding his pitching staff through a 4-1 series […]

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Oh What A Knight: Harvey Ready For The Biggest Start Of His Life

An article by posted on November 1, 2015 0 Comments
Oh What A Knight: Harvey Ready For The Biggest Start Of His Life

After a good night’s sleep followed by pancakes and bacon for breakfast with real maple syrup, not that Aunt Jemima crap, I’m ready to move on and put Saturday’s Game 4 shit-show behind me. The mission is simple. We need to win three games in a row, and as impossible as that may seem, the […]

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Thoughts On A Horrific Halloween Loss For Mets

An article by posted on November 1, 2015 0 Comments
Thoughts On A Horrific Halloween Loss For Mets

I know we’re playing with house money and I know I wrote after the NLDS that no matter what happens the rest of the way, this has been a fun, exciting and truly successful season for the Mets. And all of that is still true and still applies. But to be honest, none of that […]

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Memorable Moments From Mets Game 3 Win

An article by posted on October 31, 2015 0 Comments
Memorable Moments From Mets Game 3 Win

On a crisp and cool October night, and in front of a filled to capacity Citi Field, the New York Mets treated their fans to an unforgettable night of pulse-pounding baseball as they beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3 in Game 3 of the World Series. It all began with beautifully produced pre-game ceremony highlighted […]

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Royals Bitched About 1st Pitch, Syndergaard Grabs Their Lunch And Trashes It

An article by posted on October 31, 2015 0 Comments
Royals Bitched About 1st Pitch, Syndergaard Grabs Their Lunch And Trashes It

After the New York Mets pummeled Kansas City by a score of 9-3 in front of an electric and super charged Citi Field, some of the Royals players voiced their anger with tonight’s starter Noah Syndergaard after his first pitch of the game – a 98 mph fastball – came up and in at Alcides […]

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Collins Discusses Tonight’s Lineup, Team’s Confidence, Syndergaard, Cespedes, Conforto

An article by posted on October 30, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Discusses Tonight’s Lineup, Team’s Confidence, Syndergaard, Cespedes, Conforto

How is the confidence level of your team? Well, we’re still excited. We still have a lot of confidence. After the game you could hear the conversation; we’ve been in tough holes before. We’re used to it. We’re used to playing with adversity, like a lot of Big League clubs. And I thought Michael put […]

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Michael Cuddyer Says Mets Are Ready For This Moment

An article by posted on October 30, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Cuddyer Says Mets Are Ready For This Moment

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer spoke to reporters at Citi Field about overcoming being down two games to none and beating the Kansas City Royals. He says Noah Syndergaard is ready for tonight’s challenge and that the team is ready for this moment. Do you think perhaps the media and the fans are getting too down […]

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Don Mattingly Will Be Named Marlins Manager

An article by posted on October 30, 2015 0 Comments
Don Mattingly Will Be Named Marlins Manager

Ronald Blum of the Associated Press is reporting that Don Mattingly will become the new manager of the Miami Marlins. Mattingly parted company with the Los Angeles Dodgers a day after losing to the New York Mets in the National League Division Series. The Marlins also fired Dan Jennings after a 13-year association with the organization. […]

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Strat-O-Matic: After Losing First Two Games, Mets Come Roaring Back To Win World Series

An article by posted on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Strat-O-Matic: After Losing First Two Games, Mets Come Roaring Back To Win World Series

Just an update to say, so far Strat-O-Matic has pretty much nailed it. Now all we have to do is take the next four as they projected. LGM Strat-O-Matic, the industry leader in sports simulation games for the past 50-plus years, simulated the outcome of this year’s World Series between the New York Mets and […]

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