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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Nationals Are Running Out Of Time As Mets Magic Number Improves To 25

An article by posted on September 2, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Are Running Out Of Time As Mets Magic Number Improves To 25

While a sizable contingent of Mets fans still cower in fear over the Ghost of September Past and another 2007 style collapse, the Mets Magic Number improved to 25 last night even though they lost 14-8 to the Phillies at Citi Field. Credit the Washington Nationals who lost 8-5 in gut-wrenching fashion to the St. […]

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It’s Been A Wasted Season For Vic Black

An article by posted on September 2, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Been A Wasted Season For Vic Black

When I first learned that the Mets had traded Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Vic Black and Dilson Herrera, I remember searching the internet for scouting reports on our haul and I came across an article on FanGraphs entitled Vic Black, Pirates Closer of the Future – or something like that. After reading […]

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Niese Has Allowed 18 Earned Runs in Last Three Starts

An article by posted on September 2, 2015 0 Comments
Niese Has Allowed 18 Earned Runs in Last Three Starts

Jon Niese had yet another disastrous start on Tuesday as the New York Mets were outslugged by the Philadelphia Phillies 14-8 at Citi Field. Niese allowed six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in five innings of work. The big blow was a three-run homer to Darin Ruf in […]

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Steven Matz Will Start On Saturday In Place Of Noah Syndergaard

An article by posted on September 1, 2015 0 Comments
Steven Matz Will Start On Saturday In Place Of Noah Syndergaard

Steven Matz will start in place of Noah Syndergaard on Saturday in Miami against the Marlins, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The plan for Matz is to have him fill in for Syndergaard for one turn of the rotation and then the Mets will go to a six-man once Thor renters the […]

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Michael Conforto: Something Wicked This Way Comes

An article by posted on September 1, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Conforto: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Wicked? Yes. Wicked Awesome! Michael Conforto just continues to look better and better the more he plays. Last night, he homered for the fourth time this season (second time at home) and finished the game going 2-for-2 with a walk. His opposite field solo home run in the fifth inning gave the Mets the lead, […]

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WOR Documentary Of Legendary Mets Announcer Howie Rose

An article by posted on September 1, 2015 0 Comments
WOR Documentary Of Legendary Mets Announcer Howie Rose

WOR went behind the scenes and followed Mets Broadcaster Howie Rose around Citi Field for a night, providing baseball fans the opportunity to see some really unique and exclusive footage of Howie in his role as the radio voice of the Mets. This short documentary features some candid shots of Howie , and allows him […]

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Magic Number 26: Goodbye August, Hello September!

An article by posted on September 1, 2015 0 Comments
Magic Number 26: Goodbye August, Hello September!

Wow, what a month… After a convincing 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, the New York Mets wrapped up the month of August with a record of 20-8. The last time the Mets had won 20 or more games in a month was back in August of 2000, 15 years ago. And we […]

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Mets Option RHP Logan Verrett To Las Vegas

An article by posted on August 30, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Option RHP Logan Verrett To Las Vegas

Earlier today the Mets transferred infielder Wilfredo Tovar  to the 60 day disabled list to make room for newly acquired reliever Addison Reed on the 40 man roster. After Sunday’s 5-4 victory against the Boston Red Sox, the Mets optioned RHP Logan Verrett to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Reed on the 25 man active […]

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Mets Complete Deal For Addison Reed, Transfer Wilfredo Tovar To 60-Day DL

An article by posted on August 30, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Complete Deal For Addison Reed, Transfer Wilfredo Tovar To 60-Day DL

It’s official. The New York Mets have confirmed that they have acquired right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks in return for right-handed pitching prospects Matt Koch and Miller Diaz. To make room for Reed on the 40-man roster, the Mets will transfer infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the 60-day disabled list. Reed, 26, has made 38 relief […]

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Neither Matz nor Syndergaard Will Be Used In Relief

An article by posted on August 30, 2015 0 Comments
Neither Matz nor Syndergaard Will Be Used In Relief

On Saturday, veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon made his first relief appearance in over four years, when he pitched three shutout innings for the Yankees against the Orioles on April 14, 2011. Colon, 42, came into the ninth with the Mets down 3-1 and worked a scoreless inning, striking out two and allowing a David Ortiz […]

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