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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Collins Has Mets Playing Baseball Like It Oughta Be

An article by posted on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Has Mets Playing Baseball Like It Oughta Be

This is Terry Time. This is Terry’s Team. As long as it keeps winning. In a column for the New York Post, writer Kevin Kernan credits Terry Collins for the Mets’ hot start and that now armed with a team with horses to win, the real Terry Collins has emerged. “This year, you are seeing […]

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Bill Maher Says Mets Are A Good Bet

An article by posted on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
Bill Maher Says Mets Are A Good Bet

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher, also a minority owner of the New York Mets, tells Playboy that putting his money on the Mets ranks among the smartest and best things he ever did. He also plans to be in his box seats at Citi Field when the Mets play in the Fall Classic later this […]

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D’Arnaud Says Umps Got Challenge Right… He’s Wrong…

An article by posted on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Says Umps Got Challenge Right… He’s Wrong…

Tag… Yerrrr Out!!! Here’s the lowdown from the Associated Press: On third after a pinch-hit triple in the seventh, Ichiro Suzuki took off on an infield grounder, stopped and then kept going when catcher Travis d’Arnaud reached for a wide throw. Suzuki and d’Arnaud both made headfirst dives — Suzuki missed the plate by an […]

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You Bet Your Ass I Believe In This Mets Team…

An article by posted on April 16, 2015 0 Comments
You Bet Your Ass I Believe In This Mets Team…

I don’t know about you, but so far I am having a blast watching and rooting for the Mets this season. Who would have thought the Mets would be 6-3 after nine games including taking two of three from the Washington Nationals? The Mets are halfway through April and after completing a sweep of the […]

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Duda Erasing All Doubts That He’s The Real Deal

An article by posted on April 16, 2015 0 Comments
Duda Erasing All Doubts That He’s The Real Deal

On Wednesday night, first baseman Lucas Duda continued his hot start to the season with a home run (his first of the year), a double and two RBIs, as the Mets defeated the Phillies 6-1 to complete a three game sweep. Duda wrapped up a big series that saw him go 5-for-14 with five RBI, […]

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Wright Pulls Right Hamstring, Could Be Heading To DL

An article by posted on April 15, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Pulls Right Hamstring, Could Be Heading To DL

The team announced that third baseman David Wright suffered a right hamstring pull sliding into second base while attempting to steal in the eighth inning. Wright will have an MRI on Wednesday morning to determine the severity and grade of the hamstring injury. Utility infielder Eric Campbell is on his way to New York in case Wright […]

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Harvey Drills Utley Between The Numbers, Both Benches Warned

An article by posted on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Drills Utley Between The Numbers, Both Benches Warned

In whats shaping up to be a wild one at Citi Field tonight between the Mets and the Phillies, both benches got a warning from plate umpire Alfonso Marquez in the fifth inning after Matt Harvey drilled Chase Utley in the back with a pitch. Utley had already homered and singled off the Mets ace, but that […]

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Cuddyer Leaves Game After Taking Pitch Off Hands

An article by posted on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
Cuddyer Leaves Game After Taking Pitch Off Hands

Left fielder Michael Cuddyer left the game in the bottom of the second inning after he was hit by a pitch right on the hands by Phillies starteer David Buchanan. Cuddyer was in obvious pain as he held and shook his left hand. Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez came right out and quickly decided […]

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Harvey Aims To Pitch Even Better Tonight

An article by posted on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Aims To Pitch Even Better Tonight

After a an incredibly dominating start in his season debut against the Washington Nationals, a start that had Gary Cohen saying, “It’s like he never left,” Matt Harvey is looking for more tonight when he takes on the Philadelphia Phillies. “For me, 90 pitches through six innings is not good enough,” Harvey told reporters on Monday morning. […]

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Michael Cuddyer Got Chills After Ninth Inning Double Play

An article by posted on April 13, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Cuddyer Got Chills After Ninth Inning Double Play

In his first home game as a New York Met, left fielder Michael Cuddyer said he’s played in many regular season games, but none that gave him the chills after the Mets turned a double play in the ninth inning. “Looking in the crowd and seeing people high-fiving each other, the excitement and the passion, […]

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