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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Jenrry Mejia Has A Hernia, Will Undergo Offseason Surgery

An article by posted on August 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Has A Hernia, Will Undergo Offseason Surgery

The Mets lost in stunning fashion on Sunday when Jenrry Mejia allowed two ninth inning runs to give the Phillies a shocking 6-5 victory. For Mejia, It was his third blown save of the season. Afterward Terry Collins told reporters that Mejia was perfectly fine and that health issues had nothing to do with what transpired. […]

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MMO Top 25 Mets Prospects (Mid-Season Update)

An article by posted on August 10, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Top 25 Mets Prospects (Mid-Season Update)

We present our Mets Midseason Top 25 Prospects. It’s just a quick and cursory look at our rankings before we get to work on our annual and much more extensive 2015 Top Prospects list in February. It was comprised from the individual rankings of myself and my minor league aficionados Kirk, Teddy, Brian and Connor. […]

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Will Mets Youth Movement Lead To A Worst Case Scenario This Offseason?

An article by posted on August 10, 2014 0 Comments
Will Mets Youth Movement Lead To A Worst Case Scenario This Offseason?

There’s not one among us who didn’t want the Mets to replace  Bobby Abreu with Kirk Nieuwenhuis, or Chris Young with Matt den Dekker. Or even Ruben Tejada with Wilmer Flores. However make no mistake that it’s not because we believe either of the three are the answers to our prayers and will fill our […]

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Mets Release Chris Young, Recall Matt den Dekker

An article by posted on August 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Release Chris Young, Recall Matt den Dekker

The Mets have designated outfielder Chris Young for assignment and Matt den Dekker has been recalled and will be activated in time for tonight’s game in Philadelphia.  Young, who was batted .205 with 28 RBIs in 254 at-bats, was informed by Sandy Alderson after the Mets’ 5-4 victory on Friday night.  “It caught me a little bit […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Phillies 4

An article by posted on August 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Phillies 4

Congratulations to Bartolo Colon who won the 200th game of his career tonight as the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-4 at Citizens Bank Park. Colon, 41,  was solid and allowed just one run over eight innings of work. He scattered six hits, walked nobody and struck out six batters. His […]

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Collins Will Start Giving More Playing Time To Younger Players

An article by posted on August 8, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Will Start Giving More Playing Time To Younger Players

This is getting creepy now… I feel like I’m being stalked… Terry Collins spoke to Sandy Alderson this afternoon and effective immediately, the Mets manager will be playing the younger players more. A lot more… Collins told reporters that Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Wilmer Flores specifically, will begin seeing more playing time and each of them […]

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MMO Exclusive: Pitching Prospect Rob Whalen Is Coming On Strong

An article by posted on August 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Pitching Prospect Rob Whalen Is Coming On Strong

Strap yourselves in and enjoy an interview with pitching prospect Rob Whalen, fresh off of his stellar performance on Wednesday night, tossing 5.1 shutout innings to collect his seventh win of the season and improve his record to a perfect 7-0 for the Savannah Sand Gnats. The 20-year old righthander has not allowed an earned run […]

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Wright Says His Struggles At The Plate Are Mental

An article by posted on August 7, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Says His Struggles At The Plate Are Mental

David Wright insists he’s not injured and that he’s not hurting. Instead, he tells Daily News columnist John Harper that he is struggling mentally at the plate, and that he has forgotten what it feels like to be in a good hitting groove. “I’ve made some mistakes this year, revamping some things with my swing that […]

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Collins Says Duda Needs To Earn The Everyday First Base Job

An article by posted on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Duda Needs To Earn The Everyday First Base Job

So as you may have noticed, Lucas Duda started at first base for the Mets on Tuesday against lefthander Gio Gonzalez and went 0-for-3 before contributing a two-out RBI single once Gonzalez left the game. So what? Does that mean we give up trying to get the big guy on track against lefthanded pitching, the final […]

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Put Lagares in the Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on August 5, 2014 0 Comments
Put Lagares in the Leadoff Spot

Juan Lagares is red-hot. Again. While the Mets offense has been somewhat stagnant of late, the gifted center fielder has been anything but, batting .440 (11-for-25) over the last two series against the Giants and Phillies. Lagares is batting .283 for the season which is second only to hits-leader Daniel Murphy. Lagares leads all Mets with […]

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