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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Collins Says Team Looks Tight, However Wright Disagrees

An article by posted on September 23, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Says Team Looks Tight, However Wright Disagrees

After Tuesday night’s 6-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves, manager Terry Collins told reporters that the team has looked “tight” and “hit a wall” during their current homestand which has seen the team go 3-5. It will be the Mets’ first losing homestand of this season where they’ve played remarkably well at Citi Field. “Coming […]

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Michael Conforto Caps Off Big Day With Eighth Home Run

An article by posted on September 22, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Caps Off Big Day With Eighth Home Run

What a day for Mets rookie Michael Conforto. Only a few hours after being honored at Citi Field on Monday with a Sterling Award for being named the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year, the 22-year-old left fielder blasted his eighth home run of the season in the Mets 4-0 win over the Atlanta […]

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Collins Is Still Fuming, Says Harvey and deGrom Will Start Against Reds

An article by posted on September 21, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Is Still Fuming, Says Harvey and deGrom Will Start Against Reds

According to some of the beat writers on Twitter, manager Terry Collins was still pretty agitated and hot about last night when he showed up at the clubhouse this evening. The anger was not directed at Matt Harvey, Sandy Alderson, or anyone else, writes Anthony DiComo, but just sheer frustration about the entire situation. “Matt’s […]

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Alderson: Harvey Has Done Everything We Asked, Unfair To Put Any Of This On Him

An article by posted on September 21, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson: Harvey Has Done Everything We Asked, Unfair To Put Any Of This On Him

A quick update and some thoughts… Speaking to reporters at a Military Monday event this afternoon, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that Matt Harvey is committed to pitching whenever they ask him to, but that it’s the team that has to figure out the best way to use him. “If we ask him to do […]

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DeGrom Will Not Be Skipped In Rotation, But Verrett Still Pitching Tuesday

An article by posted on September 20, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom Will Not Be Skipped In Rotation, But Verrett Still Pitching Tuesday

Terry Collins told reporters before Sunday’s game that Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom will not skip a turn in the rotation as he had originally announced on Saturday. However, the Mets manager did not say when deGrom’s next outing would be, only that he wouldn’t be pitching on Tuesday against the Braves. Rookie right-hander Logan Verrett will start on Tuesday […]

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Should Cohen Cut In On Howie and Lewin For Postseason Radio Broadcasts?

An article by posted on September 20, 2015 0 Comments
Should Cohen Cut In On Howie and Lewin For Postseason Radio Broadcasts?

Bob Raissman of the Daily News doesn’t sound like a big fan of Mets TV play-by-play man Gary Cohen. Raissman ripped into Cohen, accusing him of big-footing it in 2006 when he pushed his way into the radio booth for the Mets postseason broadcasts. He hopes that doesn’t happen again this time around. “The last […]

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Collins Says Syndergaard Has Earned Spot On Postseason Rotation

An article by posted on September 20, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Says Syndergaard Has Earned Spot On Postseason Rotation

If your like me and you’ve been wondering lately about things like which four pitchers will makeup the Mets postseason rotation, it looks like beginning to see some clarity on that front. Despite another so-so start from Noah Syndergaard on Saturday, manager Terry Collins told reporters that his young right-hander has earned a spot on […]

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Slumping Cespedes Will Be Moved Down Batting Order

An article by posted on September 19, 2015 0 Comments
Slumping Cespedes Will Be Moved Down Batting Order

After taking another collar during Saturday’s 5-0 loss to the Yankees, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now hitless in his last 17 at-bats. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the coaching staff is concerned that their once red-hot slugger hasn’t been the same since he was hit in the upper leg by Marlins right-hander Tom […]

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Can The Mets Afford To Lose Daniel Murphy?

An article by posted on September 19, 2015 0 Comments
Can The Mets Afford To Lose Daniel Murphy?

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with hit a triple and a go-ahead home run off Masahiro Tanaka on Friday night, as the New York Mets defeated the New York Yankees by a score of 5-1 at Citi Field. “It was nice because of the way their starter can throw the ball,” Murphy said. “He’s as tough as they […]

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MMO Exclusive: Sandy Alderson Explains How Cespedes Deal Went Down

An article by posted on September 18, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Sandy Alderson Explains How Cespedes Deal Went Down

I just read Dave Dombrowski explain in an article by Gordon Edes of ESPN, his version of events on how the Yoenis Cespedes deal between the Tigers and the Mets went down. I was very curious to see what Dombrowski had to say, mainly because Sandy Alderson was gracious enough to give MMO’s John Bernhardt […]

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We Believe In Our Mets, We Believe In Our Young Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on September 18, 2015 0 Comments
We Believe In Our Mets, We Believe In Our Young Starting Pitchers

Mike Axisa of CBS Sports listed eight things everyone should know about the Mets vs Yankees Subway Series that begins tonight at Citi Field. At No. 6 he points out the following about the Mets Starting Rotation, which hasn’t been nearly as dominant as it had been from April through July. “No team in baseball […]

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