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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Chris Young Completes Rehab, Will Join Mets In Arizona

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Completes Rehab, Will Join Mets In Arizona

Here comes the cavalry. Terry Collins said that he expects Chris Young to rejoin the Mets on Wednesday in Arizona and accompany the team back to New York, according to a report on ESPN New York. Young is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, when the Mets open a weekend series […]

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Will Mets Have Revived Interest In Nick Franklin?

An article by posted on April 15, 2014 0 Comments
Will Mets Have Revived Interest In Nick Franklin?

The trade buzz on Nick Franklin is picking up again as both the Yankees and Tigers continue to get meager production from their shortstop position. And while there’s nothing to suggest that the Mets have any revived interest in the Mariners prospect, that could change if Ruben Tejada doesn’t start picking it up at the […]

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Granderson X-Rays Negative, Lagares Could Be Heading To Disabled List

An article by posted on April 15, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson X-Rays Negative, Lagares Could Be Heading To Disabled List

The New York Mets may be without the services of Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares for a few days and possibly longer in the case of Lagares. Both departed Monday night’s game against the Diamondbacks with injuries. Granderson sustained contusions to the left rib cage, forearm and knee after colliding with the right-field fence in the first inning and underwent X-rays, […]

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Power Outage: Mets Have MLB Worst .610 OPS

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Power Outage: Mets Have MLB Worst .610 OPS

As we enter week three of the season, here are some of the early results from our revamped offense in 2014: The Mets have a .610 OPS as a team which ranks 30 (last) in the Major Leagues. The Mets have 10 home runs as a team which ranks 25 in the Major Leagues. The […]

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MMO Morning Grind: The Umpire Strikes Back

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Umpire Strikes Back

“You’re the worst, you’re the worst I’ve seen.” Daniel Murphy and David Wright were both tossed out of the game in the seventh inning on Sunday after arguing what they thought was a low strike zone by home plate umpire Toby Basner. Both players were in the dugout when they were ejected and reports say they […]

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Prospect Spotlight: RHP Akeel Morris is Sizzling in Savannah

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: RHP Akeel Morris is Sizzling in Savannah

Akeel Morris was one of our 2014 Minor League Sleepers – Mets prospects you needed to keep an eye on this season – and so far he hasn’t disappointed. Last week, he really showed his stuff in a particular outing in which he tossed 3.0 hitless innings, walking one and striking out nine batters. Morris got […]

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Enjoy Final Days of the Terry Collins Leadoff Experiment

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Enjoy Final Days of the Terry Collins Leadoff Experiment

One of the things you have to love about baseball, and it’s something I’ve grown to appreciate as I’ve gotten older, is how often the game will reverse what was essentially a bad decision to begin with. While an imperfect game at its heart, baseball has this beautiful course-correcting nature about it, and given enough […]

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Backed By Two Chris Young Homers, Montero Stellar Again

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Backed By Two Chris Young Homers, Montero Stellar Again

Rafael Montero rebounded from a not so typical start last week, and delivered a dazzling 6.1 inning performance on Sunday afternoon as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Fresno Grizzlies 10-4 at Chukchansi Park. Staked to a 1-0 lead courtesy of a first inning home run off the bat of rehabbing outfielder Chris Young, the 23-year old […]

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MMO Game Recap: Angels 14, Mets 2

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Angels 14, Mets 2

The New York Mets were trounced by the Los Angeles Angels by the score of 14-2 on Sunday in a 17 hit barrage. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and wasn’t fooling anyone as the Angels punished him for nine earned runs on 11 hits including four homeruns (Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Raul Ibanez and […]

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Mets To Celebrate Shea Anniversary With $3.50 Tickets

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Celebrate Shea Anniversary With $3.50 Tickets

CELEBRATE SHEA STADIUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH $3.50 TICKETS  The New York Mets today announced the club will celebrate Shea Stadium’s 50th Anniversary by rolling back tickets for games this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 18-20) against the Atlanta Braves to the 1964 box seat price of $3.50. Shea Stadium officially opened on April 17, 1964 when the Mets […]

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