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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Are You Ready For Thor’s Day?!?!

An article by posted on May 9, 2015 0 Comments
Are You Ready For Thor’s Day?!?!

It was very interesting to hear what Steve Gelbs had to say about his conversation with Mets Triple-A pitching coach Frank Viola on Friday. The two of them spoke shortly after the team announced that their top prospect, Noah Syndergaard, was being promoted and would make his MLB debut on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. I […]

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Harvey Cites Extra Rest For Mediocre Performance Against Phillies

An article by posted on May 9, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Cites Extra Rest For Mediocre Performance Against Phillies

It was obvious right from the start of Friday night’s 3-1 loss to  the Phillies, that Mets ace Matt Harvey seemed a little off. Vying for his sixth win of the season, Harvey labored through six innings and was tagged for three runs on six hits and a walk, including a home run by Ryan […]

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Gee To DL With Strained Groin, Syndergaard To Make MLB Debut Tuesday

An article by posted on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
Gee To DL With Strained Groin, Syndergaard To Make MLB Debut Tuesday

It’s official… Moments ago Sandy Alderson announced that Dillon Gee was being placed on the DL with a strained groin, and that Noah Syndergaard will be promoted and make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Bartolo Colon will start in Gee’s place on Sunday on regular rest. Sandy […]

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ESPN New York: Syndergaard or Matz Could Make Spot Start In May

An article by posted on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
ESPN New York: Syndergaard or Matz Could Make Spot Start In May

I wanted to update this post with some new information from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York who writes: “The Mets are beginning a stretch of 20 games in 20 days on Friday in Philly. While noncommittal so far, the Mets could use a spot starter during that stretch if the rotation’s workload is taxing, […]

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The Mets Are Fun and Exciting, and 90 Wins Are Well Within Reach

An article by posted on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets Are Fun and Exciting, and 90 Wins Are Well Within Reach

According to Las Vegas oddsmaker Bovada, the Mets are now at 14:1 odds to win the World Series. That is up from 33:1 last December and 22:1 in February. The only teams with better odds are: Los Angeles Dodgers 6:1 St. Louis Cardinals 7:1 Detroit Tigers 15:2 Kansas City Royals 9:1 Washington Nationals 10:1 The […]

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Sources: Plawecki Will Likely Return To Minors When TDA Returns

An article by posted on May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Sources: Plawecki Will Likely Return To Minors When TDA Returns

Marc Carig and David Lennon of Newsday are reporting that sources indicate that catcher Kevin Plawecki would most likely be sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas once Travis d’Arnaud returns from the disabled list. “The internal belief is that Plawecki could still benefit from playing every day in the minor leagues as opposed to splitting […]

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MMO Comment Guidelines

An article by posted on May 7, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Comment Guidelines

Our goal at MMO is to raise the level of discourse in the comment threads by eliminating inappropriate language and insults, and encouraging a lively and healthy discussion about the New York Mets or baseball in general. Please follow these simple guidelines: 1. You are all welcome to leave comments and join in or start a debate […]

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Dilson Herrera Homers In Big Night At The Plate

An article by posted on May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Homers In Big Night At The Plate

The grumblings had already begun for Dilson Herrera who had just one hit in 13 at-bats going into Wednesday’s finale against the Baltimore Orioles. “He looks overmatched. ” “Definitely not ready yet. ” “Needs more seasoning.” “You can’t trust PCL numbers.” But Dilson Herrera silenced all his critics and shut up his detractors with a […]

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Familia Leads Majors With 11 Saves

An article by posted on May 6, 2015 0 Comments
Familia Leads Majors With 11 Saves

Despite getting tagged for a solo homerun on pitch that caught too much of the plate, Jeurys Familia quickly regrouped and earned his MLB leading 11th save of the season in last night’s 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. In 14.1 innings pitched, Familia has a 0.56 WHIP and 1.88 ERA with 17 strikeouts. Familia […]

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Kevin Plawecki Has A Five Game Hitting Streak

An article by posted on May 6, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Plawecki Has A Five Game Hitting Streak

Here comes Kevin Plawecki. While Daniel Murphy’s RBI single in the fourth inning finally ended the Mets’ 21 inning scoreless streak that went all the way back to Friday, it was Kevin Plawecki’s two-run double that proved to be the decisive blow on Tuesday night as the Mets topped the Baltimore Orioles 3-2. Following Murphy’s […]

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