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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Mets DFA Bobby Abreu and Recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

An article by posted on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets DFA Bobby Abreu and Recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

And there it is… Mets Roster Move: Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is on his way to meet the team. I’ve been nailing it with my timing… 12:00 PM According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have no current intentions of releasing either player despite […]

Continue Reading »

There May Not Be Rotation Spot For Syndergaard

An article by posted on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
There May Not Be Rotation Spot For Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard tossed six scoreless innings on Friday night, scattering seven hits, walking none and striking out seven in an extra-innings loss to El Paso. The Mets’ top pitching prospect has allowed one run or less in four of his last five starts spanning 29.1 and striking out 33 batters.  In the past month, Syndergaard has […]

Continue Reading »

Featured Post: Jacob deGrom Is The One You Keep

An article by posted on August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Jacob deGrom Is The One You Keep

Incredible, amazing, spectacular… Those are the kind of words that get tossed around whenever Met fans talk about Jacob deGrom. The young and exciting righthander continues to build a case to be this year’s NL Rookie of the Year. DeGrom was unstoppable on Saturday night as he twirled 6.2 no-hit innings against the San Francisco […]

Continue Reading »

Wright Insists That He’s Not Playing Hurt

An article by posted on August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Insists That He’s Not Playing Hurt

After Sunday’s 9-0 shelling by the San Francisco Giants, Mets third baseman David Wright insisted that he’s healthy. ”I’m fine,” Wright told reporters gathered at his locker. “I’m just not hitting.” “I’ve got to get going,” Wright said. “We have a few guys who have to get going.” A reference perhaps to Curtis Granderson, who is 9-for-53 […]

Continue Reading »