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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Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

An article by posted on August 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

The New York Mets announced that they have acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Young, 30, will report to Triple-A Las Vegas and will likely rejoin the team after September 1. He batted .169 with a .229 on-base percentage, no home runs and five RBIs in 35 games in the […]

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Matt Harvey Will Be Skipped, Logan Verrett Will Start On Sunday

An article by posted on August 21, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Will Be Skipped, Logan Verrett Will Start On Sunday

It’s official… Logan Verrett will start for the Mets on Sunday against the Rockies in the series finale, Terry Collins just confirmed with reporters. Matt Harvey will indeed be skipped for a start in the rotation. “We just were afraid we’d have to shut him down,” Collins said. August 19 Terry Collins told reporters this […]

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MMO Free Tickets Giveaway: When Did You Get Hooked on the Mets?

An article by posted on August 21, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Free Tickets Giveaway: When Did You Get Hooked on the Mets?

I still remember it like it was yesterday, it was the exact moment I became a Mets fan. I was nine years old and the big thing in those days was flipping baseball cards. Everyone wanted to be the king of the block and the one with the biggest stack of cards. And I was […]

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Tyler Clippard Believes Mets Will Blow Past Nationals

An article by posted on August 21, 2015 0 Comments
Tyler Clippard Believes Mets Will Blow Past Nationals

Since being acquired from the Oakland A’s, setup reliever Tyler Clippard has become a formidable weapon for the Mets bullpen. In 12 appearances with New York, Clippard is 1-0 with one save, four holds, a 2.38 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 11 1/3 innings pitched. Clippard earned that save against his former team, the Washington […]

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NYC Declines To Appeal Court Ruling, Willets Point Project Now In Jeopardy

An article by posted on August 20, 2015 0 Comments
NYC Declines To Appeal Court Ruling, Willets Point Project Now In Jeopardy

In 2012, then Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City had reached a deal with Sterling Equities, a real estate company owned by Fred Wilpon and Saul B. Katz, to transform Willets Point into modern low to mid income housing mecca complete with a shopping mall. However, about a year into the project and after […]

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Mets Bullpen Concerns Are Morphing Into Huge Issue

An article by posted on August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Concerns Are Morphing Into Huge Issue

Once again the Mets bullpen cost the team another game, but this time it really stung because with the Nationals winning on Wednesday night, the Mets’ 4.5 game first place hold shrunk to 3.5. The Mets had a 4-3 lead entering the bottom of the seventh, but Hansel Robles struggled again, surrendering a game-tying solo […]

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Parnell Was Not Happy About Being Placed On Disabled List

An article by posted on August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Parnell Was Not Happy About Being Placed On Disabled List

Andy Martino of the Daily News was told by team sources that reliever Bobby Parnell was not happy about being placed on the disabled list on Monday. A team source also told John Harper of the News the same thing. “This is where the day started, as the Mets put reliever Bobby Parnell on the disabled list − […]

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Mets Release Former Top Prospect Cesar Puello

An article by posted on August 19, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Release Former Top Prospect Cesar Puello

The Mets have announced they have released former outfield prospect Cesar Puello. Puello, 24, has been on the disabled list since April due to a stress reaction in his back which only surfaced after the team outrighted him to Triple-A Las Vegas.  That assignment was rescinded and he was added back to the 40-man roster. Since […]

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One Small Tweak For Thor, One Giant Leap For Mets-kind

An article by posted on August 19, 2015 0 Comments
One Small Tweak For Thor, One Giant Leap For Mets-kind

Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard has some really wild home and road splits  this season. He is a remarkable 7-1 with a 1.82 ERA in nine starts at Citi Field, however in eight starts on the road he is 0-5 with a 5.01 ERA. In a report by Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, the younger […]

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Familia Notches 33rd Save, But Not Without Some Big-Time Jitters

An article by posted on August 19, 2015 0 Comments
Familia Notches 33rd Save, But Not Without Some Big-Time Jitters

I have a confession to make… When Tyler Clippard failed to get those two left-handed hitters out in the bottom of the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game, I was sweating and pacing. Those old feelings of doom and gloom started creeping back. With the Mets up 5-1 Clippard, who is among the best in […]

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DeGrom Continues Bid For NL Cy Young Award

An article by posted on August 19, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom Continues Bid For NL Cy Young Award

Yet another scintillating performance from Jacob deGrom on Tuesday night as the Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 5-3 at Camden Yards. Continuing to make his case for the Cy Young Award, deGrom overpowered a strong Baltimore offense allowing just one run on five hits while walking one and striking out six in […]

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