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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Cuddyer Scores Twice, Steals Second, Enjoyed Being A Contributor Instead Of Cheerleader

An article by posted on August 12, 2015 0 Comments
Cuddyer Scores Twice, Steals Second, Enjoyed Being A Contributor Instead Of Cheerleader

One of the many bright spots for the Mets on Tuesday night was the return of Michael Cuddyer, who went 2-for-4 with two runs scored including the first run to put the team up 1-0 in the sixth. He showed no ill effects with his knee as he raced home from second base and scored […]

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Mets Recall Anthony Recker, Option Kevin Plawecki To Triple-A

An article by posted on August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Recall Anthony Recker, Option Kevin Plawecki To Triple-A

After tonight’s 4-0 win over the Rockies, the Mets announced they have called up Anthony Recker and optioned Kevin Plawecki to Triple-A Las Vegas. Plawecki, 24, hit .228 with a .283 on-base percentage in 227 plate appearances with eight doubles, two homeruns and 17 RBIs for the Mets. Recker, 31, was batting .257 for Triple-A Las Vegas with eight […]

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Lucas Duda Was Scratched With Bad Back

An article by posted on August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Was Scratched With Bad Back

Lucas Duda was scratched from Tuesday night’s lineup due to a stiff back, said manager Terry Collins. It was initially believed that Duda was getting a routine game off with a left-handed pitcher on the mound. Daniel Murphy is starting at first base in Duda’s place, with Michael Cuddyer making his return to the lineup […]

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Collins: A Year Ago We Don’t Win This Game

An article by posted on August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Collins: A Year Ago We Don’t Win This Game

Terry Collins is sitting in a good spot these days. He no longer has to look at a lineup peppered with Triple-A and Quad-A players and wonder how he was going to score some late runs with his team down by one or two. He also doesn’t have to cringe when looking at his bench […]

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Kelly Johnson: You Hit Or You Sit?

An article by posted on August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson: You Hit Or You Sit?

By now most of you have heard all about Terry Collins and his mantra of “either you hit or you sit,” and I don’t think there’s anyone among us who doesn’t applaud this. But as I said at the time, I wonder if Collins will really stick to it, especially knowing his affinity for giving […]

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D’Arnaud Homers, Having Fun, Believes In Team

An article by posted on August 11, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Homers, Having Fun, Believes In Team

Travis d’Arnaud homered off Jon Gray in the second inning for his fifth home run of the season. It was his first home run since June 20, the last time any Mets catcher has homered. It was also his single that ignited last night’s rally in the seventh inning, which led to a come-from-behind 4-2 victory […]

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Wright Goes 1-for-3, Calls It “A Good First Step”

An article by posted on August 10, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Goes 1-for-3, Calls It “A Good First Step”

David Wright was the designated hitter and went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in his first rehab game with High-A St. Lucie on Monday night. During the game, Wright also went from first to third on a basehit and later scored on a groundout and looked fine. Wright called tonight […]

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Eric Campbell Optioned To Triple-A, Michael Conforto To Remain With Mets

An article by posted on August 10, 2015 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Optioned To Triple-A, Michael Conforto To Remain With Mets

The New York Mets have announced that utilityman Eric Campbell has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room on the roster for Michael Cuddyer who has been activated from the disabled list. The news means that rookie Michael Conforto will remain with the big league team and most likely platoon with Cuddyer in […]

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Juan Lagares In Right Field?

An article by posted on August 10, 2015 0 Comments
Juan Lagares In Right Field?

General manager Sandy Alderson tells Tim Rohan in the Times there is no consideration — for now, at least — to have Juan Lagares undergo surgery on his balky right elbow. “We never seriously considered surgery at any time,” Alderson tells Rohan. “It’s something that, if it gets worse, we may reconsider. But at this […]

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Syndergaard’s Struggles On The Road Continue

An article by posted on August 9, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard’s Struggles On The Road Continue

After being handed a 3-0 lead in the first, Noah Syndergaard struggled through his worst start of the season on Saturday night as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Mets by a score of 4-5 in Tropicana Field. Syndergaard, 22, lasted just 4.0 innings and allowed five earned runs on eight hits and two walks […]

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Mets Notes: Steven Matz Progressing, Rafael Montero Not Ready Yet

An article by posted on August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Steven Matz Progressing, Rafael Montero Not Ready Yet

Rookie left-hander Steven Matz is progressing from a lat strain and should begin throwing off a mound next week, New York Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters on Friday. Matz long tossed on Thursday under the watchful eye of Collins who was visiting the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie to check up on all of […]

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