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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Despite The Naysayers, Mets Have Been Fun and Exciting To Watch

An article by posted on July 14, 2015 0 Comments
Despite The Naysayers, Mets Have Been Fun and Exciting To Watch

I don’t know about you my fellow Mets fans, but I’m pretty happy with how the season has gone so far. I mean if you had asked me back in March if I would take being two games out of first place and one game out of the wild card at the All-Star break, my […]

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Conforto Could Be The Game Changer Mets Need For Playoff Run

An article by posted on July 14, 2015 0 Comments
Conforto Could Be The Game Changer Mets Need For Playoff Run

Outfield prospect Michael Conforto showed himself to be as good as advertised during the Futures Game on Sunday. Conforto stroked two hard line drive singles to center and right field in his two at-bats, and also impressed in the field when he showed off his powerful arm and fired a throw to nail a runner […]

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Omar Minaya Happy For deGrom, Calls It A Victory For The Organization

An article by posted on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Omar Minaya Happy For deGrom, Calls It A Victory For The Organization

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya, spoke to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News in Cincinnati, after she spotted him chatting with All-Star Jacob deGrom. “I just told him good luck,” Minaya said, “and that we’re proud of you.” Minaya said deGrom’s athleticism was why they thought he’d progress quickly as a pitcher. Minaya, who […]

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Bobby Parnell Keeps Shining In Setup Role

An article by posted on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Keeps Shining In Setup Role

I’ve gotta hand it to Bobby Parnell, boy what a job he’s done since coming back from Tommy John surgery. Understanding he was no longer the power pitcher he once was, Parnell has transformed himself into a very crafty reliever for the Mets and has quickly reestablished himself as a very effective arm out of […]

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Niese Tosses Seventh Consecutive Quality Start

An article by posted on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Niese Tosses Seventh Consecutive Quality Start

Pitching in place of injured Steven Matz on Sunday, fellow southpaw Jon Niese responded with his seventh straight quality start as the Mets completed a sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 5-3 win. Niese tossed 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits including a home run by Paul Goldschmidt. He walked none […]

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Cafardo: Tulowitzki and CarGo Would Be Solid Trade Options For Mets

An article by posted on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Cafardo: Tulowitzki and CarGo Would Be Solid Trade Options For Mets

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe took a look at five teams that need to make a move and he prominently tabs the Mets and had some interesting things to say about them. “Mets fans have waited since 2006 for a playoff team. The Mets are competing with the Cubs, Diamondbacks, Giants, and Braves for the […]

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Terry Collins Deserves A Lot Of Credit

An article by posted on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Terry Collins Deserves A Lot Of Credit

I thought this was pretty funny and worth sharing with you. Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post sheepishly sneaked the following into his Kirk Nieuwenhuis article. “There is a small corollary to Nieuwenhuis’ big day, and there is probably a segment of Mets fans who will want to skip ahead five paragraphs and look […]

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Watch Kirk Nieuwenhuis Make Mets History

An article by posted on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Watch Kirk Nieuwenhuis Make Mets History

Kirk Nieuwenhuis just blasted his third home run of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday at Citi Field. His third homer just cleared the foul pole in right field, a booming shot you knew was going out if it was fair. His first two home runs came against D’Backs starter Rubby De La […]

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Conforto and Nimmo Shine at 2015 Futures Game

An article by posted on July 12, 2015 0 Comments
Conforto and Nimmo Shine at 2015 Futures Game

Top prospects Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo represented the New York Mets very well on Sunday during the 2015 MLB Futures Game which saw the USA team beat the World team 10-1 at Great American Ballpark. Showing off his electric bat, Conforto stroked two line drive singles to center and right in his two at-bats.  But he also […]

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Mets Injury Update: Blevins Not Close To Return, Carlyle Done For Season

An article by posted on July 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Injury Update: Blevins Not Close To Return, Carlyle Done For Season

Mets right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle, who went on the DL in May with back spasms, is likely done for the season after having hip surgery, according to Mark Carig of  Newsday. After the Mets signed Carlyle to a minor league contract before the 2014 season, he delivered a solid season for them. In 27 appearances out […]

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