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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Yoenis Cespedes Gets His Wish To Play Center Field

An article by posted on August 3, 2015 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Gets His Wish To Play Center Field

Recently acquired Yoenis Cespedes is known for his bat and speed but is also quite an adept defender in the outfield. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, a day after Cespedes told manager Terry Collins he prefers center field to a corner spot, the new Mets outfielder got his wish. Cespedes started in […]

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Collins Talks Innings Limits and Six-Man Rotation

An article by posted on August 3, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Talks Innings Limits and Six-Man Rotation

On Sunday, manager Terry Collins raised the possibility that the Mets could begin skipping starts for their three young starters who are quickly gaining on their pre-planned innings limits. While the team is not looking forward to that prospect, concern is rising and the timing of it all presents a significant conundrum as the Mets […]

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Hey Mets Fans, Look Who’s No. 1

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Hey Mets Fans, Look Who’s No. 1

I couldn’t resist digging up this vintage photo of the scoreboard at Shea Stadium when the Mets climbed into first place for the first time in the history of the franchise in 1969. While the Mets have spent a good chunk of time in first place already this season, it gravitated into a month-long period […]

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Syndergaard Shined Bright On Big Stage

An article by posted on August 3, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Shined Bright On Big Stage

Yet another incredible job by Noah Syndergaard who once again came up huge in a big-time game for the Mets on Sunday night. In a gutty performance, the rookie right-hander was initially greeted by a home run off the bat of Anthony Rendon in the first inning, but Thor kept his cool and delivered eight […]

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How Mets Playoffs Odds Evolved In Ten Day Span

An article by posted on August 3, 2015 0 Comments
How Mets Playoffs Odds Evolved In Ten Day Span

What a home stand for the New York Mets and our friends at Number Fire did a nice job of chronicling how events not only changed the dynamics for the team, but also how it directly impacted their postseason odds over the course of ten days. Ten days ago, John Mayberry was batting cleanup for the […]

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Break Up The Mets! Three-Homer Inning Ignites Citi Field!

An article by posted on August 3, 2015 0 Comments
Break Up The Mets! Three-Homer Inning Ignites Citi Field!

Hey Mets fans… Can you feel the surge? I’m talking about the power surge that we’ve seen at Citi Field this season and was at the forefront of this recent homestand capped off by three homers in Sunday’s 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals. Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda all homered in the […]

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Duda and Syndergaard Named Co-NL Players of the Week

An article by posted on August 3, 2015 0 Comments
Duda and Syndergaard Named Co-NL Players of the Week

And if you needed further validation as to the great weekend the Mets had, here it is. Major League Baseball has announced that Mets 1B Lucas Duda and RHP Noah Syndergaard have been named Co-NL Players of the Week for July 27th-August 2nd. Jacob deGrom was the only Met to win the award this season, […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Placed On DL, Michael Conforto Rejoins Team

An article by posted on August 2, 2015 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Placed On DL, Michael Conforto Rejoins Team

The New York Mets have announced that outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been placed on the disabled list with a pinched nerve. Michael Conforto, who the Mets kept from leaving for Las Vegas just in case, will be officially reactivated and remain with the team. August 1 No surprise here, but the New York Mets announced […]

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Loud and Proud… Yeah, Mets Baby!!!

An article by posted on August 2, 2015 0 Comments
Loud and Proud… Yeah, Mets Baby!!!

Before I get into the point of this post I have to tell you about something that happened to me before last night’s game. We needed to pick up a few things in the way of snacks , beverages, beer, etc. because we were having my friend and his wife over to watch the Mets. […]

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Duda Responds With 8 Homers After Collins Gives Him Ultimatum

An article by posted on August 2, 2015 0 Comments
Duda Responds With 8 Homers After Collins Gives Him Ultimatum

You know I’ve given Terry Collins a lot of flak over the years, I’ll be the first to admit that. But I’ve got to hand it to him this season, while he continues to annoy me with his in-game decisions, the way he’s handled his players and kept them motivated throughout some pretty difficult circumstances, […]

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