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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

Out Of Left Field Matt Reynolds Rises To The Occasion

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Out Of Left Field Matt Reynolds Rises To The Occasion

I love a good underdog story and on Wednesday afternoon, utility infielder Matt Reynolds rose to the occasion and hit the home run that proved to be the game winner in the Mets’ 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field. It was his first major league home run. “That was probably one […]

Continue Reading »

Cespedes Likely To Miss Two Games With Sprained Wrist

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Likely To Miss Two Games With Sprained Wrist

Yoenis Cespedes was diagnosed with a mild sprain of his left wrist after meeting with team orthopedist Dr. Altchek. Cespedes received a cortisone injection that is expected to sideline him for at least the first two games of Braves series which begins tonight in Atlanta. Manager Terry Collins shared his concern with reporters on Wednesday. “If you remember […]

Continue Reading »

Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

The look in the dugout said it all. The smiles, the joy, it was all there. And why not… After a pitching duel between two young and talented starting pitchers left the score knotted at 2-2, the Washington Nationals jumped out in front of the Los Angeles Dodgers in beautiful and balmy Chavez Ravine. Let’s […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Expect Bartolo Colon To Make His Next Start On Sunday

An article by posted on June 22, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Expect Bartolo Colon To Make His Next Start On Sunday

Manager Terry Collins told reporters during his pregame press conference, that the swelling in Bartolo Colon‘s thumb has subsided considerably. The team now expects him to make his regularly scheduled start on Sunday, when the Mets will play the Braves in Atlanta. Original Report – June 21 Bartolo Colon was removed from the game after […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Will Hold Private Workout For Cuban Free Agent Yulieski Gourriel

An article by posted on June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Will Hold Private Workout For Cuban Free Agent Yulieski Gourriel

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that the team will hold a private workout for Cuban free agent Yulieski Gourriel. “We’re going to do our due diligence on that player,” Alderson said Tuesday. “We have made arrangements to do that. At the same time, that player hasn’t seen live pitching for weeks, if not months.” […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Place Jim Henderson On DL, Recall Sean Gilmartin

An article by posted on June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Place Jim Henderson On DL, Recall Sean Gilmartin

The Mets have placed Jim Henderson on the disabled list with right biceps tendinitis and have recalled Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas. Henderson had initially been diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement and was listed as day to day. Gilmartin, 26, will wear #36 and will be available for tonight’s game. Gilmartin was 8-3 […]

Continue Reading »

Trading Places: Colon Pitching Tonight, Syndergaard Tomorrow

An article by posted on June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Trading Places: Colon Pitching Tonight, Syndergaard Tomorrow

The Mets have just announced that Noah Syndergaard will not pitch tonight against the Kansas City Royals as planned. Instead, Bartolo Colon will pitch tonight and Syndergaard will start against the Royals in Wednesday’s finale. Though the Mets have given no reason, it’s obvious they made this move so that Syndergaard will face the Nationals […]

Continue Reading »

Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

According to columnist Neil Best of Newsday, Jeff Wilpon told reporters at a charity event in Harlem that the Mets might not be able to wait until the trade deadline to make some moves. Asked what he thought the Mets needed, “Hits,” the Mets COO responded. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that […]

Continue Reading »

Red Sox Inquired About Matt Harvey Last Winter

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Red Sox Inquired About Matt Harvey Last Winter

According to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, the Red Sox have made finding an elite starter for their starting rotation a top priority. However, “not at any cost, but a reasonable cost,” he adds. Last winter, the Red Sox reached out to the Mets about potentially dealing for Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. However, all […]

Continue Reading »

Should Mets Deal For Brandon Drury?

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Deal For Brandon Drury?

The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned their rookie outfielder-infielder Brandon Drury to Triple-A Reno on Sunday afternoon to clear a spot for right-hander Shelby Miller who was activated from the disabled list.  The D’Backs wanted him to get more playing time in the minors rather than squander development time on the big-league bench, where Drury started just […]

Continue Reading »

The Coming Conundrum When Wheeler Returns

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
The Coming Conundrum When Wheeler Returns

If you thought that Zack Wheeler rejoining the rotation upon his return in a couple of weeks was a slam dunk… Think again. Mets manager Terry Collins is having some second thoughts about it, and honestly I can’t blame him. This won’t be an easy decision. “When that time comes, when Zack Wheeler’s ready to […]

Continue Reading »