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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Mets With RISP, First Pitch Swinging, Deep Counts

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets With RISP, First Pitch Swinging, Deep Counts

Travis d’Arnaud is batting .143 (6-for-42) with RISP After another awful showing with runners in scoring position in Sunday’s loss 5-2 loss to the Pirates, manager Terry Collins addressed the issue “We left a lot of guys at third base,” Collins said. “You think you’re out of it. You think you’re swinging good. And it […]

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Familia Emerging as a Valuable Option in Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Emerging as a Valuable Option in Mets Bullpen

In my recap Saturday, I didn’t do right by Jeurys Familia by simply stating that the big rightly tossed two perfect innings in the Mets 5-3 win over the Pirates. In a word, of better yet two words, Familia was “downright nasty.” Once regarded as one of the Mets’ top starting pitching prospects, Familia has […]

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Mets Minors: Three Performances Worth Noting

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Three Performances Worth Noting

What a performance by lefthander Steven Matz last night as he blanked the Altoona Curve for six innings and struck out nine batters to pick up his first victory for Double-A Binghamton. Ironically, Matz didn’t have his best stuff, but when things got shaky he reached down and got the big outs holding the opposition to 0-for-8 […]

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It Was A Poorly Conceived Roster Right From The Start

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
It Was A Poorly Conceived Roster Right From The Start

There is so much I want to say and write about this team right now, but I can only produce content in short bursts for now. One of our readers emailed me regarding the six-outfielder configuration the Mets are now choosing to employ. Obviously, the Mets are desperate and this new tactic only shows a […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 3

An article by posted on June 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 3

After an early five-run outburst, the Mets were able to hang on and defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score a 5-3 at PNC Park on Saturday. The Mets greeted Pirates starter Gerrit Cole with RBI-hits from Eric Campbell and Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the first, also adding a third run on a wild pitch. In […]

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Jose Abreu and Lucas Duda: What Could Have Been and What Is…

An article by posted on June 28, 2014 0 Comments
Jose Abreu and Lucas Duda: What Could Have Been and What Is…

Yes, I know, I know, I know… Jose Abreu has 25 home runs and looks like the second coming of Hank Greenberg. I know, I know, I know… We should’ve signed him. But don’t you think 28 other teams are thinking the same thing right about now? Sometimes, the unlikely happens and a prospect actually matches […]

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MMO Game Recap: Pirates 3, Mets 2 (11 innings)

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Pirates 3, Mets 2 (11 innings)

The Mets dropped a tough one on Friday night at PNC Park, falling to the Pirates by the score of 3-2 in extra innings. After a very wild Vic Black allowed a one out walk to pinch hitter Clint Barmes in the bottom of the 11th and then Josh Harrison launched a walk-off RBI double to give the Bucs […]

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The Read Zone: Why Terry Collins is the Worst

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Read Zone: Why Terry Collins is the Worst

Check out this article by Brian Mangan of The Read Zone who did some research and discovered that Chris Young is twice as likely to be benched after a good game than after a bad one. Chris Young homered twice on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, which left many scratching their heads when he was riding […]

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Bartolo Colon Likely Staying Put, Mets Don’t See Themselves As Sellers

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Likely Staying Put, Mets Don’t See Themselves As Sellers

Signing an experienced starting pitcher was one of the Mets’ top priorities last Winter, especially in the wake of Matt Harvey‘s elbow surgery that would wipe out most – if not all – of his 2014 season. Before his arrival to the Mets, Bartolo Colon was coming off three seasons – two with Oakland and […]

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MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 2

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 2

The Mets opened up their four game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-2 loss on Thursday night at PNC Park. Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game for the Mets and was tagged for five earned runs on five hits including a three-run homer by Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco. Dice-K didn’t have it tonight and […]

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