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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Collins Responds To Calls To Fire Him

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Responds To Calls To Fire Him

I was a little dumbfounded when I logged on to see what was churning on Mets Twitter Tuesday morning and was smacked in the face by an article by Joel Sherman practically daring the front office to fire Terry Collins and another post by MetsBlog saying the Terry Watch was back on. I was like […]

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Nats Pull Into First-Place Tie With Mets, Sandy Says No Trades Coming

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Nats Pull Into First-Place Tie With Mets, Sandy Says No Trades Coming

In stunning fashion, the Washington Nationals came from behind to beat the New York Yankees 8-6 on a two-run walk-off homer by first baseman Ryan Zimmerman in the 10th inning. Zimmerman hit his shot off of Yankees closer Andrew Miller, who had not allowed a run all season. The win lifted the hard-charging Nationals to […]

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D’Arnaud Progressing Well, Could Be Activated For Pirates Series

An article by posted on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Progressing Well, Could Be Activated For Pirates Series

The news is good on Travis d’Arnaud who has already been cleared to swing a bat and took some dry swings on Monday and will now ramp things up from there. “Tomorrow, he’ll probably do some more dry work, then some tee work, if everything is OK there, he’ll do some soft tosses so he can […]

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Takeaways From Mets First Walk-off Win

An article by posted on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
Takeaways From Mets First Walk-off Win

Last night, I thought the Mets were on the verge of snatching another loss from the jaws of victory. For the second straight start we saw Matt Harvey leave the game with a 1-0 lead, only to be rewarded with a no-decision. The only comfort on Monday night was that at least the Mets walked […]

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Here Comes The Grandy Man!

An article by posted on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
Here Comes The Grandy Man!

Don’t look now ladies and gentleman, but Curtis Granderson is on a major tear, and better than that, he’s in the midst of a desperately needed power surge. I’m shocked at how widely ignored Granderson’s recent play is in the Mets universe, but maybe this post will spur others on. Granderson hit his second leadoff […]

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GM Dan Jennings To Be Named Marlins Manager

An article by posted on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
GM Dan Jennings To Be Named Marlins Manager

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and beat reporter Joe Frisaro of MLB.com are reporting that the Miami Marlins will name current general manager, Dan Jennings, as the team’s new manager to replace Mike Redmond. The announcement will be made official during a press conference scheduled for 11AM this morning. The move comes as a shock […]

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ESPN: Mets Top Landing Spot For Tulowitzki

An article by posted on May 17, 2015 0 Comments
ESPN: Mets Top Landing Spot For Tulowitzki

Despite statements by Colorado Rockies GM Jeff Bridich that Troy Tulowitzki is not available for trade, Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider Subscribers) writes that ultimately Tulo will be dealt in a blockbuster deal for the good of the organization. He lists the top five likely trade destinations as the Mets, Yankees, Mariners, Padres and Nationals. […]

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Mets Considering Trading Murphy, Moving Flores to 2B, and Promoting Reynolds

An article by posted on May 17, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Considering Trading Murphy, Moving Flores to 2B, and Promoting Reynolds

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that at some point this season the Mets could eventually trade Daniel Murphy so that they could promote infielder Matt Reynolds to play shortstop and then have Wilmer Flores slide over to second base. Any change would not happen right away, Rosenthal added, until a market for Murphy developed. Additionally he states […]

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Goeddel Could Be Moving Into Expanded Role In Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on May 17, 2015 0 Comments
Goeddel Could Be Moving Into Expanded Role In Mets Bullpen

Lost in all the excitement of the Mets 14-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night, was yet another solid relief outing by Erik Goeddel. Goeddel, 26, tossed two more scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out three. He has yet to allow a run in 13 appearances out of the bullpen […]

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DeGrom Does It All, Delivers Big-Time Performance

An article by posted on May 17, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom Does It All, Delivers Big-Time Performance

It was so exciting to watch the Mets demolish the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 14-1 on Saturday night. Last night’s performance was everything that Friday’s performance was not. Great starting pitching, effective relief, crisp defense, and of course an offensive explosion that was a sight for sore eyes. I think we all needed […]

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