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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It All Hinges On Granderson and Wright

An article by posted on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
It All Hinges On Granderson and Wright

Gary Cohen brought up an interesting and sensitive point during Friday night’s broadcast, asking Ron Darling if he thought Curtis Granderson and David Wright would rebound next year. It was a lively conversation that I thought would be worth discussing on MMO so I went ahead and transcribed it. Gary Cohen: Granderson missed most of […]

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Armed and Dangerous: DeGrom Was Chasing Strikeouts Last Night

An article by posted on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Armed and Dangerous: DeGrom Was Chasing Strikeouts Last Night

Mets righthander Jacob deGrom continues to find more and more ways to dazzle fans and onlookers whenever he takes the mound. On a cool and breezy Monday night at Citi Field, deGrom got things started by striking out the first eight Miami Marlins he faced to tie a modern day major league record. The feat had only been […]

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Collins: Mets Are Very, Very Close to the Nationals

An article by posted on September 15, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: Mets Are Very, Very Close to the Nationals

After watching the Mets lose three of four games at home to the Washington Nationals, Danny Knobler of ESPN New York compares the two teams as one heads to the playoffs and the other heads to a sixth straight losing season. He took issue with Terry Collins who yesterday told reporters that the Mets and Nationals […]

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Jenrry Mejia Leads NL With 15 Saves Since All Star Break

An article by posted on September 13, 2014 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Leads NL With 15 Saves Since All Star Break

Jenrry Mejia earned his 26th save of the season on Friday night as the Mets beat the Nationals 4-3, however his post game celebration caused a bit of a stir. After Mejia struck out Ian Desmond to end the game, he pointed at Desmond’ as if he were casting a fishing rod and then began reeling him […]

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Stanton Suffers Lacerations, Fractures, Dental Damage After Being Hit In The Face

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Stanton Suffers Lacerations, Fractures, Dental Damage After Being Hit In The Face

On Thursday night, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance after he was hit in the face by an 88-mph fastball from Brewers righthander Mike Fiers. According to several reports, Stanton suffered several facial lacerations (which required stitches), multiple facial fractures and dental damage. He’ll remain hospitalized before returning to Miami […]

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Video: Jeff Wilpon Named Worst Person In The World

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Video: Jeff Wilpon Named Worst Person In The World

No surprise here, but sportscaster Keith Olbermann of ESPN named Jeff Wilpon the Worst Person in the World tonight. He completely ripped into him and his father Fred Wilpon, accusing both of them of running the team into the ground. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleged that the Mets chief operating officer insulted and harassed […]

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Will Next Season Bring Another September Chasing 80 Wins?

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Will Next Season Bring Another September Chasing 80 Wins?

Despite both the Yankees and Mets being equidistant from a wild card, and basically in the same boat, the difference between the vibe and feel at both home ballparks is very stark. Yankee Stadium is still vibrant, fun and exciting, while over at Citi Field fewer than 10,000 bodies a night and literally no atmosphere […]

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Injury Update: Murphy, d’Arnaud Leave Game, Eveland Done For Season

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Injury Update: Murphy, d’Arnaud Leave Game, Eveland Done For Season

Upate (9/12/14) According to Kristie Ackert of The Daily News, Dana Eveland will miss the rest of the season. An MRI showed lots of inflammation in his elbow but no structural damage. Eveland will rest and then be reevaluated. Eveland has been solid for the Mets this year, appearing in 27.1 innings and posting a […]

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Time To Put Up Or Shut Up As Nats Roll Into Town

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Time To Put Up Or Shut Up As Nats Roll Into Town

It’s time to put up or shut up for Terry Collins and the Mets, and though they’ve been one of the hottest teams in baseball this month, it’s not like they’ve been beating juggernauts. Winners of four in a row and seven of eight, their good fortune has come against the National League’s worst Colorado Rockies and […]

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Mejia Becomes Youngest Mets Pitcher To Save 25 Games

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Becomes Youngest Mets Pitcher To Save 25 Games

One day after he loaded the bases and was pulled from a save opportunity with one out, Jenrry Mejia rebounded on Wednesday night with a perfect ninth inning to preserve the Mets’ 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Mejia fielded a comebacker and flipped it to Lucas Duda at first base for the final out and […]

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