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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Do or Die For Collins

An article by posted on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Do or Die For Collins

Is there any accountability where the Mets are concerned? That seems to be the overwhelming sentiment after it was confirmed that Terry Collins would be returning for his fifth year as Mets manager. With his 301-342 record as skipper of the Mets in tow, Collins will once again be charged with the pursuit of a […]

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Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, Vic Black Done For The Season

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, Vic Black Done For The Season

Update (September 23rd, 2014) Terry Collins announced on Tuesday evening that while Juan Lagares won’t need surgery, he is done for the season. He added that Dilson Herrera and Vic Black are also done for the year and earlier in the day it was announced that Jacob deGrom would not make his final start of […]

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Collin McHugh Shutdown, Won’t Face Mets This Weekend

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Collin McHugh Shutdown, Won’t Face Mets This Weekend

The Houston Astros announced that righthander Collin McHugh will be shutdown for the rest of the season due to reaching his innings cap. He was initially slated to start against the Mets this weekend at Citi Field, but that won’t happen now. McHugh wraps up a solid rookie season for the Astros, going 11-9 with a […]

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Sandy Alderson Gets Three-Year Deal To Remain Mets GM

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Gets Three-Year Deal To Remain Mets GM

Multiple sources are reporting that Sandy Alderson has reached a deal with the New York Mets on a 3-year contract extension to remain as general manager. The new deal will override his 2015 option and span the 2015-17 seasons according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Mike Puma of the New York Post confirms that it […]

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For Now, Sandy Happy To Have Both Plawecki and d’Arnaud

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
For Now, Sandy Happy To Have Both Plawecki and d’Arnaud

While discussing the Sterling Award winners on Monday at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson was asked how the organization would handle the potential logjam at catcher in 2015 with the emergence of Kevin Plawecki, who the front office has loved since taking him with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and incumbent catcher […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 10, Braves 2

An article by posted on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 10, Braves 2

On the strength of another strong performance by Jacob deGrom and a huge offensive outburst including a home run by Ruben Tejada, the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 10-2 to complete the three game sweep. After striking out a historic eight consecutive batters to begin his last start, deGrom began today’s […]

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Infielder Wilfredo Tovar To Join Mets In D.C.

An article by posted on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
Infielder Wilfredo Tovar To Join Mets In D.C.

With second baseman Dilson Herrera suffering a right quadriceps strain and likely shutdown for the season with , the Mets announced they will add infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the big league team for the final six games of the season. Herrera hit his third home run of the season last night before injuring himself legging out an infield single and leaving […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

An article by posted on September 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

The Mets won their second straight against Atlanta on Saturday night, doubling up the Braves 4-2 at Turner Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and was cruising along, holding the Braves scoreless for seven solid innings. But in the eighth, Niese began to tire and the Braves loaded the bases with one out. That […]

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Wally Backman Weighs In On Mets Prospects

An article by posted on September 20, 2014 0 Comments
Wally Backman Weighs In On Mets Prospects

Wally Backman is now with the Mets and he had so much to say on Friday about a number of our top prospects which he broke down for Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Noah Syndergaard “I’ll say what you’ve probably heard a million times: He’s still very, very young. He just turned 22 the last […]

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Mets Mathematically Eliminated From Playoffs, But Can Sill Shoot For .500

An article by posted on September 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Mathematically Eliminated From Playoffs, But Can Sill Shoot For .500

It’s over. The Mets have been mathematically eliminated from post-season contention as they play out the last eight games of the 2014 season. “We didn’t accomplish what we wanted to,” Terry Collins said after Friday’s 5-0 win over the Braves. “We certainly came out of spring training with high hopes of putting together a nice run. We […]

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