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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The Incredibly Resilient Mets and the Road To 90 Wins

An article by posted on April 28, 2015 0 Comments
The Incredibly Resilient Mets and the Road To 90 Wins

I had an interesting text exchange with my buddy Mike who most of you know as Mike Lloyd on our comment threads. Mike writes… For the Nats to win 90 games, they have to go 83-59 the rest of the way. That’s .585 baseball. For the Mets to get to 90 they need to play […]

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Syndergaard Dazzles, Silences Critics With Powerful Performance

An article by posted on April 28, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Dazzles, Silences Critics With Powerful Performance

I love a good redemption story, and last night in Las Vegas Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard provided a great one. After getting his start skipped last Friday because of a severe case of food poisoning that required IV fluids, Syndergaard was trolled by some fans on Twitter for being “too soft.” After Syndergaard took offense […]

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Danny Muno Optioned To Make Room For Rafael Montero

An article by posted on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
Danny Muno Optioned To Make Room For Rafael Montero

After Monday night’s exciting comeback win against the Miami Marlins, the Mets officially recalled RHP Rafael Montero from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room for Montero on the active roster, the Mets optioned infielder Daniel Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas. Muno was 1-for-6 with a stolen base in four games since he joined the team […]

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Gee Not In Jeopardy Of Losing Rotation Spot To Montero

An article by posted on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
Gee Not In Jeopardy Of Losing Rotation Spot To Montero

According to Terry Collins, Dillon Gee is not in jeopardy of losing his spot in the rotation, despite Rafael Montero starting Tuesday against the Marlins. Collins told reporters in Bismarck, North Dakota Miami he has the “biggest pain in the ass job there is” because of media speculation Gee could get bumped by Montero. “I […]

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Kevin Long Says “Wright Is A Lot Like Jeter”

An article by posted on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Says “Wright Is A Lot Like Jeter”

In an interview with Suzyn Waldman of WFAN, Kevin Long said David Wright is a lot like Derek Jeter, whom he coached for eight years. “He’s a tremendous player. He really, really does a lot of things well,” Long said before Sunday’s 6-4 loss to the Yankees. “He’s a leader; a lot like Jeter. When […]

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Viewership Wars: Mets Are Gaining On The Yankees

An article by posted on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
Viewership Wars: Mets Are Gaining On The Yankees

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that since SNY went on the air in 2006, Mets viewership has nearly always lagged behind the Yankees on YES. “This is hardly a revelation: In nearly all of those seasons, the Mets performed poorly while the Yankees, with one World Series championship in 2009, were always […]

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Matt Harvey Has High Praise For Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on April 26, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Has High Praise For Kevin Plawecki

Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki belted his first major league home run on Saturday as the Mets beat the Yankees 8-2 in a jam-packed Yankee Stadium that had plenty of Met fans in attendance. Plawecki  collected his first three career RBIs, capping off a solid 2-for-4 day at the plate. The Mets rookie blasted a deep […]

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No Joke: Harvey Ready to Battle A-Rod and the Yanks

An article by posted on April 25, 2015 0 Comments
No Joke: Harvey Ready to Battle A-Rod and the Yanks

That’s the back cover of the Daily News featuring Matt Harvey as Batman and Alex Rodriguez as the Joker. Pretty awesome… Despite a mild ankle sprain, Harvey is full steam ahead for his start this afternoon against CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees in the Bronx. In his only other start against the Yankees, Harvey […]

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Rookie Hansel Robles Impresses In Big League Debut

An article by posted on April 25, 2015 0 Comments
Rookie Hansel Robles Impresses In Big League Debut

Rookie righthander Hansel Robles impressed in his big-league debut, inheriting two runners and ultimately stranding the bases loaded in the seventh inning of the Mets 6-1 loss at Yankee Stadium. After allowing an infield single to his first batter Alex Rodriguez to load them up, Robles shook off the jitters, bore down and got Mark […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Matz Takes No-Hitter Into Seventh

An article by posted on April 25, 2015 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Matz Takes No-Hitter Into Seventh

Mets pitching prospect Steven Matz was dominant again on Friday night, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Reno Aces. Nick Evans eventually broke up the no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh when he slapped a ground ball through the infield between shortstop and third for Reno’s first hit. Matz ended […]

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