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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Gsellman Has Labrum Tear In Non-Pitching Shoulder

An article by posted on September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Gsellman Has Labrum Tear In Non-Pitching Shoulder

Robert Gsellman has at least some degree of labrum tear in his non-pitching shoulder, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Team doctors will wait until after the season to determine whether Gsellman will require surgery. Gsellman has not been swinging the bat at all in Las Vegas or with the Mets, which has made […]

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Backman Discusses Decision To Resign, Mets Front Office, Future

An article by posted on September 13, 2016 0 Comments
Backman Discusses Decision To Resign, Mets Front Office, Future

Here is a recap and summary of Mike Francesa’s interview with Wally Backman this afternoon, which I live tweeted. Backman says he didn't feel respected. Says he passed along info on Rivera, Loney, Reyes who Mets then signed. Felt it was sign, time to go. — Metsmerized Online (@MetsMerized) September 13, 2016 Backman explained how […]

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Updated: Wally Backman Resigns As Mets Triple-A Manager

An article by posted on September 13, 2016 0 Comments
Updated: Wally Backman Resigns As Mets Triple-A Manager

As we reported on Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson announced that Wally Backman has resigned as manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, thus severing ties with the New York Mets organization. “He has decided to move on and look for other opportunities, including the possibility of a major league coaching position,” Alderson said. “We wish […]

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Remembering September 11

An article by posted on September 11, 2016 0 Comments
Remembering September 11

I can’t believe that its been 15 years since that awful and unforgettable day. I guess it’s true what they say, time does not heal all wounds. The pain of what happened on September 11th, 2001 has not subsided. We can put the tragedy of what took place on that day in the back of […]

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Mets Take Sole Possession Of Second Wild Card

An article by posted on September 9, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Take Sole Possession Of Second Wild Card

After getting pounded by the Milwaukee Brewers 12-5 on Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals fell behind the New York Mets in the wild card standings, giving the Amazins sole possession of the second wild card spot. The MLB betting lines continue to rise in the Mets favor. The Mets had the night off, but […]

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Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz Remain Out Of Rotation, Returns Still Uncertain

An article by posted on September 8, 2016 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz Remain Out Of Rotation, Returns Still Uncertain

According to beat reporter Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, there are still no planned dates for the returns of RHP Jacob deGrom (forearm) or LHP Steven Matz (shoulder) to return to the starting rotation. DeGrom, 28, is expected to miss another start Terry Collins said on Sunday, so he’ll continue to rest his strained […]

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Marlins Activate Giancarlo Stanton From DL

An article by posted on September 6, 2016 0 Comments
Marlins Activate Giancarlo Stanton From DL

Giancarlo Stanton took batting practice with his team this evening. The Wild Card race in the National League may have just gotten a little more interesting. MLB Network just reported that the Miami Marlins, in a stunning move, have officially activated Giancarlo Stanton from the disabled list- yes, the same Giancarlo Stanton that many reports said […]

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Bartolo Colon: A Hunk Of Burning Love

An article by posted on September 6, 2016 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon: A Hunk Of Burning Love

Every great baseball season is sprinkled with so many profound and uplifting stories, some that even transcend the game itself. Stories within a story that sometimes gets lost amidst all the balls and strikes, safe and out calls, wins and losses. I love the stories of the late bloomers who come out of nowhere to […]

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The 2016 Ya Gotta Believe Mets!

An article by posted on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
The 2016 Ya Gotta Believe Mets!

“This team continues to be resilient in the face of injuries and adversity and I think that speaks volumes about their character. This season hasn’t played out quite the way I envisioned it, but here they are only 3.5 games out with a healthier team, a revitalized offense, three young power pitchers in the rotation, and […]

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An Electifying Jose Reyes Proving All His Detractors Wrong

An article by posted on August 30, 2016 0 Comments
An Electifying Jose Reyes Proving All His Detractors Wrong

Last week, I wrote about the three keys to the Mets staking a claim to a playoff spot; continued excellence from the rotation and bullpen, a healthy Yoenis Cespedes and the difference-maker Jose Reyes. I wrote: “The addition of Jose Reyes has given the team the speed and prototypical leadoff hitter they’ve lacked all year long and […]

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