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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Gee To Throw Off Mound Wednesday, Wants To Pitch One Rehab Game

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Gee To Throw Off Mound Wednesday, Wants To Pitch One Rehab Game

May 20 According to several beat writers at Citi Field, Dillon Gee is expected to miss three starts total, and not two as was initially expected. The Mets righty will throw for the first time on flat ground tomorrow and he told reporters that he would like to pitch in one rehab game before being […]

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Red Sox Agree To One-Year Deal With Stephen Drew

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox Agree To One-Year Deal With Stephen Drew

The Red Sox have reached an agreement with Stephen Drew, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that Drew is getting the pro-rated version of the qualifying offer of $14.1 million on a one-year deal. That comes to roughly $10 million for the rest of the season. MLB Trade Rumors points out that because Drew […]

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Stop Panicking and Continue To Trust A Time-Tested Process

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Stop Panicking and Continue To Trust A Time-Tested Process

May 20 Looks like more and more people are hitting the panic button on Zack Wheeler. What started out as a suggestion by SNY’s Jim Duquette on Sunday to send Wheeler back to the minors, has now grown to full-on panic mode in the Mets Twitterverse and Blogosphere. One beat writer, Jared Diamond of the […]

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Harvey Hoping To Return In August And Make 5-7 Starts

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Hoping To Return In August And Make 5-7 Starts

May 20 Matt Harvey told Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated that he intends to pitch this season and make 5-7 starts. “Of course, I won’t do it unless I’m cleared to do it,” he said, “but I want to pitch before the year ends. I want to make five, six, seven starts this year. I asked […]

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Mets Were Concerned Montero Was Tipping His Pitches

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Were Concerned Montero Was Tipping His Pitches

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen told Mike Puma of the New York Post that they are concerned that Rafael Montero was tipping his pitches during his major league debut last week against the New York Yankees. Montero, 23, pitched a quality start, allowing three runs over six innings against the Bombers, but the Mets believe he […]

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Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

Bob Klapisch of The Record takes a look at some of the issues, realized or not, that are negatively impacting the Mets offense or lack of it. He raises the age old issue of shortening the dimensions of Citi Field, which currently ranks 13th in the National League in home run park-factor. He also points out […]

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Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

According to Mike Puma of the Post, the New York Mets did not have to pay Omar Quintanilla the rest of his $800,000 contract because they designated the shortstop for assignment before a deadline set in his contract. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York disputes that Quintanilla was demoted ahead of a specific deadline as a money saver, as Kyle Farnsworth […]

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Word Around MLB Is Katz Urged Wilpon To Sell The Team

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Word Around MLB Is Katz Urged Wilpon To Sell The Team

May 19 Updating last week’s report that Mets co-owner Saul Katz was looking to sell his interest in the franchise, a claim that was refuted by the team, Josh Kosman of the New York Post writes: Word around Major League Baseball is that Katz recently tried unsuccessfully to persuade brother-in-law and fellow owner Fred Wilpon that they […]

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Tejada Batting .077 Since Reclaiming Shortstop Job

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Tejada Batting .077 Since Reclaiming Shortstop Job

Since reclaiming the everyday shortstop job from Wilmer Flores, who held the position for two days, Ruben Tejada is batting .077 (1-for-13). Tejada won his job back after the Mets swept the Yankees in the Bronx to begin the Subway Series. Tejada went 1-for-4 in each game, prompting manager Terry Collins to make make the switch. […]

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Collins Says Mejia Can Be A Great Closer, Needs To Overcome His Fear Of Injury

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Mejia Can Be A Great Closer, Needs To Overcome His Fear Of Injury

May 19 Manager Terry Collins had some advice for starter turned reliever Jenrry Mejia, who he believes could be one of the best closers in the majors. “I know he wants to start,” Collins said. “But I know he wants to be successful besides being a starter. His issue [pitching out of the bullpen] is […]

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