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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Turner Activated, Burke Optioned To Triple-A, Germen Stays On

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Turner Activated, Burke Optioned To Triple-A, Germen Stays On

As expected, Greg Burke was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Justin Turner who was activated from the DL. Original Post 9:00 AM With the Mets all but set to activate Justin Turner from the disabled list today before they begin their series with the Atlanta Braves, many believed that reliever Gonzalez Germen would […]

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Here Is The Math On Byrd…

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Here Is The Math On Byrd…

Yesterday, during the game, I tweeted the following after Marlon Byrd launched his 17th home run of the season: Marlon Byrd > Michael Bourn X 2 Marlon Byrd > Justin Upton + BJ Upton Marlon Byrd > Scott Hairston X 10 Marlon Byrd just freaking rocks! — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) July 21, 2013 Anybody disagree with me? […]

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Meet The Best Catching Prospect That Nobody Talks About

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Meet The Best Catching Prospect That Nobody Talks About

Last week, when I saw those words in my title leading off a paragraph about Kevin Plawecki, the first thing that came to my mind was that the author was obviously frequenting too many of the the wrong sites. Had he come to Metsmerized for the dope on Plawecki, he may have been talking about […]

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Pitchf/x Shows That At Worst, Wheeler Will Turn Out To Be A Useful Pitcher

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Pitchf/x Shows That At Worst, Wheeler Will Turn Out To Be A Useful Pitcher

So far, Zack Wheeler is walking a man every other inning and not striking out too many more, and he’s doing it while throwing little beside fastballs. That according to Tim Marchman of the Wall Street Journal who did some digging and found some historical comps for the Mets rookie righthander. Marchman found 29 comps […]

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Valdespin Drives In Five Tonight, Batting .474 Since Demotion

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Drives In Five Tonight, Batting .474 Since Demotion

With Omar Quintanilla quickly sliding to his career norms, in other words Omar being Omar, perhaps it’s time to reconsider giving Ruben Tejada a pardon and allowing the 22-year old another shot at redemption. Quintanilla is now batting .143 (5-for-35) in his last ten games with 11 strikeouts. Overall, his average has dropped to .31 […]

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Harvey Dazzles, Strikes Out Ten In 5-0 Win Over Phillies

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Dazzles, Strikes Out Ten In 5-0 Win Over Phillies

HARVEY DAZZLES AGAIN!!! On the strength of a scintillating performance by ace Matt Harvey backed by three home runs, the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 5-0 this afternoon at a sun-drenched Citi Field. Harvey dominated the Phillies all day and held them to just three hits and never letting a batter […]

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Jenrry Mejia Likely To Make 2013 Debut Against Nationals

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Likely To Make 2013 Debut Against Nationals

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are considering Jenrry Mejia for a start next Saturday. The Mets play a doubleheader on Friday in Washington, and will need an extra pitcher on Saturday. Also being considered, but I view as extreme long-shots, are Chris Schwinden, Jacob deGrom, and Rafael Montero – neither of […]

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Raissman on Harvey: Stop The Whining And Don’t Shoot The Messenger

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Raissman on Harvey: Stop The Whining And Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Bob Raissman of the Daily News ripped into Matt Harvey in his Sunday column and asked him to not to blame the media for any of the blow-back from his rendezvous with the glamorous lifestyle of the rich and famous. Matt Harvey says he wants to be like Derek Jeter. He’s acting more like Alex Rodriguez , which […]

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Terry Collins Says Josh Satin Will Play Against Lefthanders

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins Says Josh Satin Will Play Against Lefthanders

Terry Collins might be in sort of a “Save My Job” mode these days as he continues to dumbfound the Mets masses with yet another logical conclusion, albeit a few months too late. “Josh Satin, I just looked up some numbers this morning, he’s hitting .450 against left-handed pitching. He’s going to play against left-handed […]

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Wheeler Realizes He Needs To Address Command Issues Quickly

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Realizes He Needs To Address Command Issues Quickly

Zack Wheeler spoke to reporters after last night’s win and acknowledged that he needs to start addressing his command issues very quickly. “Been a few times now where I’ve had to come out of the game early because I’m throwing 20 pitches an inning, falling behind guys, stuff like that. It’s not going to work,” […]

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Mets Hang On For 5-4 Win Over Phillies

An article by posted on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Hang On For 5-4 Win Over Phillies

Coming off a three-hit, one-run performance against the San Francisco Giants, Zack Wheeler was greeted by a Jimmy Rollins home run and lasted just 4.2 innings in the Mets 5-4 win over the Phillies. In was Wheeler’s second start at Citi Field and just like his first one, was unable to complete five innings. The […]

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