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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Did Yankees and A-Rod Illegally Obtain and Destroy Evidence From Ongoing Biogenesis Investigation?

An article by posted on April 15, 2013 0 Comments
Did Yankees and A-Rod Illegally Obtain and Destroy Evidence From Ongoing Biogenesis Investigation?

ADD DESTROYING CRIMINAL EVIDENCE TO A-ROD’S RAP LIST? On Friday afternoon, Michael Schmidt of the New York Times broke the story and identified Alex Rodriguez as the player who allegedly purchased documents from a former employee of Biogenesis of America in an attempt to destroy evidence linking him to the anti-aging clinic’s distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. […]

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Matt “The Real Deal” Harvey – This One’s For You, Kid…

An article by posted on April 14, 2013 0 Comments
Matt “The Real Deal” Harvey – This One’s For You, Kid…

Last night, former Mets’ righthander Dwight Gooden tossed out the idea of coming up with a nickname for current great righthander Matt Harvey. Doctor K suggested we go with Matt “The Real Deal” Harvey. As is usually the case when I get inspired, I immediately took to Photoshop and went straight to work and this […]

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Harvey Loses No-Hit Bid, But Approaching Elite Starter Status

An article by posted on April 14, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Loses No-Hit Bid, But Approaching Elite Starter Status

What a masterful performance by Mets right hander Matt Harvey today as the Mets won their second straight game against the Minnesota Twins by the score of 4-2 at frigid Target Field. Harvey thrilled Mets fans as he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning until Twins first baseman Justin Morneau ruined it when he cranked a towering […]

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Mets Will Play Both D’Arnaud and Buck At Same Time If It Comes Down To That

An article by posted on April 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Play Both D’Arnaud and Buck At Same Time If It Comes Down To That

Updated by HoJo at 2:15 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, if Travis d’Arnaud is promoted at some point this season whenever the team deems him ready it will not affect John Buck’s playing time at all if he is still producing. Terry Collins said that both could possibly start in the same game with Buck potentially playing […]

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The Grandest Buck-Shot Of Them All; Watch and Learn d’Arnaud

An article by posted on April 13, 2013 0 Comments
The Grandest Buck-Shot Of Them All; Watch and Learn d’Arnaud

Another game, another highlight. That’s what the season has been like for Mets catcher John Buck who belted a grand slam and scored two runs last night against the Twins. Buck is now batting .351/.350/.865 with an incredible 1.215 OPS on the season with a National League leading six home runs and 19 RBI and […]

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Mets Not Discussing Any Extension For Matt Harvey

An article by posted on April 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Not Discussing Any Extension For Matt Harvey

The Wall Street Journal’s Brian Costa reports that the Mets have not yet discussed the possibility of offering Matt Harvey a contract extension. To date, the Mets front office has not even discussed the subject internally, according to one team executive. They probably will not do so before next winter. The team wants a bigger […]

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Upper Minors: Torres Ineffective In Vegas 6-1 Loss, Vaughn Explodes In B-Mets 15-7 Win

An article by posted on April 13, 2013 0 Comments
Upper Minors: Torres Ineffective In Vegas 6-1 Loss, Vaughn Explodes In B-Mets 15-7 Win

Colorado Springs 6, Las Vegas 1 Fans who attended Opening Night at Cashman Field Friday were treated to a dominant performance — just not from the home team. Behind seven strikeouts and only one earned run from former second-round pick Tyler Chatwood, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox downed the Las Vegas 51s, 6-1, in the […]

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Jose Reyes Carted Off Field In Pain With Ankle Injury

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Carted Off Field In Pain With Ankle Injury

In the sixth inning of tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes slid into second base awkwardly on a stolen base attempt. Reyes immediately grabbed for his ankle, then spent most of the time writhing in pain and in tears until trainers came out and carted him off the field. The stolen […]

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A More Realistic Poll On Stanton To Mets

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
A More Realistic Poll On Stanton To Mets

After discussing my earlier post with me on Twitter, Mike Newman of FanGraphs conducted his own polling to one of the largest trafficked sports sites on the web. There are the results. My conclusion? Too many Mets fans are prospect drunk… I would speculate that a similar poll on MMO would be somewhere in the […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Is Making Some Noise

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Is Making Some Noise

One of the things I love about Twitter is how it can spontaneously erupt into a great debate and then lead into other things where you get even more insights and come away smarter than you were before you logged on. My post about MetsBlog’s poll results this morning, generated an enormous response from fans […]

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