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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D’Arnaud Blasts Two-Run Homer In B-Mets Win

An article by posted on August 4, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Blasts Two-Run Homer In B-Mets Win

Travis d’Arnaud hit his first home run since the first week of April tonight as the Binghamton Mets beat the Harrisburg Senators 3-2. The two-run homer was one of two hits for d’Arnaud who is now batting .286 (10-for-35) between Rookie League and Double-A since returning from a broken foot that saw him miss three […]

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Looks Like Flores Will Take A Backseat To Davis and Turner

An article by posted on August 4, 2013 0 Comments
Looks Like Flores Will Take A Backseat To Davis and Turner

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York emailed Paul DePodesta a few questions regarding a few of the Mets prospects and regarding Wilmer Flores they had the following exchange: Asked if Wilmer Flores remaining in the minors is fielding-related, DePodesta wrote: “Wilmer played some first base largely because of the ankle injury. He had been back […]

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Maxwell Crushes An Aardsma Fastball As Royals Beat The Mets 4-3

An article by posted on August 3, 2013 0 Comments
Maxwell Crushes An Aardsma Fastball As Royals Beat The Mets 4-3

For the second time in two games since being named the closer while Bobby Parnell heals up, David Aardsma failed to get the job done as the Royals beat the Mets 4-3 at Citi Field this afternoon. Jeremy Hefner started the game and showed some improvement after back-to-back poor starts and delivered a quality start in […]

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Forever Young: EYJ Makes His First Met Home Run A Memorable One

An article by posted on August 3, 2013 0 Comments
Forever Young: EYJ Makes His First Met Home Run A Memorable One

Eric Young Jr. delivered a walk-off two-run homer against Luis Mendoza to beat the Royals 4-2 as the Mets snapped Kansas City’s nine-game winning streak. Young produced his first homer as a Met. It was the first walk-off hit of Young’s career and the third walk-off homer by a Met this season, joining Jordany Valdespin […]

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Ike Davis Is Batting .317 Since All Star Break, But…

An article by posted on August 3, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Is Batting .317 Since All Star Break, But…

Ike Davis seems to be coming around in recent weeks. Last night, Davis went 3-for-3 with a walk and since returning from his demotion to Triple-A Las Vrgas on July 5, he is hitting .269 (18-67) with 17 walks in  23 games with a .417 on-base percentage ranking him fifth in the National League. Since the All […]

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Backman Suspended For Two Games, Valdespin Draws Three Game Suspension

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Suspended For Two Games, Valdespin Draws Three Game Suspension

Wally Backman, Jordany Valdespin and Armando Rodriguez were officially issued suspensions by the Pacific Coast League for their part in a bench-clearing incident on Monday. Backman was handed down a two-game suspension while Valdespin and Rodriguez were issued three-game suspensions. Rodriguez was also demoted to Double-A Binghamton and will serve out his suspension there. Looks […]

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Feliciano Promoted To Replace Injured Edgin

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Feliciano Promoted To Replace Injured Edgin

UPDATE: Mets announced that Pedro Feliciano has been added to the 40 man roster and will join the team to replace the DL bound Josh Edgin. Feliciano, 36, has retired all six batters he has faced — four lefties, two righties — over three appearances since the promotion from Binghamton to Las Vegas. Overall, Feliciano has made 22 […]

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Team Executive Very Happy With Terry Collins And Team’s Recent Success

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Team Executive Very Happy With Terry Collins And Team’s Recent Success

Mike Puma of the New York Post added some more context to an earlier statement and reported that a team executive was happy with the team’s performance since June 18 and that it bodes well for Terry Collins whose contract expires at season’s end. (Link via MetsBlog) “I think they’re doing a good job of […]

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Marlins Get To Harvey Again As Mets Get Shutout 3-0

An article by posted on August 1, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Get To Harvey Again As Mets Get Shutout 3-0

The Mets were shutout today by the score of 3-0 as the Marlins took the final two games of the series to gain a split of the four game series. Matt Harvey started and was cruising along through five dominant innings, but ran into a buzz saw in in the sixth inning when the Marlins […]

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Wheeler and Harvey Bringing Hope Back To Flushing

An article by posted on August 1, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler and Harvey Bringing Hope Back To Flushing

Zack Wheeler proved why he has the potential to transform the New York Mets into legitimate contenders this week after a sterling pitching performance that saw him take a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Marlins. The rookie righthander had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the seventh and settled for […]

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