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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Tonight’s The Night… Flores Will Play Second Base Against Phillies

An article by posted on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Tonight’s The Night… Flores Will Play Second Base Against Phillies

According to Kevin Burkhardt, Wilmer Flores will make his debut at second base tonight when the Mets take on the Phillies. Finally…. I’m looking forward to this…. Hat tip to BBLB…. Original Post 8/26 Wilmer Flores will get a chance to play second this week, according to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. Lost in the […]

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Degree Of UCL Tear Will Determine If Surgery’s An Option; Why Was Collins In The Dark?

An article by posted on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Degree Of UCL Tear Will Determine If Surgery’s An Option; Why Was Collins In The Dark?

Now that we’ve all had 48 hours to consider the big blow of losing our ace Matt Harvey, I can’t help but wonder about some things that were said during the press conference when GM Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins, and of course Matt Harvey all delivered the somber news and then fielded questions from […]

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Niese Hurls A 3-Hit Shutout In 5-0 Win Over Phillies

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Hurls A 3-Hit Shutout In 5-0 Win Over Phillies

Look at all those zeroes… Lefthander Jon Niese went all the way on a three-hit shutout as the Mets beat the Phillies 5-0 tonight at Citi Field. Niese was absolutely brilliant in what was his best start of the season and limited the Phillies to just four baserunners in the game. It was his second […]

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Vaughn, Bradford, Maron, Aderlin and Robles To Represent Mets In AFL

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Vaughn, Bradford, Maron, Aderlin and Robles To Represent Mets In AFL

The 2013 Arizona Fall League Rosters were announced today. Representing the New York Mets will be OF Cory Vaughn, C Cam Maron, 3B Aderlin Rodriguez, RHP Hansel Robles, and RHP Chasen Bradford. MMO’s Prince Rahman interviewed Bradford yesterday, here is part of it: AA is often believed to be the toughest level for players to […]

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Buck and Byrd Traded To Pirates For 2B Prospect Dilson Herrera and PTBNL

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Buck and Byrd Traded To Pirates For 2B Prospect Dilson Herrera and PTBNL

The Mets have traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd and cash considerations to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 19-year-old Single-A second baseman Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later, according to ESPN New York. Herrera is the 20th best prospect in the Pirates minor leagues according to Baseball America and 11th best according to MiLB.com who also ranked him […]

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Jeremy Hefner To Undergo Tommy John Surgery Tomorrow

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner To Undergo Tommy John Surgery Tomorrow

Jeremy Hefner announced via Twitter that he will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery on Wednesday morning and likely miss most if not all of the 2014 season. After seeking a second opinion, an examination on Monday with Dr. James Andrews confirmed the initial diagnosis and surgery was recommended. An MRI a week ago, showed that […]

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Wheeler Continues To Make Great Strides

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Continues To Make Great Strides

On the day the team and its loyal fanbase learned the devastating news that Matt Harvey will likely need Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his elbow, Zack Wheeler took the mound and delivered the goods. Despite the 2-1 loss to the Phillies, the young righthander gave us the reassuring start we all […]

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Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Not Being Ruled Out

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Not Being Ruled Out

Update 4:15 PM According to Marc Carig, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery this morning for an undisclosed reason and WFAN’s Mike Francesa is reporting that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL. Sandy Alderson held a press conference and said that Matt Harvey will likely be shutdown for the […]

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Mets Minors: Whalen, Flexen and Gsellman Deliver Strong Performances

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Whalen, Flexen and Gsellman Deliver Strong Performances

What a great week for Mets pitching prospects… We’ll begin with Binghamton Mets lefthander Darin Gorski, who has been named the Eastern League pitcher of the week for the week ending August 25th. Gorski tossed 14.2 innings in two starts and allowing three runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out ten. Overall, Gorski is 4-1 with a […]

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The Mets and Mike Trout… What If…

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets and Mike Trout… What If…

One of our readers sent me a link to an article by Dave Cameron of FanGraphs who asked, How much would you pay for one year of Mike Trout? Yes, yes, yes, it’s a completely speculative piece and the question is hypothetical, but here him out… Recently, I was asked what I think turns out […]

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