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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Sights and Sounds of the 2013 All-Star FanFest!

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Sights and Sounds of the 2013 All-Star FanFest!

Let’s get this 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest started… On your marks, get set, go… MLB mascots kick off today’s 5K All Star Run… John Franco wants to know if there’s a Doctor in the house… Mookie and Ozzie and some dude with a big head… I have no idea who what that green thing in […]

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Jeremy Hefner: The Improbable Dream

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner: The Improbable Dream

Starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner didn’t come to the Mets with all hype and bravado of an elite pitching prospect the way that his teammates Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler did. In fact, most never even gave him a chance to be in the rotation until news broke during spring training, that Johan Santana would be out for the […]

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Memo To Sandy Alderson: Look To The West And Bring Up Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Memo To Sandy Alderson: Look To The West And Bring Up Wilmer Flores

After hitting two more home runs last night in a 4-for-5 outburst for Triple-A Las Vegas, Wilmer Flores now has 12 homers and 74 RBIs halfway through the season. His batting line of .325/.361/.537 along with his 33 doubles and 51 runs scored, puts him among the PCL leaders in all of those offensive categories. […]

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MLB All-Star Twitter Contest: Win A $25 iTunes Gift Card For Your Pics!

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
MLB All-Star Twitter Contest: Win A $25 iTunes Gift Card For Your Pics!

In conjunction with the 2013 All Star Game, fans are invited to share their love of the All Star Game by submitting a TwitPic, Instagram or Vine with the hashtag #iTunesMLB. Pictures can include pics from a past game, this year’s tickets, a collection of their All-Star gear, a picture in front of the apple […]

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(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

I wanted to update this post with a chart by Mr. North Jersey who plotted David Wright’s first 87 games for each season of his career. It helps to illustrate further why I don’t see 2013 as Wright’s career year, at least not so far… Hat tip to MNJ… Original Post: Though I enjoy employing […]

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Mets Play 18 Games In 17 Days With No Day Off After All Star Break

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Play 18 Games In 17 Days With No Day Off After All Star Break

Looking at the Mets schedule that will kick in immediately after the All Star Break, just one word comes to mind to describe it… GRUELING The Mets begin the second half with 18 games in 17 days and not a single day off during that span. Here is what they’re up against: July 19, 20, […]

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Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

I complain a bit too much about some of the promotions the Mets do or don’t do. Nowhere near as much as our friends at Mets Police, but I do give them a good rip from time to time. But sometimes, the Mets do hit it out of the park, and this latest promotion does […]

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With CarGo Out Of HR Derby, Wright May Avoid Walking Plank At PNC

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
With CarGo Out Of HR Derby, Wright May Avoid Walking Plank At PNC

David Wright, the National League captain for the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby, has selected Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to replace Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies in the Derby, to be held on Monday, July 15th at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Alvarez will compete in his first career Home Run Derby, […]

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Native American Heritage Night Chopped

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Native American Heritage Night Chopped

I hate these types of posts. The ones where you have to point out that your favorite team in the whole wide world did or said something that you find very appalling or distasteful. Just before the beginning of this season, the New York Mets decided to add a Native American Heritage Night to their […]

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Harvey To Skip Next Start, Torres Will Pitch Saturday Against Pirates

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey To Skip Next Start, Torres Will Pitch Saturday Against Pirates

Terry Collins announced to reporters in his pre-game press conference that Carlos Torres will start in place of Matt Harvey on Saturday against the Pirates. Going straight to my chief concern, Collins said it had partly to do with the team’s concern of innings pitched and that the team is now seeking to cut down Harvey’s […]

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“The Franchise” To Throw The Ceremonial First Pitch At All Star Game

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
“The Franchise” To Throw The Ceremonial First Pitch At All Star Game

In an interview with Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Tom Seaver said that he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2013 All-Star Game to be held at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Awesome! The Mets’ “Franchise” wants you to know he’ll be up to the task of delivering that first […]

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