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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Mets Get Some Offers On Byrd, Waiting To Hear Back On Counteroffers

An article by posted on July 31, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Get Some Offers On Byrd, Waiting To Hear Back On Counteroffers

7/31  Update It’s been a very quiet deadline with the Jake Peavy to the Red Sox trade being the loudest shot fired in the last 48 hours. But things are picking up on the Marlon Byrd front, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Mets are suddenly getting hits on the veteran outfielder and […]

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Francisco Told Mejia He Should Milk It And Just Collect His Paycheck

An article by posted on July 31, 2013 0 Comments
Francisco Told Mejia He Should Milk It And Just Collect His Paycheck

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Frank Francisco advised Jenrry Mejia to remain in Port St. Lucie to collect his Major League disabled list money during the rehab process, rather than work his way back by playing in minor league games. The team source told Martino that Mejia opted to tune out Francisco and instead work […]

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Best Thing For Mets Is To Stand Pat And Win As Many Games As Possible

An article by posted on July 31, 2013 0 Comments
Best Thing For Mets Is To Stand Pat And Win As Many Games As Possible

With the trade deadline set to expire at 4:00 PM today, columnist Joel Sherman reports that one Mets official described interest in any of their as nibbles. One Mets official described “nibbles” on players, but nothing more serious. And the Mets have decided if they cannot obtain something they feel strongly about for their future, […]

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Chad Qualls Fist Pump Fail Video

An article by posted on July 31, 2013 0 Comments

In case you missed it, here it is… Miami Marlins reliever Chad Qualls squeaked out of trouble in the eighth inning of tonight’s game against the Mets. After allowing a leadoff triple to Marlon Byrd, he struck out Ike Davis, got John Buck to ground out, and then struck out Omar Quintanilla on three pitches […]

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Wheeler One Of The Best With RISP, But Oh Those Home Runs…

An article by posted on July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler One Of The Best With RISP, But Oh Those Home Runs…

DING DONG THAT PITCH IS DEAD…  One of the things that has impressed me about Zack Wheeler is his ability to dig down deep within himself with runners on base or in scoring position. Since his big-league debut on June 18, forever known to Mets fans as Super Tuesday, Wheeler has allowed batters to hit just […]

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Cafardo: Byrd Interest Is Picking Up, But The Price Is Very High

An article by posted on July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Cafardo: Byrd Interest Is Picking Up, But The Price Is Very High

Updated 12:15 PM There seems to be growing interest on Marlon Byrd according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe: Mets have received very little action on Parnell Byrd and Hawkins though Byrd interest picking up. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 30, 2013 But reports are rampant that the price is high and Mets would […]

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Who Is The Next Mets Prospect You Are Most Excited To See?

An article by posted on July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Who Is The Next Mets Prospect You Are Most Excited To See?

With Zack Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia now firmly entrenched after promotions from the minors, which Mets prospect are you now most excited to see? I posed the question to some of our writers and here is what they came up with: Daniel - I hope Travis d’Arnaud can get healthy and productive and make an appearance at […]

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Duda’s Rehab Moves To St. Lucie, But Questions Remain About His Future

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Duda’s Rehab Moves To St. Lucie, But Questions Remain About His Future

Attempting to comeback from an intercostal strain, Lucas Duda played another nine innings for the GCL Mets yesterday as he continues to work his way back to the big league team. Duda went 0-for-4, making him hitless in 16 plate appearances with one walk. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets left fielder […]

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Valdespin Named PCL Player of the Week

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Named PCL Player of the Week

Close your eyes Oleosmirf… As I predicted last night, Jordany Valdespin has been named the Triple-A Pacific Coast League’s Player of the Week. You can read the rest below… I think I’m gonna start reading palms and do some fortunetelling on the side… Original Post Last night, a red-hot Jordany Valdespin went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, […]

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Noah Syndergaard Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

Updated by Matt Musico Noah Syndergaard continues to show he can handle the competition up in Double-A. While at the MLB Futures Game earlier this month, the tall right-hander said he had two personal goals this season: to make it to the Futures Game and get promoted to Double-A by the end of the season. He’s […]

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