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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Breaking News: Terry Collins Has Seen The Light?

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Breaking News: Terry Collins Has Seen The Light?

When Josh Satin started at first base on Sunday against a right-handed pitcher, your spine was tingling, right? Some of you had goosebumps, right? When Josh Satin reached base twice in four at-bats, you snickered, right? If you read my pregame notes, you probably saw me wondering if Terry Collins was feeling under the weather… […]

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Ice Berg Dead Ahead

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Ice Berg Dead Ahead

The always enjoyable to read Ted Berg, now with USA Today, sets us straight on how fans view their top prospects and writes: Great players in the minors almost always graduate to the next level, but great players in the Majors have no place else to go. On the rare occasion a minor leaguer is […]

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Retire No. 31 While You’re At It…

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Retire No. 31 While You’re At It…

Yesterday, the New York Mets announced that Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on Fan Appreciation Day Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony […]

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El Dramatico: Valdespin Goes Loco In Clubhouse

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
El Dramatico: Valdespin Goes Loco In Clubhouse

So it only took a matter of hours before what really happened in the clubhouse after Jordany Valdespin learned he was demoted, began to leak out. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger has the scoop… When manager Terry Collins informed Jordany Valdespin that the Mets had decided to option him to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday night, […]

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Mets End First Half On High Note With 4-2 Win Over Pirates

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets End First Half On High Note With 4-2 Win Over Pirates

Dillon Gee bounced back from a forgettable start against the Giants and pitched a gem today as the Mets beat the Pirates by a score of 4-2 at PNC Park. With the win, the Mets cap off the first half on a high note and avoided being swept. John Buck hit a two-run single in […]

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U.S. Team Doubles Up World Team 4-2 At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
U.S. Team Doubles Up World Team 4-2 At Citi Field

The Futures Game Was Bright With Syndergaard, Montero and Nimmo On Hand Well that was fun.. The game’s best young prospects converged on Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, to take part in the Futures Game, where the U.S. Team defeated the World Team by a score of 4-2. As for the good […]

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Kershaw Says Harvey Should Start All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
Kershaw Says Harvey Should Start All-Star Game

Sandy Alderson told reporters before Saturday’s game that the decision to skip his start yesterday was based largely on reducing his workload. “He would pitch in the All-Star Game whether he pitched today or not,” the Mets’ GM said. “That wasn’t the reason we made the decision. We made the decision on his projected workload […]

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Solid Effort By Torres Wasted In Mets 4-2 Loss To Bucs

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
Solid Effort By Torres Wasted In Mets 4-2 Loss To Bucs

The New York Mets lost their second straight game to the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 4-2 tonight in front of a packed house at PNC Park. The Mets actually got on the board first, scoring a run in the fourth inning on a walk by Marlon Byrd followed by an RBI-double by Kirk […]

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Mejia Tosses Five Scoreless Innings

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mejia Tosses Five Scoreless Innings

Lynn Worthy, beat writer for the Binghamton Mets, reported that Jenrry Mejia pitched five scoreless innings in a rehab start on Saturday night for the B-Mets. Mejia, pitched the second game of doubleheader against the Portland Sea Dogs and limited them to just three hits and two walks in five scoreless innings while striking out one. […]

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Keith Law: Josh Satin Is A Terrible Ballplayer

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Keith Law: Josh Satin Is A Terrible Ballplayer

Keith Law is pissing me off more and more lately. His apparent dislike of anything associated with the Mets becomes more blatant and over-the-top as time goes by. This week, he really went out of his way to kill the Mets system is a series of questions posed to him during a chat on ESPN […]

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Ricciardi Says Mets Would Have To Be Overwhelmed To Trade Byrd

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Ricciardi Says Mets Would Have To Be Overwhelmed To Trade Byrd

Echoing the sentiments around MMO, Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi told Jim Duquette of SiriusXM Radio this morning that the team is not looking to trade outfielder Marlon Byrd, and that it would take something serious for the Mets to move him. Byrd, who is batting .263 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI this […]

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