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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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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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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