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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MLB Films, Features, Classic Games Now Available On iTunes!

An article by posted on July 5, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Films, Features, Classic Games Now Available On iTunes!

 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PRODUCTIONS FILMS AVAILABLE ON iTUNES! All-Star Games, World Series Films, Season 1 of “This Week in Baseball” Baseball fans are now able to experience their favorite films in an entirely new way, as titles from the Major League Baseball Productions Film & Video Archive are now available on iTunes. Over 100 titles […]

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Andre Ethier Would Be A Worse Idea For Mets Than Jason Bay Was

An article by posted on July 5, 2013 0 Comments
Andre Ethier Would Be A Worse Idea For Mets Than Jason Bay Was

  There seems to be a big push on MetsBlog to go after Andre Ethier. Why? For all the complaining we did about Jason Bay and the way that debacle worked out, do we really want to get involved in another sequel so soon after? I hate sequels! Consider the following: Andre Ethier is owed […]

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Mets Need To Decide What They Are And What They Want To Be

An article by posted on July 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need To Decide What They Are And What They Want To Be

I don’t know what to make of Terry Collins these days… His bias toward his veteran players is so blatant now that he makes no attempt whatsoever to hide it. This is the third time in two weeks that the Mets manager felt the need to forego any praise of a big hit by catcher […]

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Video: All Star Voting Is Over… Will David Wright Emerge Victorious?

An article by posted on July 5, 2013 0 Comments
Video: All Star Voting Is Over… Will David Wright Emerge Victorious?

The All Star voting is now over and all Met fans can do now is wait with baited breath to see if David Wright maintained his lead over Pablo Sandoval for the privilege to start at third base in the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. In an official release by MLB, the voting […]

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Wheeler Frustrated After Throwing Bullpen Session

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Frustrated After Throwing Bullpen Session

The Star-Ledger reported that Zack Wheeler has been working on some mechanical adjustments and that the Mets are trying to address a couple of issues. Wheeler reportedly had a bad bullpen session on Wednesday prompting him to react angrily afterward. “Any pitcher who doesn’t throw a good side isn’t happy about it,” Wheeler said. ”It feels […]

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Mets Designate Brandon Lyon, Recall Greg Burke

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Designate Brandon Lyon, Recall Greg Burke

The Mets have designated reliever Brandon Lyon for assignment. Sidearm reliever Greg Burke is due to rejoin the Mets on Friday in Milwaukee to replace Lyon’s spot on the active roster. Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched for the Mets this season and has allowed ten earned runs in his last eight appearances. He […]

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Mets Go Down 5-4 In An Independence Day Thriller

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Mets Go Down 5-4 In An Independence Day Thriller

Recker ties game with a homer in the 13th, but the celebration didn’t last long for Mets The Mets played their hearts out and battled hard, but ultimately they would fall to the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 5-4 this afternoon at Citi Field in a 15 inning marathon. Here’s the short and sweet… […]

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MMO Interview: Josh Satin, The Hitting Machine

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MMO Interview: Josh Satin, The Hitting Machine

The following is an interview we did with Josh Satin back on July 4th, 2011. Here we are two years later and who could have predicted that he’d be playing first base regularly and thriving as he has in the major leagues? Well actually, I did predict it, but it’s early yet so I’ll take […]

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D’Backs Bite Harvey In The Sixth As Mets Fall 5-3

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D’Backs Bite Harvey In The Sixth As Mets Fall 5-3

The Mets lost a tough one tonight as the Arizona Diamondbacks came from behind to beat the Mets by the score of 5-3 at Citi Field. Matt Harvey started and was cruising along until the sixth inning when after allowing a walk to catcher Miguel Montero and a single to Martin Prado, Cody Ross slammed […]

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The X Files: Harvey Is Otherworldly

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
The X Files: Harvey Is Otherworldly

Matt Harvey has the lowest ERA (2.25) among pitchers since 1921, whose first 27 major league appearances were all starts. Mike Mussina is second on that list (2.56 ERA). Harvey also has the best WHIP (0.95) of any pitcher since 1921 through his first 27 career starts. Only four other pitchers had a WHIP under 1.00 in their first 27 […]

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Hefner Credits Pitching Coach For Improved Performance

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Credits Pitching Coach For Improved Performance

After last night’s game, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he thought Jeremy Hefner was probably the second best pitcher in the Mets rotation. Ummm… I agree… I wanted to update this post with something Hefner said after last night’s sterling performance. Asked about the many wins he was denied because of […]

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