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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Managers May Be Able To Challenge Umpire’s Calls Beginning In 2014

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Managers May Be Able To Challenge Umpire’s Calls Beginning In 2014

The Associated Press reports that baseball as we know it could be changing forever beginning next season. Major League Baseball is expanding its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had. Commissioner Bud Selig calls it a historic moment for the game in a press conference in Cooperstown after two days […]

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Davis Gets First Start Against Lefty In Three Months, Goes Hitless Against Capuano

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Davis Gets First Start Against Lefty In Three Months, Goes Hitless Against Capuano

Well Ike Davis got his little reward last night as promised by Terry Collins and started against a lefthander as many on this thread wanted. Davis went hitless against Chris Capuano going 1-for-6 overall and stranding four runners on base. His lone hit was against righthanded reliever Brandon League – a double in the eighth. […]

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Mets Blow Late Lead In Dodgers 5-4 Walkoff Win

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments

Well this loss wasn’t pretty… Maybe we just caught them at the wrong time… but we just came so close to wining every game in this entire damn series that it frustrates me. They say good teams find a way to win ball games no matter what — and the Dodgers are certainly a good […]

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Harvey Lacked Command Of His Off-Speed Pitches Against The Dodgers

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Lacked Command Of His Off-Speed Pitches Against The Dodgers

Matt Harvey is in the midst of a spectacular season, his first full one in the major leagues. But as he showed on Tuesday night against the Dodgers, even he is susceptible to an occasional hiccup now and then. The Mets’ ace lacked command of his off-speed pitches and the Dodgers made him pay by […]

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Must See Video: Alonzo Harris Makes An Amazin’ Catch

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments

Check out this amazing catch by Alonzo Harris last night as he channeled his inner Willie Mays to make and over the shoulder catch with his back to the ball. After a breakthrough season for Advanced-A St. Lucie in 2012, Harris has struggled this season at the plate for the Binghamton Mets, and has been plagued with a couple […]

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Parnell Showing Improvement, But Still No Timetable For Return

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Showing Improvement, But Still No Timetable For Return

Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who is currently on the disabled list due to a herniated disk in his neck, received some good news on Tuesday after undergoing a followup exam with team doctors in New York. After his exam, doctors concluded that Parnell is making progress, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN […]

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Flores Could Be Heading To DL With A “Twisted” Ankle

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Flores Could Be Heading To DL With A “Twisted” Ankle

After injuring his ankle in last night’s game, Terry Collins just said that Wilmer Flores’ right ankle is worse today than it was last night. Collins said they will wait a day or two before making a final decision, but Flores could be heading to the DL with a ‘twisted” ankle… He is day to day […]

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Hits & Misses: Murphy’s Future Role, When Defense Matters Most, Capping Innings Is A Good Thing

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Murphy’s Future Role, When Defense Matters Most, Capping Innings Is A Good Thing

Someone asked me today if we should just go ahead and send Daniel Murphy to the bench in a super utility type role. “Of course”. I responded. Looking at how far his defense has been regressing and how inconsistent his bat has been, it’s no big secret how this movie is going to end. Once […]

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Eric Young Jr: The Mets Fourth Outfielder of the Future

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr: The Mets Fourth Outfielder of the Future

I think I’m going to have to step back from Mets Twitter for awhile. I see things flash across my timeline that just make me want to unplug my monitor and blast it to smithereens. After responding to one Mets blogger who remarked that Juan Lagares had a terrible arm after that baseball skipped by Wilmer […]

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Featured Post: Harvey vs Wheeler After Ten Starts

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Harvey vs Wheeler After Ten Starts

As Zack Wheeler wrapped up the 10th start of his young and promising career on Saturday night, I was all set to compare his first ten against Matt Harvey‘s until I saw the incredible job that Brian Joura did over at Mets 360. Rather than churn out 500 words to basically say the same thing, […]

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