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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Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Not Being Ruled Out

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Not Being Ruled Out

Update 4:15 PM According to Marc Carig, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery this morning for an undisclosed reason and WFAN’s Mike Francesa is reporting that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL. Sandy Alderson held a press conference and said that Matt Harvey will likely be shutdown for the […]

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Mets Minors: Whalen, Flexen and Gsellman Deliver Strong Performances

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Whalen, Flexen and Gsellman Deliver Strong Performances

What a great week for Mets pitching prospects… We’ll begin with Binghamton Mets lefthander Darin Gorski, who has been named the Eastern League pitcher of the week for the week ending August 25th. Gorski tossed 14.2 innings in two starts and allowing three runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out ten. Overall, Gorski is 4-1 with a […]

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The Mets and Mike Trout… What If…

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets and Mike Trout… What If…

One of our readers sent me a link to an article by Dave Cameron of FanGraphs who asked, How much would you pay for one year of Mike Trout? Yes, yes, yes, it’s a completely speculative piece and the question is hypothetical, but here him out… Recently, I was asked what I think turns out […]

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D’Arnaud Homers, But Mets Can’t Avoid Sweep After 11-3 Mauling By Tigers

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Homers, But Mets Can’t Avoid Sweep After 11-3 Mauling By Tigers

TIGERS LEAVE METS IN TATTERS AFTER 11-3 MAULING The Mets got pounced on by the Tigers who beat them 11-3 this afternoon at Citi Field to complete a three game sweep and leave them licking their wounds. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and wasn’t nearly as sharp as we’ve seen from him of late. […]

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Watch D’Arnaud Hit His First Major League Home Run

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
Watch D’Arnaud Hit His First Major League Home Run

Congratulations to Mets top prospect Travis d’Arnaud who got just enough of a Rick Porcello fastball to send it over the left-center field wall for his first career home run. It was a two-run shot in the fourth to put the Mets ahead 3-2 at the time, and after a hearty round of congratulations from his teammates, […]

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Lucas Duda Is Glad To Be Back Even If It’s In A Reduced Role

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Is Glad To Be Back Even If It’s In A Reduced Role

Yesterday, after the team recalled Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned outfielder Mike Baxter back to the minors, the former everyday left fielder for the Mets was all smiles. “Anytime you’re in the big leagues everything is good,” Duda said. ”I wasn’t hitting too good in my rehab assignment, so it is what it is. […]

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Mets Offense Was Helpless Against Tigers Pitching In 3-0 Defeat

An article by posted on August 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offense Was Helpless Against Tigers Pitching In 3-0 Defeat

The Detroit Tigers are just one more win away from completing a three-game sweep of the Mets after beating them 3-0 on Saturday evening at Citi Field. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and the Tigers had no problems knocking him around, and despite only scoring two runs off the Mets’ ace, they roughed him […]

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Checking In On Our Top Ten Prospects

An article by posted on August 24, 2013 0 Comments

Here’s our weekly look at our Mid-Season Top 10 Prospects as presented to you by Matt Musico of Mets Minors.net. Each week we summarize how each player as performed and update their status for the week. If you love the Mets Minors and still haven’t checked them out yet, maybe now’s the time. 1. Noah Syndergaard, […]

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Mets Officially Sign Dominican Outfielder Ricardo Cespedes

An article by posted on August 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Officially Sign Dominican Outfielder Ricardo Cespedes

Mets have officially signed Dominican outfielder Ricardo Cespedes. The Mets had already reached a verbal agreement with Cespedes during the International Free Agent signing period in July. But because he was only 15 years old, the rules of the new CBP prohibited the Mets from legally getting his name on a contract. Today, Cespedes turned […]

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Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

An article by posted on August 24, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

It’s not exactly the fight of the century or even the Thrilla In Manilla, but when the Mets’ Matt Harvey and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer oppose each other on Saturday at Citi Field, it will mark the first time in MLB history that both All-Star Game starters have faced off at any point during the same […]

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