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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Niese Will Pitch The Season Finale

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Will Pitch The Season Finale

Terry Collins told reporters that Jon Niese will start in the season finale against the Brewers on Sunday. After his last start on Tuesday, Collins said that there was a strong possibility that Niese would be shutdown for the season based on different factors. Niese missed nearly two months of this season rehabbing from a partially […]

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Baseball America Names Amed Rosario Top Prospect In Appy League

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America Names Amed Rosario Top Prospect In Appy League

Mets shortstop Amed Rosario was named the Appalachian League’s top prospect by Baseball America. Clint Longenecker also ranked righthanders Robert Whalen (#15) and Chris Flexen (#19) to round out his top twenty. BA writes that Rosario showed “star potential” in his debut season and said he is an exceptional athlete with above-average speed. “He could be a star,” […]

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Harvey and Wright Crack Top 20 Best Selling Jerseys

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey and Wright Crack Top 20 Best Selling Jerseys

Matt Harvey (# 2) and David Wright (# 13) are among the top 20 selling jerseys in a list released by Major League Baseball. The list which follows, is based on MLB jersey sales since the All-Star break. Top 20 Selling Jerseys 1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees 2. Matt Harvey, Mets 3. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers 4. […]

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Duda Says He’s Done Enough For Everyday Job, But Does Sandy Share His Opinion?

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Says He’s Done Enough For Everyday Job, But Does Sandy Share His Opinion?

Lucas Duda fully understands the lay of the land in Flushing these days, and knows his hold on an everyday job at first base in 2014 is tenuous at best. While he feels he has done enough to be considered as an every-day player by Sandy Alderson, he understands the decision ultimately lies in the hands […]

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Lets Retire No. 31 While We’re At It…

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Lets Retire No. 31 While We’re At It…

On Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field, Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony prior to the 1:10 PM game against the Milwaukee Brewers […]

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Could Dice-K Matsuzaka Be “That” Guy?

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Could Dice-K Matsuzaka Be “That” Guy?

I’ll spare you the 50 word preamble as to why Sandy Alderson is looking to add a veteran starting pitcher this offseason… He just is and if you don’t know why, you must be new here. Yesterday, I was inspired to weigh in on Bronson Arroyo when I read a post elsewhere that called him […]

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Boras Targeting $100 Million For Choo This Winter

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Boras Targeting $100 Million For Choo This Winter

MLB Trade Rumors posted some new information regarding pending free agent Shin-Soo Choo who has been connected to the Mets by various MLB executives in recent weeks. On of those baseball executives told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Choo could fetch as much as $90-$100 million on the open market this winter. Shockingly, Choo’s agent, Scott Boras, believes […]

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Mets Have 11th Worst Record, Alderson Not Concerned About Protected Pick

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have 11th Worst Record, Alderson Not Concerned About Protected Pick

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is not as concerned about the protected draft pick as much as he is about rebuilding the credibility of the franchise. “I don’t view the draft-pick situation as relevant to what we’re doing here,” Alderson said. “We’re trying to build the credibility of the […]

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Video: Juan Centeno Guns Down Billy Hamilton

An article by posted on September 25, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Juan Centeno Guns Down Billy Hamilton

During today’s Mets’ 1-0 win over the Reds, starting catcher Juan Centeno became the first backstop to ever catch Billy Hamilton stealing in the majors. After Hamilton legged out an infield single in the fifth inning, the 23-year old Centeno gunned a perfect throw to nail the speedster at second base. In case you missed it, here’s […]

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Road Warriors: Mets Take Down The Reds In 1-0 Thriller At Great American

An article by posted on September 25, 2013 0 Comments
Road Warriors: Mets Take Down The Reds In 1-0 Thriller At Great American

Daisuke Matsuzaka hurled 7.2 shutout innings as the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 this afternoon at Great American Ball Park. Dice-K was superb, holding the Reds to just four hits and two walks in what was undoubtedly his best performance of the season. Dice-K was an intimidating presence on the mound and displayed […]

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